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March Madness – the blood donation version – is underway

Mar. 14, 2022—March Madness – the blood donation version – is underway on the VUMC main campus and One Hundred Oaks, with four entities squaring off to see which entity (by percentage of donors) can donate the most blood at VUMC-sponsored blood drives run by the Red Cross and Blood Assurance during March 21 through April 8....

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Critical blood shortage continues; Blood Assurance drive added for Monday, Jan. 24 in VUH

Jan. 17, 2022—Due to the pandemic, there is a critical shortage of blood and blood products.

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Blood is critical for the treatment of young cancer patients; Red Cross blood drives offer an opportunity to help

Dec. 22, 2021—Children, teenagers and young adults with cancer are often dependent on blood transfusions as they undergo treatment. The current blood and blood product shortage puts these already vulnerable patients in peril, says Scott Borinstein, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology. “The only way to cure these aggressive cancers is to administer intensive chemotherapy, which, unfortunately,...

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Treating patients with blood diseases requires a strong blood supply; donations critically needed

Dec. 15, 2021—For patients with blood diseases like thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, blood is absolutely critical. 

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Treating children with cancer requires a strong blood supply; donations critically needed

Dec. 8, 2021—The ongoing national blood shortage has serious implications for young cancer patients, says Dan Benedetti, MD, MA, assistant professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. “I am a pediatric cancer specialist who takes care of infants, toddlers and school-aged children with solid tumors of their abdominal organs. To cure...

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Meeting a critical need

Sep. 27, 2021—VUMC employees stepped up at last week’s blood drive to help address the current regional and national shortage of blood and blood products driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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School of Nursing to host blood drive Sept. 30

Sep. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will host an American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. The event will be held in the Frist Hall Atrium at the School of Nursing. Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs a blood donation. Each donation can help save up to...

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Blood drives, bone marrow, tissue/organ donor registries scheduled for March

Feb. 28, 2012—Opportunities to donate blood through the American Red Cross, as well as to register for the national bone marrow donor and tissue/organ donor registries, are scheduled at the following times and locations: Friday, March 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Vanderbilt Clinic, 2701 and 2702 Wednesday, March 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Children’s Theater...

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Blood drive May 3, 18

Apr. 26, 2011—Blood drives will be held on campus May 3 and May 18.

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