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Medications

June 9, 2017 5:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Certain medications that are perfectly safe for you to take could be harmful if transfused into another person. Please refer to the medication deferral list for a list of medications that may affect your eligibility as a blood donor. The deferral...


Travel

June 8, 2017 5:16 am Published by Comments Off on Travel

Anyone who has ever lived in or visited another country may have different deferral periods – this will all be reviewed in the donor screening process. Below are a few examples of common travel deferrals. If you have questions about...


Zika Virus

June 7, 2017 7:25 am Published by Comments Off on Zika Virus

Stanford Blood Center now screens all blood collections for Zika virus under an Investigational New Drug (IND) protocol. Donors will no longer be deferred for travel to areas with Zika virus activity, or for sexual contact with a partner who...


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Blood Bag: The Unexpected Journey

April 5, 2017 9:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Blood Bag: The Unexpected Journey

Written by: Dianne Geary, technical hospital relations manager For those of you that have donated blood before, you are familiar with the routine; the whole blood donor is asked a bunch of questions, has a mini physical and passes the...


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SBC’s Edgar Engleman, M.D. Finds That Vitamin A Suppresses Colon Cancer

October 12, 2016 4:50 pm Published by Comments Off on SBC’s Edgar Engleman, M.D. Finds That Vitamin A Suppresses Colon Cancer

Innovation is a guiding principle at Stanford Blood Center, and our founder is on the forefront of innovation in cancer treatment discoveries. Ed Engleman, M.D., recently conducted research into vitamin A’s role in suppressing colorectal cancer, the second leading cause...


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Benevolence Without Borders

February 29, 2016 9:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Benevolence Without Borders

By Dayna Kerecman Myers Every day, people living in some of the world’s poorest countries die because of a shortage of safe blood. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the vast majority of countries collected less than half of the blood...


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Meet the Matchmakers

January 27, 2016 8:55 am Published by Comments Off on Meet the Matchmakers

Stanford Blood Center’s Special Donations department is a small office of four cubicles. A large whiteboard takes up an entire wall of the room, and is covered in meticulous handwriting in a rainbow of colors. A good portion of the...


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Why I Love to Roll Up My Sleeves

January 13, 2016 9:26 am Published by Comments Off on Why I Love to Roll Up My Sleeves

By Bruce Anderson, guest blogger When I first started giving blood, I was terrified of needles and syringes and would become light-headed at the mere suggestion of them. But I had grown up in a small town where the community...


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2016 Donor Schedule Change

January 5, 2016 9:02 am Published by Comments Off on 2016 Donor Schedule Change

We want you to know ahead of time that we are making temporary modifications to our center hours of operation. Starting Monday, February 8, 2016 we will be instituting new appointment schedules at all three center locations. This temporary change...