January 2, 2020
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Ross Coyle | 650-725-3804
STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is partnering with The Tech Interactive (The Tech) as part of the its annual “Give Good” initiative. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve in January, SBC will make a financial contribution to The Tech to help support educational programs for underserved youth at the nonprofit science and technology center.
Now in its seventh year, Give Good will take place at all donation center locations and mobile blood drives. On Saturday, January 4, The Tech will help kick off the campaign by hosting its own onsite blood drive from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on its ground level, 201 South Market in San Jose. For this day only, SBC will be onsite to offer free ELDON Card (blood type) testing, and our interactive booth will feature additional special activities. All those who donate at the January 4 drive will receive free admission to The Tech for the day to enjoy family-friendly activities.
“The focus of Give Good is to generate awareness about the importance of blood donation, so we can continue to help local patients during these critical winter months, all while supporting a terrific organization with a charitable mission,” said Harpreet Sandhu, CEO at Stanford Blood Center. “We are proud to team up with institutions like The Tech Interactive in their efforts to broaden the horizons of children and teens in our community by providing them with hands-on learning opportunities.”
“We are thrilled to partner with SBC to help educate our community on the critical need for blood and the role donors play in helping save lives,” said Gretchen Walker, Vice President of Learning at The Tech Interactive. “Here at The Tech, we strive to motivate the next generation of innovators. This generous contribution will help us inspire the leaders of tomorrow and engage children of all ages with programs that help them discover their own problem-solving power.”
Visit SBC’s Exhibit at The Tech Interactive
As part of our partnership this year, SBC will be hosting its own interactive exhibit at The Tech for three weekends of the campaign. Join us January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 or 19 and experience the “World of Blood” exhibit, which will feature activities and games to educate visitors of all ages on blood’s components, function and uses, as well as the importance of blood donation.
To make an appointment to donate blood January 1 – 31, visit stanfordbloodcenter.org or give us a call at 650-723-7831. If you would like to attend the blood drive at The Tech on Saturday, January 4, please make an appointment at http://bit.ly/tech104. All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.
About Stanford Blood Center
Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is an independent, community blood center that supplies blood products and testing services to multiple Bay Area hospitals and is a recognized leader in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine. SBC was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978 to meet the complex transfusion and transplant needs of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, as well as provide clinical trial services and specialized blood products for researchers. Today, the center remains locally focused, serving community hospitals, patients and donors, while contributing to research and advancement that impact the world at large. More information is available at stanfordbloodcenter.org.
About The Tech Interactive
The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose. Our hands-on activities, experimental labs and design challenge experiences empower people to innovate with creativity, curiosity and compassion. The Tech is a world leader in the creation of immersive STEAM education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally. We believe that everyone is born an innovator who can change the world for