Sickle Cell

Shortage of blood donors continues to affect patients with sickle cell disease

Daily Bruin Article 09.29.2021
UCLA has been facing a shortage of blood donors throughout the pandemic who could help those with sickle cell disease...

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UCLA Blood & Platelet Center ROTC Drive

Daily Bruin Article 05.17.2021
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and/or platelets. The importance of blood donation cannot be understated, and neither can the importance of blood donors...

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Dawn Ward

Dr. Dawn Ward (Medical Director, Blood & Platelet Center, UCLA Health) was a guest on the “UCLA Health Zone Show with Dr. Phil Cohen.” Dr. Ward spoke about the importance of blood donations in conjunction with National Blood Donor Month. Listen to the podcast here. Dr. Ward's segment begins around 18:10.

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UCLA Blood & Platelet Center partnered with the Lakers for a week of blood drives at several games during the month of November, 2018.  The UCLA Blood & Platelet Mobile Unit took donations 2 hours prior to games at STAPLES Center and the UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los Angeles Lakers.