9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive | Coachella Valley2018-10-03T10:59:57-07:00

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

Thank You for Participating and Congratulations to Our 2018 Winners:

Most Blood Donated: City of Indio

For the fourth consecutive July, the City of Indio collected the most blood of any Valley city, concluding the “challenge” with 145 units. The total helped spearhead a new, overall collection record (904 units!) since the initiative was begun in 2013.

Most Blood Units Collected at a Single Blood Drive: City of Coachella

Coachella collected 68 units at a single drive, just barely inching out a Palm Desert blood drive by one unit..

Highest Percentage of Residents Donating: City of Indian Wells

The city repeated its 2017 title as having the highest percentage of residents (.81 percent) donate during the monthly challenge.

The 9 Cities Challenge Will Return in 2019!  Be sure to check back for details.

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!



A listing of 2018 events.  Check back for 2019 blood drives!

*Vouchers and coupons will not be available at this location.

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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.

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The final 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

Coban bow after donating blood. #9citieschallenge

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Donated some blood today =) #lifestream #donateblood

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