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Type O blood supplies low in Oregon

Medical emergencies in our local hospitals have depleted inventories of O-positive and O-negative blood in Oregon communities, and it’s critical that the supply be replenished. Approximately 45 percent of the population has Type O blood, and it is the type most requested by hospitals. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve donated — or maybe you’ve…

Donating in a daughter’s memory

On Aug. 26, 2013, Shaylinn Manchester was driving home after having dinner with friends when an oncoming car crossed the center line and smashed into her Toyota Camry head-on. Both Shaylinn and the other driver were killed. Just 21 years old, Shaylinn was three weeks away from graduating from Northwest Beauty College and starting a…

Saturday Breakfast Club

Personal chef Stacey Sullivan has been scrambling eggs and flipping pancakes every Saturday morning at Lane Blood Center for the past five years. Donors with appointments between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturdays are treated to Stacey’s amazing muffins, breads, fruit salad, turkey sausage and flapjacks each week. The coffee is bottomless, and the company warm….

Doin’ Good in Your Neighborhood

Do good in your neighborhood: Give blood Donate blood with Lane Blood Center in the month of March and you’ll have the opportunity to turn a good deed into a great meal. Donors who give blood at our Willamette Street center or at one of our many March blood drives will be entered into a daily drawing to…

Glad to be giving again

“I’m so glad to be able to donate again,” says Rob Salinovich of Junction City, who had to stop giving blood following Dec. 16 surgery to remove a tumor from his ear canal. He was concerned that the procedure to remove the invasive but benign tumor from the left side of his head and rebuild his ear structure…

Random Acts of Kindness

Today, Feb. 17, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day — one of the best days of the year. Being kind to others is easy and rewarding, and there’s no wrong way to do it. We’ve come up with a few ideas for how we can all celebrate this special day and help make the world a…

Make It Count: Type O Negative

If you’re one of the few people with Type O Negative blood, you have a unique opportunity to help people in crisis. People with O Negative blood are called universal donors because their red blood cells can be transfused into anyone, regardless of the recipient’s own blood type. That’s because the O- blood group is…

Donate 4 Donuts!

The pride you feel from doing a good deed is reward enough in itself, but it never hurts to sweeten the pot, so to speak. With that in mind, every person who gives blood in the month of February will receive a voucher for a free donut of your choice at Dizzy Dean’s Donuts, located at…

One Woman, 500 Donations

Eleanor Mulder, 85, has achieved many things in her life. She raised four children, will soon celebrate her her 63rd wedding anniversary, and remains a passionate community advocate. Now, she can add 500-time blood donor to that list. That’s a new record for Lane County, a milestone she alone has reached. “It’s one of the few volunteer things I…

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, and we at Lane Blood Center would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the lifesaving contributions blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare. Our donors gave more than 22,300 units of blood in 2013. Because each unit of blood can help save three lives, that represents a potential 66,900 lives…