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Valentine’s Day Haikus

February 14, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Tweet By Donors & Friends of SBC We asked for your best Valentine’s Day haikus… And that we received! What a great compilation. Blood donors are sweet 🙂 Thankfully, your submissions are much better than that! Here they are, in...


Really Big Hearts

February 11, 2011 at 11:28 am
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center When your heart is all aflutter, who do you resemble most? Romeo & Juliet? Lady Chatterley? Anais Nin and half of Paris? Or possibly a...


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Stepping Up to the Plate(let)

February 7, 2011 at 11:12 am
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When long-time apheresis donor Dawn Chuck was unable to continue giving platelets, she made it a personal goal to recruit as many platelet donors as it would take to make up for losing her… and then some! Dawn (above, second...


Why Am I This Type?

February 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center This is one of several questions that we’re often asked by community members. Our ABO (blood type) identity, whether we’re O, A, B, or AB,...


Groundhog Sees Shadow of His A & B Antibodies

February 2, 2011 at 10:07 am
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center What does that mean?? Is there a blizzard coming? Cyclone? Mongoose? Groundhogs don’t even see very well so who knows why we rely on them...


Mooootations

January 28, 2011 at 10:28 am
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Here’s something interesting about blood types. Humans have 8 major blood types (although we also have hundreds of lesser-known mutations or alleles that are very...


Our Inner Ocean

January 21, 2011 at 10:00 am
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Did you ever wonder what plasma and sea water have in common? Considering it’s our “inner ocean” and that life may have originated in the...


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I’m a Survivor!

January 13, 2011 at 10:09 am
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Below are some reflections by Larry Frederick, a retired Oakland Police officer, who was in a near-fatal accident in 1982. Since his recovery, he has done four cross country tours on his bicycle to raise awareness of the need for...


Type A Cats

January 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Cat blood is designated as either type A, type B, and rarely type AB. Type A is the most common blood type comprising 90-95% of...