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“SBC Kids to Camp” Helps Turn Patients into Happy Campers

September 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm
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Help us turn pediatric patients into happy campers! This September, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with an organization close to our hearts. The Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford offers transplant recipients at Packard Children’s a...


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Diaries of a Platelet Donor

August 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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In 1989, I was the victim of a serious motorcycle accident. My left leg and hip were seriously injured – I suffered from a broken hip socket, compound fractures of my tibia and fibula, and other issues. I spent a...


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Kelvin Yu — His Second Life

August 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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Kelvin Yu thought it was just an ordinary day. He went to his job as a Project Manager at Kaiser Engineers, left his office, and set out for a lunchtime walk around Lake Merritt. He had no idea that within...


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Can Runners Donate Blood?

August 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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Our donors generously give their time and blood to help save lives, so it’s no surprise that they care about health. As such, we often encounter questions about donating blood and running (particularly donating while training for a race like...