Author Archives for Stanford Blood Center

Mike's Story


December 6, 2014 10:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Mike

When I was 17, I was in a skiing accident that left me in a coma and requiring immediate brain surgery to remove a blood clot from my left frontal lobe. I owe my life to the paramedics and brain...

Maeve's Story


December 6, 2014 9:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Maeve

I give blood because I can! My first donation was on Valentine’s Day years ago and I was anxious, scared and excited. 35 donations later, it has become a part of my normal routine. I am lucky that I am...

Lori's Story


December 6, 2014 9:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Lori

My Mom always encouraged us to donate blood when we were old enough to do so. Blood donations saved her life at the age of 28 when she had open heart surgery after my brother was born. At the time,...

Linda's Story


December 6, 2014 9:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Linda

We give because so many others can’t and blood can’t be manufactured. Giving blood saves lives! It’s groovy to give! Give at your earliest convenience. Linda 9-29-14


December 6, 2014 9:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Laurette

It’s simple… I give because I can, I give because others need, I give because it’s simple.

John R's Story


December 6, 2014 9:03 pm Published by Comments Off on John

I was introduced to donating blood back in college during an on-campus blood drive. I remember feeling then, as I do now, that such a simple act could have such a meaningful impact on someone else in need, perhaps at...

John M's Story


December 6, 2014 8:53 pm Published by Comments Off on John

Paulina’s life began in Stanford, Lucille Packard’s NICU. She was there until Christmas Eve and came home after 3 months. She received so many transfusions, FFP and other products, we all lost count! Now her heart needs healing and again...

Jay's Story


December 6, 2014 8:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Jay

When I was born, I had an unusual blood component called “Little C.” The doctors were concerned and decided I needed a full blood transfusion. As a universal donor, it’s difficult to be a recipient but, fortunately, my father had...

Janice's Story


December 6, 2014 8:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Janice

As a flight attendant with United for over 40 years — I started flying during the 70s, which was at the height of the AIDS epidemic — I lost so many friends who were flight attendants! I wished that I...


December 6, 2014 8:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Ignacio

I started donating blood in 2006 after I was in a bad accident in 2005 and I received a blood transfusion — and I healed up and made it. So, since, I like to donate blood to give back for...