UCLA Staff Assembly hosts regular Learn-at-Lunch events for all UCLA employees. This month we are partnering with the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center! Ever wonder what happens after a unit of blood or platelets is collected? Come and find out what Pathogen Reduction technology for platelets is all about! This Learn at Lunch which will include an overview of the Transfusion Medicine operations (BPC/CPL/TS) by Dr. Dawn Ward, and a tour of the Component Processing Laboratory (CPL). We will learn about all the different, highly regulated processes at the CPL, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
During the CPL Tour, attendees will have the chance to observe some of the following manufacturing processes:
• Whole Blood
• Packed Red Blood Cells (CPD and AS-5 units)
• Pathogen Reduced Platelets
• Conventional Platelets
• Pre-pooled Cryoprecipitated AHF
About the Department:
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center (BPC) and Component Processing Laboratory (CPL) provide a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to the Ronald Reagan UCLA (RRUCLA) and Santa Monica UCLA (SMUCLA) hospitals. Their purpose is to collect, process, store, and distribute all the blood products required to serve both hospitals. RRUCLA and SMUCLA transfuse approximately 31,000 RBC, 12,100 apheresis platelets, 13,600 plasma, and 4,146 cryoprecipitate components annually. It is the mission of the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center to provide an adequate and safe supply of blood for our patients. We pride ourselves in providing donors with a rewarding donation experience.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Event will begin at entrance to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
We will meet at the entrance to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health on Charles E. Young Drive, where the tour will begin. Please plan to arrive at 12 pm sharp for check-in. Tour will begin at 12:05 pm. (See Campus Map)