Business as usual after Civic fire

Lane Blood Center is open and operating as usual following the devastating fire that destroyed neighboring Civic Stadium on Monday, June 29. Eugene police and firefighters evacuated the center at 2211 Willamette Street when the fire started around 5:30 pm at the historic stadium, located just to the north of the center. Donors were escorted…

A birthday tradition

For the Mayne family of Eugene, giving blood is a family affair. When her two children were young, Theresa Mayne gave blood whenever she could, often bringing the kids along. “I come from a family that gives a lot of themselves and their time,” Theresa explains. So when Theresa and husband Craig asked daughter Kaylee what…

Blissed out on donating

When middle-school teacher Rick Bliss lectures his applied arts students about safety, he works in a little plug for blood donation: “Donating blood is a good thing — but not in wood shop.” “Do you want to know how much blood I’ve donated?” he’ll ask them, lifting two, 5-gallon buckets. “This much.” Actually, Bliss hasn’t donated 10…

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…

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…

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…