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Critical Need for O Blood Types at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — Bay Area residents are being asked to donate type O blood products at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals. Because of higher than normal blood usage in the hospitals and a drop in donations over the summer, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of both…

Critical need for O+ blood at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — Area residents are being asked to donate O+ blood at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals. Because of a drop in donations over the summer and higher than normal blood usage, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of this blood type. “We’ve appealed to our…

Critical Need for O-negative Blood and Platelets at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — Area residents are being asked to donate blood at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the urgent needs of local hospitals. Because of decreased donations over the holidays and higher-than-normal blood usage, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of O-negative whole blood as well as platelets. “We’ve appealed to our…

Stanford Blood Center Partners with Good Karma Bikes to Save Lives and Help Local Kids

STANFORD, Calif. —This January 8 – 27, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with Good Karma Bikes to boost awareness of blood donation and help local kids in the process. As part of our annual Give Good campaign, for every 15 people who come in to donate blood at an SBC center or mobile drive…

Stanford Blood Center and the Sharks Foundation Team Up for 12th Annual Save a Life Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) and the Sharks Foundation are teaming up once again for the 12th Annual Save a Life Blood Drive Saturday, December 16 at the SAP Center. The drive will take place in the North Concourse Entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Additional partners Donate Life and Be The…

Stanford Blood Center Hosts 12th Annual Rivals for Life Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. — It’s almost time for the Big Game, where Stanford and Cal once again meet on the field for one of the most storied rivalries in all of college football. Did you know that every November, Stanford and Cal’s respective blood centers also have their own competition? This year, the public is asked…

Stanford Blood Center honors man’s 500th blood donation on his 65th birthday

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is honoring Stan Jensen for his 500th blood donation on Monday, October 16. Jensen scheduled his milestone donation three years ago to correspond with his 65th birthday. A resident of Pacifica, CA, Jensen has been donating since January 10, 1984, when a coworker pressured him to roll up…

Help Stanford Blood Center Send Pediatric Transplant Recipients to Summer Camp

STANFORD, Calif. —Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is asking the public to help send 50 pediatric transplant recipients to a special summer camp hosted by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The weeklong camp, called the Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, gives children who have received solid organ transplants the full…

Critical Need for All Blood Types at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — Area residents are being asked to donate blood at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals. Because of a drop in donations over the summer and higher-than-normal blood usage, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of these blood types. “We’ve appealed to our current donor base,…

Stanford Blood Center Partners with Bay Area Cancer Connections to Boost Winter Blood Supply

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC) as part of the center’s fourth annual “Give Good” campaign this winter. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve December 12–24, SBC will make a donation to help support patients touched by breast and ovarian cancer. “Because most cancer…

Stanford Blood Center Hosts 11th Annual Rivals for Life Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. — Every November, the Stanford Cardinals and Cal Bears battle it out on the football field in the Big Game, and the universities’ respective blood centers have a big competition of their own, too. This year, the public is being asked to come out and join the competition by donating blood, as Stanford…

Stanford Blood Center Partners with NC Fit to Help Owner’s Daughter Beat Leukemia

STANFORD, Calif.− Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with local gym NorCal Fitness (NC Fit) to help 2008 CrossFit Games champion Jason Khalipa’s four-year-old daughter Ava beat lymphoblastic leukemia and raise awareness about blood donation. Khalipa organized the first blood drive in Ava’s honor in February 2016 at his San Jose NC Fit location. Based…

Stanford Blood Center Joins Global Awareness Campaign to Help Recruit New Donors

STANFORD, Calif.− Every second, three people across the world receive a life-changing blood transfusion. That’s why from August 15-21, Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is joining the international Missing Type Campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and to encourage more people to register as donors. The campaign, first held in the…

Help Stanford Blood Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Send Deserving Kids to Summer Camp

