9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive | Coachella Valley 2018-07-13T15:07:09+00:00

Cathedral City · Coachella · Desert Hot Springs · Indian Wells · Indio · La Quinta · Palm Desert · Palm Springs · Rancho Mirage 

If We All Do A Little, We Can Change A Lot.

Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood.

Here in the Coachella Valley, in the summer months when our population dips by about 30 percent, we experience a local blood shortage. And an increased need for residents to donate blood.

And that’s why every day in July, when blood supply is at its lowest, we’re holding our sixth annual 9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive.

Please join us in supporting this very worthwhile cause. We need your help. Donate.

If We All Do A Little, We Can Change A Lot.

All donors receive a ticket voucher to Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs and a coupon for four free Jack in the Box tacos. Each person who donates blood also receives a red #9CitiesChallenge wristband. Take a photo wearing the wristbrand and share it on social media – and challenge family, friends, co-workers and organizations to donate!

By joining together, we know we all can agree on one thing: the real winners will be our local hospital patients and area accident victims.

Thank you for your support!



Rancho Mirage | Public Library

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Palm Springs | P.S. High School

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indian Wells | Golf Resort

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Indio | Teen Center

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In addition to the main Nine Cities Blood Drives listed above, there will also be additional stops around the Coachella Valley during the month of July.  You can see all of the additional locations here.

If you don’t live in one of the nine cities, you can still donate on behalf of one of the cities on their noted donation day, or you can donate any day in July at the La Quinta Donor Center. Just let the Center know which of the nine cities you are donating on behalf of. You can learn more about who is eligible to donate here.

For more mobile drive opportunities to assist your community during the challenge, contact LifeStream at 800-879-4484 or LStream.org

Save Time with ExpressPass!

ExpressPass speeds up the donation process by allowing you to complete the required pre-donation reading and health history questions before arriving at the donation site. Pre-registration must be completed on the DAY of donation.

Express Pass!


The current standings of the 9 Cities Challenge (in units of blood).

Cathedral City
Desert Hot Springs
Indian Wells
La Quinta
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage

Last updated: 7/13/18 – Check back for more updates.