December 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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[I have] Always enjoyed helping the community. Taking time to help others does not need to be time consuming or costly… [I] do not have much of either. People need help, I am glad I can help… 1 hour every...


December 6, 2014 at 4:53 pm
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Care…Give… In the 1970s, my company had a blood drive… I’ve given ever since… Give when called… (o-Negative CMV) Give encouragement to others to give too… (A 5 Gallon Donor)


December 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm
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The first time I had blood taken, I was eight years old. I wasn’t donating. I was finding out if the tumor that was near my spine was malignant. I was blessed in the fact that it was benign, but...


December 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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I donated 1st when I was 18 years old because I felt it was the right thing to do. I was young, healthy, and able to do so to help others! My parents always let me know I had a...

Catherine's Story


December 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm
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In 2013 I had hip replacement surgery and my doctor had me donate 3 units of blood for my own use during surgery. It was then that I learned about donating platelets and that my blood type and blood were...

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Recognizing Donor Milestones

December 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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By Jennifer Chang Have you ever seen a donor wearing a fancy Stanford Blood Center T-shirt with shiny gold or silver foil lettering? We give out lots of shirts here at SBC, but these are ordered in pretty small quantities....


December 3, 2014 at 12:52 am
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Stanford Medical Center trained me for a rewarding career in neurology, and I wanted to give back to the community, but the first time I donated I passed out! I was scared to come back, but my best friend was...

R.H.'s story

R. H.

November 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm
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Both my children were preemies and required blood transfusions (special preemie blood) from the Stanford Blood Bank. I think of this when I give blood. I am always grateful to those who gave and to the Stanford Blood Bank. Today, both...


November 24, 2014 at 8:06 pm
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I began donating in 1990 when my daughter Sarah was born. She was born with congenital heart disease. After a few surgeries and a heart transplant, she is doing very well and living in North Carolina. Donating blood is vital...