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FDA Releases Updated Deferrals

September 16, 2020 at 11:08 am
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On September 17, SBC updated and, in some cases, reduced deferral periods for a number of risk factors, including travel to malaria-risk regions, tattoos, and risk of HIV (which includes guidance around men who have sex with men). These changes,...


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Reflections From Month Five

August 13, 2020 at 6:00 am
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By Harpreet Sandhu, CEO/Executive Director While it may be hard to believe, we are now in month five of shelter in place. These past months have been anything but easy, but despite this turmoil, it is extremely heartening and inspiring...


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The History of Heart Transplants: Stanford Innovation

August 13, 2020 at 5:40 am
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By Marcelo Fernández-Viña, PhD, D (ABHI), Medical Director of SBC’s Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA Lab) A few months ago for national Donate Life Month, we shared information on our SBC blog (HemoBLOGin) about organ donation and the critical role...


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An Update on SBC’s COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program

July 10, 2020 at 7:52 am
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As COVID-19 cases surge once again throughout the state, SBC is seeing a spike in demand for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP), which is donated from recovered COVID-19 patients due to the SARS-CoV-2 antibodies it contains. CCP is being transfused into...


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¡Hablamos Español!

June 3, 2020 at 2:40 pm
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¿Primera vez donando sangre? Encuentre más información sobre el proceso de donación y a quién podría ayudar, en nuestra página de donantes por primera vez. Puede traducir cualquier página de nuestro sitio web al español eligiendo del menú desplegable “Select Language”...