STANFORD, Calif.− Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with the Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to help send 50 pediatric transplant recipients to camp. “Providing a summer camp for children with chronic illness is very important to their healing process,” said Kirsten Cotton-Sheldon, recreational therapy and child life specialist…

Stanford Blood Center Prepares for Super Bowl 50 by Appealing to Bay Area Donors

STANFORD, Calif.− Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is preparing for the estimated two to three million Bay Area visitors for Super Bowl 50 by asking donors to help stock the shelves with blood products ahead of the big game. SBC is working with partner Stanford Health Care (SHC), a designated trauma hospital, to ensure their inventory…

Critical Need for O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative Blood Donations at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif.− Due to a sudden shortage of blood types O-Negative, AB-Negative and B-Negative Bay Area residents are being asked to donate at Stanford Blood Center as soon as possible this week to ensure local patient needs are met. A liver transplant surgery, pediatric heart surgery and pediatric leukemia treatments are examples of recent patient…

Stanford Blood Center Partners with the Sharks Foundation for the 10th Annual Save a Life Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif.− Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with the Sharks Foundation for the 10th annual Save a Life Blood Drive Saturday, January 16 at SAP Center, North Concourse Entrance, 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Additional partners Donate Life (organ donation) and the Be The Match (bone…

Stanford Blood Center Partners with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/ Silicon Valley to Boost Winter Blood Supply

WHO: Media and people interested in donating blood are invited WHEN: January 6, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm WHERE:513 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/ Silicon Valley (Habitat) as part of the center’s third annual “Give Good” campaign this winter. For each donor…

Stanford Blood Center to Host 10th Annual Rivals for Life Blood Drive

WHO: Media and people interested in donating blood are invited WHEN: November 17, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm WHERE: Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, 341 Galvez Street, Stanford University campus STANFORD, Calif.– Each fall, as Stanford and U.C. Berkeley battle it out on the football field in the Big Game, the schools’ respective…

Stanford Blood Center partners with BayKids Studios to boost December blood supply

Stanford Blood Center is partnering with BayKids Studios as part of the center’s second annual “Give Good” campaign during this holiday season. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve Dec.15-28, the center will make a donation toward the creative expression of children facing serious illness. “BayKids Studios’ mission helps children heal through the art…

Sharks Foundation to hold Feb. 1 blood drive at SAP Center in San Jose

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center and the Sharks Foundation are teaming up for their annual blood drive at the SAP Center in San Jose on Feb. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from Donate Life California and Be The Match will also be on hand to register donors interested in joining…

Stanford Blood Center/Humane Society Silicon Valley partnership will aid patients, animals during holiday season

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center is partnering with Humane Society Silicon Valley as part of the center’s “Give Good” campaign during this holiday season. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve Dec. 18-Jan.12, a monetary donation will be made toward lifesaving vaccines and other medical needs for animals. “Humane Society Silicon Valley…

NASA Ames blood drive for Stanford Blood Center cancelled because of government shutdown; urgent need for O-negative blood

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center currently has an urgent need for O-negative blood, and the shutdown of the federal government is affecting the center’s ability to meet that demand. A blood drive scheduled for Oct. 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., was canceled because more than 1,000 Ames…

San Jose SaberCats to host July 20 blood drive at SAP Center

STANFORD, Calif. —The San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League are teaming up with Stanford Blood Center to host a blood drive at the newly renamed SAP Center in San Jose on July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. “We are very excited about our partnership with Stanford Blood Center,” said SaberCats managing partner…

Continued Need for Type-O Donors at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. —Thanks to the generosity of local blood donors, Stanford Blood Center has been able to provide additional blood products to Stanford Hospital for the survivors of the July 6 plane crash at San Francisco International Airport. Although no additional blood is needed for the crash victims, the center continues to have an urgent…

Urgent need for blood donors following plane crash, July Fourth weekend

STANFORD, Calif. — Following the Asiana Airlines plane crash on July 6 at San Francisco International Airport and the holiday weekend, Stanford Blood Center has an urgent need for type O-positive and type O-negative blood donors and platelet donors. As the main supplier to Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the blood…

