Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center

Making A Life-Saving Gift Of Blood And Platelets

Join a donation program that helps others in literally thousands of ways. That’s because patients at City of Hope, most of them fighting cancer, rely for their very survival on donations of 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year.

Every one of those units comes from somebody like you who, a person wanting to make a difference.

At City of Hope, we make it simple for you to share this life-saving gift. It’s why we created the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center, now a recognized leader in apheresis, donor matching and marrow transplants.

Located at the Duarte campus, this LEED-certified facility is one of the largest hospital-based donor centers in the country. Here, in a safe and caring environment, families, friends and generous members of the community donate vital blood and platelets.

Contact our Blood Donor Center

Call 626-218-7171 or go online at idonateblood4hope.org to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. Find out more about blood donation hours and qualifications.

Find a Blood Drive

The men, women and children in our care depend on the generosity of people like you. So learn more about how to join a current or upcoming blood drive near you.

Be the Match: Join the National Marrow Donor Program

Patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases depend on bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants. City of Hope is a National Marrow Donor Program-designated Donor Center, Collection Center, Apheresis Center and Transplant Center. Learn how to register and donate peripheral blood stem cells and marrow.

Updates on Outpatient Services

The Freedman Day Hospital has moved from the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center to the third floor of the Geri & Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center.


Shirong Sean Wang

Shirong Wang, M.D., M.P.H., is the director of the Michael Amini Transfusion Medical Center and the Chief of the Division of Transfusion Medicine at City of Hope.


Shan Yuan, M.D.
Shan Yuan, M.D.

Shan Yuan, M.D., is a pathologist specializing in transfusion medicine.

Lefan Zhuang, Assistant Clinical Professor

Lefan Zhuang, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology, at City of Hope.