Each year during our critical winter season (when blood donations drop due to sickness and holiday travel), SBC partners with another local organization with a charitable mission as part of our Give Good initiative. The goal of Give Good is to spread awareness about blood donation so we can continue to serve our local patients during this time, while also supporting a community organization with a good cause.
Give Good 2020 – The Tech Interactive
Each year during the winter season, blood donations drop due to sickness and holiday travel, and our need for donors is critical. In order to maintain our blood supply so that we can continue to help patients during this time, SBC partners with another local organization with a charitable mission as part of our Give Good initiative. Now in its seventh year, Give Good serves the double purpose of spreading awareness about blood donation and supporting a community organization with a good cause.
This year’s campaign is held in support of The Tech Interactive in San Jose.
Your Donation Will Save Patients and Support STEAM Education
During the entire month of January, any blood donations made, in addition to providing lifesaving products for local patients, will help to broaden the horizons of children and teens in our community. That’s because, for each person who comes in to donate in January, SBC will make a financial contribution to The Tech Interactive, a San Jose science and technology center that provides hands-on learning opportunities to kids of all ages. Through engaging exhibits that encourage problem-solving, The Tech Interactive hopes to inspire the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) leaders of tomorrow. Learn more at thetech.org/about-the-tech-interactive.
Visit SBC’s Exhibit at The Tech Interactive!
As part of our partnership this year, SBC will be hosting its own interactive exhibit at The Tech Interactive for three weekends of the campaign! Join us January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 or 19 and experience our “World of Blood” exhibit, which will feature posters, activities and games to educate all ages on blood’s components, function and uses, as well as the importance of blood donation. So bring the family and come on by for a fun day of learning!
And on Saturday, January 4, The Tech Interactive will help kick off the campaign by hosting its own onsite blood drive! For this day only, SBC will be onsite to offer free ELDON Card (blood type) testing, and our booth will feature additional special activities.
Give Good History
Over the years, SBC blood donors have made a tremendous impact on our local community in so many ways! Read about how the Give Good campaign has helped our donors support some wonderful community organizations over the years.
Give Good Over the Years
- In 2018, 3,395 donors gave blood during the campaign to support our partner, Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
- In 2017, 2,474 donors gave blood during the campaign to support our partner, Good Karma Bikes.
- In 2016, 1,521 donors stopped by a center or mobile to support our partner, Bay Area Cancer Connections.
- In 2015, 2,029 donors rolled up their sleeves during our three-week campaign with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley.
- In 2014, 1,896 registered donors participated in the two-week campaign with BayKids Studios.
- In 2013, 3,294 donors visited during the three-week campaign with Humane Society Silicon Valley.