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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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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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Treating severe trauma requires a robust blood supply; VUMC employees and public urged to donate blood now

Dec. 1, 2021—To understand the implications of the current, ongoing national blood shortage, which acutely deteriorated after the Thanksgiving holiday, VUMC employees need only to consider what the shortfall means to their own Level 1 Trauma Center…and potentially to them or their loved ones, said Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care....

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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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