Stanford Blood Drive

Stanford Blood Center was created within the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978. The Blood Center was created to meet the increasingly large and complex transfusion needs of Stanford Hospital and Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and to perform research and teaching.

The Stanford Blood Center strives to maintain a standard of service excellence in meeting the needs of physicians, and diverse donor and patient populations in our community.

The Blood Center has developed a large Automated Blood Collection program, including Double Red Blood Cell collection and multiple plasma product collection, in response to the growing needs of hospital programs targeting oncology, bone marrow and solid organ transplant. The Stanford Blood Centeris the second largest transfusion facility in the United States, with a wide array of specialized products and services.

The Autologous (self-donation) and Designated Donations Department is dedicated to responding to the special needs of this group of donors. Stanford’s Donor Services Department continues to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the ethnically diverse patient population. Community groups assist this effort through community education, seminars, and blood and tissue typing drives.