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J'amie and her family

How One Loving Family Beat Aplastic Anemia

November 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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Everyone has a birthday, but J’aime Tilston has two. The story behind her second, April 4, 2013, is extraordinary: it represents the first year anniversary after her bone marrow transplant, marking it an official success. It’s a birthday J’aime might...

Marta with twins

Marta’s Roses, Rich in Symbolism

August 5, 2015 at 10:54 am
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Marta Luna Wilde was searching for an unusual, meaningful way to mark her 50th birthday last year, and an idea came to her in a moment of lucidity. She realized how lucky she felt just to be alive for the...

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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....

A Birthday Celebration to Remember

August 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm
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By Kristin Stankus, Digital Community and Social Media Specialist Debi Burdman-Deutsch has been donating blood for 40 years, since the age of 17. Her journey of donating started as a way to help her brother, who has been very ill...

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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....