Blood Assurance http://wutc.org en Blood Assurance is Looking for the Top Tomato http://wutc.org/post/blood-assurance-looking-top-tomato <p>Blood Assurance has been providing a safe blood supply in Chattanooga and 47 other counties since 1973. Prior to that time, people in need of blood had to rely on friends and relatives. In addition to ensuring a plentiful supply of whole blood, Blood Assurance also distributes plasma and blood platelets, primarily to cancer patients. It was the parents of a cancer patient who established the Blood Assurance Foundation. The foundation gives scholarships to local high school seniors every year. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:49:22 +0000 Richard Winham 40594 at http://wutc.org 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