Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for East Tennessee’s provider, Medic Regional Blood Center.
“We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” said Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokeswoman. “This is a time when being negative can be a good thing. Negative blood types are more rare than positive types, and often Medic finds themselves in a critical shortage of these types.”
The Half Moon Music Festival has a new date that organizers hope will be cooler for faithful music aficionados making the annual trek by land and lake to Ten Mile.
The festival will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 8.
“For the past several years, it has been so hot that many senior citizens had to leave,” said festival founder Wayne Tipps of the event that’s traditionally been on the Sunday following the Fourth-of-July weekend.
The Roane County United Way is now accepting applications for funding in 2014.
The deadline is at 4 p.m. Sept. 6.
Applications will be accepted from organizations that align with their mission of mobilizing the caring power of our community to create long-lasting change that improves people’s lives and provide for the basic human needs of those needing assistance.
The United Way has been serving the needs of Roane County since 1954 by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, health, and financial stability.
Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association members will take a free tour of the Oak Ridge Children’s Museum on one of its “traveling meetings” Aug. 8.
The tour starts at 7 p.m. and is open to interested members of the public. It will replace the regular membership and public monthly meeting in Wildcat Den.
The Children’s Museum is at 461 W. Outer Drive in the former Highland View Elementary School, the elementary school built for the Manhattan Project.
Call Margaret Allard at 607-1122 for details.
High pollen counts could trigger angioedema, a rare adverse reaction of Angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.
The findings, published online June 24 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, suggest that environmental triggers might explain the seemingly sporadic presentation of this rare adverse drug reaction.
ACE inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.