High school blood donors get an early start

September 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers A whole blood donor who donates as often as possible (approximately once every eight weeks) might take more than 16 years to reach 100 donations. And yet, a donor who begins in high school and commits...

The volunteer spirit

September 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers               When Ruth Storek finished donating blood at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) one day, she looked down at the table in the canteen and noticed an appeal for volunteers printed...

September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers September, “back to school” month for most children, is a time for children and parents to think excitedly about their futures. For children suffering from chronic illnesses like sickle cell disease, though, the future may seem...

Thank a blood collector this week

September 10, 2013 at 10:16 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers   We’re celebrating Blood Collectors Week from September 8-14, 2013. Blood centers across the nation take this time to thank blood collection staff for their efforts to ensure blood is available when needed, and to highlight...

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Blood donation and iron

September 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm
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Please note, there may be more current information available related to iron and blood donation. Visit our Iron and Blood Donation page for more.  Eating a healthy diet is important for anyone, especially blood donors. But we want to make sure...

Dog days for canine donors

August 31, 2013 at 5:49 am
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As our regular donors know, blood centers always worry about having enough blood donors in the summer. At Stanford Blood Center, summer means calling our donors more frequently due to the increase in accidents, an uptick in scheduled surgeries, and...

Signing up can save a life: Choose to be an organ donor

August 23, 2013 at 10:09 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers Across the United States, there are over 114,000 people waiting for organ transplants, according to Donate Life California. One of Stanford Blood Center’s partners, the California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN), works tirelessly to connect these people...

Introducing Vanessa Merina, SBC’s new communications director

August 19, 2013 at 7:12 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers We’re very excited to introduce our new communications director, Vanessa Merina. From handling communications for the University of Wisconsin Law School, to establishing an intercultural nonprofit and teaching creative writing workshops in Bordeaux, France, to heading...

Easy ways to inspire new donors

August 14, 2013 at 11:04 am
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Some of our dedicated blood and platelet donors tell us they wish they could help us bring new donors into our centers. We are grateful for this kind of help! Below, we have a few ideas to share that could...