3 Ways You Can Help Victims of the West, TX, Explosion

As you all know by now, the small community of West, TX, located 20 miles north of Waco, experienced a horrible tragedy last night after a massive fertilizer plant explosion. According to the latest news, the casualties could be anywhere between 5-15 people with more than 160 injured. Hospitals in North Texas are receiving some … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Help Victims of the West, TX, Explosion

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

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