By: C Wells
My first occasion to donate blood was an interesting one. I recall being asked by my employer to participate in the annual Blood Drive and without any hesitation agreed to do so. Since I had never even been inside a Bloodmobile, I recall thinking how...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: Stanley Roberts
Biological cycles within our bodies that occur on an approximate 24 hour cycle are known as circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms promote a readiness for sleep by decreasing alertness but they do not regulate sleep. Instead about every 90 minutes while asleep our body cycles through...
By: Emily Monaco
Donating blood can seem daunting to those with fears of needles, but the truth of the matter is that the process isn't all that unpleasant, and by just donating twenty minutes of your time and a small prick, you are saving lives. Not a bad...
By: Annie Barley
In the process of blood donation, one trades a tiny bit of momentary discomfort for a whole lot of self-satisfaction. It is a fact that one pint of donated blood could potentially save up to three lives. The choice to go ahead with the procedure...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: Katie Lee
It's a universally accepted fact that everyone needs sleep. But why do we need sleep and what happens to our bodies as we are sleeping?There are two kinds of sleep states - the famous REM (rapid eye movement) state, also known as the dream...
By: Katie Lee
If you could save a life by taking just an hour out of your day, would you do it?That is all it takes to donate blood, and the entire process is pretty simple (and painless!) so if you're eligible, consider stopping by a...
Bodies at rest: What happens when people sleep
By: Molly Carter
What happens when we sleep? This questions has plagued scientists and confused the lay person alike. We know that we need sleep. We know that during sleep our body's cells repair themselves, growth hormones are released, our minds processes information, and we re-energize. We know...
By: Molly Carter
Donating blood is a life saving gift. For anyone who has suffered a near fatal accident, or watched a friend or family member cling to life, they will tell you that the gift of blood is the ultimate gift of oneself.If you plan to...
By: E. A. Mourn
To give blood, you must be healthy, (meaning you feel well and can perform normal activities), and be at least 17 years old. In some states the law allows 16 year olds to donate. You must weigh at least 110 pounds, and you cannot have...
By: Scott Freeman
Liver transplantation is a serious surgical procedure, but well studied and described. The surgery usually lasts between 4 to 8 hours and has potential short and long term consequences to the recipient.Short term consequences / risks: Prior to surgery, consent by or on the...

 

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