Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Everest-Size Friendships

May 2, 2011 11:28 am Published by Comments Off on Everest-Size Friendships

by Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Tweet When Rob Chang, marketing manager at Sports Basement, called Stanford Blood Center four years ago regarding a potential partnership, we had no idea what he would bring to our organization...


How Are Blood Component Expiration Dates Determined?

April 29, 2011 9:03 am Published by Comments Off on How Are Blood Component Expiration Dates Determined?

Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) set safety standards and requirements that blood banks must follow. One...


Lessons on Stress From Wild Baboons

April 27, 2011 9:06 am Published by Comments Off on Lessons on Stress From Wild Baboons

Tweet By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center After waiting for a year because of his packed speaking engagement schedule, we recently had the privilege of hosting Dr. Robert Sapolsky, PhD at our Café Scientifique series for a...


Between a Rock and a Heart Place

April 22, 2011 11:38 am Published by Comments Off on Between a Rock and a Heart Place

Tweet By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center Isn’t the earth an amazing place? We abuse it every day and it still forgives us. I think we often fail to see it as a living organism. Flora and fauna...


Type-2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

April 19, 2011 10:50 am Published by Comments Off on Type-2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

Tweet Guest post by Krista Conger, Science Writer for Communications & Public Affairs at Stanford School of Medicine. Click here to be taken to the original post on Scope, Stanford School of Medicine’s blog. Stanford researchers, led by pathologist Edgar...


Type B: Passionate, Excitable, Creative Types

April 15, 2011 2:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Type B: Passionate, Excitable, Creative Types

Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Type B+ blood is found in about 8.5% of people in our population, and B- is found in only 1.5%. Type B red blood cells...


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Become a Blood Donor

April 13, 2011 1:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Become a Blood Donor

  Guest post by Susan Ipaktchian, originally published on Scope, Stanford University School of Medicine’s blog. Do you know your blood type? I was surprised when many of my friends and family members said they didn’t know theirs. But here’s...


Sit. Stay. Donate.

April 7, 2011 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Sit. Stay. Donate.

By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center In speaking with Dr. Sean Owens about the transfusion department he heads at UC Davis, I found they have a similar blood donation operation to Stanford Blood Center. They go to...


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Is This My Ministry?

April 4, 2011 9:45 am Published by Comments Off on Is This My Ministry?

Below, blood donor Amy Zucker Morgenstern writes about why she began giving blood, some struggles she’s experienced along the way, and how she’ll insist on continuing despite these obstacles. According to the Stanford Blood Center, I’m a gallon donor. But...


Our Donors Are in Good Hands

March 31, 2011 1:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Our Donors Are in Good Hands

Tweet By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center When you meet Training Supervisor Mary Hayes, it’s no surprise that Stanford Blood Center (SBC) Collections personnel (nurses and medical assistants) are some of the best trained in the industry. They...