Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.: Pediatric Neurosurgery Humanitarian Missions

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.

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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.

Donate blood in the summer too

July 13, 2016 | Denise Heady

Summer is a notoriously difficult time for blood and platelet collections, but the need for blood and platelets never takes a holiday. Don't forget to donate today.

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.

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.