• Blood donations needed especially during the holidays

Published on November 30, 2009

Blood donations needed especially during the holidays 


Contact: Lauren Elsensohn (831) 622-2758

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is encouraging community members to consider making a blood donation as a gift. Donors who would like to give blood in someone's name or memory will be given a card to send to the honoree or their family. The holiday blood drive continues through the end of the year, and the Blood Center will give away 2010 pocket calendars and have drawings for prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants and movies.

The easiest way to donate blood is by calling 625-4814 to make an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome. The Blood Center is at the Hartnell Professional Center, 576 Hartnell Street, Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. Learn more about donating at, or join us at one of these public blood drives:

CTB-McGraw Hill

Thursday, December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Brandi Brisco (831) 393-7089

Capital Insurance Group

Friday, December 4, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

2300 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Gini Russo (831) 649-1155

Congregation Beth Israel

Sunday, December 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923

Contact: Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum (831) 624-2015

Monterey Farmer's Market

Tuesday, December 8, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Franklin Street at Alvarado Street

Contact: Blood Center (831) 625-4814

Join us every 2nd Tuesday each month at the market.

Carmel Hill Professional Center

Wednesday, December 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

23845 Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940

Contact: Blood Center (831) 625-4814

American Red Cross-Carmel

Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Chapter House

SE corner of 8th & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921

Contact: Daniella Estrella-Salgado (831) 624-6921


Friday, December 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

228 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933

Contact: Samantha Slorance (831) 384-6900

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Monday, December 14, noon.-4 p.m.;

Friday, December 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

23625 Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940

Near Cancer Center entrance

Contact: Blood Center (831) 625-4814

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Tuesday, December 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039

Contact: Susan Von Thun (831) 775-2006

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through 15 locations, including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at