March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Now is a good time to donate blood – and help save a life
January 19, 2018 | City of Hope
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 survival. And every one of those units comes from people like you – family, friends and other caring individuals who want to make a difference.
‘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.
‘We’re Like a Family’: Meet Platelet Donor Lorna Badame
December 20, 2017 | Maxine Nunes
Lorna Badame would probably be the last person to tell you she’s extraordinary, but what else would you call a woman who — over the last quarter of a century — has made more than 420 platelet donations to City of Hope.
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.
2018 Rose Parade: ‘I Just Want to Help’: A Platelet Donor Gives Back to Honor His Mom
October 20, 2017 | Denise Heady
Ever since Bliley's mother passed away from Hodgkin lymphoma when he was 8 years old, he knew he wanted to help other patients like his mom. He just wasn’t sure how. When he turned 18, he finally found a way – by donating platelets to cancer patients who desperately needed transfusions to live.
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.