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Lane Blood Center considering affiliation

LANE BLOOD CENTER AND PUGET SOUND BLOOD CENTER PROPOSE AFFILIATION Operating efficiencies support quality and cost effective patient care in Lane and Douglas Counties Lane Blood Center (LBC) and Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) are in discussions to potentially affiliate later this year. The move would align the two organizations under a common strategy to…

By the numbers

University of Oregon student Kimberly Chin created this awesome infographic about the importance of donating blood. She has graciously allowed us to share it with all of you today. Thanks, Kimberly!

Pint for a Pass is back!

Register to donate blood between June 1 and July 26 and you’ll receive a voucher for a free pass to the Lane County Fair! Now that’s a sweet deal! This year’s fair is July 23-27. The voucher can be used any day during the fair for access to the amazing concert line up, thrilling rides,…

Blood collection in the Armed Services

The Memorial Day holiday is a time to remember the men and women in our armed forces who have worked to protect this country and our allies through decades of war and peace. It’s also a time to look back at the history of blood collection in our armed forces, and the role it has played…

Blood donation a family affair

At age 31, Chadwick Cooper recently became the youngest person to reach the 100-donation mark in Lane Blood Center history. “It feels pretty good,” he said, as the apheresis machine whirred beside him during his milestone donation on May 15, 2014. It should feel good. Donating blood is a Cooper family affair. Chadwick’s mother, Roberta, has…

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Critical shortage of B Neg blood

Can you help? We are experiencing a critical shortage of B negative blood type due in part to a complicated heart surgery that put a strain on our local supply. Please call 541-484-9111 or schedule your appointment online if you can help. Thank you! B Negative: The scarcest blood type Only 2 percent of the U.S. population has this blood type. Two percent…

Supporting moms on Mother’s Day

Do you know that childbearing mothers receive more lifesaving community-donated blood than any other group in Lane County? WellMama does, and that’s why the nonprofit organization partnered with Lane Blood Center for the second year to host a Mother’s Day weekend blood drive. “It’s a really nice fusion between what Lane Blood Center does and…

Fifteen years of giving

The people of Leaburg know Pat Cane. At least the people who donate blood at McKenzie Fire & Rescue do. Pat has coordinated our mobile blood drive at the fire station for the past 15 years.  With four drives a year, she has overseen her share of donations. The May 8 blood drive at the…

Ninkasi donates pints

Clearly, employees at Ninkasi Brewing know the value of a pint. A group of them “hopped” over to Lane Blood Center recently to give blood, one pint at a time. Among them was Emilie Hartvig, California donations manager. Despite a fear of needles and an aversion to blood, Emilie decided to donate as an act of community…

Donate life: Leave a legacy

It doesn’t take much to save a life. Giving a pint of blood every eight weeks or becoming a designated organ donor are two simple ways to leave a lasting legacy. “It’s a powerful thought to know that we can contribute,” says Lucinda Babers, a Department of Motor Vehicles employee who encourages people to check…