Pechanga and Lifestream Blood Bank Call for Donations During Severe Shortage

Pechanga Team Member Nick Salazar donates blood on March 1, 2022.

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 2023) – Pechanga Resort Casino and LifeStream Blood Bank are teaming up to host a community blood drive Monday, May 1. The need for blood at Southern California blood banks is at critically high levels with supply measured with less than one or two days in some cases. They’re asking the public to roll up a sleeve May 1, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the West Ballroom located inside the Pechanga Resort Casino. The goal is to rebuild blood bank supply during a critical shortage so hospital patients have blood available for emergency and everyday medical care. Blood supplies in Southern California and the nation have been reduced due to many factors, including lower donor turnout and blood drive cancelations. To make an appointment, please visit or call (800) 879-4484.

The public and Pechanga Team Members are invited to donate blood safely at Pechanga Resort Casino’s West Ballroom. Lifestream technicians will be standing by to assist our community heroes with their life-saving contributions. This is the first blood drive hosted at Pechanga Resort Casino in 2023 in an effort to bolster dwindling blood supplies.

Blood experts say their supply is currently measured in hours, not days. Blood donors can make a huge impact with a single donation of critically need blood. One donation can save up to three lives. This can help patients that might otherwise have to defer live saving procedures or major surgeries.

As a thank you, those who donate will receive a $10 gas card while supplies last. Donors can receive a $25 e-gift card for double red cell donations, while supplies last.