Media advisory: Woodside Resident Set to Make 600th Blood Donation April 1

STANFORD, Calif. — On April 1, Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood Center’s new donation center in Menlo Park. Tagg will donate through a specialized two-hour process that allows the center to collect specific blood components, such as platelets. This process…

San Jose Resident Organizing Blood Drive Benefitting Stanford Blood Center March 16

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center hopes to see you at Princeton Plaza in San Jose on Mar.16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 10th annual Paul B. Newman neighborhood blood drive. Newman started this neighborhood blood drive 10 years ago after he and his son were in a major car accident on…

Sharks Foundation to host March 2 blood drive at HP Pavilion

STANFORD, Calif. — The Sharks Foundation and Stanford Blood Center are teaming for their annual blood drive at HP Pavilion in San Jose on March 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from Donate Life California and Be The Match will also be on hand to register donors interested in joining organ or bone-marrow…

One of Stanford Blood Center’s Palo Alto Sites Relocating to Menlo Park Dec. 10

STANFORD, Calif. —Donating blood will become a little more convenient for Menlo Park residents on Dec. 10 when the Stanford Blood Center opens its new location at 445 Burgess Drive. The Menlo Park location will replace the center’s location at 780 Welch Road in Palo Alto, which will close permanently Dec. 7 as part of…

Mountain View Man to Make 600th Blood Donation at Stanford Blood Center on Aug. 20

STANFORD, Calif. — After more than two decades’ worth of visits, blood donor David “Mitch” Mitchell will hit a unique milestone on Aug. 20 when he becomes the first person to make 600 donations at the Stanford Blood Center. Mitchell, 75, will donate through a specialized two-hour process that allows the center to collect specific…

Stanford Blood Center Donors Can Now Use Points to Help Youngsters at Packard Children’s Hospital

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center now offers blood donors the opportunity to support local, hospitalized children and to improve transfusion medicine in Nigeria. Every time a person gives blood, they earn points that can be redeemed in the center’s online store for thank-you gifts such as ice cream coupons, T-shirts and tote bags….

Sharks Foundation to Host Blood Drive March 3 to Benefit Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — The Sharks Foundation and Stanford Blood Center are teaming up once again to host a blood drive at HP Pavilion in San Jose. The drive will take place March 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donate Life California and Be The Match will also be on hand to register donors interested…

San Ramon Family to Hold Blood Drive Benefitting Stanford Blood Center On Feb. 25

WHAT: “Pay it Forward” blood drive WHO: Media and people interested in donating blood are invited WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: 209 Hat Creek Court, San Ramon, Calif., 94582 STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center bloodmobile will be parked at the San Ramon home of 15-year-old heart transplant recipient…

Stanford Blood Center to Offer Financial-Planning Seminar for Donors

STANFORD, Calif. — Following up on its successful “Giving Blood Works” career workshop promotion, the Stanford Blood Center will offer blood donors the opportunity to attend a free seminar on retirement and estate planning. Donors who give blood at one of the center’s three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View between Nov. 21 and…

Newark Toddler Will Mark First Birthday By Hosting Blood Drive For Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. —Most kids don’t celebrate their first birthday by hosting a blood drive, but few of them have had a year like Newark, Calif., resident Scarlett Wecks. Scarlett turns 1 on Oct. 16, andwill celebrate her extraordinary first year of life with a blood drive on Oct. 22 benefiting the Stanford Blood Center. Scarlett’s…

Stanford Blood Center to Offer Job-Hunting Help to Blood Donors

STANFORD, Calif. — With the threat of a double-dip recession looming, the Stanford Blood Center is offering an encore of the successful “Giving Blood Works” promotion for eager job seekers just in time for Labor Day. Donors who give blood at one of the center’s three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View between Sept….

