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Map and Directions

We are located at 1045 Gayley Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard between Kinross and Weyburn Avenues.  We also have a donation center on the UCLA campus in Ackerman Union. 

Gayley Avenue is one block west of Westwood Blvd. We have a handicapped space at the rear of the building. Parking options:

  • Lot 1 (at the UCLA Medical Plaza)
  • Lot 32 (1 block north of Wilshire)
  • Lot 36 (1 block north of Wilshire)
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Guest parking permit for lot 32. If you need to obtain a guest parking permit at the time of your donation, please park temporarily in the alley behind 1045 Gayley (see directions below) and go upstairs through the glass door.

How to Use Your Guest Parking Permit for lot 32: Each permit is valid ONLY in Structure 32 as indicated on the bottom side.

  1. Please fill out the line marked “Today’s Date” legibly and correctly, as these permits are void if altered. These dates cannot be crossed out or written over.
  2. Using the enclosed sticker, affix the part labeled “ Guest Parking PERMIT ” onto your windshield. Be certain that the side with the date is facing up and visible.
  3. The permits are valid for one day only and are not transferable from person to person.
  4. Guest permits are NOT VALID in metered stalls, pay-by-space stalls (these are numbered), Blue “X” Permit only stalls and areas not designated for parking. Parking in an unauthorized area may subject you to parking citation(s).


From the 405 North

  • Exit Wilshire Blvd. East (towards Westwood).
  • Turn left on Gayley Ave. (second light)
  • Make another left on Kinross St. (second light).

From the 405 South

  • Exit Wilshire Blvd East (towards Westwood).
  • Turn left on Gayley Ave. (third light)
  • Make another left on Kinross St. (second light).

Make the first right into the parking structure 32 (a four-level parking structure).

To Access the Center From the Alley: Follow the directions above to get to the center. After turning left onto Kinross, make a quick right unto an alleyway. We are located in the brick building that is halfway up the alley (going north) on the right hand side. Park temporarily behind our building, in one of the four parking spaces. Enter the glass door and walk up the stairs to the second floor Proceed down the hallway until you see the front desk reception area on your left. Ask one of our staff for a guest parking permit and then proceed left down the alleyway (going south). Turn right on Kinross then make the first right into parking structure 32 (a four-level parking structure). Park on the second floor or above.
Please follow the parking instructions carefully to avoid getting a ticket.

If you have any questions please call us at (310) 825-0888, #2 or email gotblood@mednet.ucla.edu.

Please be advised, we have a NEW email address: gotblood@mednet.ucla.edu Thanks for your continued support and we appreciate your understanding. For any questions, please call (310) 825-0888 option 2.

UCLA Blood & Platelet Center
1045 Gayley Avenue, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Campus Shuttles: From campus and CHS you are encouraged to ride the shuttle when you visit us to donate. Both the Campus Express and the Ackerman Express stop at lot 32, which is adjacent to the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center. There is a shuttle stop in front of the Medical Plaza buildings.

Driving to the Center: From the 405 Freeway, exit at Wilshire Blvd./Westwood. Go east on Wilshire to Gayley Avenue. Turn left (north) on Gayley. The Center is on the left side of the street two blocks north of Wilshire. The building is bright yellow.

Parking Lot 32/36 is adjacent to the Donor Center. Lot 36 is an outside lot without stairs. NOTE: If you plan to park in either lots 32 or 36, we will need to provide you with a parking pass prior to your donation. Please talk to our staff about this.

Directions to lots 32/36 After exiting the 405 at Wilshire, proceed east on Wilshire to Veteran Avenue. Turn left (north) and go to Kinross, the first street on the right. Turn right on Kinross and go to the entrance of either lot 32 or 36 depending on your parking pass. Leave the pass on your windshield.

Patient Shuttle The patient shuttle from the Medical Plaza is available for all donors. Inquire at the Information desk in the 200 Medical Plaza Building. Handicapped Parking is located near the Donor Center.

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