The last two drives of LifeStream’s 6th Annual Nine Cities Challenge Blood Drive are approaching. Donors are needed to keep the Coachella Valley’s available blood supply at ample levels during the summer months. Heat both locally and nationally have increased the need for summer blood donations..
Here are the upcoming Nine Cities Challenge Blood Drives between July 26 to July 31.:

  • Indio: July 26, Teen Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Desert Hot Springs: July 28, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • La Quinta Donor Center: July 1 to 31, donate on behalf of your city, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Donors receive a free ticket voucher to Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs and a coupon for four free Jack in the Box tacos.

If donors are not able to attend on the day the drive is in their city, donors are encouraged to visit the La Quinta Donor Center; simply tell us which city you live or work in and your donation will go toward your city’s challenge total. In addition to the main drives, all drives during July, including all businesses and organizations that organize their own drives will count toward each city’s total. For additional mobile drive opportunities to assist your community during the challenge, contact LifeStream at 800-879-4484or visit:

Donors at the La Quinta center who specify their donation goes toward Nine Cities and donors at other mobile drives within the region through July 31 also receive the Wet ‘n’ Wild free ticket voucher and Jack in the Box promotional items.

For added fun and camaraderie, all those who donate at the above locations receive a red #9CitiesChallenge wristband.

For more information and to set an appointment, please call 800-879-4484 or click here.