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What Super Bowl Mania in the Bay Area Means for Our Community

February 1, 2016 at 9:17 am
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Super Bowl 50 will be played in Santa Clara on February 7, 2016. Upwards of two to three million visitors are expected to participate in a series of Super Bowl events throughout the Bay Area.

In addition to the NFL Championship game that will take place at Levi’s Stadium, events such as Super Bowl City along San Francisco’s waterfront and the NFL Experience theme park are expected to draw large crowds.

So what can you expect with all of these visitors and events taking place in your backyard? Well, entire city blocks will be closed, traffic is sure to be bumper-to-bumper from North San Francisco to South San Jose, and don’t even try to get a seat at your favorite restaurant! With the area about to be bursting at the seams, one can’t help but be nervous about the crowds.

Fortunately, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is taking measures to help fans and residents navigate the area during the event. Their website includes detailed information on how to get around and also states that public safety is a priority and measures will be taken by the committee and the NFL to create a safe environment.

Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is asking Bay Area donors to help ahead of time! Donated blood takes about 3 days to get from donor to shelf, so it’s important to collect blood well before a patient needs it. SBC is working with partner Stanford Health Care, a designated trauma hospital, to ensure their inventory is full to support the anticipated increase in patients they may see.

Please help us ensure we are able to meet patient needs in your community over the coming weeks by making an appointment to donate today at sbcdonor.org.