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Chiqui Lopez-Tecson

Volunteer Spotlight — Chiqui Lopez-Tecson

March 27, 2019 12:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight — Chiqui Lopez-Tecson

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 1:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Collecting Plasma on the ALYX Machine

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 —...


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Can two Rh-positive parents have an Rh-negative child?

October 9, 2018 2:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Can two Rh-positive parents have an Rh-negative child?

Your Rh status (positive or negative) is determined by an antigen found on your red blood cells (RBCs). Being Rh-positive or Rh-negative means that either you have the Rhesus D antigen on your RBCs (positive) or you don’t (negative). Rh...


SBC Donor Survey

We’re Listening! Your SBC Donor Survey in Action

August 22, 2018 10:21 am Published by Comments Off on We’re Listening! Your SBC Donor Survey in Action

Since we launched our SBC Donor Survey back in July of 2017, we have received tremendous feedback and countless kudos for our Stanford Blood Center team members. The results have been inspiring, and your feedback has helped guide us in...


World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day — Altruism and Safer Blood

June 13, 2018 2:37 pm Published by Comments Off on World Blood Donor Day — Altruism and Safer Blood

This Thursday, June 14, blood centers and health organizations around the globe will celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). As a day of appreciation for blood donors, WBDD is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the impact that donors have...


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The Greener Canteen(er)

June 6, 2018 11:37 pm Published by Comments Off on The Greener Canteen(er)

You may notice a few changes next time you stop in to donate with us — specifically, some new offerings in our canteens! Thanks to all of the great feedback we’ve received on our donor survey, we are making some...