Blood and Platelet donors can receive Gift Cards as a thank you for donating*
•Blood donors receive one $5 Gift Card.
•Platelet donors receive two $10 Gift Cards.
•Blood donors receive Blood Time OR one $5 Gift Card.
•Platelet donors receive Blood Time AND two $10 Gift Cards.
*Gift Cards are subject to availability and cannot be exchanged once issued.
Take advantage of a greater variety of donor gifts every time you donate!
Meal vouchers and UCLA Bookstore rewards cards cannot be reloaded, redeemed for cash, or applied as payment to any account. ALL donor thank you gifts are subject to availability and cannot be exchanged once issued.
The UCLA Blood & Platelet Center opened its doors in 1975 and since then, only one "50 Gallon" donor pin has been created and issued. Matthew Hoffman is the donor who completed his 400th donation on September 27, 2016 and received a congratulatory plaque and his 50 Gallon pin! Matthew started donating over 20 years ago (first donation on June 13, 1996) as a directed platelet donor (for a specific patient) and then became a community platelet donor (every two weeks, like clockwork). Matthew also became part of the Blood & Platelet Center family by joining the team as a staff member in 2006. 50 Gallons is an amazing accomplishment which has saved hundreds of lives over the last 20 years. Thank you from all of us at the Blood & Platelet Center!
Update (01/30/2020) - Mr. Hoffman is now at 59 Gallons!
All donations are made strictly on a volunteer basis. There is never any monetary reimbursement for a blood donation at UCLA.