SLAC's Blood Drive
"Give Blood Today, Save A Life Tomorrow"
The SLAC Blood Drive will be held on June 12, 2013, from 8:00 am to 3:00
Special benefits for donors:
Blood donors get the satisfaction of
knowing they've helped to provide
hope and life to a patient in a local hospital.
Bring a first-time donor with you and each of you
will receive a Baskin Robbins ‘Pint for a Pint’ coupon!
The upcoming SLAC blood drive is on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:00 am to
3:00 pm. The Blood drives take place in building 048 Redwood rooms A & B from
8:00 am to 3:00 pm and are open to members of the SLAC Community and the general
public. Please make an appointment or drop by when it is convenient for you.
After donating, enjoy refreshments with other donors. To make an appointment or
for further information, please contact Lauren Barbieri in Human Resources at
(650) 926-2354 or go on-line to
For eligibility questions:
To make an appt:
Why give blood? Check out our daily inventory:
You give a precious gift when you give blood because blood cannot be
manufactured. When people think of the need for blood they think of emergencies.
People who suffer from cancer, heart disease, hemophilia, leukemia and other
major illnesses need blood on a regular basis to survive. Approximately 4
million people need blood each year - that is one patient every 12 seconds.
As you may know, a pint of blood can be separated into three components: plasma,
platelets and red cells. This means that each unit donated is able to benefit up
to three different patients. Since 1989, donations by the SLAC community have
helped more than 10,186 patients (through September 2001 drive). Please donate -
it does make a difference.
What is the Procedure?
Giving blood could save a life - perhaps your own! Donors undergo a free
mini-physical to detect potential health risks. Fortunately, the
Blood Center comes to SLAC four times a year. This team of able nurses, with
the help of Blood Center volunteers, check for anemia, and take your body
temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Cholesterol screening is included in the
mini-physical and results are mailed to donors approximately three weeks after
the blood drive. For medical or eligibility questions, please call the Stanford
Blood Center at 650/725-9968.
Basic requirements for Donating
- Must be free of cold/flu symptoms for 48 hours
- Maintain normal eating habits and eat within 6 hours prior to donating
- Drink plenty of fluids before and after donation
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- Be between 17-74 years of age
- Bring a photo ID with you
- For eligibility questions: