Honoring America’s Veterans

November 8, 2013 at 10:51 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans honor veterans by contemplating the significance of the moment, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the armistice went into effect in 1918, marking...

Blood donors: As altruistic as mother pelicans

November 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers  Sanquin Blood Supply, the only organization authorized to manage blood donation in the Netherlands, chose a pelican with a drop of blood on its chest for its logo. The pelican symbolizes the altruism of blood donors,...

Giving is in their blood

October 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers Usually, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) can count on the NASA Ames Research Center to host blood drives five times per year. This year, thanks to the government shutdown that furloughed 1,000 Ames employees, there will only...

In remembrance of Anabel Mariko Stenzel, 1972-2013

October 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm
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Anabel Mariko Stenzel, a passionate advocate for organ and blood donors, passed away in Redwood City last month after a battle with cancer. The Blood Center will remember Anabel, known as Ana, with gratitude for her tremendous contributions, and admiration...

You need a little red to think pink

October 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to thank blood and platelet donors for the important role they play in the lives of cancer patients. Cancer patients often require transfusions, either because of the cancer itself or the...

SBC welcomes Co-Medical Director David Oh, MD

October 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers  Stanford Blood Center is pleased to announce its new Co-Medical Director of Clinical Services, David Oh, MD. Dr. Oh joins Medical Director of Clinical Services Susan Galel, MD and Assistant Medical Director Christopher Gonzalez, MD in...

The Blood Bag Project: Pick up your needles

October 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers Leigh Bowser picked up her needles — sewing needles — to raise awareness about the rare blood disorder Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) and the importance of donating blood. Inspired by a young relative who suffers from DBA, Bowser, a textile crafts graduate...