Your blood is a drug

Blood is a drug. And it’s regulated by the FDA.  Who knew? The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), a division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), regulates the collection of blood and blood products that are used for transfusion. Walter J. Linz, MD, Medical Director of the Scott & White Blood … Continue reading Your blood is a drug

Seeking immediate medical treatment could help lower risk of sepsis complications

While watching your favorite hospital drama series on TV, you may have heard the good-looking doctors shout that their patient is “septic,” while other model-looking hospital staff runs into to help. Although sepsis is a dangerous medical condition, it can be prevented and in most cases reversed. Scott & White ICU nurse, Richard Allison, RN, … Continue reading Seeking immediate medical treatment could help lower risk of sepsis complications

Making donating blood part of your Summer routine

Summer is a particularly important time for blood donations. Because people are out having fun during the summer months, the need for blood significantly increases due to traumatic accidents. At the same time, more adults and students are on the go in the summertime — family vacations, mission trips, summer jobs, volunteering — so they … Continue reading Making donating blood part of your Summer routine