Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Give Blood for Life During National Blood Donor Month

December 29, 2014 2:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Give Blood for Life During National Blood Donor Month

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist Did you know there is an entire month designated to appreciating blood donors? Volunteerism and altruism come in many forms but none are quite as selfless and priceless as giving the...


New in the Online Store: Donate Points to a Worthwhile Cause

December 17, 2014 12:11 pm Published by Comments Off on New in the Online Store: Donate Points to a Worthwhile Cause

By Julie Peachey What makes a blood donor so remarkable? In addition to donating their time and making the effort to donate blood, they still ask what more they can do to give back. Veterans of Stanford Blood Center may...


Double Your Impact: Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign

December 10, 2014 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Double Your Impact: Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist Each winter, blood centers struggle to maintain adequate supplies of blood products to meet patient needs. With the holidays come travels plans, festive engagements, and the flu, which often cause significant...


Tony's story

Tony

December 7, 2014 7:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Tony

My donation story starts from when I was very young. My grandmother was a severe hemophiliac. I was used to seeing her in the hospital getting blood transfusions. Once I became an adult, I realized the best way I could...


Susan's Story

Susan

December 7, 2014 7:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Susan

I started donating when my cousin’s wife was diagnosed with leukemia. In the face of this tragic disease, she not only thought of herself, but of others as well. She kept family and friends informed of her progress and treatments,...


Sandra's Story

Sandra

December 7, 2014 7:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Sandra

Today is my 99th whole blood donation. My husband and I started donating about 19 years ago as one of our first dates. We had been dating about 3 months, and my son’s elementary school was having a blood drive...


Pati's Story

Pati

December 6, 2014 10:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Pati

My first donation was in 1977 at a mobile blood drive at my company. My girlfriend encouraged me, as she was a regular donor. I, among many others at work, didn’t really see the need and was apprehensive to give...


Mike's Story

Mike

December 6, 2014 10:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Mike

When I was 17, I was in a skiing accident that left me in a coma and requiring immediate brain surgery to remove a blood clot from my left frontal lobe. I owe my life to the paramedics and brain...


Maeve's Story

Maeve

December 6, 2014 9:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Maeve

I give blood because I can! My first donation was on Valentine’s Day years ago and I was anxious, scared and excited. 35 donations later, it has become a part of my normal routine. I am lucky that I am...