Our Oswell Donor Center will be closed for the remainder of the day. Please visit our Truxtun or Bolthouse donor centers to save lives! Thank you! We are sorry for the inconvenience 🙂

People in our community need blood transfusions to survive.

We know that new things can be scary. Donating with us doesn’t have to be. Houchin
Community Blood Bank is a local home-grown non-profit 501c3 organization that is
proud to be a trusted part of our community. We have been providing Kern County
hospitals and medical centers with blood, plasma, platelets and other life-saving
products since 1951. Let us earn your trust. We would be honored to meet with you and
explain the process of how easy it is to save lives and make a difference in someone’s
world. When you give, people live!

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"I talk about my life differently now, because, without the bone marrow transplant, I would have lost it."

Chad Hathaway, Donation Recipient

"I'm lucky to be alive. It could have been a whole lot different."

Todd Layfield, Donation Recipient

"I went to the blood bank, and I saw people I didn't even know saying my wife's name, and they were there to donate blood to her."

Pedro Amador, husband of donation recipient

"I don't donate because of the benefits for me, but I donate to give people hope and a fighting chance at life. You never know whose life you'll save!"

Kaily Perez, Donor

Upcoming Social Events 

08_Temblor Bingo and Beers (Social Graphic)

Houchin is the Non-Profit of the Night for another Bingo and Beers Fundraising Night hosted by Temblor Brewing Company!  ⁠

📅 Date: Monday, August 5th⁠

⏰ Time: 7pm - 9pm⁠

📍 Hosted by Temblor Brewery ⁠ (3200 Buck Owens Blvd. STE 200 Bakersfield, CA 93308)⁠ ⁠

Bingo is free to play on a reusable bingo card!⁠ 💲 Only $2 for each additional single-use bingo card.⁠ ⁠ 🎁 Play to win a variety of prizes!⁠ ⁠ All ages are welcome! Bring your friends and family for a night of fun and support a great cause! ⁠ ⁠

We can't wait to see you there!⁠

Current Donation Promotions

07_ Summer Olympics T-shirt Social Graphic - Front

 Sunday, July 14th - Saturday, July 20th

All successful donations will receive a limited edition Summer Olympics t-shirt (while supplies last).

07 _ Houchin Tumbler Promotion (Instagram Post)

Sunday, July 21st - Saturday, July 27th

Houchin tumblers are back! All successful donations will receive an HCBB Tumbler. Keep your drink of choice cold this summer and sport your lifesaver status with the community!

07_Backpack Giveaway Social Graphic

Sunday, July 28th - Saturday, August 10th

All successful donations will be entered to win a classic Jansport backpack just in time for the school year. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted Monday, August 12th.

07_Bluey Event Social Graphic

Sunday, July 28th - Wednesday, July, 31st

All successful donations will be entered for a chance to win tickets to see Bluey at Mechanics Bank Theater. 4 winners will be selected. 2 packets of three tickets and 2 packets of two tickets will be given out to 4 randomly selected winners!

Be a Lifesaver in Your Community.

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You Donate Blood, Platelets, or Plasma

Don’t worry — it will only pinch for a split-second. And the good you do will literally last a lifetime. Donating through mobile drives or donation centers is quick and easy. Check your eligibility here.

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Medical professionals save lives

Some heroes wear scrubs, and they use donor blood, platelets, or plasma to help patients in hospitals and trauma centers. When they have the supply they need, they can save lives.

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People Live, thanks to donors like you

One pint of blood can save up to three lives. If we come together as a community arm in arm, how many lives could we save? Let’s go all-in for more stories and happy endings!

Our Community Sponsors

Together Our Community can Stop the Shortage.