We are facing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Without your donations, lifesaving care such as organ transplants is not possible.
Blood Type O Negative is especially needed.
On behalf of the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, I would like to thank you for your past donation with our center. No words can aptly capture the gift you have given by donating blood and blood components for our UCLA patients.
Although the pandemic is improving in our region, there is still a need for blood as hospital demands continue to outpace donations. There is a severe blood shortage affecting our center and blood suppliers across the nation such as American Red Cross. The shortage is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
UCLA patients remain in dire need of life-saving blood products and immediate action is necessary to avoid negative effects to patients. While we recognize that our lives are returning to pre-pandemic activities, we respectfully ask that you donate blood and encourage your friends and family to donate to support patients in our community.
Please donate whole blood or apheresis platelets at one of our centers or mobile sites. You may schedule your appointment online at https://www.uclahealth.org/gotblood/ or by calling (310) 825-0888, select option 2.
Thank you again for donating with the Blood and Platelet Center and supporting UCLA patients. We hope to see you soon.
Dawn Ward MD Alyssa Ziman MD
Medical Director Medical Director
UCLA Blood & Platelet Center Transfusion Medicine