Blood Banks (Locations)
Blood banks accept donations of blood from members of the community to be used in hospitals or to be made available for instances of national disaster recovery. Blood donations made to the American Red Cross are used nationwide and in other countries. The American Red Cross collects one-half the total amount of blood donated in the United States.
The Blood Source falls under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health, Office of the State Public Health Laboratory Director (OSPHLD).
US Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
(888) INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
The American Red Cross (ARC) is a "stand alone" corporation chartered by Congress; it is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a biomedical service which includes tissue transplants of many body parts.
American Red Cross (ARC)
2700 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057