Blood donors are everyday heroes

December 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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Our friends at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin posted a video that speaks eloquently about the importance of blood donors. With their gracious permission, we’re sharing below their video of Retired Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy. Lt. Murphy, one of...

Get ready to Give Good

December 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm
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Next Wednesday, December 18, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) will launch its winter Give Good campaign — designed to double the impact of your blood donation. To support the needs of patients during the critical summer and winter seasons, SBC created...

SBC welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Trachtenberg

December 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is honored to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Trachtenberg on board as a new Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of SBC’s Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics, and Disease Profiling Laboratory. Ensuring a successful bone marrow or organ...

Rivals for Life: SBC racks up another win

December 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm
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By Deanna Bolio There are lots of traditions at Stanford Blood Center — the Sharks Foundation blood drive each hockey season, Grateful Life Tour tie-dye t-shirts every summer, and the Rivals for Life blood drive competition each fall are just...

Too deeply attached: The rise of placenta accreta

November 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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The article below, from the fall 2013 edition of Stanford Medicine Magazine, presents the story of Maya Adam, a member of the Stanford community who was treated for placenta accreta at Stanford Hospital. During her surgery, she received 22 units of blood, more than...

Thanks for Giving: A gift for blood donors

November 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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Blood donors will tell you that the best thank you gift they can receive is the knowledge that they helped save a life. A few years ago, a young girl named Brennah Payne prepared beautiful artwork to thank SBC blood...

Special delivery

November 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm
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By Deanna Bolio Part of Stanford Blood Center’s mission is to connect donors with patients, which is why we frequently share updates about blood usage at our hospitals and stories from blood recipients we meet. At this year’s Stanford Blood...