Blood Center

"Save a Life" Blood Drive - Hosted by the Sharks Foundation
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Join us for Stanford Blood Center's biggest blood drive of the year!


Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Shark Tank/SAP Center- North Concourse Entrance

Stanford Blood Center and the Sharks Foundation are teaming up once again to collect blood products for patients in need. Donate Life (organ donation) and the Be The Match program (marrow donation) will also be on hand to register interested donors.

Those making a donation will have the opportunity to watch the morning skate for the San Jose Sharks. Donors may come to attend the morning skate, which will begin at approximately 10:00 to 10:30 am, regardless of what time their appointment is scheduled. Additionally, donors will be entered into a prize drawing for the chance to win merchandise and autographed memorabilia (although the real winners are the patients in our local community). This year we have also added donor incentives to donate between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. More details will follow.

Grand Prize: San Jose Sharks Tickets and Pre-Game Behind-the-Scenes Tour
You and a guest will be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of SAP Center prior to a future Sharks game. Following the tour, you will be escorted to ice-level for the unique opportunity to watch the team exit the locker room and skate through the Shark Head before the start of the game.

Please note: We are able to accommodate only one guest per donor or marrow/life registrant. All event attendees must be 16 or older to enter the SAP Center for this event. Thank you for understanding.

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

Donors must»

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be free of cold and flu symptoms (allergies okay; as are most medications)
  • Eat before donating & drink plenty of fluids

Unfortunately, you will be deferred»

  • If you stayed in the U.K. for a cumulative time of three months or more between 1980 and 1996;
  • If you spent five years or more since 1980 in specified European countries (please call the Resource Nurse);
  • Because of the risk of Malaria, donors who have traveled to certain countries may be deferred from donating blood for one year. If you have traveled to India, you must wait one year from your return to donate. Certain parts of Mexico, China, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines are considered "limited risk areas".

For more information about eligibility, click here or call 888-723-7831.


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