The San Gabriel Valley area is pretty much due east of the San Fernando Valley region, and north and east of the Los Angeles area, so the centers identified below will be within that general area, and you’ll be able to find one nearby regardless of where you happen to live. When you’re looking for a center that suits you, it will be worth your while to try one of the clinics listed below first, since these are some of the best-reviewed and most popular clinics for blood donation.
While this is a fairly small operation and is certainly not state-of-the-art, you will at least be treated courteously, and your wait will not be overly long as you go through the process. Staff members are efficient and experienced, and many donors report that they felt less physical discomfort during the process here than at any other donation center they’ve been to. If you don’t mind the modest office accommodations (no reading materials, no TV monitor, etc.), this would be a good choice.
Situated on the southside of Arcadia Methodist Hospital, this center follows a specific donation protocol which they just don’t deviate from, and that’s to the benefit of donors, who can expect consistent treatment and handling. The staff members are dedicated professionals, and that comes through to virtually all donors who come in. Don’t be deterred by the older building in which it’s housed, because the good work being done by Arcadia Methodist has been helping the local community for more than 60 years – inside the building, everything looks clean and inviting.
American Red Cross Blood Mobile
This is one of the more unusual donation facilities since it travels around the San Gabriel Valley area to encourage and manage donations. Since they come to the people, there is not a fixed location for the clinic, although the Blood Mobile itself is headquartered in El Sereno, at 5151 State University Drive. Even though the service is mobile, there is no skimping on the kind of treatment you’re given, and donations are gratefully accepted from all eligible donors who contact the service.