Blood Center

Sharks Foundation Blood Drive

Posted 10:26 AM, February 28, 2013

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We are teaming up with the Sharks Foundation again for our most well-attended blood drive of the year! Donate Life (organ donation) and the Be The Match program (marrow donation) will also be on hand to register interested donors.

Those donating will have the opportunity to watch the morning skates for both the San Jose Sharks and the Nashville Predators and be entered into a prize drawing for the chance to win merchandise and autographed memorabilia.

Grand Prize: San Jose Sharks Tickets and Pre-Game Behind-the-Scenes Tour
The winner and a guest will be treated to:
• a behind-the-scenes tour of HP Pavilion prior to the San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings game on Thursday, March 28
• an escorted trip down to ice-level to watch the team exit the locker room and skate through the Shark Head before the start of the game

Blood Drive Details
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shark Tank/HP Pavilion - North Concourse Entrance

Make an appointment online or call 888-723-7831.

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A Few Facts & Tidbits
• The Sharks drive holds the record at SBC for the highest number of units collected at a blood drive (338 in 2010 – up from 80 in its first year, 2007!)
• The Sharks had a winning streak four years in a row for the games played on the evening of the blood drives
• Team captain Joe Thornton is the same age as Stanford Blood Center
• A donor who signed up with Be The Match was found to indeed be a match for a patient needing a bone marrow transplant! (For those on the registry, there is about a 1 in 540 chance of being a match.)

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