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Give a Pint, Get a Pint

Give a Pint, Get a Pint For the fourth year running, we are teaming up with Hop Valley Brewing Company to bring you our most popular promotion: Give a Pint, Get a Pint. Starting Dec. 15 and running through Jan. 31, all registering blood donors will receive a free souvenir pint glass and a voucher…

Giving the gift of platelets

April and Todd Olson started donating whole blood 22 years ago, when they first got together. “I don’t remember how it started, but I would give on his birthday and he would give on my birthday,” April said. Recently, they started a new tradition: donating platelets via apheresis together. Todd, who owns a painting company,…

Santa is coming to town!

Are you on Santa’s Nice List? Visit Lane Blood Center on Saturday, Dec. 20, and ask him in person. December is a busy month for Mr. Claus, but he always makes time to meet with donors and their families at Lane Blood Center, located at 2211 Willamette St. in Eugene. Bring the kids or just…

Spread joy with toys

Spending the holidays in the hospital is no fun at all — especially if you’re a kid. To help bring joy to sick and injured children, Lane Blood Center is collecting new, unwrapped toys for pediatric patients at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Now through Dec. 21, drop a toy in the collection bin in…

Help us stock the shelves for the holidays

The recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend saw an increase in travel-related trauma cases and a decrease in blood collection, leaving our local blood supply too low for comfort. Please help prevent a severe blood shortage by giving blood. You can schedule your life-saving donation by calling Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 or visiting https://appointment.laneblood.org/ Our 2211…

Beavers claim title in Civil War Blood Drive

With a total of 7,179 ballots cast in the 13th Annual Civil War Blood Drive, the Oregon State University Beavers have ended the University of Oregon Ducks’ four-year winning streak by just 47 votes. It’s a painful loss for Duck fans, but the knowledge that each pint of blood donated during the Civil War Blood…

Saturday Closures at LBC

Just a reminder to our loyal donors that our 2211 Willamette St. center will be closed Saturday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 22, so we can staff up for the Civil War Blood Drive at the University of Oregon. Donors who want to give on the weekend can visit any of our mobile blood drives….

Civil War heats up again

The 13th Annual Civil War Blood Drive kicks off Saturday, Nov. 1. Do your part to make sure the University of Oregon Ducks dominate yet again. Go Ducks! Every donor who registers to give blood Nov. 1 through Nov. 23 will be invited to fill out a ballot to vote for either the Ducks or…

Bleed Pink for Komen

Join Lane Blood Center in supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! For each person who registers to donate blood Oct. 1-12, Lane Blood Center will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Bloomobile will be parked at Autzen Stadium on race day, Sunday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m….

SUCCESS STORY: Danielle Verdugo

Danielle Verdugo’s story of survival involves a lot of numbers. After a violent car wreck nearly took her life 9 1/2 years ago: Her heart stopped beating for two minutes and 43 seconds. It took emergency crews 2 1/2 hours to free her from her crushed 1989 Jeep Cherokee. She was unconscious for 15 days, then placed…