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Blood drives and homemade cookies save lives

Like clockwork, the third Tuesday of the month, you'll find the Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury at UTMB ADC hosting their blood drive. They held their first blood drive in 1973 at the request of what was then Angleton-Danbury General Hospital. During just one week in September 1972, the hospital had to cancel 24 surgeries because of a lack of blood.

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The Blood Center teams up with Sickle Cell Association of Houston

There are different descriptions of the pain. Some say it is like a constant shock with a Taser. Others say it’s like being stabbed repeatedly with the sharpest knife in the kitchen. Tonya Prince’s daughter compares it to a blood pressure cuff that’s too tight all over her body. Sickle cell, a genet ...

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What if this is the one that helps cure cancer?

In the short time I’ve been at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, I’ve met some fantastic people who are passionate about saving lives and serving our community.  Anne is meticulous when she works with units of buffy coats that are sent out to researchers nationwide. (Buffy coats are a tiny fraction ...

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