Blood Assurance Offers $1,500 Scholarship For High School Students

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blood Assurance established the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship fund for high school students dedicated to serving the needs of their community. The program offers a total of 12 one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The scholarship was created in memory of Crystal Green, a young woman who lost her life in a battle to aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that occurs when the body no longer produces enough new blood cells and leads to a higher risk of uncontrolled bleeding and infections.

“Crystal Green was an incredible young woman who set an example of strength, kindness and care,” said Jay Baumgardner, executive director for marketing and community relations. “Blood Assurance is dedicated to serving the needs of each community, and the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship is one way we are able to accomplish that. We encourage students to apply for this scholarship in order to continue their education after high school.”

Ms. Green, who graduated from Dade County High School in Trenton, was a student at Georgia Southern University before suffering a setback with aplastic anemia. After hundreds of hours receiving platelet transfusions and a bone marrow transplant, Ms. Green lost her long battle in Nov. 1998, shortly after turning 21. In her honor, Blood Assurance established the scholarship fund in 1999.

Students must complete the online application process and attend a “Project Lifesaver” high school in one of the five states served by Blood Assurance, which include Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. The completed applications must be submitted online by Feb. 1, 2018.
To find out more information about the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship and to apply online, visit www.bloodassurance.org/youth-programs.  

All donors who give in December will receive a long-sleeved “Oh, What Fun it is to Give” t-shirt; donors 18 years or older will be entered into a drawing to win a KitchenAid Mixer Prize Pack.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 and 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids — avoiding caffeine — and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.



Erlanger Celebrates Providing 30 Years Of Trauma Services During Trauma Awareness Month

Erlanger Health System on Thursday celebrated Trauma Awareness month and 30 years of providing trauma services in the region as a Level I Trauma Center.  In honor of this milestone, Erlanger hosted an event showcasing the history of the program and three trauma survivors shared their remarkable stories.  Patient stories include: Ashlyn Anderson’s car was struck by ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Foundation Hosts 4th Annual Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament

The Morning Pointe Foundation hosted its fourth annual Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament at Lookout Mountain Golf Club on Lookout Mountain. The 2018 event raised more than $65,000 – reaching more than $200,000 since its first tee-off in 2014 – to support caregiver educational and wellness programs, community partnerships, public awareness events, and nursing scholarships. ... (click for more)

Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire.  Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, 47, ... (click for more)

$2,060,705 Tennessee Cash Jackpot Won In South Pittsburg Friday Night

A Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 on  Friday  night. A Knoxville Powerball player won $50,000  Saturday  night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed. The  $315.3 million ... (click for more)

Liberal Conspiracy Afoot

According to Roy Exum’s Sunday column, there are now upwards of six or seven Democrats in Hamilton County, and all of them have secretly maneuvered their way onto the boards of a couple of dozen local organizations. Unlike Republicans, some of them serve on multiple boards and some of them serve with one another on the same boards. This is outrageous. We all know that boards and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Words For The Ages

I was probably one of few people in the entire world who didn’t get caught up in the Royal Marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this weekend. I got over having any semblance of ‘pomp and circumstance’ a long time ago and, as a rule, studiously avoid those apt to ‘put on airs and graces.’ By ignoring the magnificent occasion, I made a big mistake and today it is with delight ... (click for more)