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Celebrate: Donate!

March 21, 2011 at 11:29 am
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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center Each morning, David Polnaszek gets up, changes into his Stanford Blood Center (SBC) hoodie, something he earned upon his tenth donation last year, and takes an hour-long walk around his neighborhood....


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Inspiration

February 23, 2011 at 10:54 am
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  We had the pleasure of working with the friendly folks at Micro-Documentaries on some short videos featuring a few very special blood recipients. Below is a piece written by Noah Stout from Micro-Docs about his experiences in filming the...


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Stepping Up to the Plate(let)

February 7, 2011 at 11:12 am
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When long-time apheresis donor Dawn Chuck was unable to continue giving platelets, she made it a personal goal to recruit as many platelet donors as it would take to make up for losing her… and then some! Dawn (above, second...


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I’m a Survivor!

January 13, 2011 at 10:09 am
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Below are some reflections by Larry Frederick, a retired Oakland Police officer, who was in a near-fatal accident in 1982. Since his recovery, he has done four cross country tours on his bicycle to raise awareness of the need for...


A Daughter’s Legacy

December 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm
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When Jenny died on October 28, 1995, a month before her 22nd birthday, she lost her battle with leukemia, but she fulfilled her purpose in life. Just before she died, I promised her that I would carry on that work. To me, it was like receiving a spiritual transfusion. At Jenny's memorial service, I urged people to give blood in her memory and to consider becoming regular donors (giving every eight weeks). For many, the importance of donating blood finally hit home.


Thanks for Giving!

November 24, 2010 at 10:16 am
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  The following note was an e-mail sent to a few of us at SBC from our dedicated, invaluable resource at Stanford Hospital’s Transfusion Service department. She asked that we share this with our donors and what a perfect time...