World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day Celebrates Blood Donation

June 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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Join Stanford Blood Center in celebrating World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Wednesday, June 14, 2017! If you are already a donor, please accept our sincere thanks and consider making your next appointment. If you haven’t donated blood yet, this is...

Emerging Infectious Diseases

June 6, 2017 at 5:15 am
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Please do not donate if you have EVER had Ebola virus infection or disease. Please do not donate for 4 weeks after full recovery if you have been diagnosed with an infection of chikungunya or dengue. If you have been...

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How Nature Has Us Seeing Red

May 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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Red is a powerful color. It symbolizes danger and courage, as well as love and happiness. It also holds a special place in our hearts (and our logo) here at SBC. The color’s link to blood and its importance accounts...

Top Ten Tips for Blood Donation

May 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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You’re going to do it! You’ve decided to save lives through blood donation. But if you’ve never done it before, or it’s been a while, it’s helpful to have a checklist to refer to leading up to the big day....

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Blood Bag: The Unexpected Journey

April 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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Written by: Dianne Geary, technical hospital relations manager For those of you that have donated blood before, you are familiar with the routine; the whole blood donor is asked a bunch of questions, has a mini physical and passes the...

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April is National Donate Life Month

March 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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Every 10 minutes, a new patient is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. To raise awareness of this significant need, Donate Life America has designated April as National Donate Life Month. It’s a time to recognize the life-saving...