Stanford Blood Center (SBC) announces the opening of a new blood donation center location on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Fallon Plaza (3738 Fallon Road) in Dublin. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the occasion at 10:00 a.m. and will be attended by Dublin Councilmembers Jean Dandy and Michael McCorriston, Pleasanton Vice-Mayor Jack Balch, Blood Center leadership, and representatives from the San Jose Earthquakes.
Were thrilled to open a location in the Tri-Valley, bringing convenience and a sense of community to our East Bay blood donors, says SBC Executive Director Harpreet Sandhu. Over the last few years, SBC has seen a growing number of Alameda and Contra Costa County residents coming in to donate blood at our mobile drives. This location provides an easy way for Tri-Valley community members to make consistent donations of this life-saving gift at a day and time that works for them, while bringing a more diverse pool of blood types to our reserves.
We currently have an urgent need for all blood types, especially type O, so now is a great time to save lives and make a lasting impact for local patients, says Donor Services Director Renee Gipson. Donating blood is an easy way to make a huge difference. Just one donation can save up to three lives. Where else can you have that kind of impact in under an hour?
The new SBC Tri-Valley Donor Center offers:
- A cozy and comfortable 1,000 square feet of donation space
- Four blood donation chairs and one SuperRed donation (apheresis) machine
- Experienced staff who guide donors through every step of the process
- Free parking
- Proximity to shops and restaurants so that donors can combine their trip with other errands
- Easy access from the I-580 and Dublin BART
Stanford Blood Center is an independent, community blood center that collects 100% of the blood reserves for Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, the Palo Alto VA, and select Bay Area community hospitals. Independent blood centers like Stanford Blood Center collect 60% of the national blood supply.
As a nod to the Livermore Wine Valley, the first 250 visitors will receive a Stanford Blood Center thermal wine mug.
Donors should be in good health with no cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms. Be sure to eat well prior to donation, drink fluids, and bring a photo ID. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a parent or guardians consent). Eligibility information can be found at stanfordbloodcenter.org/eligibility or by calling 888-723-7831.
About Stanford Blood Center
Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is an independent, community blood center that supplies blood products and testing services to multiple Bay Area hospitals and is a recognized leader in the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine. SBC was created at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978 to meet the complex transfusion and transplant needs of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Stanford and provide clinical trial services and specialized blood products for researchers. Today, the center remains locally focused, serving community hospitals, patients, and donors while contributing to research and advancement that impact the world at large. More information is available at stanfordbloodcenter.org.
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