Urgent COVID-19 Community Blood Drive with Cedars Sinai
Why Give Blood?
There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. A critical number of voluntary donations are required every day to meet the need blood in our Level-1 trauma center, cancer facility, therapeutic transfusion areas and throughout the medical center. Cedars-Sinai needs nearly 2,000 units of blood a month, so your help is critical to saving lives.
- Wednesday, December 16th – 2:00pm–8:00pm
- Thursday, December 17th – 2:00pm–8:00pm
- Testing for CoVid-19 antibodies included for those who successfully donate blood
- South Hills Church, 222 S. Victory Blvd, Burbank 91502
- Pre-registration preferred
- If registration is full, Walk-ins are welcome!
- Anyone age 17+ can donate
- 16 year olds can donate with parental consent form HERE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONATING
- Wear a mask, be well hydrated, eat first & bring picture I.D. (driver’s license works best)
- Each donor will be provided with a complimentary health screenings prior to actually giving blood (temp, pulse, blood pressure reading, & iron check).
- You do not need to know your own blood type & will be given a way to find out your individual type for FREE within about a week after the event.
- Tattoos are now accepted! As long as the tattoo was done in a professional shop in CA and has healed thoroughly, there is no longer a one year waiting period.
- The majority of medications are not a problem (cholesterol, blood pressure, birth control, thyroid, antidepressants, even diabetics taking insulin can safely donate blood).