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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

We had a blast at the 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, on Sunday, Oct. 6, a Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Cathy’s Crickets walked the race in honor of Lane Blood nurse Cathy Emerson, who passed away from cancer several years ago. The Bloodmobile was on site from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and race…

Help Us Win!

Lane Blood Center needs a new bloodmobile and you can help us get it. This October we are participating in the “My Community Cares” campaign through Home Federal Bank Foundation. Lane Blood Center is one of 36 non-profit organizations in our region (Western Oregon) competing for a grant. The non-profit that receives the most votes…

A little boy’s legacy

Cameron Merrill was 19 months old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He fought the disease for nine long months, cheerful and silly and goofy all the way. But on Jan. 17 of this year, his little body succumbed and Cameron died. Monday, Sept. 23, was the Cameron Merrill Memorial Blood Drive at PeaceHealth…

Blood Collectors Week

During the week of Sept. 8-14, Lane Blood Center joins other blood centers across the country in celebrating the ninth annual Blood Collectors Week. The celebration recognizes the critical role blood collectors play in helping ensure blood is available to patients in need. People like Bonny Thomas, a registered nurse with 31 years of nursing…

In Your Words: Best Part of Donating?

What’s the best thing about giving blood? We recently asked our Facebook friends that question. We learned a lot about you from your responses, and we liked what we saw. Here’s what you said: The lifesavers: “The feeling you get when you know you can help save someone’s life with part of your own.” Teresa…

3 Lives–3 Meals

  This September Lane Blood Center is partnering with FOOD for Lane County so that your donation can have twice the positive impact on our community.  We’re calling it “3 Lives–3 Meals.”  Every blood donation can save up to three lives. On behalf of each person who registers to donate at any blood drive in…

Guest Post: Heeding the call

By Dave Horton Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives, our jobs and getting things done that it takes a cry for help to bring us back to our senses. I received that cry a few weekends ago. My wife and I had just returned from a night on the town when the…

Donate sooner than you think after getting ink

One of the most frequently asked questions at blood drives comes from tattoo and piercing enthusiasts. Can I still donate? The answer may surprise you: Receiving a tattoo in Oregon, where tattoo parlors are regulated by the state, does not automatically prevent someone from donating blood. People with tattoos can present to donate blood as…

Why do you give?

Everyone has a different reason for donating blood. Sometimes, donors are motivated by a general volunteer spirit, a desire to do good and to help people in need. Sometimes donors give for more personal reasons. We recently asked our Facebook followers why they give, and we got some amazing and touching responses. A Family Tradition…

Life’s a Treat!

  Life’s a treat when we beat the heat and save lives this August. Thanks in part to the generous support of Yogurt Extreme, all donors who register to give at any Lane Blood Center blood drive or our donor center at 2211 Willamette St., Aug. 1-31, will receive a voucher for a FREE 8 oz. creation. Lane…