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Blood Donors Give the Gift of Comfort to Cancer Patients

February 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Each winter as part of our Give Good campaign, we partner with a different community organization to double the impact of each blood donation. Patients and their families benefit from blood donations, and others in our community that need support get help, too. 

For this year’s campaign, which ran Monday, December 12 – Saturday, December 24, 2016, we partnered with Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC), a nonprofit organization that supports people touched by breast and ovarian cancer. They offer comprehensive, personalized services including, emotional support, cancer information and education, complementary therapies, and survivorship programs. For each presenting donor that participated during the Give Good campaign, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) made a donation to BCC. Donations went toward providing comfort totes to support cancer patients. The totes include items like relaxing lavender eye masks to relieve stress, ginger chews and tea to help with nausea, and soft, fuzzy socks to provide comfort during treatments.

Of the incredible 1,521 donors who took part in this promotion, an impressive 134 were first-time donors. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Give Good campaign– we couldn’t have done it without you!