Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Emileigh's Story


December 6, 2014 5:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Emileigh

I started donating blood at the Leigh High School blood drive! The nurse who helped me told me facts about how many people need blood to survive! I felt so good knowing that I was saving lives by simply donating...


December 6, 2014 5:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Elizabeth

[I have] Always enjoyed helping the community. Taking time to help others does not need to be time consuming or costly… [I] do not have much of either. People need help, I am glad I can help… 1 hour every...


December 6, 2014 4:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Elaine

Care…Give… In the 1970s, my company had a blood drive… I’ve given ever since… Give when called… (o-Negative CMV) Give encouragement to others to give too… (A 5 Gallon Donor)


December 6, 2014 4:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Coral

The first time I had blood taken, I was eight years old. I wasn’t donating. I was finding out if the tumor that was near my spine was malignant. I was blessed in the fact that it was benign, but...


December 3, 2014 9:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Christin

I donated 1st when I was 18 years old because I felt it was the right thing to do. I was young, healthy, and able to do so to help others! My parents always let me know I had a...

Catherine's Story


December 3, 2014 9:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Catherine

In 2013 I had hip replacement surgery and my doctor had me donate 3 units of blood for my own use during surgery. It was then that I learned about donating platelets and that my blood type and blood were...

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Recognizing Donor Milestones

December 3, 2014 9:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Recognizing Donor Milestones

By Jennifer Chang Have you ever seen a donor wearing a fancy Stanford Blood Center T-shirt with shiny gold or silver foil lettering? We give out lots of shirts here at SBC, but these are ordered in pretty small quantities....


December 3, 2014 12:52 am Published by Comments Off on Barry

Stanford Medical Center trained me for a rewarding career in neurology, and I wanted to give back to the community, but the first time I donated I passed out! I was scared to come back, but my best friend was...

R.H.'s story

R. H.

November 24, 2014 8:10 pm Published by Comments Off on R. H.

Both my children were preemies and required blood transfusions (special preemie blood) from the Stanford Blood Bank. I think of this when I give blood. I am always grateful to those who gave and to the Stanford Blood Bank. Today, both...