Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

The Japanese Blood Drop

September 22, 2010 1:41 pm Published by Comments Off on The Japanese Blood Drop

  By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Meet Kenketsu-chan (“blood donation girl”), Japan’s most well-known blood donation mascot. She is a little pixie with big shiny drops of blood for ears. Kenketsu-chan...


ABO Dominant and Recessive Genes

September 10, 2010 11:22 am Published by Comments Off on ABO Dominant and Recessive Genes

By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Here’s an interesting trivia question: Can a man who is type A and a woman who is type B have a type O baby? a) Only...


Blue Blooded Relations

September 3, 2010 1:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Blue Blooded Relations

By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center The next time you hear somebody say they have “blue blood” in their ancestry & are trying to tell you that they are of royal blood...


The Spirits in Blood

August 27, 2010 9:23 am Published by Comments Off on The Spirits in Blood

By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Back in 1668 when there were a few experiments of blood transfusions from sheep into humans, the reason for doing this wasn’t that sheep were plentiful...


The Cast: Bob Sherman

August 18, 2010 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on The Cast: Bob Sherman

By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center A deafening whistle cuts through the crisp morning air of Stanford Blood Center’s (SBC) parking lot, on par with the ear piercing fire alarm that’s just led to the congregation of the...


SBC Heart

Stephen Schneider, a Noble Nobel

August 17, 2010 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on Stephen Schneider, a Noble Nobel

By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center Stanford Blood Center had the privilege of hosting Dr. Stephen Schneider at a bi-monthly Cafe Scientifique discussion to share his unique perspective as both a climate studies expert and a cancer...