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How to Redeem Movie Tickets Online

November 19, 2019 8:47 am Published by Comments Off on How to Redeem Movie Tickets Online

Redeeming your movie ticket online is easy! First, go to cinemark.com, select the movie you want to see, select where you want to sit and add a ticket to your cart. This should activate the payment screen, which appears as...


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 —...


Whole Blood

January 27, 2019 8:46 am Published by Comments Off on Whole Blood

What is whole blood donation? A whole blood (WB) donation is the most common form of blood donation, in which a person gives one pint of blood. What is whole blood used for? After your donation, our lab separates the...


Composition of Blood

Apheresis — Platelets, Plasma, and Double Red Blood Cells

January 26, 2019 8:51 am Published by Comments Off on Apheresis — Platelets, Plasma, and Double Red Blood Cells

What is apheresis blood collection? Apheresis blood collection, or ABC, is a special kind of blood donation. Instead of giving one pint of whole blood (as in a regular donation), an ABC donor gives only the components of blood needed...