You may have received an email from our gift card vendor (BlackHawk/Intellispend) with an expired gift card redemption link. These emails were sent in error during a vendor system upgrade. We apologize for the technical issue and are working with our vendor on a solution. In the meantime, please disregard the email if you were not expecting a promotional gift from Stanford Blood Center or have already redeemed. If you have questions, please contact or call 650-736-7786. Thank you.

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In addition to the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping others, you can get cool gifts as a thank-you when you donate blood with us! Check out our current promotions below. If you’d like to learn more about blood donation, start here:

SPECIAL PROMOTION » $50 Visa Gift Card for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

As COVID-19 cases spike throughout the Bay Area, local patients still battling COVID-19 have a critical need for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP). As a thank-you to CCP donors who are stepping up during this period of increased need, we are offering a $50 Visa gift card to anyone who has recovered from COVID-19, fills out our intake form at, is accepted into the CCP program and shows up at their appointed donation time once they have scheduled with us. This promotion will last December 28, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Learn more about how you might qualify for our CCP program at


Monday Movie MadnessWe always need your help, but especially on Mondays. Donate at any of our center locations and, to thank you for coming in when we need you most, we’ll give you a Cinemark Theatres movie ticket!

We listened to your feedback and are happy to announce that all promotional Cinemark movie tickets are now redeemable online ahead of showtime as well as at the box office! Please note that Cinemark charges a small (roughly $2) convenience fee for online booking. Instructions/Learn More


Save lives with artistic flair! Donate four times in 2021 and you’ll get this free unique, artsy t-shirt as thanks for your consistent dedication to patients. The design comes in masculine and feminine cuts.

Once eligible, you will receive an email inviting you to order the shirt.


Donate ten times in 2021 and get a high-quality first aid kit as a thank-you for your dedication to saving lives! Once eligible, you will receive an email inviting you to order the first aid kit.


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Our friends at Hobee’s are offering donors a BOGO entrée coupon as a thank-you for donating. You’ll receive a complimentary entrée with purchase of another entrée, Monday through Friday. Coupons are valid at five Hobee’s locations: Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Redwood Shores, North San Jose and Mountain View. Next time you come in to a center to donate, just ask for your coupon at registration.


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Beginning January 1, 2021, all donors who come into one of SBC’s three center locations are eligible for a buy-one, get-one-free coupon for a cup of coffee at Papachay Peruvian Coffee in San Carlos. Next time you come in to a center to donate, just ask for your coupon at registration.