We’re stoked to announce that the KROQ Vein Drain Blood Drive will once again return to Universal Studios Hollywood at The Globe Theater on October 21st from 5am – 1pm. Donate blood for a great cause and win amazing prizes!
ARRIVE EARLY! KROQ’s own Ralph Garman will be kicking off the event with a live broadcast from 6am – 10am and we’ll be hooking you up with tickets to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Stan Lee’s LA ComicCon, Jimmy Eat World, Twenty One Pilots, Danny Elfman’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and much more all day long!
There will be no appointments or advance registration this year. It is first come first serve and you should expect a wait. The donation process takes some time and our fans come out in huge numbers for this one!
Park in the Frankenstein lot across from the Hilton Hotel located on Universal Hollywood Drive, just off of Lankershim. Parking is FREE for blood donors! Blood Drive is located inside the Universal Studios’ Globe Theater, near the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park.
Get a group together, grab your picture I.D. and come on down to meet Dracula Dave & the vampires. We need to nourish them…
Many folks are surprised to learn that they’re eligible to donate. Contrary to some myths, most common daily medications are acceptable (i.e. cholesterol, blood pressure, antidepressants, birth control, thyroid, even diabetics taking insulin). And everyone also gets a free health screening before they donate.
A few things to note:
-You must be in good health
-Most medications are allowed
-Weigh minimum 110 lbs
-Be at least 18 years old
-Tattoos are now OKAY, if done professionally & healed
Different from previous years, the tattoo rule finally changed & is further specified in the Guidelines document below. We want to ensure no amateur ink-work (i.e. folks working out of their garage) & no lingering infections are present. As long as it was done at a professional shop in California and has healed thoroughly, there is no longer a one-year wait for tattoos.
The downloadable documents below will answer the majority of questions.
- Click for DONOR INSTRUCTIONS
- Click for DONOR GUIDELINES
- Click for DIRECTIONS TO FRANKENSTEIN PARKING
As you know, Cedars-Sinai is one of the most respected medical facilities in Southern California and performs the most organ heart transplants in the entire country. They’re handling our blood donation operation at Universal Studios. Walk-ins are welcome and doors open early at 5am.
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