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...


June 10, 2017 at 7:46 am
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You will no longer be deferred for tattoos obtained in a California State regulated entity. At present, you will still be deferred for three months if you obtained a tattoo outside of California or in California in a non-regulated entity....


June 9, 2017 at 5:16 am
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While many people assume that they are ineligible to donate blood if they take medications, this is simply not the case! While some medications would preclude you from donating, most medications — even those prescribed by a doctor — pose...