Stanford Blood Center Partners with Good Karma Bikes to Save Lives and Help Local Kids


December 27, 2017
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
MEDIA CONTACT:
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828
lmagana@stanford.edu


STANFORD, Calif. —This January 8 – 27, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with Good Karma Bikes to boost awareness of blood donation and help local kids in the process. As part of our annual Give Good campaign, for every 15 people who come in to donate blood at an SBC center or mobile drive during this time period, Good Karma Bikes will donate a bicycle to a child in foster care or a single-parent shelter. Additionally, for each person who rolls up their sleeve, SBC will make a financial contribution to Good Karma Bikes.

“Good Karma Bikes is far more than a bike shop,” said SBC spokesman, Loren Magaña. “They also offer free bike repairs to homeless and low-wage workers, in addition to employing former foster kids and other disadvantaged youth with the goal of helping them become self-sufficient.”

Good Karma Bikes founder, Jim Gardner, is no stranger to the importance of blood donation, especially during the winter months. “As a nine-year blood donor, I know how critical it is to collect enough blood during the cold and flu season around the holidays. We are proud to partner with SBC, not only to provide life-saving blood, but to help make every blood donation go further by supporting disadvantaged youth.”

To close out the Give Good campaign, Good Karma Bikes will host a mobile drive on Saturday, January 27 at their store, located at 460 Lincoln Ave #25, San Jose.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood during the Give Good campaign or at the January 27 mobile blood drive at Good Karma Bikes, please visit sbcdonor.org or call 888-723-7831.

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About Stanford Blood Center

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.

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