September 13, 2021
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 its “Give Good” initiative. For each donor who rolls up their sleeve between September 13 – 19, SBC will make a financial contribution to The Tech to help support educational programs for youth at the nonprofit science and technology center.
Now in its eighth year, Give Good will take place at all SBC donation center locations and mobile blood drives. On Saturday, September 18, The Tech will host its own onsite blood drive from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on its ground level, 201 South Market in San Jose. All those who donate at the September 18 drive will receive free admission to The Tech for the day to enjoy family-friendly activities.
“Give Good is a wonderful opportunity to help spread the word about blood donation, while giving back to a community organization with a good cause,” said Harpreet Sandhu, CEO at Stanford Blood Center. “We’re proud to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education through The Tech Interactive as they provide local kids with hands-on learning experiences to help them better prepare for the future.”
“We’re excited to partner once again with Stanford Blood Center to help raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and the impact donors have in helping save lives,” said Katrina Stevens, President and CEO at The Tech Interactive. “It’s thanks to generous contributions like this that help us continue our work to develop the future problem-solvers of tomorrow and offer engaging activities to children to help expand their imagination.”
To make an appointment to donate September 13 – 19, visit stanfordbloodcenter.org or call at 888-723-7831. If you would like to attend the blood drive at The Tech on September 18, please visit bit.ly/tech918 to make an appointment. All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome. Learn more about Give Good at stanfordbloodcenter.org/give-good.
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 the better. thetech.org