Pulitzer Prize For WWII Stories About Blood Donations To Be Displayed at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — As a blood donor himself, Jack McDowell often wondered about where the donated blood ended up. As a newspaper reporter in World War II, he got to find out. In December 1944, McDowell was working for the San Francisco Call-Bulletin and traveled across the Pacific with a shipment of blood for wounded…

NASA Wins Stanford Blood Center’s 2010 ‘Donor Cup’

STANFORD, Calif. — NASA took top honors in the 2010 “Donor Cup” — a friendly competition sponsored by the Stanford Blood Center in which local tech companies rolled up their sleeves to out-give their competitors. Rounding out the top five were SLAC, NVIDIA, Cisco and Brocade. Donor Cup blood drives, hosted by 27 different tech-based…

Stanford Blood Center Collects 303 Units of Blood at Sharks Foundation “Save a Life”

STANFORD, Calif. — The Sharks Foundation and Stanford Blood Center teamed up to collect 303 units of blood at the “Save a Life” drive at HP Pavilion on February 19, 2011. At the same event, Be The Match registered 57 new donors to the national marrow donor registry and Donate Life California registered 31 potential…

Young Leukemia Patient’s Family Organizes Jan. 22 Blood Drive in Half Moon Bay for Stanford Blood Center

(NOTE TO REPORTERS: Media members are invited to attend the blood drive on Jan. 22 at 530 Kelly St. in Half Moon Bay.) STANFORD, Calif. — A Stanford Blood Center bloodmobile will be parked next to BikeWorks at 530 Kelly St. in Half Moon Bay for a blood drive in honor of resident Dusty Dimas…

Woman Will Make 500th Blood Donation Dec. 29 at Stanford Blood Center

WHAT: First woman to make 500 blood donations at Stanford Blood Center WHO: Linda Johnson, Moss Beach resident WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Stanford Blood Center – 780 Welch Road, Suite 100 in Palo Alto NOTE: Media are invited to document the donation and interview Johnson. STANFORD, Calif. — On Dec. 29,…

Donating Blood at Stanford Nov. 22-24 Will Also Help Local Homeless Shelter

STANFORD, Calif. — “Pairing up” can provide a double benefit at Thanksgiving time for those who want to donate blood at the Stanford Blood Center. For every two people who donate blood Nov. 22-24, the center will make a monetary donation in their honor to provide a homeless person with a bed for a night….

Stanford Unites to Beat Cal On and Off the Field; Blood Center to Hold 4th Annual “Rivals for Life” Drive

STANFORD, Calif. — Each fall as the football teams from Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley prepare to face off on the gridiron, the schools’ respective blood banks hold a competition of their own. Stanford’s side of the “Rivals For Life” blood drive will take place at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation…

Bay Area Asked to Donate Blood in Honor of Wounded Officer; Red Cross, Stanford Blood Center Hosting a Number of Drive

OAKLAND, CA, September 1, 2010 – On Friday, August 27, Fremont Police Officer Todd Young was shot in the line of duty. He required numerous transfusions during his initial surgery. Highland General Hospital, where Officer Young is being treated, encourages potential donors to contact local blood centers and schedule an appointment to give blood. American…

Special July 11 Blood Drive in San Jose Will Benefit Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — On July 11, Bob and Cristal Hernandez will hold the second annual Ava’s Blood Drive with Stanford Blood Center in memory of their daughter. The blood drive will take place at their home in the 700 block of Pronto Drive in San Jose between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ava Hernandez was…

Men, Women Will Square Off in Weeklong Stanford Blood Center Challenge

STANFORD, Calif. — Does competition get your blood flowing? The Stanford Blood Center is hoping that a friendly “battle of the sexes” will spur area men and women to donate blood between Feb. 8 and 13 at its three sites in Palo Alto and Mountain View. The center will track which donors, male or female,…

Special July 11 Blood Drive in San Jose Will Benefit Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. —The Stanford Blood Center, the California Transplant Donor Network and the National Marrow Donor Program will team up for a blood drive and an organ, tissue and marrow registration event Feb. 19 at the San Ramon home of 13-year-old heart transplant recipient Kevin Murphy. Kevin’s health declined rapidly over the course of one…

Mental Health Issues Will be Focus of Jan. 28 Program Sponsored by Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center will sponsor a Café Scientifique program Jan. 28 titled, “Out of sight, out of mind: Monologues on mental health issues.” The program will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the center’s Palo Alto site, 3373 Hillview Ave. Admission is free, and espresso and cookies are complimentary….

