Categories for Donor Stories

Ron Mancini

Ron Mancini’s 400th Donation

January 27, 2020 at 3:01 pm
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Stanford Blood Center milestone donors are an extremely dedicated group, with all milestone donors having given blood at SBC at least 100 times. Ron Mancini hit his 400th donation milestone at our Menlo Park center last month. In celebration, Ross Coyle,...


Tom Welch at his 600th donation image

Tom Welch’s 600th Donation

December 2, 2019 at 9:36 am
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Here at SBC, we love to celebrate our incredible milestone donors. Earlier this month, Tom Welch made his 600th donation at the South Bay center. Ross Coyle, Public Relations Officer, interviewed the San Jose resident about what inspires him to donate...


Male platelet donor in chair

Diaries of a Platelet Donor

August 30, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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In 1989, I was the victim of a serious motorcycle accident. My left leg and hip were seriously injured – I suffered from a broken hip socket, compound fractures of my tibia and fibula, and other issues. I spent a...


Bruce Anderson, donor

Why I Love to Roll Up My Sleeves

January 13, 2016 at 9:26 am
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By Bruce Anderson, guest blogger When I first started giving blood, I was terrified of needles and syringes and would become light-headed at the mere suggestion of them. But I had grown up in a small town where the community...