Bloodmobile - Hillsdale Shopping Center (W. Sailer Drive parking lot)
397 Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA 94403
United States of America

The need doesn’t stop, and neither does Rotary.  In the past four months, Rotarians of District 5150 have donated roughly 60 pints of blood through our blood drive series… and we’re not done yet! 

As we prepare for the holiday season, remember: when you donate blood, you give the gift of life. Please share your gift of life, a simple way to show Service Above Self in action.

Why Give Blood?

There’s currently a critical blood shortage and blood donations are being distributed to hospital patients faster than donors are giving. These patients need your help to rebuild the blood supply to sufficient levels. Vitalant (our local blood bank) currently has less than a four-day supply of most blood types available, and less than a two-day supply of type O blood. They strive to always keep a four-day supply on hand to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that would require significant volumes of donated blood products. 

How to Register:

Click on the button below, and then enter your unique Blood Drive Code: Rotary District 5150  (make sure you write out that entire phrase)




  • Donors are encouraged to review Blood Donor Qualifications. Donor Eligibility
  • Donors are encouraged to make an appointment in advance.
  • Donors should arrive well-nourished and hydrated.
  • Donors need photo identification with first and last name.
  • The donation process takes approximately one hour (add an additional 20 minutes for a double red cell donation).
  • Double Red Cell Donation – Power up your donation with an automated double red cell donation.


Does this date or location not work for you? Check out our blood drives in San Francisco (Nov.4) and Novato (Nov. 10)!