blood donation

Terri Hill organizes blood drives by day and performs with the LA Opera at night

By uclahealth • October 14, 2021

Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • September 13, 2021

Ask the Doctors answer a few questions in their monthly letters column

By Ask the Doctors • June 16, 2021

In order to protect both the donor and the recipient, each donation is screened for a range of disease markers

By Ask the Doctors • May 14, 2021

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