Basementeer Spotlight: Stanford Blood Center



We're proud to partner with the Stanford Blood Center through our Basementeer program: supporting their vision of "connecting our communities to provide hope for healing." Learn more about how you can support the Stanford Blood Center below.

ABOUT THE STANFORD BLOOD CENTER

SBC has always been at the forefront of global research and innovation. In addition to providing blood products for transfusion purposes, they also supply researchers with the products they need to discover the causes, prevention and treatment of blood diseases and blood-borne disorders.

WHY BECOME A BLOOD DONOR?

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Stanford Blood Center (SBC) has roots in the community and focuses on helping support local patients when they need it most. To be able to provide life-saving treatment, they rely on the generosity of community members like you to be able to be able to fill a need of roughly 200 units (pints) of blood per day. For the current and future patients of SBC, your blood donation could mean:

a transfusion for someone with a life-threatening condition such as sickle-cell anemia; emergency treatment for a major trauma case; a second chance at life for a child in critical condition; advanced surgical options for a high-risk patient; stronger immunity for a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy; a medical safety net in the event of an active shooter and other disaster; and research with the ability to radically transform public health.

BLOOD DONATION BENEFITS YOU, TOO!

Each time you come in to donate, you earn points that you can redeem for items in SBC’s Donor Loyalty Store — backpacks, headphones, jackets, all kinds of goodies! It’s their way of saying “thank you” for the incredible gift you give when you donate blood. Throughout the month of December, SBC is also offering a fun “ugly sweater” long-sleeve holiday t-shirt to anyone who presents to donate. Best of all, of course, you benefit from that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that you may have saved lives in your community and beyond!

HOW DO I DONATE BLOOD?

To become a blood donor, you must be 18 years of age (16 and 17 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be free of cold and flu symptoms and in general good health.

 

In order to keep the blood supply safe, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also requires blood centers to implement additional eligibility criteria. View more eligibility requirements (like tattoos and common travel deferrals) here

And, if you have any questions about your eligibility, SBC is always willing to help walk you through it at 650-723-7831.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT

Donations can be made online or by calling SBC at 888-723-7831. Support SBC through the Basementeer program by updating your beneficiary today!

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