San Jose Sharks to Host Blood Drive at Pre-Game Morning Skate

STANFORD, Calif. — The Sharks Foundation, Stanford Blood Center and Be The Match RegistrySM will team up to host a blood drive and bone marrow registration event Jan. 23 at HP Pavilion in San Jose. “The Sharks drive is a way to bring fun, excitement and awareness to a life-saving community cause,” said Sharks foundation…

Yerba Buena High Students Roll up Sleeves for Record Blood Drive with Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — Yerba Buena High School in San Jose crushed its previous blood drive record on Nov. 20 when 242 potential donors turned out for a blood drive with Stanford Blood Center. From those attending, 195 units of blood were collected and are being used by local patients whose survival depends on the precious…

Holiday Blood Donors Can Win Restaurant and Gift Certificates, Other Prizes from Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center has a slate of holiday promotions to entice donors to give during a time of year when there’s often a shortfall in blood supplies. Currently, the blood center is below its minimum inventory in five out of eight blood types, particularly types O-negative and B-negative. “During the holidays,…

Stanford Blood Center Teams with Great America for Ghoulish Blood Drive Oct. 9

STANFORD, Calif. — California’s Great America theme park will hold a blood drive with Stanford Blood Center on Oct. 9 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the main entrance located at 4701 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara to add community spirit to the park’s Halloween Haunt experience. Make-up artists and wardrobe specialists will help…

Big-Time Blood Donors to be Honored Oct. 22 by Stanford Blood Center

(NOTE: Media members are invited to attend the breakfast at the Palo Alto Sheraton Hotel, and can make arrangements by contacting Michele Hyndman at 650-799-9885.) STANFORD, Calif. — Mountain View resident David Mitchell has given blood 625 times, starting in 1954 when he joined the military at age 17. He will be one of the…

Stanford Blood Center Hosts Swine Flu Expert

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Blood Center will sponsor a Café Scientifique program Sept. 22 on the H1N1 strain of influenza. Infectious-disease expert Arthur Reingold, MD, professor and head of the Division of Epidemiology at the University of California-Berkeley, will discuss the topic from 7 to 9 p.m. at the blood center’s Palo Alto site,…

Career counselors, live music at Stanford Blood Center to boost donations

STANFORD, Calif. — Donors who give blood at one of the Stanford Blood Center’s three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View between Aug. 17 and 22 have the opportunity to attend a special career-counseling event, “Giving Blood Works,” on Aug. 25. And donors who want a festive atmosphere while they give blood may want…

Stanford Blood Center to Host South Bay Community Drives to Boost Summer Blood Supply

STANFORD, Calif. —The Stanford Blood Center will hold its second annual mobile blood drive in partnership with the Major League Soccer team, the San Jose Earthquakes, on July 11 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Eligible donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the stadium’s VIP…

Stanford Blood Center Helps Non-Donors Face Fear of Giving Blood

STANFORD, Calif. —Would you like to donate blood but are afraid of needles? The Stanford Blood Center is sponsoring a panel discussion at 7 p.m. May 21 to address one of the most elusive issues in blood donor recruitment: Fear. The panelists will explore different perspectives regarding the fear of medical procedures in general, and…

