Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Committed to Saving Lives- Donor Reaches Milestone 500th Donation

May 6, 2015 2:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Committed to Saving Lives- Donor Reaches Milestone 500th Donation

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist  It is no easy accomplishment, reaching 500 blood and platelet donations. In fact, it has taken Tom close to 50 years to reach this amazing milestone, which he officially realized on...


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An Accident, a Life Saved, a Calling: Why One Man Donates Blood

April 29, 2015 12:12 pm Published by Comments Off on An Accident, a Life Saved, a Calling: Why One Man Donates Blood

By Ben Ballard, donor The overwhelming feeling of gratitude hits me at times when I stop to ponder it, yet one thing remains constant: she is alive and thriving. It is almost unbelievable to me that April 2015 will mark...


Get Ready for the New Look of SBC’s Donor Website

April 20, 2015 9:49 am Published by Comments Off on Get Ready for the New Look of SBC’s Donor Website

By Nadia Alvarado, Communications specialist SBC is delighted to announce our donor website will soon be sporting a new look that will be both easy on the eyes and easier to navigate. Once the new website is live, the first...


The Journey to 580: A Lifetime of Blood Donation

April 8, 2015 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on The Journey to 580: A Lifetime of Blood Donation

By Kristin Stankus Her story of blood donation starts like many of our donors’ stories. Thirty years ago, Linda was attending college at the University of Connecticut and there was a blood drive on campus, so she decided to give....


Free AMC Movie Tickets – This is No April Fools’ Day Joke

April 1, 2015 2:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Free AMC Movie Tickets – This is No April Fools’ Day Joke

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist Spring is in full swing and many can’t wait to come out of hibernation and get outside to enjoy the fresh air. But before you head out for that hike or...


Advancing Medicine: Use of Blood Products in Research

March 25, 2015 2:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Advancing Medicine: Use of Blood Products in Research

The Stanford Blood Center (SBC) mission states “We provide hope for the future: teaching tomorrow’s leaders in transfusion medicine, researching to unlock mysteries inherent in blood, and connecting donors to patients every day.” Part of the work SBC does to...


Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign Dubbed a Blockbuster Success

February 25, 2015 11:18 am Published by Comments Off on Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign Dubbed a Blockbuster Success

  By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist This winter, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) once again partnered with a fantastic local organization as part of our second annual “Give Good” campaign, aimed to help blood donations go further...


Researchers in lab

Are You My Type? BMT: The Ultimate Exercise in Matchmaking

February 18, 2015 9:39 am Published by Comments Off on Are You My Type? BMT: The Ultimate Exercise in Matchmaking

Although Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is best known for supplying blood products to hospitals, did you know it is also home to one of the top Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Histocompatibility laboratories in the country? While our donor centers do...


DunDraCon 39 Offers Role Playing and Your Chance to Save a Life

February 11, 2015 1:16 pm Published by Comments Off on DunDraCon 39 Offers Role Playing and Your Chance to Save a Life

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist What is DunDraCon? DunDraCon (abbreviation for Dungeons & Dragons Convention) is an annual gathering of people that love games. At the Con, attendees play a variety of games, including role-playing games,...


Ninth Annual Save a Life Blood Drive Attracts Sharks and Fans

January 29, 2015 9:36 am Published by Comments Off on Ninth Annual Save a Life Blood Drive Attracts Sharks and Fans

By Loren Magaña, Public relations and media specialist On any given night, players from the San Jose Sharks dole out brutal bone crushing body checks to opposing teams in the rink. This often leads to a bloody mess on the...