Stanford Blood Center to Offer Job-Hunting Help to Blood Donors

August 24, 2011
Attention News Desk: Press Release (for immediate release)
Michele Hyndman (650) 723-8237

STANFORD, Calif. — With the threat of a double-dip recession looming, the Stanford Blood Center is offering an encore of the successful “Giving Blood Works” promotion for eager job seekers just in time for Labor Day.

Donors who give blood at one of the center’s three locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View between Sept. 1 and 13 will have the opportunity to attend a special career-counseling and networking event on Sept. 13 for free.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center’s location at 3373 Hillview Ave. in Palo Alto, and will feature career experts Lisa Stotlar and Ellen Shulman. The workshop, titled “Reduce your job-search time significantly, leveraging a high-touch networking approach in the high-tech valley,” will focus on the latest networking techniques. Recruiters from, Option 1 Staffing, Tibco, Stanford Blood Center and more will discuss job opportunities and collect resumes.

“Giving Blood Works will be a valuable experience at this particular time, because so many unemployed people have been out of work for years,” said blood center marketing manager, John Williams.

In the previous workshops, counselors critiqued resumes on the spot, which limited their ability to both lecture and interact with job seekers. This time, Stotlar and Schulman will offer free 30-minute resume critiques in their office a few days after the event.

Donors should be in good health with no cold or flu symptoms. They must eat well prior to donation, drink fluids and present photo identification at the time of donation. The process takes about an hour. For more information or to schedule an appointment online, please call (888) 723-7831 or visit

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