Packard Children’s, Stanford Blood Center to Hold Feb. 13 Valentine’s Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. —The staff at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital knows first-hand the importance of blood donations and have joined forces with Stanford Blood Center to host a Valentine-themed blood drive on Friday, February 13, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the hospital school on the third floor. Every blood donor will receive a T-shirt…

Stanford Blood Center Organizes a Series of Events to Boost Blood Supply in the New Year

STANFORD, Calif. —In an effort to increase blood inventory for community hospitals, Stanford Blood Center will host several events and offer special giveaways during January, National Blood Donor Month. The winter holidays are an especially difficult time to maintain adequate supplies of blood because people are typically traveling, busy, or sick during that time, and…

Stanford Blood Center Event Will Help Local Job-Seekers

STANFORD, Calif. —Thirty donors who give blood at one of the Stanford Blood Center’s three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View between Feb. 2 and 19 will have the opportunity to attend a special career-counseling event on Feb. 19. “Giving Blood Works” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the center’s Hillview…

Stanford Blood Center Breaks Collection Record and Beats Cal in Competitive “Rivals for Life” Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. — On Nov. 18, the Stanford Blood Center collected a record 234 units of blood—the most ever collected by the center at a single blood drive—during the annual “Rivals for Life” blood drive competition against UC-Berkeley. Stanford bested the 171 units collected on Cal’s campus by the American Red Cross and UC-San Francisco….

2008 Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist to Join Stanford Soccer Star in Donating Blood

STANFORD, Calif. – Olympic gold medal winner Nicole Barnhart from the U.S. women’s soccer team and Stanford University soccer star Erica Holland will donate blood Oct. 3 at the Stanford Blood Center’s Hillview Donor Center at 3373 Hillview Avenue in Palo Alto. They will also be available from 10:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. to chat…

Stanford Blood Center to Honor Elite Group of Blood Donors at Breakfast

STANFORD, Calif.,—On Oct. 30, the Stanford Blood Center will honor more than 400 donors who have made 100 or more blood donations. “This is not your typical Silicon Valley business breakfast. This amazing group of people have helped save countless lives and their commitment to our community is remarkable,” said center spokesperson Michele Hyndman. Between…

Stanford Blood Center Will Launch New Bloodmobile To Meet Growing Needs

STANFORD, Calif. — Members of the media are invited to a launch party for Stanford Blood Center’s new bloodmobile on Sept. 20. This event, which will take place at the center’s Palo Alto facility at 3373 Hillview Ave. between 4 and 6 p.m., is by invitation only and will feature speeches by Ed Engleman, MD,…

Stanford Blood Center Statement Regarding San Jose State University’s Decision to Suspend Blood Drives

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center is deeply disappointed in San Jose State University President Don Kassing’s decision to suspend blood drives on campus out of a concern that a federal policy regarding blood donor eligibility is discriminatory. This is a terribly misguided tactic that could have a devastating impact on the blood supply and,…

Stanford Blood Center Appeals for Type-O, Type-A Donors

STANFORD, Calif. – Area residents with type-O and type-A blood are being asked to donate at the Stanford Blood Center to meet the needs of local hospitals. Blood supplies have remained low since January when post-holiday usage depleted the inventory. “Stanford Blood Center has struggled to catch up because blood is being shipped to local…

Highly Efficient Blood Collection Device Makes U.S. Debut at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. – Mark Hayes walked into the Stanford Blood Center on March 12 and emerged 25 minutes later a pioneer of sorts. Hayes, a newly minted Stanford PhD, was the first official blood donor in the nation to have his precious fluid collected using a new automated device that allows donors to give their…

Blood Center’s Medical Director to Discuss Cancer Vaccine at Launch of Cafe Scientifique at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Edgar Engleman, MD, medical director of the Stanford Blood Center, will discuss his research involving the use of a special type of white blood cell as a treatment for cancer at the launch of Café Scientifique at Stanford on Nov. 13. Engleman, who is also a professor of pathology at the Stanford…

