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Date: Friday, February 2, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: 100 Red Cross Circle, Pomona, CA 91768 

We're coming together to honor the extraordinary life of Betty Bazar and her family's support of the American Red Cross mission, to celebrate the vital work of our Pomona blood processing facility and to applaud our most dedicated volunteers for their long-standing service. You are exclusively invited to our ribbon cutting ceremony, commemorative blood drive and facility tour, plus food, music and more!

Event Program

Who is Betty Bazar?

Meet Betty

Welcome to the Betty Bazar Blood Services Center! 


This facility is the second largest in blood collection whole blood, marrow, and apheresis within the United States and the world's largest in blood manufacturing. Annually, this facility collects on average no less than 250,000 units of blood in the Los Angeles area and distributes over 400,000 products to 150 hospitals each year. This facility is centrally located on the campus of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA.

Help Save Lives with Betty Bazar Blood Center



Emergency Blood Shortage

On January 7, 2024, the American Red Cross declared a National Emergency Blood Appeal. The Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Your blood donation is needed now to help alleviate the shortage and ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed. 

If you're interested in donating blood while attending the event, please click on the button below for any available appointments and to schedule your blood donation: 

Friday, February 2 

If you're unable to donate blood that day at the Betty Bazar Blood Services Center, no problem! We've created a BloodLink which counts any blood donations from neighboring drives towards this event.  Meaning, you and your local blood drive (fixed site or mobile blood drive) can still support this event and help meet our national blood shortage need.


Hosted By

American Red Cross - Los Angeles
Questions? Please contact Cindy King


100 Red Cross Circle, Pomona, CA, USA

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