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Community volunteerism

Employee and physician volunteering in the community

Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) employees and physicians donate their time and expertise to support the work of nonprofit organizations in the communities where they work and live.  KPSC employees and physicians post, view, or register for volunteer opportunities on Kaiser Permanente’s internal volunteer website,

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status can now use to post volunteer opportunities for KPSC employees and physicians to view and attend.

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Giving back through blood donation

According to the American Association of Blood Banks, you could save up to three lives with just one donation. With one simple act, you can help a cancer patient beat the odds, increase a premature baby’s chance to be healthy, and give an accident victim the strength to survive. So take some time on your way to work, after work, or on your next day off and become a hero.

In general, you’re eligible to donate blood if you:

  • Are 17 years old or older
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Are in generally good health
  • Have valid identification


You can make a donation at the Houchin Community Blood Bank.

Platelet donors and donors of other blood components needed

You may donate platelets for a specific relative or friend or for any patient in need. Platelets are cells in your body which help form clots to control bleeding. Platelets expire in just five days and are regularly in short supply. Children being treated for leukemia, premature infants, and children requiring heart surgery need your platelets. So do adults undergoing cancer treatment, organ transplants, trauma, and open-heart surgery. You may also choose to donate red cells or plasma.

To schedule an appointment or learn more, please contact the Houchin Community Blood Bank at 661-323-4222.