Stanford Blood Center Joins CBS5 for Summer Blood Drive

STANFORD, Calif. – On Friday, July 7, Stanford Blood Center is teaming up with CBS5 and Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales for a blood drive on the Fairmont Plaza in downtown San Jose from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stanford Blood Center’s bloodmobile will park between The Fairmont and the San Jose Museum of Art while…

West Nile Virus and a Safe Blood Supply

Stanford, CALIFORNIA – Cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) are appearing throughout California. To date, 88 patients in the State have been diagnosed with the infection, including one in Santa Clara County and three in Contra Costa County. Area blood centers, including Stanford Blood Center, the Blood Centers of the Pacific, and the American Red…

Critical Blood Shortage Prompts Stanford Center to Urge Residents to Donate Blood

STANFORD, Calif. – Area blood supplies are critically low and the Stanford Blood Center is asking potential donors, especially those with type-O blood, to visit their local blood center and donate today. As a result of this shortage, the seven area hospitals served by the blood center are having difficulty receiving enough blood to serve…

Stanford to Participate in “BloodSaves” Public Education Campaign to Raise Awareness for Importance of Regular Blood Donation

STANFORD, Calif. – The Advertising Council today announced that Stanford has been chosen as one of 16 campuses across the country to participate in “Bloodsaves,” a grassroots public education program designed to raise college students’ awareness of the importance of regular blood donation. Bloodsaves presents young adults with a simple yet strong call to action:…

Bay Area Blood Banks Issue Emergency Appeal for Blood Donations

STANFORD, Calif. – On the heels of the holiday weekend, Bay Area blood banks are reporting serious shortages of blood. Stanford Blood Center, Blood Centers of the Pacific and the American Red Cross are asking for immediate blood donations to boost the critically low blood supplies. Going into the 4th of July holiday weekend, blood…

Stanford Blood Center Opens New Flagship Location

STANFORD, Calif. – On Sept. 16, the Stanford Blood Center opened a new donor center in Palo Alto that also serves as its flagship location, housing operational and research labs, administrative and business management staff, and donor services. The new building is at 3373 Hillview Ave., which is off of Foothill Expressway just south of…

Stanford Blood Center to Hold Nov. 5 Party for New Facility

STANFORD, Calif. – There’s new blood in Palo Alto: The Stanford Blood Center has moved into its new flagship building south of campus near the Veteran’s Administration hospital, and officials will be showing off the facility at a grand opening party for the public on Nov. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. The new location…

Blood Donor to Make His 300th Donation on New Year’s Eve

STANFORD, Calif. – Jonathan Cranch of Palo Alto will be making his 300th blood donation at the Stanford Blood Center this Friday. He has been donating blood components at Stanford for well over a decade. “This is a great way to welcome the New Year,” said Recruitment Consultant Jennifer Reczkowski. “We’ll be celebrating the New…

Stanford Blood Center Urges Type-O Blood Donations

STANFORD, Calif. – Area residents with type-O blood are being asked to donate blood at the Stanford Blood Center to meet the current high demand at local hospitals. Type-O blood is needed for patients undergoing heart surgeries as well as several liver transplant patients. “During the first 10 days of February, Stanford Hospital had 10…

49ers & Raiders “Battle for Blood”

Bay Area Football Fans Roll Up Their Sleeves to Show Team Spirit and Boost Blood Supplies STANFORD, Calif. – To help boost area blood supplies and to give football fans a unique way to show their team spirit, the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders are teaming up with Bay Area blood centers to…

Twice As Many Red Blood Cells Collected in One Sitting at Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. – Under a new program at the Stanford Blood Center, donors can now give twice as many red blood cells in one sitting and walk away with little or no discomfort while losing no more blood volume than with a whole blood donation. The system uses a process called automated blood collection (ABC),…

Cal and Stanford Fans are Challenged to Bleed for Their Teams in ‘Hemo Bowl’ During Big Game Weekend

