Saving lives is magical

Join us for our 12th Annual Community Wide Blood Drive, June 6th – June 30th.

There is no greater feeling, no greater pleasure, than knowing you have saved someone’s life.  With help from our fearless donors, Houchin Community Blood Bank has made life-saving blood products available for patients all over Kern County. With a National Shortage of platelets and blood supply, we reach out to our community to help keep our shelves full this summer. The 12th Annual Community Wide Blood Drive is an effort to encourage our community to donate at our mobile blood drives that will be held throughout Kern County and at Houchin Community Blood Bank’s two Donor Centers all summer. The Community Wide Blood Drive is crucial to achieving an adequate blood supply. Lives are truly hanging in the balance if blood is not ready and on the shelf when needed. Our community wide blood drive kicks-off on Wednesday, June 6th and runs the entire month ending on Saturday, June 30th.

All blood donors who donate between June 6th and June 30th are automatically entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Grand Prize Disney Vacation!  Additionally, donors will be entered to win one of three weekly drawings for $100 in Cool Cash over the course of the event. 

The Kick-off KGET Blood Drive

Join us for our launching all-day event on Wednesday, June 6th, right outside of the KGET Channel 17 Studios at the corner of 21st Street and L Street from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm. Donors will stay cool again this year throughout the donation process, thanks to the use of the air conditioned offices of the New York Life Agency of Joann Marling. Media partners, KGFM 101.5 and KGET Channel 17 will team up and cover the event live.

  • 5:00 am to 9:00 am – Early Bird Mobile Donors will receive a Breakfast Burrito provided by Carl’s Jr (while supplies last).
  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Donors giving at the Mobile Event will enjoy a lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s (while supplies last).
  • La Rosa Fruit Bar will be available at both Donor Centers all day, and at the Mobile Event beginning at 9:00 am (while supplies last).

Mobile Blood Drives and Evening Socials

Bakersfield Locations

Wednesday, June 6 ~ KGET TV Channel 17 – 21st & L Streets ~ 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 12 ~ Taco Tuesday – 11515 Bolthouse Drive Donor Center ~ 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 14 ~ Kern County Public Services – 2700 M St. ~ 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Thursday, June 14 ~ Kaiser Permanente Social – 5901 Truxtun Avenue Donor Center~ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday, June 15 ~ CA Aeronautical University – 1450 Boughton Drive ~ 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, June 16 ~ Home Depot East Hills – 2655 Mt. Vernon Avenue ~ 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 21 ~ Donate and Dine Social – 5901 Truxtun Avenue Donor Center ~ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 23 ~ Christ the King – 1800 Bedford Way ~ 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Thursday, June 28 ~ Wells Fargo & Acct Control Technology – 5401 California Ave ~ 7:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Thursday, June 28 ~   Bankers out for Blood Pizza Social at BOTH Donor Centers –
11515 Bolthouse Drive and 5901 Truxtun Avenue ~ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday, June 29 ~ Adventist Health Hospital – 2615 Chester Avenue ~ 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Saturday, June 30 ~ Ashley Homestore – 8915 Rosedale Avenue ~ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

County Locations

Thursday, June 7 ~ Mojave Air & Spaceport – 1434 Flight Line ~ 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Wednesday, June 20 ~ Ridgecrest Community – 100 W. California ~ 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 21 ~ Delano Regional Medical Center – 1401 Garces Hwy ~ 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, June 26 ~ Tehachapi Community – 329 South Mill Street ~ 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Prize packages are provided by Presenting Sponsors:

Adventist Health Hospital, Bakersfield, and Kaiser Permanente,

Media Sponsors Include:

            KGET Channel 17, and KGFM 101.5,

Other Sponsors and Partners Include:

            The Bakersfield Californian, New York Life Agency of Joann Marling

             La Rosa Fruit Bars, Jersey Mike’s and Carl’s Jr.