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San Diego Self Storage Matches all Donations to Help Fund a New Bloodmobile for the San Diego Blood Bank


To celebrate San Diego Blood Bank’s 70th Anniversary, San Diego Self Storage is proud to partner with San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) to match all gifts dollar-to-dollar up to $70,000, to complete funding for one new bloodmobile.

The Carr family, co-owners of San Diego Self Storage, became aware of the San Diego Blood Bank when they relocated back to San Diego in 1991. The family began making annual holiday donations to set a good example of community giving for the young children in the family. A recent news article caught the eye of Mr. Anthony Carr, who saw that the state was mandating the replacement of the Bloodmobiles and was struck by the high cost of replacing these life-saving mobile units.

San Diego Blood Bank debuted its first Bloodmobile in 1974. Today, the bloodmobiles are custom designed with state-of-the-art equipment. Every day, SDBB improves the lives of patients in need by providing the gift of life through blood donations. The recipients of this blood are struggling with life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer and other blood disorders, severe burns, organ transplants, emergency surgery, trauma, childbirth complications and more.

San Diego Self Storage has served San Diego since 1972. Throughout the year, San Diego Self Storage gives back to the community through charitable giving such as the annual The San Diego Food Bank Holiday Drive, Toys for Tots toy drive, and to a variety of other deserving local charities such as the San Diego Gulls Foundation, Connor’s Cause, The Big Brothers & Big Sisters Program, the San Diego Police Department's K-9 Unit and more. Every year each of the San Diego Self Storage facilities also makes a contribution to an organization chosen by the staff to make a positive impact within the community that they serve.

Creating a matching fund for the SDBB Bloodmobile campaign seemed to be a great opportunity to help facilitate the purchase of new vehicles and inspire others to give back to our community. Mr. Carr said, “This has been a very difficult year for all of us and this opportunity gives us an easy way to do something positive and help us all to turn the corner as we enter 2021.”

To enable the San Diego Blood Bank to meet these deadlines for a new Bloodmobile, and to support the essential work SDBB does in the community, San Diego Self Storage is proud to match all gifts dollar-to-dollar up to $70,000. We believe in the outstanding work the SDBB does for our local communities and beyond and we do hope that you will consider this a time to MAKE A GIFT so that the SDBB can continue to serve its mission of saving lives. Thank you so much.

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