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Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center celebrates 10th anniversary

July 12, 2019 | Michael Easterling

A visionary gift from Michael Amini led the way for the construction of a new, centralized state-of-the art blood donation and cell-processing facility that opened in 2009 and bears his name.

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As leading-edge treatments take center stage, blood donors become increasingly critical

January 25, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

City of Hope’s work would be impossible without blood and platelet donors. In recent years, leading-edge cancer research has given City of Hope some remarkable advances in cancer treatment. But these same breakthroughs have also placed a greater demand on blood supply.

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Summer Is the Time to Give Blood

July 15, 2018 | City of Hope

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.

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Blood Donor Throws Lifesaving Party

April 9, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

Birthdays are usually a day for receiving gifts, but this year, with a little help from a City of Hope bloodmobile, Dana Ullerich decided to spend her day giving.

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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.

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‘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.

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Meet Platelet Donor Lorna Badame | City of Hope

‘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.

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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.

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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.

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