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Special delivery

November 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm
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By Deanna Bolio Part of Stanford Blood Center’s mission is to connect donors with patients, which is why we frequently share updates about blood usage at our hospitals and stories from blood recipients we meet. At this year’s Stanford Blood...


SBC welcomes Co-Medical Director David Oh, MD

October 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers  Stanford Blood Center is pleased to announce its new Co-Medical Director of Clinical Services, David Oh, MD. Dr. Oh joins Medical Director of Clinical Services Susan Galel, MD and Assistant Medical Director Christopher Gonzalez, MD in...


Introducing Vanessa Merina, SBC’s new communications director

August 19, 2013 at 7:12 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers We’re very excited to introduce our new communications director, Vanessa Merina. From handling communications for the University of Wisconsin Law School, to establishing an intercultural nonprofit and teaching creative writing workshops in Bordeaux, France, to heading...


Getting to Know You

May 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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By Deanna Bolio, Communications Specialist, Stanford Blood Center Stanford Blood Center experienced a lot of change at the management level in 2012, including retirements and growing operational needs. This has resulted in quite a few new faces in the halls...


Just Another day at the Office

August 4, 2011 at 9:29 am
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By Brooke Wilson, Communications Manager, Stanford Blood Center

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You're minding your business, going about your day, even doing something good for your health by popping into the gym for a workout—then suddenly a seizure sets in and you're on the ground convulsing, foaming at the mouth, and unable to communicate. Not only has your day taken a dramatic turn—but your life may be in jeopardy. What happens next?


Born To Do This

June 21, 2011 at 8:00 am
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By Geoff Belanger, Donor Services Document & Project Manager

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I've worked at the Blood Center for a little over seven years now in a variety of roles, beginning as a phlebotomist. If you've donated on a mobile between 2004 and 2008, there is a good chance I drew your blood, some more than a few times.


Our Donors Are in Good Hands

March 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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Tweet By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center When you meet Training Supervisor Mary Hayes, it’s no surprise that Stanford Blood Center (SBC) Collections personnel (nurses and medical assistants) are some of the best trained in the industry. They...


Lifesaving Research at Stanford Blood Center

March 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm
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By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center

The collateral damage associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment may soon be a thing of the past. Medical students have traditionally been taught that the body's immune system generally doesn't turn on itself, even in the presence of a tumor. But Ed Engleman, MD and his research team at Stanford Blood Center have developed a method for training the body's immune system to do just that for prostate cancer. Their research over the past eighteen years has opened new doors for potentially curing other forms of cancer, as well.