If you are CMV-Negative, we encourage you to donate as often as possible, as your blood can help many of our patients with weakened immune systems!
One out of every five people in the greater Los Angeles area is CMV-Negative, meaning their blood has never been exposed to cytomegalovirus (CMV).
CMV is a common virus which is harmless to most people but can cause severe infections for patients with weak immune systems.
As our hospital provides care for children who are going through Bone Marrow Transplant therapy or have weakened immune systems due to receiving aggressive chemotherapy treatment, blood donations that are CMV-Negative are particularly valuable to the recovery of many children throughout Los Angeles County and beyond.
We encourage you to call the Blood Donor Center to schedule an appointment to give.