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Community volunteerism

Employee and physician volunteering in the community

Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians engage in the community by volunteering their time and expertise. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status can post volunteer opportunities on an internal Kaiser Permanente website in order to partner employees and physicians with local community based organizations that need assistance with various projects or activities.

Employees and physicians with a NUID can log on to kpcares.org to post, view or register for volunteer activities.

To submit a volunteer project from a local non-profit organization, download this form and submit to Kristin.N.Weber@kp.org

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.