Stanford Blood Center to Host 10th Annual Rivals for Life Blood Drive

November 10, 2015
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Loren Magaña 650-529-5828

WHO: Media and people interested in donating blood are invited
WHEN: November 17, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, 341 Galvez Street, Stanford University campus

STANFORD, Calif.– Each fall, as Stanford and U.C. Berkeley battle it out on the football field in the Big Game, the schools’ respective blood banks also have a major competition of their own.

This year, Stanford fans can support the Cardinal and help them win for an 8th consecutive time by donating at the “Rivals for Life” blood drive, Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, 341 Galvez Street, Stanford University campus.

“This is one of the most popular blood drives we do all year,” said blood center spokesperson, Loren Magaña. “In the spirit of competition, we try to rally the entire Stanford community to come out to support a great cause, and help save lives.”

In the nine years since it began, the respective blood drives have yielded a combined (include # from Elisa) units of blood that have helped countless patients in need.

For this year’s 10th anniversary, the Stanford football team even got involved and shot a video to assist with the recruitment of donors.

To schedule an appointment for the Rivals for Life blood drive go to: 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