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Blood Products for Research: Participate in SBC’s Genetic Sequencing Study

November 28, 2018 3:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Blood Products for Research: Participate in SBC’s Genetic Sequencing Study

In addition to providing blood products for local patients, Stanford Blood Center is committed to providing blood products for research. Researchers use these products to make breakthrough discoveries and help the patients of tomorrow. One way we are doing this is...


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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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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...