Northbound I-5, north of Highway 165, down to 1 lane due to an overturned big rig

26th Annual Pint for Pint Blood Drive

ABC30 is teaming up with the Central California Blood Center and Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream for the 26th Annual Pint for Pint Blood Drive.

All donors who give at any Central California Blood Center location in Fresno, Visalia or at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis will receive a voucher for a FREE Pint of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and a FREE Commemorative T-shirt.

Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd

Blood donation takes less than one hour to complete. Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 years old with written parental consent). Senior citizens are encouraged to donate, as there is no upper age limit. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to their donation. Donors can give blood every eight weeks. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration.

The Central California Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products for the 31 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties and must collect between 5,000 to 6,000 pints of blood a month to meet the needs of our Valley community.

The Pint for Pint Blood Drive started as the need for blood increased during the challenging summer months.  The first blood drive, a one-day event, attracted 253 donors.  This year's Pint for Pint Blood Drive will begin with a two-day kick-off and will host close to 2,000 donors!  The Central California Blood Center's partnership with ABC 30 and Baskin-Robbins has been so successful that Baskin-Robbins has now offers this blood drive concept to other blood centers around the nation. Giving blood is now the "cool" thing to do thanks to Baskin-Robbins. Please join us on Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3, to help save lives while staying cool!

Red Cross Contact: Chris Sorensen, Director of Community Relations and Development for the Central California Blood Center. 559-389-5405.






Fri, August 2:  8am - 6pm 
Sat, August 3:  8am - 4pm

Jenny Eller Donor Center
4343 W. Herndon Ave., Fresno
(559) 389-5433

North Fresno Donor Center
1010 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno
(559) 389-5600

Fresno Donor Center
1196 E Shaw #102

Visalia Donor Center
1515 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia
(559) 302-1300

Sierra Vista Mall 
Center Court
1050 Shaw Ave., Clovis
(559) 299-5070

For more information call: Chris Sorensen
(559) 389-5405