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Donate Blood and Help Shelter Animals!

Everyone knows December is the season of giving, but the needs of our community extend past the holiday season. This January, you can help save patients and pets; January 1 – 31 donate blood and help shelter animals at Humane Society Silicon Valley. At Stanford Blood Center (SBC), we know how lucky we are to have…

Blood Donations Help Local Patients and Children in Foster Care

This winter marked our fifth annual Give Good, and we are pleased to announce that it was huge success! Each year during our critical winter season (when blood donations drop due to sickness and holiday travel), SBC partners with another local organization with a charitable mission as part of our Give Good initiative. The goal…

Good Karma Bikes

In 2017, for every 15 people that came in to donate, Good Karma Bikes (GKB) gifted one bicycle to a child in foster care or a single-parent shelter. The donated bicycles were gifted to Life Moves, Georgia Travis House. Good Karma Bikes is a second-hand bike shop, however, what they give to the community is…

Do It For The Kids: This January, donating blood will help local patients and children in need

This January, donating blood will earn you good karma! January 8 – 27, Stanford Blood Center is partnering with Good Karma Bikes (GKB) for our fifth annual Give Good campaign. Each year during our critical winter season (when blood donations are lower due to travel and cold/flu season), SBC partners with a local nonprofit to spread…

Blood Donors Give the Gift of Comfort to Cancer Patients

Each winter as part of our Give Good campaign, we partner with a different community organization to double the impact of each blood donation. Patients and their families benefit from blood donations, and others in our community that need support get help, too. 

Bay Area Cancer Connections

In 2016, in addition to providing lifesaving blood products, donors benefitted breast and ovarian cancer patients in treatment. For each donor that came in during the campaign, SBC made a donation to Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC). Donations went toward providing comfort totes to clients, which included items like relaxing lavender eye masks to relieve…

Turning Illness to Inspiration: BayKids Studio Premier 2016

For our 2014 Give Good campaign, Stanford Blood Center partnered with BayKids Studios – a nonprofit who helps children facing long-term hospitalization empower themselves through filmmaking. Our Give Good contributions went toward funding a film made by Danica, a young girl who received a kidney transplant at age nine. Sunday, October 16, SBC’s Jonathan Bautista…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is often symbolized by the widely recognized pink ribbon. First handed out to survivors at the Susan G. Komen New York City Race for the Cure in 1991, pink ribbons now seem to be everywhere you look during the month of October. They help raise awareness for the…

Building Community Together: Give Good 2015 Campaign Results

By Kristin Stankus, digital community and social media specialist This winter, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat) for our third annual Give Good Campaign to help blood donations go further during the critical winter months. If you were one of the 2,048 donors who rolled up your sleeve…

To Give Good, Lend a Hand (Or Your Arm)

Even if you’re not handy, you can still help a family in need build a home this holiday season … all from the comfort of your SBC donation chair. Every holiday season, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) looks forward to teaming up with another great non-profit to help save and brighten lives and strengthen the community….

Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign Dubbed a Blockbuster Success

  By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist This winter, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) once again partnered with a fantastic local organization as part of our second annual “Give Good” campaign, aimed to help blood donations go further during the critical holiday season. Give Good is aimed at providing donors the opportunity to…

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

In 2015, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. We thank all the blood donors who participated and share some appreciation from Janice Jensen, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, who said: “Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley is incredibly grateful for the partnership of Stanford Blood Center and the…

Double Your Impact: Stanford Blood Center’s 2014 “Give Good” Campaign

By Kristin Stankus, Digital community and social media specialist Each winter, blood centers struggle to maintain adequate supplies of blood products to meet patient needs. With the holidays come travels plans, festive engagements, and the flu, which often cause significant declines in blood donations. With the needs of our local patients and donors our number…

Meet this Year’s Give Good Partner: BayKids Studios

By Kristin Stankus, digital community and social media specialist Who is BayKids Studios? Lights, Camera, Healing…that is the motto of San Francisco based BayKids Studios, our 2014 Give Good campaign partner. Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is so excited to work with this amazing local organization and to provide our donors with the opportunity to participate…

More than your Community Blood Bank: Altruistic Giving at Stanford Blood Center

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, altruism is defined as feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness. Every day, donors walk through the doors at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) that exhibit this quality. SBC tries to do its part to continue spreading good deeds by participating in activities…

Winter Give Good Campaign Wrap-Up

        By Julie Peachey Previously this winter, we partnered with Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) for our inaugural Give Good campaign. If you were one of the 3,224 donors that visited during the three-week run of the program, your donation went even further. For each individual, we made a donation to HSSV…

BayKids Studios

In 2014, we partnered with BayKids Studios, whose mission is to help children facing long-term hospitalization heal through the power of filmmaking. Devora Kanter Kothari, executive director at BayKids Studios, said, “On behalf of all our filmmakers and their families, thank you! The BayKids Board of Trustees, Dave Spencer, our founder, and the BayKids Studios…

Last call for winter Give Good campaign

We’re in the final stretch of the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) Give Good campaign, which ends Sunday, January 12. Please consider donating if you can! You’ll extend the impact of your blood donation, because for each donor who rolls up their sleeve, a donation will be made towards lifesaving vaccines and other medical needs for…

Still searching for the perfect gift? Give Good!

Our Give Good effort continues throughout the holiday season. When you give blood, you give the gift of life to the people in your community who need it most. It will cost nothing except about an hour of your time, we’re still open on December 24, and our parking lot is less crowded than the…

Get ready to Give Good

Next Wednesday, December 18, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) will launch its winter Give Good campaign — designed to double the impact of your blood donation. To support the needs of patients during the critical summer and winter seasons, SBC created the Give Good campaign in partnership with community organizations. Patients and their families will benefit…

Humane Society Silicon Valley

2013 was the year we launched the campaign designed to double your impact. Our first partner was Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV). For each donor that came in during the campaign, we donated funds towards life saving medical care and vaccines for shelter cats and dogs. Stephanie Ladeira, HSSV’s Vice President, Development, said, “The enthusiasm…