Thrilled to the marrow

August 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm
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By Deanna Bolio, Communications Specialist Representatives from Stanford Blood Center were honored to be invited to the Stanford Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion held Saturday, July 27. This life-affirming event, held on the lawn in front of the Li Ka...

Blood given, not shed

August 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm
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With war and bloodshed inescapable in many places around the world, the French artist Hady Sy considers art his weapon. His “One Blood” exhibit carries a powerful message about the ability to save lives through donating blood — a concept...

Pondering plasma

July 30, 2013 at 7:57 am
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By Billie Rubin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center According to the Coalition for Plasma Science, “Plasma is often called the ‘Fourth State of Matter’, the other three being solid, liquid and gas. A plasma is a distinct...

How I saved a man’s life

July 24, 2013 at 7:21 am
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By Peter Garrison This piece was originally published in the Los Angeles Times on June 29, 2013. I saved a man’s life. It feels odd to utter that sentence. It sounds like a request for admiration or at the very least...

#WhyIGiveBlood – Your Responses

June 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm
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(Comments from FB post on 2/8) Many blood donors have unique reasons for giving blood. Perhaps a close friend or family member needed a life-saving blood transfusion. Or maybe it’s all about the cookies and POG! We recently asked folks...

Taylor and her mother, Lori

Stanford Blood Center Donors Helped Save Taylor’s Life

June 21, 2013 at 10:57 am
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By Winter Johnson, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Michele Hyndman, Stanford Blood Center A month before her 14th birthday in November 2011, Taylor was enjoying a normal teenage life in Watsonville, Calif., when she was hit with sudden, flu-like symptoms that turned into vomiting blood. She was...

Connecting Tunnels in Our Blood

June 19, 2013 at 9:34 am
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By Billie Rubin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center There are skinny, spidery vessels in all of our tissues that connect the arteries with the veins in our circulatory system. The arteries are big muscle vessels that carry...

Celebrating World Blood Donor Day

June 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers With their altruistic donations, the Buddhist monks in the photo above are helping Cambodia strengthen its system of voluntary blood donors. They embody the spirit of World Blood Donor Day, celebrated every June 14 to encourage...