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Cedars-Sinai Calls for Blood Donations at Festival Los Clippers

Experts Available to Discuss Need for Blood Donations from the Latinx Community


Cedars-Sinai is reaching out to the Latinx community by hosting a blood drive at Festival Los Clippers presented by Cedars-Sinai, AT&T, and McDonalds. The free event on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles will include live performances and family-friendly activities.

Latinx donors are urgently needed:

  • 57% of Latinxs are type O blood, which is routinely in high demand by hospitals.
  • Those who have O negative blood, the universal blood type, can donate to anyone in need.

A single blood donation takes 10 to 15 minutes to collect and can save the lives of up to three individuals suffering from a variety of health conditions, including traumatic injury, cancer, blood disorders and heart conditions.


Cedars-Sinai experts are available for interviews in English or Spanish.

The blood drive is open to anyone who is eligible to donate blood.


A Cedars-Sinai mobile blood unit will be at:
125 Paseo De Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Saturday, April 1
Noon – 4:00 p.m.



Melissa Vizcarra, a bilingual senior communications specialist at Cedars-Sinai, is available to help schedule your interview. Call 719-502-5001 or email melissa.vizcarra@cshs.org