Stanford Blood Center


Stanford Blood Center is proud to partner with Palo Alto Adult School this fall. We share a common goal: service to the community.

Every three seconds someone needs blood, yet less than five percent of the population donates blood. This is not enough. You can save a life!

In general you can donate blood for transfusion to others if you:

  • Are in good health
  • Are at least 17 years of age
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Have never had hepatitis
  • Are not as risk for HIV
  • Have not lived in the United Kingdom for more than three months between 1980 and 1996
  • Have not lived in Europe for five years or more between 1980 to present
  • Have not traveled to a malaria-endemic region in the past year

If you have questions about your eligibility, please call us at 888-723-7831.


  • An automobile accident victim needs up to 50 units of red blood cells
  • A liver transplant recipient needs up to 40 units of red blood cells, 6 units of platelets and 20 units of plasma
  • A cancer patient needs 1 to 2 units of red blood cells per week, 2 units of platelets per week


Donate blood. Make an appointment by visiting or calling 650-723-7831, toll-free 888-723-7831.

Host a blood drive. Our account representatives will provide appropriate publicity, help with appointments and work out all the details to help you create a successful blood drive. If you would like to schedule a mobile blood drive or would like more information, please call 650-723-8015.

Volunteer. We offer a wide variety of positions to help us achieve our goal of providing blood products to patients in need. Find out more by calling 650-723-6795.