Donor Stories

John M's Story


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


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


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


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...