Help Stanford Blood Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Send Deserving Kids to Summer Camp
August 10, 2016
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828
STANFORD, Calif.− Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with the Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to help send 50 pediatric transplant recipients to camp.
“Providing a summer camp for children with chronic illness is very important to their healing process,” said Kirsten Cotton-Sheldon, recreational therapy and child life specialist with Packard Children’s, “and we believe these campers can experience a type of healing that is only found in nature.”
SBC will make a contribution towards the camp for every donor who donates blood
August 22nd — September 3rd at one of SBC’s centers or mobile blood drives.
“This camp offers transplant recipients a chance to be a kid not just a patient,” said Loren Magaña, spokesperson for SBC, “and it provides them the unique chance to meet others like themselves who have gone through similar experiences.”
The public is invited to assist this great cause by scheduling an appointment to donate blood at: sbcdonor.org or by calling 888-723-7831.
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 4 local hospitals and is a recognized leader in the field of transfusion medicine. More information is available at bloodcenter.stanford.edu.