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The Blood Donor Center collects blood from donors who come to designate their units for specific patients. Each unit is tested and if found to be acceptable is available for patient use three days after the unit is donated.
The patient’s physician, family and the Blood Donor Center will each play a part in obtaining directed donor blood. If a patient will require blood transfusions as a part of care, the physician will inform the patient and the family about the need for blood and discuss:
Families will need to:
Blood will be held for four days only after the anticipated date of use.
Consult the Directed Donor Program FAQ for additional questions.
NOTE: The identity of the donor of a particular unit of blood cannot be discussed, as this information is confidential.
If your child needs blood, contact the Blood Donor Center as soon as possible at 323-361-2441.
Gather and bring the following information with you when you come to our Blood Donor Center: