Stanford Blood Center teams up with San Jose Sharks for ‘Save a Life’ Drive

January 4, 2023
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Ross Coyle | 650-421-1993

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford Blood Center (SBC) and the San Jose Sharks are teaming up once again for the annual “Save a Life” Blood Drive. The drive takes place on Saturday, January 7 on the North Concourse at SAP Center at San Jose (525 W. Santa Clara Street) from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donors should enter through the North Entrance.

Each donor who comes to the drive will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets for the Sharks game vs. the Dallas Stars on January 18. In addition, four lucky donors will earn the grand prize – a set of four tickets for a Penthouse Suite to the Sharks game vs. the Edmonton Oilers on January 13.

“This is always one of our most popular drives, so we’re thrilled to be heading back to the ‘Shark Tank’ again this year. We have a current need for All Blood Types, especially Type O, so donors can make a lasting impact on their community and have a chance to score some great hockey tickets,” says SBC Spokesperson Ross Coyle. “Cancellations due to illness and the recent weather have significantly impacted the blood supply, so this is your chance to be an MVP. Just an hour of your time can help save the lives of multiple patients.”

Donors should be in good health with no cold or flu symptoms. They should eat well prior to donation, drink fluids, and present a photo ID at the time of donation. All attendees must be at least 16 years of age or older to enter SAP Center for this event. Donors will be required to wear a mask.

Appointments for the Sharks drive can be scheduled online at, via the SBC app, or by calling 888-723-7831.

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