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UCLA Doctors to Study Donated Blood Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors

By Jane Murcia • April 15, 2020

Covid-19 Causing Critical Shortage of Blood Donors

By Elaine Schmidt • March 23, 2020

“Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a level one trauma center, which means we are tasked with maintaining and safeguarding a blood supply

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019
Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have [...]
By uclahealth • May 9, 2017
“I transport blood,” says Wyatt Jackson, who works to transport the blood donated at the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center at Ackerman Student Union to the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, where the blood is processed. “I grew up wanting to be in the [...]
By uclahealth • April 7, 2017
UCLA patient Shirley Polk, 67, whose liver and kidney failed due to an acute autoimmune disease last summer, had the chance to meet the 59 strangers whose blood donations at the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center helped make her life-saving organ transplants possible. Her experience [...]
By uclahealth • January 17, 2017
"The first experience someone has determines whether they'll be a lifetime donor or if they won't do it again," says Delia Tejano, a registered nurse at the UCLA Ackerman Student Union Blood Donation Center. "So I take really good care of first-time donors. Every [...]
By uclahealth • January 3, 2017
Congratulations to Matthew Hoffman for celebrating his 50th-gallon donation at the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center. 50 gallons is an amazing accomplishment and the result of 400 donations. Matthew started out more than 20 years ago donating platelets as a directed donor and then became a regular platelet donor [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
“I come in every three or four weeks to donate blood,” says Christopher Garduno Luna, a neuroscience major at UCLA. “I’ve donated  blood and platelets. I know a lot of people don’t have time to stay for an hour (to donate platelets) or have a phobia of needles, but [...]
By uclahealth • May 28, 2016

Brandon Levine, 40, had just purchased his dream motorcycle. A few days later, that dream turned into a nightmare when he lost control of his bike and crashed headfirst into a guardrail.

By uclahealth • February 20, 2015