UCI Blood Drives
Wednesday, October 28
Have you ever wondered how the blood UCI transfuses every month is used? We transfuse about 1,000 units of blood each month and much of it is used for trauma victims, particularly those in car accidents, who sometimes need up to 100 units. People who are going through chemotherapy treatment often need transfusions between treatments. Chemo kills cancer cells but it also kills off some blood cells which can cause a patient’s blood counts to drop dangerously low. Blood is also needed for patients in our burn unit as well as our NICU. It takes 1,000 people donating every month to meet the needs of our patients.
The residents of University Hills have been a fantastic partner in helping us fill this need. We are humbled by Uhills’ contribution and are counting on your continued participation. Please check the eligibility requirements and sign up using the links above.
Everyone who donates will receive a gift card from the UTC Chick-fil-A and a pint of Baskin Robbins ice-cream.
We have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of donors by significantly reducing the number of donors we allow and additional steps have been taken to insure everyone’s safety. Social distancing policies will be in place, with masks mandatory for all donors and staff members. Appointments are limited, so make your today. We are unable to take walk-in donors due to social distancing requirements. In addition, please do not bring children, adults without appointments or pets as we are only able to let those with appointments in the donation area.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 714-456-5733 or email us at email@example.com