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Linda's Story

Linda

December 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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We give because so many others can’t and blood can’t be manufactured. Giving blood saves lives! It’s groovy to give! Give at your earliest convenience. Linda 9-29-14


John R's Story

John

December 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm
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I was introduced to donating blood back in college during an on-campus blood drive. I remember feeling then, as I do now, that such a simple act could have such a meaningful impact on someone else in need, perhaps at...


John M's Story

John

December 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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Paulina’s life began in Stanford, Lucille Packard’s NICU. She was there until Christmas Eve and came home after 3 months. She received so many transfusions, FFP and other products, we all lost count! Now her heart needs healing and again...


Jay's Story

Jay

December 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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When I was born, I had an unusual blood component called “Little C.” The doctors were concerned and decided I needed a full blood transfusion. As a universal donor, it’s difficult to be a recipient but, fortunately, my father had...


Janice's Story

Janice

December 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm
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As a flight attendant with United for over 40 years — I started flying during the 70s, which was at the height of the AIDS epidemic — I lost so many friends who were flight attendants! I wished that I...


Jill's Story

Jill

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

Greg

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

Emileigh

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

Catherine

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....