Items Tagged ‘blood supply’

Every Delivery Counts

April 7, 2017

Every Delivery Counts

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“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 medical profession, so it’s a dream come true that I’m able […]

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Tags: blood, blood donation, blood donors, blood supply, giving blood, got blood, lifetime donor, platelets, UCLA Blood and Platelet Center


Transplant of two organs required blood donations from 59 strangers

January 17, 2017

Transplant of two organs required blood donations from 59 strangers

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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 mirrors the diversity of Los Angeles. Shirley is African American, her […]

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Looking for Lifetime Donors

January 3, 2017

Looking for Lifetime Donors

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“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 donor is important, and we want to retain everyone to be […]

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50 gallons of blood go a long way

September 30, 2016

50 gallons of blood go a long way

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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 visiting the center every two weeks, like […]

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"Why Not" Donate Blood?

May 28, 2016

“Why Not” Donate Blood?

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“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 it doesn’t hurt me at all […]

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Tags: blood, blood donation, blood donors, blood supply, giving blood, got blood, lifetime donor, platelets, UCLA Blood and Platelet Center