As elective surgeries return, Red Cross urges LA County to donate blood amid severe shortage

As hospitals return to elective surgeries, the American Red Cross experiences a severe blood shortage.

The nonprofit’s Los Angeles chapter is rushing to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the demand as hospitals see an influx of patients with traumas, organ transplants while handling elective surgeries and emergency room visits.

The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types, particularly type O and those giving platelets, to make an appointment as soon as possible.

Marilyn Jimenez Davila, a regional communications manager, said as people are planning their vacations, they often forget to donate and with the surge of a number of surgeries, the nonprofit has seen a greater need for blood.

Donated blood is processed during a Red Cross blood drive at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The American Red Cross has a severe blood shortage in Los Angeles County. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Vaccinated people can still donate although they would need to name the manufacturer of the vaccine as it might determine donation eligibility, according to Red Cross. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, won’t be asked to wear masks or socially distance while unvaccinated individuals will be required to use masks, according to the nonprofit.

Those who will donate blood from July 7 unitl 31 will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card via email and will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas of a $5,000 value. More information and details are available at rcblood.org/fuel.

Residents who will donate blood throughout the entire month of July will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott’s Berry Farm.

Sarah Minslow, of Pasadena, gives blood on her 39th birthday during a Red Cross blood drive at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The American Red Cross has a severe blood shortage in Los Angeles County. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

To schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Here’s a list of donation locations from July 16-31:

Agoura Hills7/16/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hampton Inn, 30255 Agoura Rd.

Alhambra7/16/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Alhambra Masonic Lodge, 9 W Woodward7/24/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Alhambra Masonic Lodge, 9 W Woodward

Altadena7/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Altadena Senior Center, 560 E Mariposa St.

Arcadia7/21/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Methodist Hospital, 300 W Huntington Dr.7/23/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 S Baldwin Ave.7/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter, 376 W Huntington Dr.

Bell7/20/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., City of Bell Veterans’ Memorial Park, 6500 Wilcox Ave.

Burbank7/19/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., AMC City Walk, 125 E Palm Ave.7/21/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W Olive Ave.7/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Burbank Elk’s Lodge #1497, 2232 N Hollywood Way7/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Burbank Elk’s Lodge #1497, 2232 N Hollywood Way7/30/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., AMC City Walk, 125 E. Palm Ave.7/31/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Burbank Elk’s Lodge #1497, 2232 N Hollywood Way

Canoga Park7/22/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Topanga, 21501 Schoenborn St.7/26/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Westfield Topanga, 21710 Vanowen St.

Canyon Country7/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Elks Lodge #2379, 17766 Sierra Hwy

Cerritos7/29/2021: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., City of Cerritos Library, 18025 Bloomfield Ave.

Chatsworth7/21/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave.

City of Industry7/20/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Alta Dena Certified Dairy, 17637 E Valley Blvd.

Claremont7/16/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave.7/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Claremont St Luke’s Church, 2050 N Indian Hill Blvd.7/23/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 West Bonita Ave.7/26/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Claremont St Luke’s Church, 2050 N Indian Hill Blvd.

Culver City7/19/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/20/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/22/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion Post 46, 5309 Sepulveda Blvd.7/23/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/24/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Legion Post 46, 5309 Sepulveda Blvd.7/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/26/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/27/2021: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/30/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.7/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Culver City Blood Donation Center, 5359 Sepulveda Blvd.

Downey7/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Promenade at Downey, 9070 Apollo Way

Duarte7/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., City of Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Dr.

El Monte7/23/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Downtown El Monte Business Association, 10806 Valley Mall7/25/2021: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., GBI House of Faith, 3233 Tyler Ave.

El Segundo7/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., El Segundo Masonic Lodge, 520 Main St.

Gardena7/17/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Connected to Lead, 1651 W 162nd St.

Glendale7/20/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Glendale, 1501 S. Brand Blvd.7/23/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N Maryland Ave.7/25/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr.7/31/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Glendale, 1501 S Brand Blvd.

