Blood Assurance Recognizes Southeast Lineman Training Center As July #BAChampion

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance announced that Southeast Lineman Training Center is its July #BAChampion community partner.  A #BAChampion is a community partner who has committed to raising awareness within their community through various special events dedicated to education and blood collection. 

“As a #BAChampion, SLTC’s staff and students can give back to the community and provide help nationwide with the life-saving gift of blood,” said George Nelson, CEO for Southeast Lineman Training Center. “Hosting annual blood drives teaches our students early in their career that they can make a huge impact. Knowing that they can make a difference in the community by donating is something we hope our students will take with them for the rest of their lives.” 

SLTC has partnered with Blood Assurance since 2007 and hosts three annual blood drives in support of the organization. SLTC hosts a blood drive for each graduating class, with three classes of about 230 students graduating each year. The center is forecasted to donate 400 units this year in addition to donations from July’s #BAChampion drive. 

“We are grateful for SLTC’s consistent support of the blood supply through their three annual drives and it’s our honor to have them as our July #BAChampion,” said Jay Baumgardner, executive director of marketing and community relations for Blood Assurance. “Within their three days hosting a drive annually, SLTC will take care of one full day of the blood supply. We are excited to see SLTC and the community rise to the challenge of donating throughout the month of July.” 

SLTC, a Trenton-based company founded in 1999, trains more than 800 electrical linemen from all across the U.S. and other countries annually. In order to achieve standards for this industry, SLTC works with electrical co-ops to teach students the best practices. In 15 weeks, students are educated in around 80 out of 250 possible certifications to be a lineman. SLTC hosts job recruiters in Trenton to meet and interview these students so that they have job opportunities before they leave the center. 

Through the #BAChampion initiative, Blood Assurance unites with businesses and organizations to further educate the community on the importance of blood donations. The #BAChampion title is given to an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of the constant need for blood donations within their community. 

To learn more about becoming a #BAChampion, please contact the Blood Assurance Marketing Department at 752-5926 or visit bloodassurance.org/bachampion-2017. For the latest Blood Assurance news and updates, follow @BloodAssurance on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

To be eligible to donate blood, participants 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, please visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text ‘BAGIVE ‘ to 444999.


Erlanger East Offering Saturday Morning Colonoscopies

Lantern At Morning Pointe To Host Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Erlanger Announces Renaming Of Murphy Hospital


Physicians with Erlanger Gastroenterology recently started offering colonoscopies at Erlanger East Hospital on Saturday mornings. Erlanger’s next series of weekend colonoscopy appointments is ... (click for more)

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga is hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Jan. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. Organizers said, "Learn about what ... (click for more)

Officials with Erlanger Murphy Medical Center announced on Friday that the hospital is changing its name to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital. In an unveiling ceremony Friday morning, ... (click for more)


Living Well

Erlanger East Offering Saturday Morning Colonoscopies

Physicians with Erlanger Gastroenterology recently started offering colonoscopies at Erlanger East Hospital on Saturday mornings. Erlanger’s next series of weekend colonoscopy appointments is scheduled for Saturday, March 3. Officials said, "This simple screening for colon cancer is typically recommended for those age 50 and older. Used to detect changes or abnormalities in ... (click for more)

Lantern At Morning Pointe To Host Emergency Preparedness Seminar

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga is hosting an emergency preparedness seminar on Jan. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. Organizers said, "Learn about what emergency you should prepare for, make a plan with your loved ones and emergency responders, build an emergency kit, and discover resources in your community." Please call to RSVP. The ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Google Working With TVA To Put 1.6 Million Solar Panels In Tennessee And Alabama To Power New Data Centers

Google plans to work with TVA to deploy 1.6 million solar panels to power two new huge Google data centers in Tennessee and Alabama. Google officials said, "Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S. - one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama . And we’re not stopping ... (click for more)

Driver Flees From Collegedale Police; Runs Over Passenger Near Volkswagen; Caught At Shepherd Road

A driver sped off from Collegedale Police on Tuesday afternoon, then ran over a passenger who tried to get out of the speeding car, and finally was captured near Shepherd Road. The driver was identified as David Lee Stevens, 25, and the passenger as Joshua Lee Davis, 37. Stevens is facing multiple charges. The car chase started out on Little Debbie Parkway as a traffic stop ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga - And Response (3)

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Best Olympics Story Ever

When I was in elementary school, there was an article in “Boys Life” magazine that introduced me to Jesse Owens, the great Olympic athlete who was far-and-away my favorite of all my childhood heroes. You’ll remember Hitler said Jesse was a member of the “United States Negro Auxiliary” at the 1936 Olympic Games because blacks were too inferior to be on the real U.S. team. You’ll ... (click for more)