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Can Runners Donate Blood?

August 2, 2017 at 6:23 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.  Our donors generously give their time and blood to help save lives, so it’s no surprise that...


Where does my blood go?

June 12, 2017 at 11:20 am
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It’s my first-time donating blood. I walk into Stanford Blood Center (SBC) and I don’t know what to expect. I am a bit nervous because I’m not a big fan of needles, but I know I’m doing this for a...


June 12, 2017 at 7:17 am
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During the Medical History part of your donation process, the Historian will take a small blood sample from your finger to test your hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying molecule in your red blood cells. In order to get an accurate...

MSM (12-Month Deferral)

June 11, 2017 at 7:38 am
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The FDA requires all blood centers to question donors about activities that are associated with an increased risk of exposure to infectious agents. According to statistics from the public health service, men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to...