Critical Need for All Blood Types at Stanford Blood Center


August 14, 2017
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
MEDIA CONTACT:
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828
lmagana@stanford.edu


STANFORD, Calif. — Area residents are being asked to donate blood at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals.

Because of a drop in donations over the summer and higher-than-normal blood usage, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of these blood types.

“We’ve appealed to our current donor base, and now we’re reaching out to others in the community,” said Stanford Blood Center spokesperson, Loren Magaña. “If it’s been a few years since your last donation or even if you‘ve never donated before, please consider coming in to one of our centers or visiting a mobile blood drive.”

In the last few weeks there have been a high number of surgeries requiring numerous blood products, causing the current inventory to be critically low. For roughly one hour of your time you can help patients in our local community who need life-saving blood transfusions.

Donors should be in good health with no cold or flu symptoms. They must eat well prior to donation, drink fluids and present a photo ID at the time of donation. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit sbcdonor.org or call 888-723-7831.

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Stanford Blood Center was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978 to meet the complex transfusion needs of Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, as well as provide tailored blood products and clinical trial services for school researchers. Today the center provides blood products to four local hospitals and is a recognized leader in the field of transfusion medicine. More information is available at bloodcenter.stanford.edu.

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