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Long time Falcon season ticket holder dies

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Les was also an active member of the community in Northwest Ohio, helping as a founding member of Community Christ Lutheran Church in Whitehouse where he served as council President. He was also a Waterville Township Trustee, as well as serving on the Ohio 4 H Advisory board and as a 4 H Advisor. Cheap Jerseys china He was a member of the AW FFA, Ohio FFA Council, Lucas County Farm Bureau, Lucas County Ag Society, President of the Spring Green Foundation, BGSU Falcon’s Club and Champion’s Circle and the Awake Community Coalition, among others.

“There is no way to replace a Les Disher, but he will always be remembered by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. http://www.cheapnfljerseysonlinee.top For Les, the greatest reward he could receive was to see our players grow from boys to men, and leave BGSU with a sense of self worth and core values. He has made all of us better people and is leaving this world a better place,” Huger said. “As we continue to have student athletes come in and out of our program, I will always make sure they know who Les Disher was, and I will continue to pass down the lessons Les has taught me.”

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Blood Types

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Blood Types

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About 5 million Americans need blood transfusions every year, for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a transfusion is an emergency (like losing blood after an accident). Sometimes it’s expected (as with treatment for cancer).

While transfusions are common, there’s a lot more to them than just taking blood from one person and using it to help someone else. It’s very important to keep the blood supply safe. So, each unit of blood goes through many tests to check for infectious diseases and establish the blood type.

Four Blood Groups.

It might seem like blood is blood it all looks pretty much the same to the naked eye. But although all blood contains the same basic components (red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma), not everyone has the same types of markers on the surface of their red blood cells. These markers (also called antigens) are proteins and sugars that our bodies use to identify the blood cells as belonging in our own system.Canada Goose Jackets

Blood cell markers are microscopic. But they can make the difference between blood being accepted or rejected after a transfusion. So medical experts group blood into types based on the different markers.

The four main blood groups are:

Type A. This blood type has a marker known as “A.”

Type B. This blood type has a marker known as “B.”

Type AB. The blood cells in this type have both A and B markers.

Type O. This blood type has neither A or B markers.

Plus Rh Factor.

Some people have an additional marker, called Rh factor, in their blood. Because each of the four main blood groups (A, B, AB, and O) may or may not have Rh factor, scientists further classify blood as either “positive” (meaning it has Rh factor) or “negative” (without Rh factor).

Having any of these markers (or none of them) doesn’t make a person’s blood any healthier or stronger. It’s just a genetic difference, like having green eyes instead of blue or straight hair instead of curly. This blood type doesn’t have A or B markers, and it doesn’t have Rh factor.

O positive. This blood type doesn’t have A or B markers, but it does have Rh factor. O positive blood is one of the two most common blood types (the other being A positive).

A negative. This blood type has A marker only.

A positive. This blood type has A marker and Rh factor, but not B marker. Along with O positive, it’s one of the two most common blood types.

B negative. This blood type has B marker only.

B positive. This blood type has B marker and Rh factor, but not A marker.

AB negative. This blood type has A and B markers, but not Rh factor.

AB positive. This blood type has all three types of markers A, B, and Rh factor.

Blood banks and hospitals keep careful tabs on blood type to be sure that donated blood matches the blood type of the person receiving the transfusion. Giving someone the wrong blood type can cause serious health problems.

Why Blood Type Matters

The immune system produces proteins known as antibodies that act as protectors if foreign cells enter the body. Depending on which blood type you have, your immune system will produce antibodies to react against other blood types.

If a patient is given the wrong blood type, the antibodies immediately set out to destroy the invading cells. This aggressive, whole body response can give someone a fever, chills, and low blood pressure. It can even lead vital body systems like breathing or kidneys to fail.

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