Stanford Blood Center Partners with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/ Silicon Valley to Boost Winter Blood Supply

December 15, 2015
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
MEDIA CONTACT:
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828
lmagana@stanford.edu

WHO: Media and people interested in donating blood are invited
WHEN: January 6, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm
WHERE:513 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/ Silicon Valley (Habitat) as part of the center’s third annual “Give Good” campaign this winter. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve December 21–January 10, SBC will make a donation towards building a family’s new home.

“Habitat revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing, and empowers families through successful homeownership,” said Harpreet Sandhu, SBC’s Executive Director. “Your lifesaving blood donation will help support patients and their families, while supporting housing for a San Jose family.”

The campaign will take place at all centers and mobile blood drives. On Wednesday, January 6 from 9:00am–2:00pm, SBC will hold a mobile blood drive at 513 Valley Way in Milpitas. As a special thank you, each donor will receive a multi-use tape measure.

"We are proud to partner with SBC on this all-important holiday effort," said Janice Jensen, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. "It's always rewarding when we can maximize the power of our community to help a good cause."

Wintertime is an especially difficult time to maintain adequate supplies of blood because people are often unavailable, travelling or ill.

“We’d love to see all regular and first-time donors come out and participate in the Give Good campaign,” said Sandhu. “What a great way to give back during the holidays.”

To schedule an appointment for the blood drive go to: sbcdonor.org or call 888-723-7831.

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Stanford Blood Center was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978 to meet the complex transfusion needs of Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, as well as provide tailored blood products and clinical trial services for school researchers.  Today the center provides blood products to 4 local hospitals and is a recognized leader in the field of transfusion medicine. More information is available at bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Since 1986, Habitat EBSV has partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information about our wide range of programs, please visit HabitatEBSV.org or call 866-450-4432.