Alto Weekly Online Edition
Sept. 11, 2001, 4:20 p.m.
Stanford evacuates law school, Hoover Tower
Shopping Center closes in wake of terrorist attack
Stanford University officials said they have closed and evacuated
the law school and Hoover Tower as a precaution. Green and Meyer
libraries on campus were closed because of bomb threats.
Stanford Shopping Center Manager David Longbine decided to close
the mall shortly after 11 a.m.
The Stanford Blood Center -- in the same blood-supply network
as the New York Blood Center -- is on standby and taking extra donations
for possible shipment to New York if needed.
Stanford Shopping Center was planning to close for business shortly
after 11 a.m., according to a manager at Andronico's Market.
Michele Cassaway, community and media relations coordinator for
the blood bank, said as of an 8 a.m. (Pacific time) bulletin the
New York center reported having adequate supplies, but news reports
two hours later reported possible shortages.
She said the Stanford center is asking people to call for appointments
"to make sure we have an adequate supply if it is needed." If needed,
the blood would be driven to Sacramento and sent from there by special
The appointment line is (650) 723-7831 or (toll free) (650) 723-7831.
The Stanford center operates two donation centers, at 800 Welch
Road in Palo Alto (across from Stanford Hospital) anmd at 515 South
Drive, off Grant Road (across from El Camino Hospital). The appointment
numbers work for either location, she said.
The center also has a Web site: http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu.
Other blood centers in the Bay Area include the Blood Centers
of the Pacific in San Francisco and a center operated by the American
Red Cross in the East Bay.
The Stanford center is part of the Stanford School of Medicine.