Stanford Blood Center and the Sharks Foundation Team Up for 12th Annual Save a Life Blood Drive


December 6, 2017
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
MEDIA CONTACT:
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828
lmagana@stanford.edu


STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) and the Sharks Foundation are teaming up once again for the 12th Annual Save a Life Blood Drive Saturday, December 16 at the SAP Center. The drive will take place in the North Concourse Entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Additional partners Donate Life and Be The Match will also be in attendance to register those interested in organ and tissue donation.

“The Sharks Foundation is honored to partner with Stanford Blood Center for the twelfth consecutive year,” said Sharks Foundation Coordinator, Missy Zielinski. “As part of our Season of Giving campaign in December, supporters and fans are able to give the gift of life through their donation at the Save a Life Blood Drive.”

All donors will have a chance to win exciting prizes, including tickets to the Sharks v. Blackhawks game on March 1. They will also be entered into the popular “Power Hour” prize drawings for several chances to win merchandise and autographed Sharks memorabilia.

“This year’s prizes will also include a Zamboni ride and a ‘bench warmer fan experience,’ where fans can win a chance to sit on the player bench during warm ups,” Stanford Blood Center spokesperson, Loren Magaña, said. “The Sharks Foundation always offers the best promotions to keep faithful donors coming year after year.”

All attendees must be at least 16 years of age or older to enter SAP Center for this event.

To schedule an appointment for this popular blood drive, 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.

About the Sharks Foundation
The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of education, health and safety, and character development/building. During the 2016-17 season, the Sharks Foundation donated a record-breaking $1.8 million in funding to support the Bay Area. Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has given more than $12 million to thousands of high-performing non-profit organizations serving youth and families in need. To learn more about how the Sharks Foundation is helping underserved children and families in the community, read our 2016-17 Community Report, visit SharksFoundation.org or connect on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

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