Glendora7/22/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Glendora Community Church, 645 N Grand Ave.7/29/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Foothill Church Grand Campus, 901 S Grand Ave.

Granada Hills7/20/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community Christian Alliance Church, 15950 Chatsworth St.7/25/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Euphrasia Catholic Church, 11766 Shoshone Ave.

Hawthorne7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Common Space Brewery, 3411 W El Segundo

Hermosa Beach7/22/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Clark Building, 861 Valley Dr.

La Canada Flintridge7/23/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd.

La Mirada7/16/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Living Spaces, 14501 Artesia Blvd.7/20/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Heights Christian Schools Bluefield Campus, 12900 Bluefield Ave.

La Verne7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., City of La Verne, 3660 D St.7/29/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2645 Amherst St.

Lakewood7/22/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lakewood US Army Recruiting Center, 4125 Woodruff Ave.7/22/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., National Polytechnic College, 4105 South St.7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 5225 Hayter Ave.

Lomita7/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Lomita VFW Post 1622, 1865 Lomita Blvd.

Long Beach7/16/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/17/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/18/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/18/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns Ave.7/19/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave.7/19/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/20/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/21/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/22/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/23/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., ICONIX Belmont Shore, 4101 E Olympic Plaza7/23/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/25/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Barnabas Catholic Church, 3955 Orange Ave.7/25/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E 7th St.7/26/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Westland Real Estate Group, 520 W Willow St.7/26/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Marina Pacifica Shopping Center, 6310 E Pacific Coast Hwy7/26/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/27/2021: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., CSULB SAE at Long Beach Play House, 5021 E Anaheim St.7/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/29/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/30/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.7/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Long Beach Blood Donation Center, 3150 E 29th St.

Los Angeles7/16/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S Figueroa St.7/16/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Alma Family Services, 3218 Wabash Ave.7/19/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.7/19/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eagle Rock Plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd.7/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Collins & Katz Family YMCA, 1466 Westgate Ave.7/21/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Music Center Annex, 601 W Temple St.7/21/2021: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kaiser, 6041 Cadillac Ave.7/22/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Anderson Munger Family YMCA, 4301 W 3rd St.7/22/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., YMCA, 8015 S Sepulveda7/25/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bnai David Judea, 8906 W Pico Blvd.7/26/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Division, 1130 S Vermont Ave.7/27/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Iman Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Ave.7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Crenshaw Christian Center, 7901 S Vermont Ave.7/28/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd.7/28/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., City National Plaza, 515 S Flower St.7/28/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, 520 E Temple St.7/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center, 9900 S Vermont Ave.7/29/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.7/29/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., YMCA, 8015 S Sepulveda7/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Restoration-Los Angeles/RLA Church, 4409 W Adams Blvd.

Lynwood7/22/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., City of Lynwood Community Center, 11301 Bullis Rd.

Manhattan Beach7/18/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Manhattan Beach Community Church, 303 S Peck Ave.

Monrovia7/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santa Anita Family YMCA, 501 Mountain Ave.7/22/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hope Unlimited Church, 1900 Walker Ave.7/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 700 W Huntington Dr.

Montebello7/19/2021: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., The Ark Montebello, 931 S Maple Ave.

Monterey Park7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2316 Hillview Ave.

Montrose7/28/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Dr W

North Hollywood7/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 11640 Burbank Blvd.7/27/2021: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department, 11640 Burbank Blvd.7/29/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Kaiser Permanente North Hollywood Regional Lab, 11668 Sherman Way

Palmdale7/16/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P7/18/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Legacy Commons Senior Center, 930 E Avenue Q-97/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P7/23/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P7/24/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P7/27/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P7/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Antelope Valley Chapter, 2715 E Avenue P

Paramount7/16/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Total American Company, 8049 Somerset Blvd.

