Stanford Blood Center has critical need for all blood types | News | Almanac Online |


Stanford Blood Center has critical need for all blood types


The Stanford Blood Center is asking Bay Area residents to donate blood to any nearby center, as supplies are at critically low levels.

All blood types are needed, and the center reported Friday (Jan. 10) that type O positive and type O negative inventories are down to only a one-day supply.

There may not be enough to fill all hospital requests, center officials said.

"All it takes is about an hour of your time, and you can help save the lives of up to three patients with a single donation," said SBC spokesperson Ross Coyle.

Residents who would like to donate should be in good health with no cold or flu symptoms. They are also advised to eat well, drink fluids and present a photo ID when they go to donate.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment at one of three donation center locations in Menlo Park, Campbell or Mountain View. They can also look into blood drives that take place in Los Gatos, Palo Alto, San Jose and Stanford.

Any appointments can be made online at or can call (888) 723-7831.

— Bay City News Service

What is democracy worth to you?
Support local journalism.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 7,837 views

Edible Education – Free Course - UC Berkeley Online
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,901 views

Local Pols Debate Climate
By Sherry Listgarten | 1 comment | 1,671 views

Hallelujah! "Real Facts" Still Matter To The Menlo Park City Council
By Dana Hendrickson | 0 comments | 1,285 views

Letting Christmas Linger
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 956 views