Blood Assurance Announces Labor Day Blood Drives, I Bleed T-Shirts Arrive

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blood Assurance, the non-profit regional blood center, has the following blood drives scheduled for Labor Day, Monday:

Walmart - Collegedale, 5538 Little Debbie Pkwy., Ooltewah - 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Signal Mountain Lion's Club, Althaus Park, 809 James Blvd., Signal Mountain - 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Whitwell City Hall, Atterton Park, Whitwell - 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Northgate Mall, 1600 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lowe's, 180 Marketplace Blvd.

, Johnson City, 9 a.m - 2 p.m.

Whitfield Memorial Garden, 701 W Cuyler St., Dalton, Ga. - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Council, #4410 Rome Civic Center, 402 Civic Center Dr., Rome, Ga. - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Emory & Henry College, Van Dyke Hall, Emory, Va. - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Six of its blood centers will also be open on Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hixson, Downtown Chattanooga, and Tullahoma in Tennessee; Fort Oglethorpe and Rome in Georgia; and Abingdon, Virginia.

Donors of all types are urged to come in, especially donors with O negative type blood. Platelet donors are needed as well. 70 healthcare facilities in a 47 county/5 state region depend on Blood Assurance volunteer donors for life-saving blood and blood components.  Over 440 blood donors are needed every day.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack and t-shirt. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

Beginning Friday, “I Bleed” t-shirts will be available to donors, and visitors to Blood Assurance can register for a chance to win a 40” flat screen TV. For more information about donating blood, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to www.BloodAssurance.org.


Nominations Open For Youth Leadership Forum On Medicine

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society and Medical Foundation of Chattanooga’s 12th annual Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. The program will be held June 5-8 and includes daily round table discussions with physicians and shadowing a different physician each day. This year, the program is open to rising ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Launches Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence In Clinton

Local dignitaries, public officials, and community members, as well as residents and their families, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the conversion of Morning Pointe of Clinton to an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. The campus will offer memory and related dementia care services, while Morning Pointe of Powell will continue to offer both assisted living and memory ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Rawlings Street Friday Night; 1 In Critical Condition

Two people were shot, Friday night, and one is in critical condition. At approximately  9:56 p.m.  Chattanooga Police officers responded to the 2000 block of Rawlings Street on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on scene and located one victim lying next to a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. A second victim arrived at a local hospital suffering from ... (click for more)

Car Crashes Into Motel 6 In Dalton; Driver, 17, Admits To Texting While Driving

The Dalton Police Department and Dalton Fire Department responded Saturday morning to a crash at the Motel 6 at Highway 41 and Tibbs Road. The driver of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix involved left the roadway and crashed into the Motel 6 building causing severe damage to one of the rooms. There were no major injuries. Investigators believe texting while driving was a contributing ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Geno: Our ‘Me’ Culture

By almost every measure, Geno Auriemma is the best basketball coach in America. His University of Connecticut women are riding a record 109-game winning streak that dates to Nov. 17, 2016. Stanford barely beat them in overtime 3 years ago, but, before that, they won 41 straight. That means UConn is 153-1 and, in the current 109 streak, they have double-figure wins over the opponents ... (click for more)