Pasadena7/16/2021: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Legion District 18, 179 N Vinedo Ave.7/16/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/17/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/18/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/19/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/20/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/21/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/22/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/23/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/26/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/29/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/30/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 1037/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E Walnut St., Suite 103

Pico Rivera7/21/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pico Park Community Center, 9528 Beverly Blvd.

Playa del Rey7/21/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Southern California Masonic Lodge, 7726 W Manchester Ave.

Pomona7/16/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/17/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/18/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/19/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/20/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/21/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/22/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/23/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/26/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/29/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/30/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir7/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pomona Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Cir

Rancho Palos Verdes7/31/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 31290 Palos Verdes Drive West

Redondo Beach7/20/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., SouthBay Marketplace, 1509 Hawthorne Blvd #1017/30/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Living Spaces, 1519 Hawthorne Blvd.

Reseda7/27/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., West Valley Family YMCA, 18810 Vanowen St.

Rosemead7/20/2021: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Walmart Supercenter, 1827 Walnut Grove7/20/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Walmart Supercenter, 1827 Walnut Grove

Rowland Heights7/23/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley, 19164 E Walnut Drive North

San Dimas7/20/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., San Dimas Masonic Center, 220 N Monte Vista Ave.7/22/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., San Dimas Community Hospital, 1350 W Covina Blvd.

San Gabriel7/22/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., City of San Gabriel, 320 S Mission Dr.

Santa Clarita7/20/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks7/21/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks7/24/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks7/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks7/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks

Santa Fe Springs7/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Santa Fe Springs, 10300 Orr and Day Rd.

Santa Monica7/16/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., YMCA, 1332 6th St.7/17/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/21/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/26/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/27/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boston Properties, 2800 28th St., Suite 1707/28/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/30/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.7/31/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter, 1450 11th St.

Sierra Madre7/25/2021: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., St Ritas Catholic Church, 318 N Baldwin Ave.

South Gate7/16/2021: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., azalea Shopping Center, 4635 Firestone Blvd.7/28/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., City of South Gate, 4940 Southern Ave.

South Pasadena7/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro St.

Studio City7/18/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St.

Sylmar7/22/2021: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Los Angeles County Olive View UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Dr.

Torrance7/16/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/17/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/18/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/19/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/20/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/21/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/22/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/23/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/26/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/29/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/29/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W Carson St.7/30/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.7/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Torrance Blood Donation Center, 2814 Sepulveda Blvd.

Valencia7/16/2021: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.7/20/2021: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 The Old Rd.

Van Nuys7/18/2021: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., ONEgeneration, 17400 Victory Blvd.

Walnut7/19/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., City of Walnut Senior Center, 21215 La Puente Rd.7/27/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20801 Macron Ave.7/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Chinese Baptist Church, 1555 Fairway Dr.

West Covina7/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., West Covina Masonic Center, 1201 S Orange Ave.7/30/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., West Covina Masonic Center, 1201 S Orange Ave.7/30/2021: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., American Legion Post 790, 330 N Azusa Ave.

Westchester7/24/2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7515 S Sepulveda

Whittier7/18/2021: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., St Bruno Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Rd.7/19/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montebello Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave.7/22/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Whittier Area Community Church, 8100 Colima Rd.7/26/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montebello Whittier Masonic Lodge, 7604 Greenleaf Ave.7/27/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Redemption Hill Church, 16153 Russell St.7/29/2021: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15265 Mulberry Dr.7/30/2021: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Whittier Hospital Activity Center, 9210 Colima Rd., Suite #110

Woodland Hills7/16/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/17/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/18/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/19/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/20/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/21/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/22/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/23/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/24/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/25/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/26/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/27/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/28/2021: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Shepherd Church, 5901 De Stoto Ave.7/28/2021: 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/29/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/30/2021: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.7/31/2021: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.

About blood donation

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass. With RapidPass, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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Health insights for donors

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait.

This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.

Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

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