American Red Cross Blood Drives

Going to a hospital without blood is like jumping from a plane without a parachute! Give blood...Give life! (American Red Cross)

Appointments are available for the American Red Cross blood drives 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on scheduled dates. The bloodmobile will be located in parking lot '4' between the administration and biological sciences buildings. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

For your convenience, there are two ways you can schedule an appointment for the American Red Cross blood drives:

  • Go online at Click on the 'Make a Blood Donation Appointment' link and enter sponsor code 'calstatela'.
  • Call the American Red Cross at (800) GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).

Click on Wellness Wednesday Series (PDF) for upcoming blood drive dates.


Campus Walk

Take the Campus Walk Challenge and join us for a brisk (or leisurely) walk around the perimeter of the campus. The 1.5 mile walk begins at 2 p.m. on the main walkway in front of the Student Health Center Monday - Thursday (weather permitting).


CPR Training

The Health Promotion and Education Center offers American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers courses for current Cal State L.A. students and employees. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all CPR trainings. Call the Center at (323) 343-3340 or see CPR Training for additional information.

All courses take place 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on the scheduled date

  • Click HERE (PDF) for this quarter's training schedule.

CPR, first aid, and AED training are available throughout the community. If our program does not meet your training needs, you can find other training sites by calling the American Heart Association (AHA) at (877) AHA-4CPR or visiting the AHA. In addition, the AHA has a line of e-learning programs. Visit for more information.

If you are not sure what type of training you need be sure to check with your academic department and/or employer.

AHA strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to AHA.


Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing

(Note: Rapid HIV test results are available in 20 minutes (wait time is approximately 20-30 minutes). For your convenience, the Student Health Center offers traditional confidential HIV testing [$16 fee] Monday - Friday. Call [323] 343-3302 to schedule an appointment.)

The next free confidential rapid HIV testing takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the mobile unit located in parking lot '4' (between administration and biological sciences) and is scheduled for:

  • Refer to Wellness Wednesday for current dates.

Note: Confidential HIV testing is offered by the Student Health Center Monday - Friday by appointment. Call 323.343.3302 to schedule an appointment.


Wellness Wednesday Series

For your health and wellbeing, the Student Health Center's Health Promotion and Education Center and the University-Student Union's Center for Student Involvement present The Wellness Wednesday Series. For the current schedule of workshops, information tables and other activities, click on: