SBC Culture & Impact

Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is a community blood center with a global impact. We connect local donors to local patients while advancing research through support, education and innovation. At SBC, our work truly matters — what we do saves lives of hundreds of people every single day. It doesn’t get more fulfilling than that!

Our Vision

Connecting our communities to provide hope for healing.

Our Mission

We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day.

SBC Culture — People

Our People

Our team members are energetic, team-players who are focused on helping others. At SBC, we place a high premium on team interaction, so we value good communicators and problem-solvers who enjoy working in a collaborative environment. We love the flexible, fast-paced nature of our work; no single day is the same, so we are constantly learning. We are professionals who are also dedicated to serving our community.

Our Blood Donors

We have the honor to build relationships with literal “life savers.” Our blood donors mean so much to us – many of them have been with us for years, and they genuinely feel like family. In fact, our donors are often our best ambassadors. The bond we build with them is priceless, and we cannot thank them enough for the life-saving gifts they continue to give.

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Our Community Connection

Being part of SBC means having an impact on our community beyond providing blood to local patients.

Who We Are

At Stanford Blood Center, everything we do is based on a strong foundation of our shared core values and operating principles.

Operating principles

Quality: We provide our partners with the highest quality products and services through continuous improvement, technological resources and research.

Service: We do our work each day with the highest level of professional courtesy for donors, partners and each other.

Innovation: We help the patients of today and tomorrow by advancing science and technology.

Education: We impart our knowledge and expertise to teach tomorrow’s leaders in transfusion and transplantation medicine.

Core values

Integrity: We adhere to a strict code of ethics and employ honesty and moral behavior in a transparent culture.

Accountability: We assume personal accountability to each other, our donors, patients and the organization for our actions and outcomes resulting from our work.

Collaboration: We involve others to produce something greater than we could by ourselves and leverage our differences to better respond to our customers’ needs.

Communication: We provide clear, concise and ongoing communication with respect for all points of view.