This Summer Giving is Groovy and Patriotic

May 20, 2015 at 7:49 am
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By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist Giving is groovy all year long and this summer Stanford Blood Center is highlighting that it’s also patriotic. If you’ve been to one of our centers to donate recently, you may...

Hope in the Blood of Ebola Survivors

May 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers  Ebola is a devastating disease, but hope for a treatment may rest within the blood of survivors—along with the prospect of building stronger blood systems for the West African countries overwhelmed by the recent outbreak. When...

Book a Blood-Donor Friendly Vacation

April 15, 2015 at 11:43 am
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Did you know that if you travel to a malarial risk zone, you might be deferred from donating blood even if you aren’t ill? That’s because donors can be infected and symptom free and still transmit malaria through a blood...

The Journey to 580: A Lifetime of Blood Donation

April 8, 2015 at 9:53 am
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By Kristin Stankus Her story of blood donation starts like many of our donors’ stories. Thirty years ago, Linda was attending college at the University of Connecticut and there was a blood drive on campus, so she decided to give....

Advancing Medicine: Use of Blood Products in Research

March 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm
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The Stanford Blood Center (SBC) mission states “We provide hope for the future: teaching tomorrow’s leaders in transfusion medicine, researching to unlock mysteries inherent in blood, and connecting donors to patients every day.” Part of the work SBC does to...