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Can You Help End Childhood Cancer?

September 26, 2018 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Can You Help End Childhood Cancer?

Every year, 15,780 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. In fact, according to Children’s Cancer Research Fund, each day, 43 families in the United States will hear that their child has cancer. That’s why we observe September...


Volunteer Spotlight: Heather

Volunteer Spotlight: Heather McKelvy

July 11, 2018 9:05 am Published by Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Heather McKelvy

It’s time for another Volunteer Spotlight! Our latest Spotlight features Heather McKelvy, who works at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Check out what Heather has to say: Why do you volunteer at SBC?  I like to be able to give back...


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March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

March 14, 2018 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month

As a Stanford Blood Center donor, each time you donate, you could potentially save a life… it could be someone with cancer, a trauma victim, or even someone with a rare bleeding disorder. March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month,...


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Support the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign

January 25, 2018 6:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Support the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign

January is National Blood Donor Month, so we figured this was the perfect time to share an awesome and long overdue initiative — the International #BloodDonorEmoji Campaign. According to the World Health Organization, 112.5 million blood donations are collected globally...


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Platelet Donation 301 — Platelets and HLA Typing

January 10, 2018 6:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Platelet Donation 301 — Platelets and HLA Typing

Most of you probably know that when you donate blood products, they test for your blood type (A-positive, O-negative, etc.). But you might not know that when you donate platelets, they test for an additional type — your HLA type....


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Do It For The Kids: This January, donating blood will help local patients and children in need

January 3, 2018 7:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Do It For The Kids: This January, donating blood will help local patients and children in need

This January, donating blood will earn you good karma! January 8 – 27, Stanford Blood Center is partnering with Good Karma Bikes (GKB) for our fifth annual Give Good campaign. Each year during our critical winter season (when blood donations are...