In 1975, the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center opened its doors for the first time. We are responsible for providing a healthy blood component supply for patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and the Santa Monica UCLA Hospital.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center collects approximately 60,000 donations per year. These donations yield about 75% of the blood and platelets transfused to our patients.
Our donors play an essential role in assuring that critical care can be provided without delay or cancellation. Some of the areas we support are:
As the need for blood is never-ending to support live saving procedures and to safeguard the health of our patients, please visit our Make an Appointment Page and donate today!
Learn more about the donation process through this informational video, courtesy of My Local Buzz TV. Thank you and enjoy!