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  • Blood drive November 5th

    Charla Carter

    Each year, thousands of people rely on receiving donated blood and blood products to stay alive. Certain injuries and illnesses can quickly cause a person's blood levels to drop. Without enough blood, they will not receive enough oxygen in their body, resulting in death. Many hospitals and medical centers utilize donated blood to save the lives of their patients. While donated blood is beneficial for people in need, some medical professionals maintain that donating blood also benefits the donor. It reduces iron levels, a...

  • Blood drive next week

    Charla Carter|Updated Jul 10, 2019

    Blood is a liquid that circulates throughout the body via a pathway of blood vessels, arteries and veins. It carries nutrients, oxygen, antibodies and other necessities of life to every cell and tissue. Blood is also the means by which waste and waste byproducts are removed from cells. The main function of blood is to act as the body’s transport system, but it also has a major role in the body’s defense against infection. Having a healthy supply of blood is important to overall well being. Every two seconds, someone in the U....