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In the Family

July 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm
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By Deanna Bolio, Public Relations Associate, Stanford Blood Center


Fifteen-year-old Maya Israni has been around blood drives since she was no taller than the Canteen table. Today, Maya is the youngest blood drive coordinator for a community blood drive. Maya was six when her mother, Sonoo, hosted the first blood drive at Ladera Recreation District, which she did in response to the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

Maternal Connection

May 4, 2011 at 11:16 am
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by Michele Hyndman, Public Relations Manager, Stanford Blood Center Tweet I am thrilled that Stanford Blood Center is a sponsor of the inaugural Promise Walk for Northern California on May 7 to raise awareness about preeclampsia and generate funds for...

Everest-Size Friendships

May 2, 2011 at 11:28 am
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by Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Tweet When Rob Chang, marketing manager at Sports Basement, called Stanford Blood Center four years ago regarding a potential partnership, we had no idea what he would bring to our organization...

Trish Leeper: Blood Drive Coordinator Extraordinaire

March 16, 2011 at 10:38 am
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Tweet By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center The purr of the Bloodmobile emits through crisp morning air. Parked just outside MIPS Technologies, its presence has become the norm here. Four times each year, blood drive coordinator Trish Leeper...

Increasing the Odds

March 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Question: How might we increase the number of registered bone marrow donors to help save more lives? Katie Pfeiffer, Communications Director at the Haas Center for Public Service, recently invited me...

A Perfect Match

February 24, 2011 at 7:58 am
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Tweet By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Over the past five years, I’ve come to appreciate this time of year. Yes, wintertime at the office is very exciting around here! It’s the time of year when a...

The Real Winners

February 16, 2011 at 9:58 am
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In 2010, we introduced the Donor Cup; a friendly blood drive competition among some of the tech companies responsible for the very technology I rely upon throughout my day. Inspired by the World Cup soccer games, companies were invited to participate by scheduling at least four blood drives, one per quarter, during the year. Under the rules of play, they were ranked on their performance in a variety of categories, including percent of employee participation, percent of new donors, and highest total units collected.