UCLA Blood and Platelet Center

The genetic blood disorder occurs in 1 of every 365 African American births

By Sandy Cohen • October 4, 2022

Blood & Platelet Center program is able to add this blood to the donor supply, which is rare among collection centers

By Sandy Cohen • June 15, 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘the ability to collect has diminished significantly and has yet to fully recover.'

By Sandy Cohen • February 22, 2022

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

By uclahealth • October 14, 2021

“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 ...

By uclahealth • June 21, 2019

“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 ...

By uclahealth • April 22, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

By uclahealth • January 3, 2017