Scientist Gives on Giving Tuesday in Honor of Mother's Care

Jerome Lluz
Jerome Lluz, a clinical laboratory scientist III, frequently donates plasma and platelets as a way to honor his mother and to help others.

More than 1,300 employees gave back to Cedars-Sinai last month by sharing their stories of gratitude during the third annual Giving Tuesday experience.

The stories provided hope to those facing health challenges, and inspired others to support Cedars-Sinai with meaningful gifts that fund research and lifesaving treatments.

One of the stories came from Jerome Godfrey Lluz. After his mother lost her battle with cancer five years ago, Jerome started donating plasma and platelets. He last donated in mid-November, his 34th donation.

"This is my way of giving back and helping other patients, especially ICU patients, just like my mom when she needed help from strangers," said Lluz, a clinical laboratory scientist III in the Transplant Immunology Laboratory.

Giving Tuesday is part of an effort to bring awareness to employees about the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai, a $600 million fundraising effort made possible by the generosity of grateful patient donors, employees and others.

Employees can continue to join the Giving Tuesday conversation online throughout the year on Twitter and Instagram at the hashtag #CedarsGratitude. Additional information also can be obtained by emailing or calling 323-866-7785.