Blood Assurance http://wutc.org en Blood Assurance Has Critical Need For O Negative Blood http://wutc.org/post/blood-assurance-has-critical-need-o-negative-blood <p></p><p><a href="http://www.bloodassurance.org/www">Blood Assurance</a> particularly needs Type O negative blood, B negative, and platelet donors.&nbsp; In this segment, Bonnie Phillips from Blood Assurance speaks with WUTC’s Virginia Daniels about the shortage, ways people can donate, and special promotions and giveaways at Blood Assurance.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:14:46 +0000 Virginia Daniels 36201 at http://wutc.org Blood Assurance Has Critical Need For O Negative Blood Blood Assurance Turns 40, But Transfusions Have Longer, Stranger Past http://wutc.org/post/blood-assurance-turns-40-transfusions-have-longer-stranger-past <p>http://archive.org/download/BloodAssuranceTurns40/blood40.mp3</p><p>Blood Assurance opened in the early 1970s by providing blood for four hospitals in Chattanooga. Now it serves more than 50 healthcare facilities.</p><p>The first-ever blood donation involved a pope, three gold coins, and an unusual method for transfusion. Let&#39;s just say blood transfusions have come a long way, too.</p><p>In honor of Blood Assurance&#39;s 40th birthday, we look back at the history of blood donation in Chattanooga, and the long, storied past of blood donation itself.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:28:59 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 7050 at http://wutc.org Blood Assurance Turns 40, But Transfusions Have Longer, Stranger Past