Donate Blood Wednesday and Thursday

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That adds up to 44,000 units of blood needed each day. There is no substitute for human blood — it cannot be manufactured. In the Los Angeles region, blood is always in high demand though less than 2 percent of the population donates. With just one donation, you can help save multiple lives. – From Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services

The Associated Students are hosting their Fall Blood Drive week. Here’s what you need to know to help save lives:


When: Wednesday and Thursday (October 5th and 6th), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day

Where: Student Activities Center Conference Room

Donor requirements: Be in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Tattoos are now allowed! (Must be healed and have been done in a licensed California facility)

Signup: Appointments can be made online at www.donatebloodcedars.org (Use group code “CYC”) or by calling Becky Rojas at  (714) 484-7199. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Do/Bring: Donors are required to have a photo ID. Make sure you’re hydrated (drink plenty of water) and have eaten a healthy meal before you donate.


Participants can also enroll in the National Marrow Donor Program.

All donors will receive a t-shirt or a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. So, donate, save lives, and get a cool t-shirt or ice cream!