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Lessons on Stress From Wild Baboons

April 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Tweet By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center After waiting for a year because of his packed speaking engagement schedule, we recently had the privilege of hosting Dr. Robert Sapolsky, PhD at our Café Scientifique series for a...


Between a Rock and a Heart Place

April 22, 2011 at 11:38 am
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Tweet By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center Isn’t the earth an amazing place? We abuse it every day and it still forgives us. I think we often fail to see it as a living organism. Flora and fauna...


Type-2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

April 19, 2011 at 10:50 am
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Tweet Guest post by Krista Conger, Science Writer for Communications & Public Affairs at Stanford School of Medicine. Click here to be taken to the original post on Scope, Stanford School of Medicine’s blog. Stanford researchers, led by pathologist Edgar...


Type B: Passionate, Excitable, Creative Types

April 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Type B+ blood is found in about 8.5% of people in our population, and B- is found in only 1.5%. Type B red blood cells...


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Become a Blood Donor

April 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm
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  Guest post by Susan Ipaktchian, originally published on Scope, Stanford University School of Medicine’s blog. Do you know your blood type? I was surprised when many of my friends and family members said they didn’t know theirs. But here’s...


Sit. Stay. Donate.

April 7, 2011 at 8:00 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center In speaking with Dr. Sean Owens about the transfusion department he heads at UC Davis, I found they have a similar blood donation operation to Stanford Blood Center. They go to...


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Is This My Ministry?

April 4, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Below, blood donor Amy Zucker Morgenstern writes about why she began giving blood, some struggles she’s experienced along the way, and how she’ll insist on continuing despite these obstacles. According to the Stanford Blood Center, I’m a gallon donor. But...


Our Donors Are in Good Hands

March 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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Tweet By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center When you meet Training Supervisor Mary Hayes, it’s no surprise that Stanford Blood Center (SBC) Collections personnel (nurses and medical assistants) are some of the best trained in the industry. They...


The George Bailey Effect

March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am
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Tweet After pregnancy complications in the spring of 2000 required Lauren Larsen be transfused with 200+ units of blood, she embarked on her current direction as a crusader for volunteer blood donations. In this role she has spoken at more...


Iron (Fe) & the 56-day Deferral

March 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center The 56-day interval between whole blood donations is not just to build up our red blood cell (RBC) and hemoglobin levels again but also to...