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Lane instructor turns students into donors

Harriet Behm is personally responsible for creating 871 new Lane Blood Center donors. Since 2006, the Lane Community College chemistry instructor has offered her students extra credit for donating blood during the class term. Those who cannot or chose not to donate can earn the same extra credit for writing a paper about blood donation….

Get Your Free Earl Newman Print

Thank You from Lane Blood Center Lane Blood Center and local screen print artist, Earl Newman, would like to thank you for your extraordinary gifts this year. When you give your second life-saving donation in 2014, you are invited to choose one mini Earl Newman print as our gift to you. You will be invited to…

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, and we at Lane Blood Center would like to take this moment to celebrate the lifesaving contributions blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare. Our donors gave more than 21,00 units of blood in 2013. Because each unit of blood can help save three lives, that represents a potential…

Thank You

A special thanks to all who answered our call for blood donors during the holiday season. We know you have busy lives and many priorities but you chose to include us and transfusion patients. Thanks to your help, we have prevented a blood shortage. Just before Christmas, a local patient needed over 100 units of…

SUCCESS STORIES: Derek Ross

Derek Ross was a fit 24-year-old marathon runner when the diagnosis came. Bruises, bleeding gums and non-healing wounds led him to consult with a doctor in April 2000, who diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Treatment began immediately and involved more than 20 transfusions of whole blood and platelets….

Liz and Reilly in the Mix

Radio hosts Liz Kelly and Mary Reilly — or Liz and Reilly to their fans — put their words into action Thursday when they visited Lane Blood Center to donate blood. The hosts of Morning Mix on KMGE Mix 94.5 FM recently broadcast a story about Lane Blood’s efforts to prevent a blood shortage following…

Santa coming to LBC

Even Santa Claus understands the importance of donating blood. Old Kris Kringle himself stopped by Lane Blood Center on Wednesday to donate a pint and encourage others to do the same. Santa knows that the need for life-saving blood never takes a holiday. He’ll be back on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon….

“I’ll always give”

Mike Fournier gets a little emotional when he talks about his dad and the donated blood that keeps him alive during treatment for a bone marrow disorder. “I’ll always give,” Mike says. “I’ll never miss a donation again — not on purpose.” Mike’s father was diagnosed this past June with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of…

Ducks Win the Day

The University of Oregon Ducks take home the Civil War Blood Drive trophy for the fourth year in a row! With a final score of 4,383 to 3,782 over the Oregon State University Beavers, the Ducks came from behind to win the friendly competition, now in its 12th year. Fans, students and alumni of both…

Baby Milo’s Story

Milo Alexander Anderson is living proof of the power and importance of blood donation. His mother, Amy Anderson, learned 20 weeks into her pregnancy with Milo that she carried a rare protein called Antibody E in her blood. Her doctors in Bend, Ore., were monitoring the levels of the antibody, as it can, in rare…