Items Tagged ‘UCLA Blood and Platelet Center’

Blood Donation is Safe

June 21, 2019

Blood Donation is Safe

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“When a student comes in their first time, we hope to encourage them to be a lifelong blood donor,” says Delia Tejano, a registered nurse at the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center at Ackerman Union, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. “There are a lot of myths around, like being afraid of the needles or […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Being First

April 22, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Being First

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“We were the first student union based donor center in the nation,” says Fernando Gironas, proudly, pictured far right. “We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary at the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in the Ackerman Student Union. It was exciting then, and it’s still exciting now. I’m a long-time UCLA employee and one of the supervisors […]

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Tags: blood drive, donate blood, got blood, UCLA Blood and Platelet Center


Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

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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 their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant


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


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


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


"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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February 12, 2014

UCLA Blood and Platelet Center – Jennifer’s Story

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Blood donors saved Jennifer’s life Due to confidentiality laws, most blood donors never know who receives their blood. Similarly, patients never learn the identities of those who donated their time and blood to save their lives. But a rare reunion organized by the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center changed that. A young mother who nearly […]

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Tags: Dr. Alyssa Ziman, Dr. Tina Nguyen, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Blood and Platelet Center