Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Zika Virus

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

Stanford Blood Center screens blood collections for Zika virus. However, if you have been diagnosed with having Zika virus infection within the last 120 days (~4 months), please call our Post Donation Callback line immediately at 650-725-9968 and someone will contact you to discuss your previous donations and your eligibility to donate.


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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...


Bay Area Cancer Connections

Bay Area Cancer Connections

January 13, 2017 11:04 am Published by Comments Off on Bay Area Cancer Connections

In 2016, in addition to providing lifesaving blood products, donors benefitted breast and ovarian cancer patients in treatment. For each donor that came in during the campaign, SBC made a donation to Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC). Donations went toward...


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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...


Bruce Anderson, donor

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...


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Great Reads For Blood Donors

December 30, 2015 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Great Reads For Blood Donors

By Dayna Kereceman Myers Whether you’re looking to cozy up to some good books to help fill the last few days of your winter vacation or keep you company on your trip home, you want to learn more about blood...