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Can Runners Donate Blood?

August 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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Please note, there may be more current information available related to iron and blood donation. Visit our Iron and Blood Donation page for more.  Our donors generously give their time and blood to help save lives, so it’s no surprise that...


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How Nature Has Us Seeing Red

May 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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Red is a powerful color. It symbolizes danger and courage, as well as love and happiness. It also holds a special place in our hearts (and our logo) here at SBC. The color’s link to blood and its importance accounts...


Top Ten Tips for Blood Donation

May 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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You’re going to do it! You’ve decided to save lives through blood donation. But if you’ve never done it before, or it’s been a while, it’s helpful to have a checklist to refer to leading up to the big day....


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Blood Bag: The Unexpected Journey

April 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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Written by: Dianne Geary, technical hospital relations manager For those of you that have donated blood before, you are familiar with the routine; the whole blood donor is asked a bunch of questions, has a mini physical and passes the...


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The Buddy System and Blood Donation

March 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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Buddies make everything better. Good childhood memories usually include using the buddy system, don’t they? Field trips, swimming pools; for safety and fun, nothing beats buddies. Good news: you can still use a buddy! Blood donations are a good excuse...