OAKLAND AND STANFORD, Calif. – For more than 100 years, the Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinal have battled for “the Axe” in the Big Game. This year, students and alumni from both campuses are out for blood. To help boost area blood supplies and to give football fans a unique way to show their team…

Stanford Blood Center Offers Unique Thank You to Holiday Blood Donors

STANFORD, Calif. – People who donate blood at the Stanford Blood Center through Jan. 8 will receive a T-shirt, designed by a patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, as a thank-you gift. The artwork on the T-shirt consists of a collage hand and a corresponding poem. People are asked to “Lend a hand – Donate…

Stanford Blood Center Employee Is Out For Blood

STANFORD, Calif. – Brenda Glover, an employee of the Stanford Blood Center, will wear a blood-drop costume on her daily commute for a week to promote blood donations. A CalTrain and Marguerite Shuttle user, she hopes her unusual effort will boost the profile of the blood center starting March 3. Glover’s understanding of the need…

Area Resident Makes 400th Specialized Donation To Stanford Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. – Earlier this month, Woodside resident Dick Tagg made his 400th apheresis donation to the Stanford Blood Center. Far from your typical blood donation, this specialized two-hour process allows the center to collect specific blood components such as platelets. Tagg started his incredible donation run more than 20 years ago upon reading an…

Stanford Blood Center Becomes First In Area To Screen For West Nile Virus

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford Blood Center is the first in the Bay Area to offer on-site screening for the West Nile virus. Using a new set of analytical tools from Roche Diagnostics, the screening process will help prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus through the transfusion of blood and blood products. In the…

Stanford Blood Center Urges January Donations

STANFORD, Calif. – With National Volunteer Blood Donor Month lasting through January, Stanford Blood Center has joined forces with the American Association of Blood Banks to urge every eligible person to donate. Throughout the first month of the year, new donors are needed to ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply. January is traditionally the…

Stanford Blood Center Crucial to Children’s Heart Program

STANFORD, Calif. – The need for blood is more important than ever as the Stanford Blood Center welcomes two preeminent cardiac surgeons to the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Frank L. Hanley, MD, professor of surgery and director of the Children’s Heart Center, and Vadiyala Mohan Reddy, MD, associate professor and Chief…

vCJD Background Information

New guidelines regarding travel to the United Kingdom and Europe are a result of the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) desire to further decrease the possibility that the agent that causes Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, or “Mad Cow Disease”) could enter the U.S. blood supply. Starting May 29, 2002, Stanford Blood Center will indefinitely defer…

New Blood Donor Travel Criteria

New guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be implemented in two phases to help prevent blood shortages. This is in an effort to decrease the possibility that vCJD, the human form of “Mad Cow Disease,” could enter the U.S. blood supply. Stanford Blood Center encourages individuals who are eligible to…

Blood Center Creates “Traveler’s Club”

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford Blood Center has created a new donor club to help prevent the blood shortages that may occur when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on travel and residency defer many donors. The “Traveler’s Club” encourages deferred donors to stay active in the Stanford Blood Center community by recruiting new…

New Travel Regulations Impact Local Blood Center

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford Blood Center, along with blood centers throughout the U.S., will be further tightening donor restrictions related to residence in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Europe. New guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will become effective in May and October 2002. Blood center officials estimate that the center…

Stanford Blood Center Launches Campaign To Increase Donations

STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford Blood Center has launched a campaign to encourage donations during the holiday period when the need for blood often increases and supplies diminish. In the campaign, new flags showing Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital patient Xitlali Alvarez line El Camino Real between Sand Hill Road and Page Mill Road. The flags,…

Stanford Blood Center Has Critical Need For Type-O Blood

STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford Blood Center is critically low in type-O blood at a time when demand is high, and is urging area residents to donate blood before the holidays. Among the local patients currently in need of type-O blood are a teenager awaiting a heart transplant, two adults with gastrointestinal bleeding and a…