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Father & Daughter: Lifesaving Heroes

April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
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By Kevin O’Neill On Monday, a father and daughter teamed up to make a huge difference in people’s lives by donating platelets. What made this occasion special was that the daughter was making her very first platelet donation! Mariana Briskin,...


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Committed to our cause

March 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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By Julie Peachey Judy Lasky recently happened upon our bloodmobile parked outside a YMCA and was thrilled to see Stanford Blood Center in her neighborhood again. She had been a committed blood donor at a community drive we held in...


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In lieu of gifts, donors ask for donations

January 23, 2014 at 8:00 am
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By Julie Peachey Several years ago we introduced the idea of Center drives for small groups of friends who donate together at our Center locations. An alternative to hosting a larger, off-site blood drive, these groups (typically 5-10 people) are a...


Blood donors are everyday heroes

December 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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Our friends at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin posted a video that speaks eloquently about the importance of blood donors. With their gracious permission, we’re sharing below their video of Retired Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy. Lt. Murphy, one of...


Honoring America’s Veterans

November 8, 2013 at 10:51 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans honor veterans by contemplating the significance of the moment, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the armistice went into effect in 1918, marking...


Blood donors: As altruistic as mother pelicans

November 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers  Sanquin Blood Supply, the only organization authorized to manage blood donation in the Netherlands, chose a pelican with a drop of blood on its chest for its logo. The pelican symbolizes the altruism of blood donors,...


In remembrance of Anabel Mariko Stenzel, 1972-2013

October 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm
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Anabel Mariko Stenzel, a passionate advocate for organ and blood donors, passed away in Redwood City last month after a battle with cancer. The Blood Center will remember Anabel, known as Ana, with gratitude for her tremendous contributions, and admiration...