LifeFORCE Lane Blood Center Blog

 

Give a Pint. Get a Pint.

Give a Pint. Get a Pint. We thank Hop Valley Brewing Company for their generous sponsorship and encourage all our donors to visit them this holiday season. The Third Annual Give a Pint, Get a Pint runs Dec. 2 through Jan. 14. All registering blood donors will receive a a free souvenir pint glass and…

Donating for D’arcy

Usually, the Eugene Active 20-30 Club works to improve the lives of the children of Lane County. But when past member D’arcy Usher Martin was diagnosed with Leukemia in June, the group turned its focus to helping one of their own. Thus was born Donate for D’arcy. Friends and colleagues of D’arcy, once an active…

Taking it to campus

Buddy the Blood Drop has been working overtime this week, pounding the pavement at the University of Oregon, temporary home of the 2013 Civil War Blood Drive. Buddy danced. Buddy waved. Buddy shuffled. Buddy herded donors into the EMU, where they could vote for the Ducks or the Beavers while registering to donate blood and…

Post-Donation Snacking

A snack and a refreshing drink are an important part of your recovery after donating blood. That light meal may seem like a small token, but it accomplishes several important tasks. Saying Thank You A pint of blood can save as many as three lives. All too often, blood supplies run critically short. We like…

Civil War Blood Drive 2013

Do You Bleed Green or Orange? November 1st through 24th you can help save lives and help your team win the Civil War Blood Drive Trophy!  Be a part of the 12th Annual Civil War Blood Drive by registering to donate at any blood drive statewide. At the time of your donation you will fill out a ballot…

Circle of giving

Susan Conklin-Miller knows the value of donated blood firsthand. In 1974, while living in Ft. Collins, Colo., she became pregnant with a baby girl. A few weeks into the pregnancy, Susan was diagnosed with placenta previa, a condition that can cause severe bleeding before or during delivery. She spent six months in and out of…

B-Allele map

Urgent need for B Neg and O Neg Blood

Can you help? We are experiencing a shortage of B negative (down 42%) and O negative (down 18%) blood types due to increased patient transfusions in Lane County. Please call 541-484-9111 or schedule your appointment online if you can help. Thank you! B Negative: The scarcest blood type Only 2% of the US population has this blood type. Two percent of…

2013 Annual Appreciation Dinner

Thank you. That was the message at Lane Blood Center’s Annual Appreciation Dinner, held Oct. 17 at Lane Community College. Thank you for your donations. Thank you for your volunteer time. Thank you for your dedication, your community service, your caring and compassion. “We’re here to express our gratitude to every blood donor, whether you’ve…

Volunteer With Lane Blood Center

By volunteering your time, you are part of the life-saving link that delivers blood to patients in need. Take pride in knowing that your time is as vital to us as a blood donation. You will be contributing to your community in a very special way. What is required of our volunteers?   • Provide quality…

A birthday to remember

Maya Mali knew exactly how she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday: Giving blood with 16 of her friends and family members. “I’ve really wanted to give blood for a long time,” Maya said. “It’s an easy way to help others.” A family tradition Helping others is part of the Mali family tradition. The girls…