It is the beginning of the year, and what better way to start the year
off than by donating blood! Much of the medical care we provide depends
on a steady supply of voluntary blood donations, and yet only 3 percent
of the eligible donors in California give blood. As the region’s
only trauma center, blood donations given at our Blood Donor Center are
vital to helping those in need. If there is a blood shortage, our hospital
has to purchase blood through the Red Cross. By encouraging our friends
and families to donate to our Blood Donor Center, you are helping people
right here in our community. You could save a life!
To show her support, our President and CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, (pictured
here with members of the team) recently visited the Blood Donor Center.
As a trauma surgeon and intensivist for more than 20 years, Dr. Morgan
understands firsthand the importance of blood donations. She is especially
unique because she has O Negative blood type. O Negative blood cells are
called “universal” meaning they can be transfused to almost
any patient in need, which is particularly helpful for those who need
blood in emergency situations.
Unfortunately, Dr. Morgan was not able to donate blood during her visit
to the Blood Donor Center due to her recent trip to Africa prior to starting
her position at Huntington Hospital. For more information about your eligibility
to donate or to make an appointment, call the Blood Donor Center today
at (626) 397-5422 or visit: