Our hearts are with the people of Alabama, where dangerous tornadoes touched down Sunday, causing fatalities and injuries. The American Red Cross is on the ground, helping people impacted by these deadly storms.
Type O blood supply low, Red Cross offering gift cards for donations
The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that there is a shortage in type O nationwide, and that people with the blood type should donate quickly.
What Is Sickle Cell Disease?
Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body “Inherited” means that the disease is passed by genes from parents to their children. SCD is not contagious. A person cannot catch it, like a cold or infection, from someone else. People who have SCD inherit two abnormal hemoglobin genes, one from each parent. In all forms of SCD, at least one of the two abnormal genes causes a person’s body to make hemoglobin S. When a person has two hemoglobin S genes, Hemoglobin SS, the disease is called sickle cell anemia. This is the most common and often most severe kind of SCD. Hemoglobin SC disease and hemoglobin Sβ thalassemia (thal-uh-SEE-me-uh) are two other common forms of SCD. Some Forms of Sickle Cell Disease Hemoglobin SS Overview Cells…
Volunteer Day: BloodSource
Roqui is at BloodSource in Fair Oaks for Volunteer Recognition Day.
How to Repair ObamaCare’s Fiscal Damage
Repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce the federal deficit as much as $1 trillion over a decade.
Kentucky Blood Center (KBC), the largest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed blood bank headquartered in the Commonwealth. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients throughout Kentucky. KBC relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients' needs. Find out more...
Jerome Kersey's eye and tissue donation honored by Blazers, Donate Life
PORTLAND, Ore. – Jerome Kersey, a former Portland Trail Blazer who gave so much to the franchise, fans and community, continued giving after his death in 2015.
How behavioral health services are helping people be overall healthier
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experiences mental illness in a given year. It's a serious issue that costs America $193 billion in lost earnings annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
7 Tips for a Healthy Winter Pregnancy
Because winter makes it harder for us to get outside, it can be a challenging time to stay active. We have some tips to help you make your pregnancy healthy and active this winter!
Blood Pressure Tips
Learn the right way to have your blood pressure measured.