Blood Center

Promotions & Special Events Calendar

We have three Donor Centers: Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park. Click here for maps to each.

Or click here to find a mobile blood drive in your area.

Stanford blood donors can get this information by e-mail regularly! Just log on to your account by clicking here and adding your e-mail address to your contact information. You can also make an appointment online.

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10th Annual Grateful Life Tour Tie-dye T-shirts
Mon 7/21 – Sat 7/26 Mountain View only.
This year marks our tenth tour! Whether this is your first Grateful Life Tour shirt or you’re adding to your collection of many, you’ll want to snag this design. It will be featured on short-sleeved orange-swirl tie-dyed cotton. The tour stops at each center for one week. Check the tour schedule above and visit the center of your choice during the week noted, with an appointment if possible. You’ll walk away with an awesome new T-shirt and that groovy giving feeling!


Promotion» Choose Your Getaway
Mon 8/4 – Sun 8/17 (Sunday- mobile blood drives only)
You could be one visit away from takeoff. Two lucky winners will each receive Southwest Airlines gift cards valued at $1,000! Two weeks, two prize drawings, and you might travel to the paradise of your choice. One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from everyone who registers to donate blood to the SBC community blood supply during the week of 8/4-8/10, and another will be drawn from the week of 8/11-8/17. Where could $1,000 take you? Take a look at the Southwest Airlines list of popular routes and destinations and imagine. Visit family in Phoenix, or maybe in Philly. Try your luck in Vegas, or fly the kids to Disney. Blood donors earn their wings with every visit, but two lucky winners will really take flight! Check out the official rules for prize drawing dates, terms and conditions.


Holiday HeroPromotion» Holiday Hero Days
Thu 8/28 - Tues 9/2 (closed Mon 9/1 for Labor Day)
All Center Locations
Long weekends can mean blood shortages any time of the year. We lose a day of blood collection due to the holiday closure, but still need to provide blood products for patients with surgeries and scheduled therapies. To celebrate the donors who swoop in when patients need them most, we've set up Holiday Hero Days. This summer, our Holiday Heroes will receive one Baskin Robbins Pint-for-a-Pint coupon for a visit to one of our centers during the days listed above. No cape required!


Ongoing Promotion» Monday Movie Madness
• Every Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Palo Alto, at Menlo Park (platelet appointments only) from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Palo Alto & Menlo Park Centers

We need your help on Mondays. To thank you for coming in when we need you most, we'll give you one AMC Theatres movie ticket! On Mondays, donate at our Palo Alto center or give platelets at our Menlo Park center.
Please note: Menlo Park donors will receive their movie ticket in the mail following donation.

Ongoing Promotion» Hobee's Coupons
All Center Locations
Our friends at Hobee's are offering donors generous thank you gifts! When you next visit one of our Centers, just ask for the coupons at registration - Hobee's complimentary dinner entree with purchase of another dinner entree.

Ongoing Promotion» Sports Basement 20% off Coupons
All Center Locations
This popular sporting-goods source continues to thank you for saving lives! Ask for a 20% off coupon when you check in to donate.

Always available in our centers» Free “Thinking of You” Cards for Friends and Family
• All Centers, Canteens

You will now find Thinking of You cards in our canteens for your use. These are special note cards to send to a patient or someone else who would appreciate knowing you’ve done a good deed with them in mind.

Connect with us socially»
Many of you have unique reasons for donating blood. Perhaps you or a close friend needed a life-saving blood transfusion. Or maybe you do it for the cookies and POG! Using the reach of our social media channels, we'd like to take the opportunity to share your stories with the goal of inspiring others.

How to get involved

  • On our Facebook page, share what motivates you to donate blood.
  • In a few words on Twitter, let your followers know: #WhyIGiveBlood. Be sure to mention @giveblood!
  • If you have a story that we may be able to feature on our blog, please send an email to Check out other featured stories by clicking here.


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