Blood Center

Promotions & Special Events Calendar

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 10% off Coupons
All Center Locations
This popular sporting-goods source continues to thank you for saving lives! Ask for a 10% 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.

Birthday Blood Drives»
All Center Locations

If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate a birthday, SBC suggests having a Birthday Blood Drive!

By hosting a Birthday Blood Drive at one of our donor centers, you have the opportunity to celebrate your special day and have fun with friends and family while giving others the gift of life through blood donation.

To help everyone get in the celebrating mood, staff will take photos of the event and birthday cake will be available in the canteen for your party.

Your Birthday Blood Drive can take place on any day and time that our donor centers are open. All you have to do is contact Carolyn Tong by email or by calling 650-723-8015, and let her know you want to organize a birthday party at SBC.

Please contact Carolyn at least two weeks in advance to make a reservation for your Birthday Blood Drive. Once a date and time has been secured, she will work with the birthday donor to schedule party guests’ blood donation appointments.

Parties of 6 or fewer (including the birthday donor) can take place at any donor center. For parties of 7 or more (including the birthday donor), the Birthday Blood Drive must take place at our Palo Alto center to accommodate the group.

Please note: A minimum of four guests (including the birthday donor) are required to host a Birthday Blood Drive.

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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