Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

Summer Blood Drive

Summer 2007

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Stanford Blood Center urges people to donate blood and save lives this summer. Patients, like Savanah, age 2, at the local hospitals served by the center depend on community blood donations every day.

Recently, Savanah required blood transfusions during chemotherapy and surgery to rid her tiny body of a tumor in her abdomen. Savanah's mother, Carine, is convinced that blood donors saved her daughter's life. "I'm so grateful for the blood that helped Savanah," says Carine. "If there were no blood donors, I doubt Savanah would still be with us."

During the summer, blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close, resulting in critical blood shortages. To encourage people to donate this summer, Stanford Blood Center is offering many giveaways to donors, including movie tickets, coupons for free ice cream and event tickets.

Through the center's popular "Grateful Life Tour," donors also can receive a tie-dyed T-shirt. Giving is groovy, and you will be too when you wear this fun shirt! Dates for the "tour" are July 2, 3 and 5, and all Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays in July. All center locations are closed on Sundays and July 4.

Be sure to check Stanford Blood Center's Web site frequently for updates on promotions and events. You can visit http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/, or call (650) 723-7831 for information or to schedule an appointment today. Give blood for life!

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