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We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day.

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About every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That means, this many people have needed blood since you arrived here:

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Cafe Scientifique»

Cafe Scientifique

While tobacco use remains the number one killer of Americans, smoking prevalence is at a low. Learn how and why this happened, best practices for smoking cessation, the vaping alternative, how smoking has become a social justice issue, and whether there are relevant lessons for the obesity epidemic.

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SBC Kids to Camp»

SBC Kids to Camp

You can help turn pediatric patients into happy campers! Join us in supporting the Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Monday Movie Madness»

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This summer, we are expanding our Monday movie tickets to all centers, all donation types, all day! Be sure to make your appointments before seats fill up.

Update on FDA's MSM Deferral Policy»

The FDA recently released final guidance regarding deferral criteria for men who have sex with men (MSM), changing its blood donation policy from an indefinite deferral to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man. Read more about the final guidance.

SBC Stories.org»

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We created a new website dedicated to sharing our blood donors’ stories and the many reasons they donate blood. Visit SBCStories.org today and be inspired.

Zika Virus Update»

Find the latest information on the Zika Virus here.

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