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Blood & Tissue

Meet Jenny, Hometown Hero

As the Chief Technologist of Transfusion Services at Scott & White Blood Center, Jennifer “Jenny” Harvey knows all too well the blood demands of a healthcare system. And, as a parent of a child who received lifesaving blood transfusions, she also knows how essential it is to give blood regularly. Jenny has been donating for …

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How safe is a blood transfusion?

You’re scheduled to have surgery and your doctor tells you that you may need a blood transfusion. You’re immediately concerned. How safe are blood transfusions? “The U.S. blood supply has never been safer,” says Walter J. Linz, MD, Medical Director of the Scott & White Blood Center and Transfusion Medicine. “Your chances of getting HIV …

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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, …

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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 …

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