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Success Stories: Ashley Roberson

Hundreds of people give blood at Lane Blood Center each week, but Ashley Roberson’s first donation had a special significance. In 2007, Ashley learned she was pregnant with twins. She carried the two babies, a boy and a girl, to 38 weeks with no complications. And on Nov. 26, 2007,  6-pound-14-ounce Roman and 6-pound-9-ounce Violet…

Going Green and Giving Red

Help us go green by giving red! Donate blood this April and help Lane Blood Center celebrate Earth Day all month long. A tree will be planted in honor of each donation collected at Lane Blood Center or any Lane Blood Center blood drive April 1 through 30. Up to 2,000 trees will be purchased…

Success Stories: Erin Grace

The Grace family is grateful. Erin Grace and her daughter Delilah Jane are happy and healthy today, but this time last year things were much different. On March 15, 2013, Erin suffered a placental abruption 12 weeks before her due date and was forced to deliver her baby girl by emergency C-section. Erin is a labor…

Honoring a sister’s memory

When Joyce Schiavone donates blood, she does so with her sister, Linda Norwood, in mind. Linda’s medical troubles began in her late 20s, when she developed pericarditis, a condition that can cause an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac around the heart. Pressure from the fluid can impair the heart’s functioning and cause life-threatening…

In good company

Taking a dip into history A recent search of the Lane Blood Center archives turned up some fascinating items. Old photos, newspaper clippings and blood center memorabilia from 1961 — the year the blood center was created — to the present day weave a rich history of the blood center, Lane County and Oregon. The…

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…

Looking back on 53 years of service

Happy belated birthday to us! Lane Blood Center turned 53 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, and we’ve decided to celebrate by taking a little trip down memory lane. We’ve uncovered some real gems from our archive and we’ll be sharing them with you in the coming weeks on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Be…

Teen donors saving lives

Ariston’s dad is a blood donor, so when the Sheldon High School junior turned 16, he started donating, too. Seventeen-year-old Rebekah’s sister relies on donated blood to manage a chronic illness. Rebekah has donated three times since turning 16, to give back to the system that helps keep her sister alive. Pavel, 16, recently donated…

Donatin’ Ducks: Three campus blood drives this week

Does it get any more convenient than this? Lane Blood Center has three days of blood drives scheduled at the University of Oregon this week, and we’re encouraging all eligible donors to give, if possible. As you may be aware, our area experienced snow and ice storms in recent days that interrupted business as usual….

Business as usual at Lane Blood Center

Lane Blood Center returned to normal hours Monday, Feb. 10, following its weather-related closure over the weekend. The center opened its doors at 10 a.m as usual and will resume its normal donation hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to…