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Arizona blood providers call for donors amid first national blood crisis

Amid what the American Red Cross is calling the worst blood shortage in over a decade, blood providers are issuing urgent calls for volunteers to come forward to donate. ... Read more»

Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 on an emergency basis, with some studies showing that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients. Research is ongoing, and clinical trials are continuing to determine whether plasma transfusions have real benefits.... Read more»

As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

The FDA in April eased a number of restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks across the nation keep up with the demand for blood. It came as infection concerns and stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.... Read more»

8 ways to teach kids to manage money as coronavirus keeps families at home

With Arizona schools closed indefinitely, children have plenty of time on their hands – and parents are looking for teachable moments. One subject that’s not taught in most schools is money and how to earn it, spend it, share it and save it.... Read more»

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in hopes of treatment

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.... Read more»

Interactive state hazard map launched to help Arizonans prepare

A new interactive hazard map developed by the Arizona Geological Survey and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management enables visitors to explore areas with active faults, past earthquakes and earth fissures, as well as zones considered at risk for floods and wildfire.... Read more»

Tucson one of 25 cities working to house homeless vets by 2015

Tucson has been named by the Obama administration as one of 25 cities across the nation to take the lead in eliminating homelessness among military veterans by 2015.... Read more»

Kids mark MLK Day with community service

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona along with other community organizations came together to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day while giving back to the community with volunteer service.... Read more»

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Blood drive at Oracle/Ina Safeway on Saturday

The American Red Cross will partner with local groups to host a blood drive Saturday at the La Toscana Village shopping center on the Northwest Side.... Read more»

Law helps blood donations flow from teenagers

Teens have traditionally been active donors, but officials say donations from the age group have surged since a 2008 law lowered the minimum age for donors from 17 to 16 with parental consent.... Read more»