Author Archives for Krista Thomas | Communications Strategist

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Megan’s Story: Life in Color

July 18, 2021 9:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Megan’s Story: Life in Color

If you ever met Megan Mehta, you’d be struck almost instantly by her energy, her vivacity. Megan was born with a lust for life and has spent the past five years reclaiming that energy after having spent ages 8 to...


Carolina Tejeda

Carolina’s Story: Twin Hearts

July 18, 2021 8:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Carolina’s Story: Twin Hearts

Childhood: Sister Hearts Carolina Tejada was born in Cali, Colombia in 1978. She spent a happy, healthy childhood alongside her older brother, Juan Guillermo, and her twin sister, Catalina. At age 11, however, Juan Guillermo, who was three years older...


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Lily’s Story: Donor at Last!

June 23, 2021 10:56 am Published by Comments Off on Lily’s Story: Donor at Last!

Growing up, Lily Shih said she never really gave blood donation any thoughts. “I’m Chinese and it just wasn’t a big part of our culture,” she said. It wasn’t until adulthood when her mom was diagnosed with a rare neurological...


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...