Cedars-Sinai to Host 7 Donation Drives Throughout SoCal Amid Blood Scarcity – NBC Los Angeles
With blood provide remaining persistently low all through the COVID-19 pandemic and World Blood Donor Day developing Monday, Cedars-Sinai urged Angelenos Friday to go to certainly one of seven blood drives the hospital has scheduled all through the Southland over a one-week interval starting Sunday.
“All through the pandemic, many organizations like colleges, church buildings and enormous corporations have not been internet hosting blood drives like they used to, which has created a constant scarcity,” mentioned Armando Romero, affiliate director of Blood Donor Providers at Cedars-Sinai.
Romero added that the necessity for blood will increase over summer season, as extra People are touring and never visiting the blood drives which can be open throughout the pandemic.
“Whereas many people go on trip throughout the summer season, the necessity for blood donations by no means goes on trip,” Romero mentioned.
The American Purple Cross reviews that solely 3% of People donate blood.
Cedars-Sinai will host seven blood drives at a special location from Sunday via the next Sunday, aside from Thursday.
The areas are:
— Sunday on the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
— Monday on the Westchester Elks Lodge, 8025 W. Manchester Ave. in Playa del Rey from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
— Tuesday on the MA Heart, 128 Catalina Ave. in Redondo Seashore from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
— Wednesday on the Northridge Vogue Heart, 9301 Tampa Ave. from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
— Friday, June 18 at LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, 9100 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #210 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
— Saturday, June 19 at A.V. Saving Lives in Summer time, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale from 9 a.m. to five p.m.; and
— Sunday, June 20 at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks, 5950 Forest Garden Drive in Hollywood Hills from 9 a.m. to three p.m.
The blood drives will accommodate social distancing tips and persons are required to put on face coverings always. Donors will probably be prescreened for COVID-19.