About the Blood Donor Program
The immense support we receive from donors like you helps us meet 90 percent of our patients' needs for blood transfusions each year at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. We need continued blood donations to help us sustain the needs of our patients. We hope you will consider one of the options below.
Special Donation Programs
- Donor Buddy Program
- Donate for a specific child
- Donate platelets
- Donate for a future transfusion
- CMV-Negative Program
Blood Donor Qualifications
- 17 years of age or older
- 110 pounds or heavier
- Able to provide a picture ID
- Able to meet the criteria for recent travelers
Patients suffering from leukemia, aplastic anemia or a bone marrow disease require special blood products, such as platelets or white blood cells. Help by donating platelets.
A Big Thank You to Our Blood Donor Partners
- Los Angeles Kings
- Britticares Blood Drive
- Donor Honor Roll
Organize a Blood Drive or Request a Blood Drive
Many of our patients need blood transfusions to recover from surgery, provide immune support during cancer treatment, and help patients deal with life-threatening blood disorders. We are proud that half of the blood that we collect is donated to us 'on location' through blood drives.
The Maxmobile is our Bloodmobile and his vehicle is specially designed to serve as a comfortable blood collection point that can be sent to community locations to assist with our blood drive activities. The Bloodmobile was dubbed the "Maxmobile" after its inspiration, patient Max Buelow.
Blood drives sponsored at companies, schools, synagogues and churches can be organized through the Blood Donor Center (must guarantee a minimum of 40 participants).
Make an Appointment Today!
Appointment times are available:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.