News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



Public Information Office

The City of Irvine and UCI Health to host Blood Drive at City Hall

The City of Irvine and UCI Health are partnering together to address the blood supply crisis posing a concerning risk to patient care both locally and nationally. The blood drive will be held Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

Donors will receive a $5 gift card to either Target, In-N-Out Burger, or Starbucks, plus a newly designed blood donor t-shirt, courtesy of UCI Health. Appointments are suggested but not required, and walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments can be made in advance at

The UCI Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Orange County and transfuses over 1,000 units of blood every month. Cancer patients, people who have experienced severe trauma such as an auto accident, and babies in the NICU make up a high percentage of those receiving blood every day. In order to meet this critical demand, UCI Medical Center needs at least 1,000 people to donate blood each month to provide appropriate care for people in our community.

Irvine Civic Center is located at 1 Civic Center in Irvine. For more information about eligibility, safety, common questions about blood drives, and to book an appointment, visit