FIRST OBSERVANCE OF LAW SPONSORED BY REP. STEVE HUFFMAN
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center will begin the New Year by joining blood donation advocates across the state in the first celebration of January as Ohio “Blood Donor Awareness Month.’
Supporters hope this new legislation will raise awareness about the necessity of blood donations, encourage more people to donate, including a new generation of young donors, and honor all donors for helping save the lives of fellow Ohioans.
Rep. Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City), chairman of the House Health Committee, an emergency room physician, and a life-long blood donor, introduced House Bill 252 in the summer of 2017. He guided it through unanimous approval in both the House and Senate and to the desk of Gov. John Kasich who signed it into law on Feb. 8, 2018. (article continued in NEWS…)
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Ohio Collaborative Laboratory Conference (CLC)
April 10-12, 2019
In the United States, approximately one blood product is needed every two seconds, with 20 million blood product transfusions occurring in this country per year. OABB members work to ensure that blood products are available to patients who need them, and to ensure the safety of those blood products. OABB members are involved in the collection of blood into needed components, the distributing of blood components to patients, and the managing of patients who receive blood products. OABB members are also responsible for laboratory testing related to transfusion medicine and blood banking.
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