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!
WHO CAN DONATE?
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.
HOW YOUR BLOOD DONATION HELPS
- 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
YOU CAN SAVE LIVES!
Donate blood. Make an appointment by visiting https://www.sbcdonor.org/ 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.