Categories for Inspiration

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....


At the Blood Bank

May 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm
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Pat Tompkins is a long-time Stanford Blood Center donor who has been inspired by donating blood ever since realizing she qualified to give. “Because I’ve lacked the money and time to give much to good causes, I’ve been glad to...


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Father & Daughter: Lifesaving Heroes

April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
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By Kevin O’Neill On Monday, a father and daughter teamed up to make a huge difference in people’s lives by donating platelets. What made this occasion special was that the daughter was making her very first platelet donation! Mariana Briskin,...


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Committed to our cause

March 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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By Julie Peachey Judy Lasky recently happened upon our bloodmobile parked outside a YMCA and was thrilled to see Stanford Blood Center in her neighborhood again. She had been a committed blood donor at a community drive we held in...


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In lieu of gifts, donors ask for donations

January 23, 2014 at 8:00 am
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By Julie Peachey Several years ago we introduced the idea of Center drives for small groups of friends who donate together at our Center locations. An alternative to hosting a larger, off-site blood drive, these groups (typically 5-10 people) are a...


Blood donors are everyday heroes

December 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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Our friends at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin posted a video that speaks eloquently about the importance of blood donors. With their gracious permission, we’re sharing below their video of Retired Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy. Lt. Murphy, one of...


Honoring America’s Veterans

November 8, 2013 at 10:51 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans honor veterans by contemplating the significance of the moment, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the armistice went into effect in 1918, marking...