Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Increasing the Odds

March 9, 2011 2:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Increasing the Odds

By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Question: How might we increase the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives? Katie Pfeiffer, Communications Director at the Haas Center for Public Service, recently invited me...


Where Are the A & B Antigens on a Red Blood Cell?

March 4, 2011 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Where Are the A & B Antigens on a Red Blood Cell?

Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Well, think of a little red blood cell (RBC) in 3D with lots of tiny little hairs sticking out of it. Type A people have...


Lifesaving Research at Stanford Blood Center

March 2, 2011 3:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Lifesaving Research at Stanford Blood Center

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By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center

The collateral damage associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment may soon be a thing of the past. Medical students have traditionally been taught that the body's immune system generally doesn't turn on itself, even in the presence of a tumor. But Ed Engleman, MD and his research team at Stanford Blood Center have developed a method for training the body's immune system to do just that for prostate cancer. Their research over the past eighteen years has opened new doors for potentially curing other forms of cancer, as well.


A Perfect Match

February 24, 2011 7:58 am Published by Comments Off on A Perfect Match

Tweet By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Over the past five years, I’ve come to appreciate this time of year. Yes, wintertime at the office is very exciting around here! It’s the time of year when a...


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Inspiration

February 23, 2011 10:54 am Published by Comments Off on Inspiration

  We had the pleasure of working with the friendly folks at Micro-Documentaries on some short videos featuring a few very special blood recipients. Below is a piece written by Noah Stout from Micro-Docs about his experiences in filming the...


The Real Winners

February 16, 2011 9:58 am Published by Comments Off on The Real Winners

In 2010, we introduced the Donor Cup; a friendly blood drive competition among some of the tech companies responsible for the very technology I rely upon throughout my day. Inspired by the World Cup soccer games, companies were invited to participate by scheduling at least four blood drives, one per quarter, during the year. Under the rules of play, they were ranked on their performance in a variety of categories, including percent of employee participation, percent of new donors, and highest total units collected.


Valentine’s Day Haikus

February 14, 2011 9:33 am Published by Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Haikus

Tweet By Donors & Friends of SBC We asked for your best Valentine’s Day haikus… And that we received! What a great compilation. Blood donors are sweet 🙂 Thankfully, your submissions are much better than that! Here they are, in...


Really Big Hearts

February 11, 2011 11:28 am Published by Comments Off on Really Big Hearts

Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center When your heart is all aflutter, who do you resemble most? Romeo & Juliet? Lady Chatterley? Anais Nin and half of Paris? Or possibly a...


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Stepping Up to the Plate(let)

February 7, 2011 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on Stepping Up to the Plate(let)

When long-time apheresis donor Dawn Chuck was unable to continue giving platelets, she made it a personal goal to recruit as many platelet donors as it would take to make up for losing her… and then some! Dawn (above, second...


Why Am I This Type?

February 4, 2011 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Why Am I This Type?

Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center This is one of several questions that we’re often asked by community members. Our ABO (blood type) identity, whether we’re O, A, B, or AB,...