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Blood Assurance in Tullahoma needs Our Help

To celebrate World Blood Donor Day, Blood Assurance is having a celebration for donors called Peace, Love, and Give Blood. Donors who give now through June 28 will receive special gifts and can be entered to win special prizes. Blood Assurance Tullahoma is open this weekend and they are giving away free Ben & Jerry’s …

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Carole Garrison Memorial Nursing Scholarship Established at Motlow College

The Carole Garrison Memorial Nursing Scholarship has been established at Motlow State Community College by her family and friends to honor. Carole’s dedication and service in the nursing field. Garrison was a 1981 graduate of Motlow’s nursing program. She returned to college in her mid-thirties as a non-traditional student to pursue her dream of becoming …

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World Blood Donor Day Celebration Highlights the need for ongoing Blood Donations

Blood transfusions are the most frequent procedure performed in hospitals with more than 33,000 daily donations required to meet patient needs in the U.S. Local blood center, Blood Assurance, is asking donors to Commit to Give all year long and join them for a special event this month. June 14 is annually recognized as World …

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Unity Medical Center Opens New Intensive Care Unit in Manchester

Unity Medical Center announced that it opened a 4-bed intensive care unit for patients requiring a higher level of medical care. The ICU is located in a newly renovated space previously used to conduct sleep studies in the hospital located at 481 Interstate Drive. Unity also added a new waiting room and physician consultation area …

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Motlow Student Helping during Covid-19 Pandemic

When COVID-19 appeared in Tennessee, Guardsmen from across the state were ready to serve their community. Thousands volunteered to help in the fight against COVID-19, which gave some Guardsmen valuable experience while protecting the state. Airman 1st Class Marialuz Deavers, a combat medic with Nashville’s 118th Medical Group, was training to become an Advanced Emergency …

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TN Gov Signs Bill Supporting Independent Pharmacies, Patients

Gov. Bill Lee has signed into law legislation aimed at protecting independent pharmacies from rising fees and patient-steering associated with the companies that manage prescription benefits on behalf of health insurers. Greg Bohannon, co-owner of Thrifty MedPlus Pharmacy in Ooltewah, said pharmacy-benefit managers, which have ballooned into monopolies in recent decades, are unfairly targeting small pharmacies. “So …

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TDH Launches Emergency Alert Decal for Children with Special Needs

Tennessee Department of Health has launched a new set of resources available for families who have children and youth with special health care needs. The Emergency Alert Decals provide a visual aid to alert emergency personnel of the presence of a child or youth with special health care needs. The Emergency Alert Decal will be …

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Vaccinations to be held at Bedford County Volunteer Fire Stations

Bedford County Health Department is partnering with Bedford County Fire Department to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at volunteer fire stations in Bedford County.             The initial project will include the Unionville, Wartrace, Bell Buckle and Flat Creek stations; if demand is sufficient at those first four sites, the program will be expanded to other volunteer …

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Free Covid-19 Vaccine for Ages 12 & Older in Manchester June 4

The Coffee County Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 PFIZER vaccine for ages 12 and up. Friday, June 4th from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Manchester Recreation Center 557 N. Woodland Street, Manchester, TN. For questions or additional information please call the health department at (931) 723-5134. Parental consent required for youths below 14 years old.

Blood Assurance Needs Your Help

Blood Assurance is your community blood center located on No. Jackson St. in Tullahoma and they need your help! Patients count on volunteer blood donors daily. When you donate with Blood Assurance you save 3 lives in your community. Visit bloodassurance.org to book your life- saving appointment.  A critical need of all blood is needed, …

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