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Charles Drew

Celebrating Charles Drew in Black History Month

February 16, 2021 12:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Celebrating Charles Drew in Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of Charles Drew, a Black doctor who broke down barrier after barrier on his mission to help patients and eventually become the “father of blood centers.” Charles Drew was...


Ben and Gail

Ben and Gail’s Story: Giving Together

February 11, 2021 1:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Ben and Gail’s Story: Giving Together

Last year, donor Ben Brian hit an incredible milestone with SBC: his 500th donation. When asked what motivates him to give blood, among the usual answer of service to others and the free cookies, Ben mentioned that he has been...


Dr. Engleman watercolor

Perspective From SBC’s Founder

January 14, 2021 11:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Perspective From SBC’s Founder

Dr. Edgar Engleman is the founding Medical Director of Stanford Blood Center (SBC), as well as Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Stanford University. Over the course of his career, Dr. Engleman’s passion for supporting patients has fueled accomplishments that...


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Sam and Beth’s CCP Story: Critically Ill Patient and Wife Turned Plasma Donors

January 14, 2021 11:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Sam and Beth’s CCP Story: Critically Ill Patient and Wife Turned Plasma Donors

Dr. Sam P. Most, Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Health Care (SHC) and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, is not only an accomplished and beloved member of the Stanford community; he...