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

November 8, 2017
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828

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 to donate blood at the November 15 drive and help the Stanford Cardinal achieve their 10th win in a row over the Bears. “All donors will receive a special commemorative Rivals for Life t-shirt,” Stanford Blood Center spokesperson, Loren Magaña, said. “Not only can donors help Stanford achieve a decade of dominance, they can also help save patients’ lives in the process.”

This year’s battle for blood will take place Wednesday, November 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Stanford University, Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation (basketball courts) 341 Galvez Street (corner of Galvez & Campus Drive) Stanford, CA 94305.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time for this very popular drive.

To schedule an appointment for the Rivals for Life Blood Drive visit: or call 888-723-7831.


Stanford Blood Center was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978 to meet the complex transfusion needs of Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, as well as provide tailored blood products and clinical trial services for school researchers. Today the center provides blood products to 4 local hospitals and is a recognized leader in the field of transfusion medicine. More information is available at