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Donate blood with the Red Cross to support cancer patients and others needing blood

Los Angeles, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

 

More than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year and 246,600 of them will be invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

 

Mary Kay Huppert was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. “I was a nurse for 40 years. I saw blood transfusions save a lot of lives.” She received two transfusions herself while being treated for breast cancer.

 

The Red Cross must collect about 14,000 blood donations every day to help patients, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those needing transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed.

 

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities: County of Los Angeles

 

Alhambra

10/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Alhambra Masonic Lodge, 9 W Woodward

 

Arcadia

10/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter, 376 W Huntington Dr

10/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter, 376 W Huntington Dr

 

Baldwin Park

10/25/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., North Park High School, 4600 Bogart Ave

 

Bellflower

10/20/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 17054 Bixby Avenue

 

Burbank

10/21/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Modern VideoFilm, 2300 W Empire

10/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Burbank Elk’s Lodge #1497, 2232 N Hollywood Way

10/31/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Woodbury University, 7500 North Glenoaks Blvd

 

Chatsworth

10/16/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Avenue

 

City Industry

10/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Whitewave Foods, 18275 Arenth Avenue

 

Claremont

10/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Claremont St Luke’s Church, 2050 N Indian Hill Blvd

 

Covina

10/19/2016: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 656 S. Grand Avenue

10/27/2016: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Inter Community Medical Center, 210 W. San Bernardino Rd.

 

El Segundo

10/17/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Scout House, 325 E. Grand Ave

10/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St

10/30/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oceanside Christian Fellowship, 343 Coral Circle

 

Flintridge

10/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd

 

Gardena

10/17/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Serra High School, 14830 Van Ness Ave.

 

Glendale

10/16/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Salem Luth Ch and School, 1211 N Brand

10/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Glendale, 1501 S. Brand Blvd.

10/29/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Glendale, 1501 S. Brand Blvd.

10/31/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cushman & Wakefield, 400 N Brand Blvd

10/31/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd.

 

Granada Hills

10/17/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Valley Academy Arts and Science, 10445 Balboa Blvd

10/17/2016: 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd

10/24/2016: 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Granada Hills Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Blvd

 

Hacienda Heights

10/18/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 16750 Colima Rd.

 

Hawthorne

10/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Da Vinci Schools, 13500 Aviation Blvd

 

Inglewood

10/22/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hawthorne Spanish Seventh-day Adventist, 9500 Redfern Avenue

 

La Verne

10/20/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2645 Amherst Street

 

Lakewood

10/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lakewood US Army Recruiting Center, 4125 Woodruff Ave

10/31/2016: 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., AARP, 3200 E. Carson Street

 

Lancaster

10/25/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., High Desert Medical College, 701 W. Ave K #115

10/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Opportunities for Learning, 2701 West Avenue L Lancaster

10/30/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Valley View Church of Nazarene, 42338 30th St

 

Lawndale

10/21/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Environmental Charter High School, 16315 Grevillea Ave

 

Long Beach

10/18/2016: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Newcomb Academy, 3351 Val Verde Ave

10/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Millikan High School, 2800 Snowden Avenue

10/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Shoreline Village, 401 – 435 Shoreline Village Dr.

 

Los Angeles

10/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Islamic Center, 434 S Vermont Ave

10/19/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Maya Angelou Community High School, 300 E 53rd Street

10/20/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Station 5, 8900 Emerson Ave

10/23/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Catholic, 1316 S Herbert Ave

10/24/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rancho Foods, 2528 E 37th St

10/24/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Islamic Center, 434 S Vermont Ave

10/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Weyburn, 1001 Westwood Blvd

10/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Islamic Center, 434 S Vermont Ave

 

Marina del Rey

10/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, 13650 Mindanao Way

 

Montebello

10/28/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Applied Technology Center High School, 1200 W Mines Ave

 

Monterey Park

10/18/2016: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., East Los Angeles College, 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave.

10/19/2016: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., East Los Angeles College, 1301 Cesar Chavez Ave.

 

Newhall

10/30/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave

 

Northridge

10/16/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Moran Center, 18400 Kinzie Street

10/17/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., California State University Northridge Housing, 17950 Lassen Street

10/18/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., California State University Northridge USU Theatre, 18111 Nordhoff Street

 

Norwalk

10/16/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St John of God Catholic Church, 13819 S. Pioneer Ave

 

Palmdale

10/21/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P

10/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P

10/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P

10/31/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Los Amigos School, 6640 E. Ave R-8

 

Panorama City

10/26/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Panorama City American Legion Hall, 13553 Reedley Ave

 

Paramount

10/17/2016: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Paramount Adult School, 14507 Paramount Blvd.

 

Pasadena

10/25/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Avalon Del Mar Station, 265 S. Arroyo Parkway

 

Playa del Rey

10/24/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., St Bernard High School, 9100 Falmouth Ave

 

Pomona

10/24/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center, 75 Rancho Camino Dr

 

Rosemead

10/21/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Rosemead High School, 9063 E. Mission Drive

 

San Dimas

10/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Boot Barn, 659 Arrow Highway

 

Santa Clarita

10/26/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks

10/27/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center, 23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 200

 

Santa Monica

10/17/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St

10/24/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St

10/31/2016: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St

 

Tarzana

10/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia College Hollywood, 18618 Oxnard Street

 

Temple City

10/29/2016: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9660 Broadway

 

Torrance

10/18/2016: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Phenomenex, 410 Madrid Ave

 

Tujunga

10/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 10321 Tujunga Canyon Blvd

 

Valencia

10/25/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd

10/26/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Quest Diagnostics, 27027 Tourney Rd

10/26/2016: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd

 

Valley Glen

10/24/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Hall, 5800 Fulton Ave

 

West Covina

10/22/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., West Covina Community, 1201 S Orange Avenue

10/23/2016: 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., St Christophers Catholic Church, 629 S Glendora Ave

10/28/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cameron Elementary School, 1225 E Cameron West

10/28/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., West Covina Masonic Center, 1201 S Orange Avenue

 

West Los Angeles

10/17/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Chapter, 11355 Ohio Ave

10/27/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Chapter, 11355 Ohio Ave

10/29/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Red Cross Greater Los Angeles Chapter, 11355 Ohio Ave

 

Whittier

10/18/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montebello Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Avenue

10/25/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montebello Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Avenue

10/27/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7906 Pickering Ave

10/27/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 15265 Mulberry Drive

 

Woodland Hills

10/23/2016: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Bernardine of Siena, 24410 Calvert Street

 

American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers in the County of Los Angeles:

Long Beach Donor Center

3150 E 29th St
Red Cross Greater Long Beach Chapter
Long Beach, CA 90806

 

Pasadena Donor Center

133 N Altadena Dr Suite 103
Pasadena, CA 91107

Pomona Blood Donation Center

100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Torrance Blood Donation Center

2814 Sepulveda Blvd STE E
Torrance, CA 90505

 

Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center

6338 Variel Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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