September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford
Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.
‘Such a Warm Feeling’: Meet Platelet Donor Corinne Diaz
January 17, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
Corinne Diaz has taken on more than her share of hard work and tough challenges. Hers is the voice you might hear when you call the Department of Surgery at City of Hope, where she’s worked for 13 years and where she’s donated blood or platelets for most of her adult life.
Platelets and Chinese Food: Meet Blood Donor Scott Zechiel
November 2, 2017 | Maxine Nunes
Helping to save lives is something Scott Zechiel is passionate about. In fact, the 54-year-old software engineer has donated platelets at City of Hope nearly 300 times.
Free app lets blood donors schedule appointments and see impact
May 26, 2015 | Nicole Levine
Traditionally, blood donation comes with perks – tokens such as a gift certificate, swag emblazoned with the donor center's logo or the occasional movie ticket. Carlos Morgan, a regular blood donor at City of Hope, checks the new COH Donate app on his smartphone.
Now is a good time to donate blood – and give the gift of life
January 21, 2015 | Nicole White
Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their treatment and survival. January is National Blood Donor Month. Donate blood to a cancer patient in need.
From donor to recipient: Follow the blood (w/VIDEO)
May 6, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
Every day in the United States, an estimated 40,000 units of blood products are used to treat the injured and the ill. This includes City of Hope patients, who count on donated blood during surgery or while undergoing radiation, chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation — all of which can diminish a patient's ability to produce their own blood or specific components of it.
For maximum impact, donate blood platelets – and save three lives
March 20, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Drives for blood donations are a common occurrence, but platelet apheresis — in which the platelets are filtered out of the bloodstream for donation — is considerably less well-known. City of Hope hopes to change that.