Blood Center

Lighting the Night Part of	Blood Cancer Fight

October 15, 2019

Lighting the Night Part of Blood Cancer Fight

By uclahealth uclahealth

The gold lantern is for remembrance, the red lantern is for supporters, and the white lantern is for survivors,” explains Gabriela Rivera, a department security administrator for the department of medicine. Gabriela is participating in the Light the Night Walk on November 9th. “We’re raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are numerous […]

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Tags: blood cancer, cancer, featured, leukemia, Light the Night Walk, LLS, lymphoma


'Good Choice' to Donate

June 26, 2019

‘Good Choice’ to Donate

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had to prepare over 200 units of products for one liver transplant patient one time,” says Chris Sierra, a technician who works in the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in Ackerman Union. “I deal with blood collection, whole blood collection, platelet collection and fresh plasma collection. A couple of co-workers and I opened this […]

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Tags: blood collection, featured, fresh plasma collection, liver transplant, platelet collection, UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, whole blood collection


Blood Donation is Safe

June 21, 2019

Blood Donation is Safe

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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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Tags: blood donor, UCLA Blood and Platelet Center


Celebrating 10 Years of Being First

April 22, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Being First

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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