Donors accrue points each time they donate…most donors know that they can redeem the points they earn for items in the Donor Loyalty Store, but few know that they can also donate their points back to support community partners that we feature. This part of the Donor Loyalty Store is called the Donate Your Points Back program, and is just another way that SBC gives back to our community. In fact, over the past three years, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) donors have collectively donated over 450,000 points to local charities through the Donate Your Points Back program.
At the beginning of the fiscal year, we perform a check ceremony and present the partner with a monetary value for the points donated. Starting this calendar year, the people who donate the highest number of points will also be invited to participate in the check ceremony whenever possible.
Our current partners are Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCHS), Global Blood Fund (GBF), and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). When they log in to their account and access the Donor Loyalty Store, donors can click on the logo and learn more about the partner by reading about their mission and clicking the link to their webpage. Here is a little bit more about our partners:
- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford provides state-of-the art care to sick and injured children from all over the world. It is not uncommon for kids to remain hospitalized for six months or more – donated points will go toward purchasing items to provide some much-needed comfort and enjoyment during their stay.
- Global Blood Fund (GBF) is a US-based, international charity that works to promote and support blood donation world-wide. Because shortage of blood donation kills tens of thousands of people in underdeveloped countries every year, in addition to simply promoting donation, GBF also works with blood services in the US and Europe to facilitate the donation of surplus blood to poorer countries who are in desperate need of the supply.
- The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” LLS exists to find cures and ensure all patients have access to treatments. They aim to be the voice for all blood cancer patients.
In addition to presenting the partner with a check at the beginning of the fiscal year, we will also bring on three new partners. If you have a suggestion for a new community partner, please contact Victoria Somerville at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-725-2540.