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3. Select your donation time

4. Select "First Time Donor"

5. Enter your name, email address, and date of birth

Promotions & Special Events Calendar

Special Promotion» Thanks for Giving

Monday, November 21 - Sunday, December 4

All Center & Mobile Locations

Celebrate the holidays while we celebrate you! Donate blood with Stanford Blood Center during our Thanks for Giving Campaign, Monday November 21 – Sunday, December 4, and get a special gift! This year, donors will receive our popular heart-shaped ornament, beautifully packaged with the story of Magdalena, a lifetime donor who became a blood recipient.

Special Promotion» Ugly Sweater Contest

Thursday, December 1 - Saturday, December 31

All Center Locations

Get festive this holiday season for a chance to win! If you wear your best “ugly sweater” when you come in to donate at any of our centers the entire month of December, you will be entered into a prize drawing to win two movie tickets.

Ongoing Promotion» Monday Movie Madness

Every Monday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Palo Alto, at Menlo Park (platelet appointments only) from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Palo Alto & Menlo Park Locations

We need your help on Mondays. To thank you for coming in when we need you most, we'll give you one Cinemark 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» Sports Basement Coupons Are Back!

All Center Locations

Sports Basement is a long-time supporter of Stanford Blood Center. We appreciate their bringing us another batch of these popular coupons for our donors! These are available at our center locations only.

Coupons valid at all six Bay Area Sports Basement locations - Berkeley, Campbell, San Francisco Bryant St., San Francisco Old Mason St., Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek.

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.

Always available in our centers: Free SBC Note Cards for Friends and Family

All Center Locations

You can always find SBC note 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.