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…
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.
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How behavioral health services are helping people be overall healthier
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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...
BayCare Cancer Survivor Event
BayCare and the Tampa Yankees are teaming up for the annual Strike Out Cancer Event to honor and recognize cancer survivors in our community. Register to attend today!
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Surgeons the world over are replicating a "New Yorker" cover.
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.
Volunteer Day: BloodSource
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There are several types of donations you can make through Blood Assurance which will make an impact in your community Whole blood donors are the lifeblood of our community! Whole blood donation is the most common form of donating: whole blood is collected from the donor and taken to the laboratory where it is separated into specific components, such as red blood cells, platelets and plasma. Donors can provide a whole blood donation every 56 days (8 weeks). A whole blood donation takes approximately 30 minutes from registration to completion. The requirements for whole blood donation are as follows: Donors must be at least 18 years old (16 & 17 years old with parental consent: consent form-English , consent form-Español ) and weigh at least 110 pounds. When checked by our donor care…