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Pulitzer Prize for Blood Donation Stories

June 1, 2011 at 11:05 am
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It was December 1944 and a young journalist for the Call-Bulletin in San Francisco had an idea; one that would earn him a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. Jack McDowell, like so many other young men living in a time of war, volunteered to go fight for his country. His poor eyesight kept him out but it was ultimately his vision for this series of articles that won him the prestigious prize.


Some Things are Universal

May 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm
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Tweet By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center Every day in the news we are bombarded with images of conflict, disaster, and crime. We are constantly reminded of the differences between people, especially race, ideology, or nation state. Pro...


Between a Rock and a Heart Place

April 22, 2011 at 11:38 am
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Tweet By John Williams, Marketing Manager, Stanford Blood Center Isn’t the earth an amazing place? We abuse it every day and it still forgives us. I think we often fail to see it as a living organism. Flora and fauna...


Sit. Stay. Donate.

April 7, 2011 at 8:00 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center In speaking with Dr. Sean Owens about the transfusion department he heads at UC Davis, I found they have a similar blood donation operation to Stanford Blood Center. They go to...


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Give Yourself Away

March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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The following piece by blood donor Kathy Harris is something she voluntarily wrote following her very first blood donation. Please be sure to share it with your friends who are not yet blood donors as a bit of encouragement to...


Valentine’s Day Haikus

February 14, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Tweet By Donors & Friends of SBC We asked for your best Valentine’s Day haikus… And that we received! What a great compilation. Blood donors are sweet 🙂 Thankfully, your submissions are much better than that! Here they are, in...


What Do Monkeys & Rabbits Have To Do With it?

November 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm
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By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Most of our blood donors probably already know that the positive or negative after their blood type (A+, B-, for example) represents their Rh factor, an...


Red Blood Cells & Stardust

October 27, 2010 at 9:30 am
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  By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Made for Each Other What does the center of the earth have in common with the center of our Red Blood Cells (RBCs)?? Fe: Iron....


ABO Dominant and Recessive Genes

September 10, 2010 at 11:22 am
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By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Here’s an interesting trivia question: Can a man who is type A and a woman who is type B have a type O baby? a) Only...


The Spirits in Blood

August 27, 2010 at 9:23 am
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By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Back in 1668 when there were a few experiments of blood transfusions from sheep into humans, the reason for doing this wasn’t that sheep were plentiful...