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Southern California Blood Services Region

 
May 3, 2017
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2017) — Mark Vasquez joined the Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in patrol until he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2007. Throughout treatment, Vasquez maintained his positive outlook and remained committed to his...
May 1, 2017
POMONA, Calif. (May 1, 2017) — In honor of National Trauma Awareness Month, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, an acute care and newly designated Los Angeles County Level II Trauma Center, joins the American Red Cross to host a blood drive Friday, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The blood...
April 20, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...
April 19, 2017
Community encouraged to donate blood April 26 to help save lives SAN DIEGO (April 19, 2017) — The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the American Red Cross announce an upcoming blood drive Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recently constructed Fire Station 45 in Mission...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care (March 22, 2017) — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel...
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...