Dear UCLA Health Family,
Our patients need your help.
UCLA is experiencing an increase in platelet transfusions and our inventory of these life-saving products are critically low. Due to the short shelf-life of platelets, we need donations throughout the week, every week. As an extra thank you, we are offering an extra movie ticket when you donate platelets in October 2018.
Please make your life-saving appointment today!!
SAVE A LIFE while taking care of YOU! Massage offers many benefits, including stress relief and relaxation.
Have a movie night on us!
Donate Blood or Platelets and as a Thank You Gift receive movie tickets to your favorite movie theater (Fandango, AMC, Cinemark, Regency or Landmark)!
Blood donors receive 1 movie pass
All movie passes are subject to availability and other restrictions apply.
Take advantage of a greater variety of donor gifts every time you donate!
Three additional options to choose from:
All vouchers and cards are subject to availability and cannot be reloaded, redeemed for cash, or applied as payment to any account.
Receive a 1/2 gallon pin after your first four donations! Thereafter receive a pin for every gallon you donate.
Want to guess what is the largest gallon pin we have given?
A "50 Gallon" Pin!
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 (8/28/17) - Mr. Hoffman is now at 52 Gallons!
All donations are made strictly on a volunteer basis. There is never any monetary reimbursement for a blood donation at UCLA.