Blood donors may win bottle of wine

Donors at the Stanford Blood Center will have a chance to win a bottle of wine from the private collection of Vince Yalon, the center's administrator, in a drawing at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Palo Alto Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto will conduct the drawing.

The Dec. 18 prize drawing will kick off a month of activities at the center's locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View to encourage blood donations during the holiday season.

"We know people are busy this time of the year but patients continue to need blood, so we're pulling out all the stops to encourage and thank people for saving lives during the holidays," center spokesperson Michele Hyndman said.

The center will have other promotions, including giving away T-shirts, movie tickets and ice cream, to donors on specific dates.

The center is currently experiencing a severe Rh-negative blood shortage (blood types O-, A-, B- and AB-).

For more information, visit the center's Web site at . To make an appointment to donate blood, call 650-723-7831. Donors must be in good health with no cold or flu symptoms.

-- Don Kazak


Posted by jack, a resident of Green Acres
on Dec 18, 2007 at 9:35 am

Shouldn't we at least see the breadth of Vince Yalon's collection first? What if it's a whole bunch of $2-Chuck's? :-)

Posted by Joanna, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 18, 2007 at 2:02 pm

Everyone on the east coast talks about places that pay you for your blood. Are there any places like that here?

Jack... hahahaha That's funny. :-)

Posted by golda gluck, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Oct 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Vince is a 2$ Chuck kind of guy!

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