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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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SuperMax is the hero Houston needs!

SuperMax took a drumstick and held it to his head, causing his mom, Elizabeth Boatwright, to laugh as the 6-year-old declared he’s a unicorn with his own giggle. Max was born with a genetic disorder (neurofibromatosis type 1) that can cause tumors to grow on his nerve endings, and SuperMax has been ...

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