San Diego County Credit Union kicks off the new year helping to save lives

Blood drive held at five SDCCU branch locations on New Year’s Eve

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 14, 2015) — San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, was busy on New Year’s Eve hosting a blood drive as part of its ongoing commitment to support life-saving events in the community.

The San Diego Blood Bank collected blood throughout the day on Dec. 31, 2014, at five SDCCU branch locations, including: El Cajon, 312 West Main Street; Encinitas, 501 North El Camino Real; Santee, 286 Town Center Parkway; Temecula, 31693 Temecula Parkway; and Vista, 1475 W. Vista Way.

SDCCU also held an employee blood drive at its administrative offices on Thursday, Jan. 8.

“All of us at San Diego County Credit Union are proud to make a difference with our support of the San Diego Blood Bank because lives depend on it,” said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU President and CEO. “Even on New Year’s Eve, we are committed to make a real difference in the life of people who need blood; people who we may never meet, but whose lives have been saved through our support of the San Diego Blood Bank.”

More than 30 hospitals regularly rely on the San Diego Blood Bank every day. But during the holidays, their need is much higher and the blood supply is much lower. Blood donations often decrease with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

About San Diego Blood Bank
The San Diego Blood Bank’s (SDBB) mission is saving lives with quality blood services in partnership with the community. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. An independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the SDBB serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties. Founded in 1950 with the support of the San Diego County Medical Society, SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 blood mobiles. Donations from the community support SDBB in providing the highest quality blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services to our hospital partners throughout Southern California.  The Cord Blood Program at SDBB provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. To learn more about SDBB, register for blood donation appointments, or to make a financial donation, visit or call (619) 296-6393.

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.7 billion, over 277,000 customers, more than 35 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit

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