January 22, 2020
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Ross Coyle | 650-725-3804
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 25 on the North Concourse at SAP Center at San Jose from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donors should enter through the North Entrance.
“The San Jose Sharks are thrilled to partner with Stanford Blood Center for the 14th consecutive year and help save lives,” said Stephanie Dubin, Sharks Community Relations Program Manager. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Sharks fans all around the Bay Area to come together and give back to the community by supporting local patients in need.”
Each donor who comes to the drive will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets for the Sharks game vs. the New Jersey Devils on February 27. In addition, three lucky donors will score a pair of benchwarmer tickets for the chance to sit on the Sharks bench and watch the players warm up before the game. All winners will have the opportunity to take a group photo on the ice.
“This is one of our most popular drives, so we’re thrilled to be heading back to the ‘Shark Tank’ again this year. We’ll have great prizes to give away and fun activities for all the donors,” says SBC Spokesperson Ross Coyle. “The need for blood is constant. This is your chance to be an MVP. A single donation can help save the lives of up to three 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.
Appointments for the Sharks drive can be scheduled online at stanfordbloodcenter.org/sharks or by calling 888-723-7831 for same-day appointments.
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.