Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

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What It Meant to Be Team SBC in 2020

January 14, 2021 11:14 pm Published by Comments Off on What It Meant to Be Team SBC in 2020

To help paint a clearer picture of how the challenges of 2020 affected teams all around the Blood Center, we asked team members to tell us, in a few sentences, what being an SBC team member in 2020 meant to...


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In Loving Memory, Susan H. Belanger, RN

January 14, 2021 10:54 pm Published by Comments Off on In Loving Memory, Susan H. Belanger, RN

August 22, 1950 – May 18, 2020 It is with deep sadness that we inform our donor community of the passing of one of our charge nurses, Susan Belanger, on May 18, 2020. For nearly 20 years, Susan, Sue B.,...


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Hosting a Blood Drive During a Pandemic — Q&A

January 14, 2021 10:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Hosting a Blood Drive During a Pandemic — Q&A

The below is a Q&A with Blood Drive Coordinator Jim Gardner of Good Karma Bikes. Q: How long have you been holding blood drives with SBC, and what first made you become a Blood Drive Coordinator (BDC)? A: I’ve been...


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Recent Milestone Donors

January 14, 2021 10:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Recent Milestone Donors

As is our tradition with our winter PULSE editions, we like to give a special shout-out to all donors who have reached a milestone since our last publication (in this case, between December 1, 2019, and November 15, 2020). Your...


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Words That Work

January 14, 2021 10:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Words That Work

From January to November of last year, SBC welcomed nearly 7,900 first-time donors! These donors came from a number of different places, and we know from talking with new donors that often one of the most successful and powerful outreach...


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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Donation

January 14, 2021 10:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Donation

Go into a blood center to donate today, and there are many factors that influence your eligibility to donate: age, travel history, disease risk, medications. One thing that is never a cause for deferral today, but once proved an incredible...


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Donor Loyalty Store

January 14, 2021 10:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Donor Loyalty Store

Have you visited the “Store” tab on your donor portal lately? As a reminder, each donation you make earns you points,* which can be used to redeem items — or donate to other organizations — in the Donor Loyalty Store...


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Thank You, 2020 Sponsors!

January 14, 2021 10:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Thank You, 2020 Sponsors!

While the success of our daily work is made possible by the generosity of our dedicated blood donors, it also depends on contributions from invaluable community partnerships. Our partners support our mission in a number of ways, including donating products...


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What Was, and What Is to Come

January 14, 2021 9:59 pm Published by Comments Off on What Was, and What Is to Come

By Harpreet Sandhu, Executive Director/CEO As we close out this issue of PULSE, I want to take the time to reflect on how the challenges we have overcome and the innovations we have brought about will lead us into a...


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Lia’s Story: Giving and Receiving

January 4, 2021 2:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Lia’s Story: Giving and Receiving

By Lia Adams, guest blogger, Milestone blood donor and plasma recipient Medical Background When I was a kid, we didn’t know I had a primary immune deficiency. All we knew was that I got sick more often than average, sometimes with...