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Blood Drive Coordinator Dedicated to #SavingLives

April 11, 2012 at 11:36 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center

Stacey Tinianov began coordinating our Cisco blood drives in 2009 and, to date, has brought in almost 3,000 units of blood. Less than a year after taking on her responsibilities as a blood drive coordinator, she joined our Donor Cup competition and won the award for highest number of units collected. She and her husband both donate as often as they can and she loves, loves, loves to tweet about her upcoming blood drives, and her many other activities for that matter, as @coffeemommy.

Blood Drive Coordinator: Paul B. Newman

March 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm
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By Tim Gilmore, Blood Drive Account Manager, Stanford Blood Center

When you think of Paul Newman, you probably think of the Hollywood legend. But when you say "Paul Newman" at Stanford Blood Center, people think of the Paul B. Newman Neighborhood Blood Drive. Paul is an extremely passionate and dedicated Blood Drive Coordinator. Rain or shine, Paul is out greeting donors and making everyone feel welcome.

The Safe Blood Africa Project: How SBC Donors Can Help

January 10, 2012 at 10:27 am
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By Amanda Baker, Communications Intern, Stanford Blood Center

Think globally, act locally…help globally? At Stanford Blood Center, each of these are possible because now your blood donation that will save a life in your community can also help save lives overseas. Our online store recently added an option of donating the points you receive for giving blood towards helping blood centers in Nigeria, as part of the Safe Blood Africa Project.

Discovering Resources in the Community

December 16, 2011 at 9:58 am
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By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center

Living in the Bay Area has many advantages, not least of which is the plethora of opportunities to spend leisure time. With so many competing activities available, it's easy to miss some gems. For instance, the Palo Alto Adult School (PAAS), a provider of courses for both self-enrichment and job-training. Of course, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is not a bad place to devote a little time either, especially if you're interested in helping patients. But people need to know about these organizations in order to take advantage of them.

The Safe Blood Africa Project: The Trip

December 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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By Amanda Baker, Communications Intern, Stanford Blood Center

This summer, BloodSource staff and representatives from the Carmel Valley Rotary Club traveled to Nigeria to continue working on the Safe Blood Africa Project. Led by Dr. Chris Gresens of BloodSource, the team also included Northern California Community Blood Bank CEO Tom Schallert and BloodSource's Dr. John Watson-Williams, as well as project founder and Rotarian Warren Kaufman. Their destination was Uyo University Teaching Hospital in the state of Akwa Ibom, a region of about four million people in the southern part of the country.

Laughter, It’s Good for the Heart

November 9, 2011 at 11:29 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center

Being happy in life is a goal that many people across the globe have in common. So how is it then that we achieve happiness? Over the last decade or so, this has become a hot topic. Psychologists have plunged into the science of what brings people happiness and how to make it sustainable.

The Safe Blood Africa Project: Background

October 19, 2011 at 11:38 am
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By Amanda Baker, Communications Intern, Stanford Blood Center

Communities around the globe require a safe and plentiful blood supply, and the need for blood transfusions affects patients worldwide. With this in mind, Stanford Blood Center, along with Sacramento's BloodSource and Northern California Community Blood Center, is teaming up with the Safe Blood Africa Project to bring safe blood programs to Nigeria.

The B.E.S.T. Insights

October 14, 2011 at 11:55 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center

The marketing group at SBC recently had the privilege of working with a group of students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business studying brands and user experiences. The class, called B.E.S.T. (brands, experiences, and social technology), was given the task of observing consumers in a natural setting, evaluating their findings, then offering insights intended to help tighten the gap between what consumers need to make for a positive experience with a company, organization, etc. and what that brand offers.

In the Family

July 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm
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By Deanna Bolio, Public Relations Associate, Stanford Blood Center


Fifteen-year-old Maya Israni has been around blood drives since she was no taller than the Canteen table. Today, Maya is the youngest blood drive coordinator for a community blood drive. Maya was six when her mother, Sonoo, hosted the first blood drive at Ladera Recreation District, which she did in response to the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

Maternal Connection

May 4, 2011 at 11:16 am
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by Michele Hyndman, Public Relations Manager, Stanford Blood Center Tweet I am thrilled that Stanford Blood Center is a sponsor of the inaugural Promise Walk for Northern California on May 7 to raise awareness about preeclampsia and generate funds for...