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Your community blood bank
since 1978

Three ways you can help:
-Host a center blood drive
-Make a financial gift

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We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day.

Today's Blood Need


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About every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That means, this many people have needed blood since you arrived here:

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How Super Bowl Mania Affects You»


Super Bowl 50 will be played in Santa Clara on February 7, 2016. What does this mean for you and your community? Read our blog to learn more.

Change to Center Hours»

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Please note, our Mountain View location is undergoing renovations and will be closed Tues. 2/2 - Sat. 2/6. To read details, and also see our new center hours as of 2/8/16, visit our hours page.

Winter 2015 LifeLink»

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The winter LifeLink is here! Your link between donors, volunteers, staff and friends of SBC!

Update on FDA's MSM Deferral Policy»

The FDA recently released final guidance regarding deferral criteria for men who have sex with men (MSM), changing its blood donation policy from an indefinite deferral to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man. Read more about the final guidance.


2014 Give Good Logo

We created a new website dedicated to sharing our blood donors’ stories and the many reasons they donate blood. Visit today and be inspired.

Statement on Ebola»

Stanford Blood Center staff continues to use universal precautions related to blood safety. For additional information regarding Ebola, please visit

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