Author Archives for Krista Thomas | Communications Strategist

Volunteer Spotlight — Jennifer Harris

January 6, 2020 11:24 am Published by Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight — Jennifer Harris

It’s time for your winter Volunteer Spotlight! Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is incredibly thankful for our volunteers, who play a very important role in our health care community. It is our pleasure to introduce one of our wonderful helpers, Jennifer...


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Nick’s Story: Open Your Heart to Donation

November 14, 2019 9:46 am Published by Comments Off on Nick’s Story: Open Your Heart to Donation

HOW BLOOD DONORS SUPPORTED A 15-YEAR-OLD’S LIVE-SAVING OPEN-HEART SURGERY On October 4, 2014, Nick Farrell* was riding high celebrating a momentous occasion: his 15th birthday. One week later, on October 11, he was grappling with a very different life-altering event:...


Lessons in Service: Q&A with Vicky Santos, Lead Laboratory Technician at SBC

November 11, 2019 10:44 am Published by Comments Off on Lessons in Service: Q&A with Vicky Santos, Lead Laboratory Technician at SBC

Vicky Santos, Lead Laboratory Technician, returned to SBC in September after seven months overseas with the military. Krista Thomas, Communications Strategist, interviewed Vicky about this experience and her motivations to serve. Q: When did you first enlist and where and...