Separating circulating cancer cells from blood cells for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes may become much easier using an acoustic separation method and an inexpensive, disposable chip, according to a team of engineers.
Penn State York's THON Committee is partnering with the American Red Cross for a THON Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28, in the conference center of the Main Classroom Building. The drive is open to the public.
Blood is needed and one donor can save up to three lives. The American Red Cross will make a donation to THON for each unit donated. Proceeds go to the campus THON committee's effort to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The Four Diamonds Fund helps children with cancer and their families. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, email Kara Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Student Affairs office in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus.
This summer, before you head out on vacation or pack up the family for a night of baseball, schedule an appointment to donate blood and help save lives. Schedule an appointment at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and receive a free T-shirt from the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank.
For the 17th year, Penn State and Michigan State will extend their rivalry off the football field as they compete in the annual Blood Donor Challenge. This friendly competition pits the two schools against one another in a bid to help their respective communities. This year's challenge begins on Monday, Nov. 1, and continues through Thursday. Nov. 18. The donor challenge is held at a time to increase blood supplies in advance of the holiday season, with the hope that the enthusiasm surrounding the competition also will raise awareness and reinforce the importance of blood donation.
The four of us like to lunch. We hit the buffet about once a month, where the potato freak among us can have her fill and the other, who's perpetually dieting, won't shame us by ordering "steamed vegetables, no sauce," and I can have two helpings of dessert, if I please, one chocolate, one not, with my two pots of hot tea.
We eat, a lot or a little, according to our natures, and we talk: a lot. Always we talk a lot.