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Support the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign

January 25, 2018 6:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Support the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign

January is National Blood Donor Month, so we figured this was the perfect time to share an awesome and long overdue initiative — the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign. According to the World Health Organization, 112.5 million blood donations are collected globally...


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Platelet Donation 301 — Platelets and HLA Typing

January 10, 2018 6:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Platelet Donation 301 — Platelets and HLA Typing

Most of you probably know that when you donate blood products, they test for your blood type (A-positive, O-negative, etc.). But you might not know that when you donate platelets, they test for an additional type — your HLA type....


Donating Blood for Good Karma Banner

Do It For The Kids: This January, donating blood will help local patients and children in need

January 3, 2018 7:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Do It For The Kids: This January, donating blood will help local patients and children in need

This January, donating blood will earn you good karma! January 8 – 27, Stanford Blood Center is partnering with Good Karma Bikes (GKB) for our fifth annual Give Good campaign. Each year during our critical winter season (when blood donations are...


Decade of Dominance — Rivals

A Decade of Dominance — Stanford Beats Cal in the 12th Annual “Rivals for Life” Blood Drive

November 22, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on A Decade of Dominance — Stanford Beats Cal in the 12th Annual “Rivals for Life” Blood Drive

Stanford football wasn’t the only winner this week! Every November, in advance of the “Big Game” (Stanford vs. Cal football), the universities’ respective blood centers have a competition of their own: the “Rivals for Life” blood drive. Whoever collects the...


Stan the Man Reaches a Milestone Blood Donation!

October 18, 2017 4:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Stan the Man Reaches a Milestone Blood Donation!

Stan is the man! On Monday, October 16, Stanley (Stan) Jensen celebrated his 500th milestone blood donation with Stanford Blood Center (SBC). . . and his 65th birthday! Stan, a resident of Pacifica, CA, first donated blood January 10, 1984, when...


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Kelvin Yu — His Second Life

August 10, 2017 4:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Kelvin Yu — His Second Life

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...