Giving Blood Saves Sick Kids at C.H.O.C. Children's Hospital

Since 1964, CHOC Children’s has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

Our mission is straightforward: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. That’s why at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, we are dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be here when they need us most—regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Blood Donor Services is giving away Tickets to our local Anaheim Major League Baseball Team home games played May through September. All donors presenting to donate blood or platelets will receive (4) Tickets to the game of their choice (while supplies last).

Donor recruitment is always challenging and we want to assure our CHOC Blood and Platelet Inventory remains robust. Please call the Blood Donor Center at 714- 509-8339 to make an appointment. Walk-Ins are always welcome as the donor schedule permits.

With the support of our community we have been able to supply 50 percent of our patients’ needs for blood transfusions, a percentage that we would love to increase.

We rely on volunteer blood donors like you, your friends, neighbors and co-workers to meet these needs.  Every time our volunteers donate, they leave knowing they are having direct impact on the recovery of a child.  Your blood donation gives these children a better chance at a healthy life.

Donate Platelets

Platelets are the component of your blood that help form clots and stop bleeding. Our children that have cancer, aplastic anemia, and blood disorders especially benefit from platelets. Chemotherapy and radiation often times kills cancer and healthy cells and platelet transfusion greatly improve the outcome of our children. Platelet donations take longer then whole blood donations but this allows our donors time to relax and watch a movie or read a book.

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