Categories for Donor Stories

Jill's Story


December 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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At Daly, we all waited for the day when we got to go to the smelly, cramped wrestling gym to donate blood. It was as much a rite of passage as getting your driver’s license. From there, I progressed to...

Greg's Story


December 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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After a courageous 8-year battle against [non-Hodgkin’s] lymphoma, my father, 65, succumbed to MDS, a blood disease for which there was no treatment in 2001. I learned about and began donating platelets when he was diagnosed, and continue to donate...

Emileigh's Story


December 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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I started donating blood at the Leigh High School blood drive! The nurse who helped me told me facts about how many people need blood to survive! I felt so good knowing that I was saving lives by simply donating...

Catherine's Story


December 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm
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In 2013 I had hip replacement surgery and my doctor had me donate 3 units of blood for my own use during surgery. It was then that I learned about donating platelets and that my blood type and blood were...

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Recognizing Donor Milestones

December 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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By Jennifer Chang Have you ever seen a donor wearing a fancy Stanford Blood Center T-shirt with shiny gold or silver foil lettering? We give out lots of shirts here at SBC, but these are ordered in pretty small quantities....

R.H.'s story

R. H.

November 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm
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Both my children were preemies and required blood transfusions (special preemie blood) from the Stanford Blood Bank. I think of this when I give blood. I am always grateful to those who gave and to the Stanford Blood Bank. Today, both...

Celeste's story


November 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm
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I donate blood to make others healthy and have the blood they need so they can have a wonderful life ahead. I love the clinic at Menlo Park. It is such a nice place to donate & the staff and...

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101 and Counting

June 18, 2014 at 9:46 am
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By John Knapp When General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, was asked about so many people asking him to autograph copies of his autobiography, he said, “Being a military guy, I’m part of their property....