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Missed Connections, SBC Style

October 28, 2015 at 9:36 am
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You: Kind eyes, huge heart, and friendly smile, wearing a red t-shirt, with awesome hemoglobin counts. You rode here on the Marguerite. Even though it was your first time saving lives with us, you were a natural … and we...

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Ramadan’s Midnight Blood Donors

July 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm
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  Summer shortages affect blood centers around the world, but blood centers in the predominantly Muslim world face an even greater challenge during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer. Ramadan, which literally means scorching in Arabic, is...

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Summer: The Other Season for Giving Blood

June 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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The Bay Area has incredibly generous high school kids: A whopping 15 percent of Stanford Blood Center’s blood donations come from students—and 90-95 percent are high school students participating in mobile blood drives. When all those caring kids go on...

Book a Blood-Donor Friendly Vacation

April 15, 2015 at 11:43 am
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Did you know that if you travel to a malarial risk zone, you might be deferred from donating blood even if you aren’t ill? That’s because donors can be infected and symptom free and still transmit malaria through a blood...

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Blood Donation Counts

October 30, 2014 at 10:40 am
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Brought to you by the letters S, B, C At Stanford Blood Center (SBC), staff are often referred to as vampires; an accurate description in a sense! So this Halloween, in honor of one purple, number-loving, friendly vampire, here are...