David after his 600th blood donation

David Polnaszek’s 600th Blood Donation is a Family Affair

July 31, 2019 at 11:56 am
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In June, David Polnaszek hit a special milestone with Stanford Blood Center when he made his 600th blood donation at our Menlo Park donor center. The 73-year-old Portola Valley resident has been doing his part to help save countless lives long before iPhones...

Chiqui Lopez-Tecson

Volunteer Spotlight — Chiqui Lopez-Tecson

March 27, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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It’s time for another Volunteer Spotlight! Stanford Blood Center would be nothing without our volunteers, so it is our pleasure to help you get to know one of our wonderful helpers, former SBC Collections Manager Chiqui Lopez-Tecson. Why do you...

Plasma collection on ALYX machine

Collecting Plasma on the ALYX Machine

February 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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Beginning January 8, we expanded our collections to include plasma products drawn on the ALYX machine. The ALYX machine is an apheresis machine that separates and collects various blood components and returns what we aren’t using to the donor —...