Arizona College Donates Blood for American Red Cross

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Have you ever donated blood? Donating blood is a simple thing to do and it makes a significant impact in the lives of others. If you have ever needed surgery, there is a large chance that you have answered the question, “If required, would you be willing to accept a blood transfusion?” Donated blood and blood products processed from donated blood saves lives every day. Donated blood is used for many purposes; including patients who require a blood transfusion during or after surgery, chemotherapy patients during treatment, and for patients living with various medical conditions such as sickle cell disease. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and 41,000 pints of donated blood are used on a daily basis. Recently, both of our Arizona College campuses partnered with the American Red Cross, and held successful blood drives at each campus location. The Mesa Campus drive was held on…

Allied Health Professions Week 2012

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From November 4-10, 2012, Allied Health Professionals Week will be celebrated nationally to honor healthcare professionals working in the allied health field across the country. Allied healthcare professionals include Medical Assistants, Dental Assistants, Massage Therapists, and Pharmacy Technicians, among others. Each specialized allied health profession has its own day or week during the year that recognizes its particular specialty – and Allied Health Professions Week is a time to celebrate all of them collectively. In addition, Allied Health Professionals Week exists to promote, celebrate, and raise public awareness and appreciation for all of those in the healthcare industry that do not include doctors and nurses. It also serves to recognize and thank every individual in this growing career sector for their contribution to healthcare along with their commitment and hard work. To learn about starting your own rewarding career in the field of allied health, contact Arizona College. And to…