One thought on “Red Cross to Hold Local Blood Drives” The American Red Cross will be conducting drives in Pasadena starting Friday, April 9, as the nation’s precious blood supply remains precariously low due to the pandemic.From 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, blood donors can go to the Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E. Walnut St, Suite 103, to donate. Take note: Donors must schedule an appointment via the American Red Cross blood donor app, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, before going to the blood drive.• The American Red Cross is also testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies, which may be developed by a person’s immune system in response to a coronavirus infection or a vaccine. Plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for high levels of COVID-19 antibodies may be used in convalescent plasma treatments for coronavirus patients.• COVID-19 antibody test results will be available to donors within two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal.All blood types are needed, especially type O, the Red Cross said. By donating blood, donors will be helping patients of all ages, among them accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, the Red Cross estimates.To qualify as a blood donor, you have to be at least 18. Sixteen- and 17-year old teens must secure a written parental consent before donating.In addition, donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. Those who are 18 and younger also need to meet certain height and weight requirements.For more information about blood donor eligibility requirements, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html.These Red Cross blood drives follow coronavirus safety protocols, including temperature screening, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff.Following Friday’s blood drive, following are other blood drives scheduled at the Pasadena Blood Donation Center:• April 10, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.• April 11, 7:45 a.m. to2:45 p.m.• April 12, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• April 13, 12:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.• April 14, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• April 15, 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.• April 16, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.• April 17, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.• April 18, 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.• April 19, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• April 20, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• April 21, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.• April 22, 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.• April 23, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, a blood drive will be conducted at First Baptist Church, 75 N Marengo St., Pasadena.• From 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, the Pasadena Scottish Rite Temple at 150 N. Madison Ave. hosts a blood drive.• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18, a blood drive will also be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, 2020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.• And from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, another drive will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave.To download the Red Cross Donor App, go to www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html.For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org. More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Thank you so much! Any plans for blood drives in the Long Beach area any time soon? Business News 22 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. April 9th, 2021 at 3:30 pm Community News Red Cross to Hold Local Blood Drives Much-needed blood donations offer life to people in medical need, including those with coronavirus By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 4:27 pm Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked and commended House members for their overwhelming bipartisan support of House Bill 3, which creates a state-based health insurance exchange in Pennsylvania, increasing access to affordable care and saving money for both the state and taxpayers.“It’s a good day when I can say that we have approached an issue in a bipartisan fashion and accomplished something that increases access to health care while saving Pennsylvanians money,” Gov. Wolf said. “Thank you to the House and Leaders Cutler and Dermody for their leadership in getting this important piece of legislation passed. It is my hope that the Senate send this to my desk.”Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Pennsylvania has relied on the federal government to run the health insurance exchange in the state. The federal government pays to operate the exchange by charging insurers a 3.5 percent fee on premiums paid by ACA enrollees each month – a projected $94 million for Pennsylvania insurers in 2019. This user fee is expected to be cut to 3 percent beginning in 2020, which would equate to approximately $87 million dollars from Pennsylvania insurers.In addition to providing the exchange platform for Pennsylvania, the federal government also subsidizes monthly premiums for on-exchange ACA enrollees in the commonwealth to the tune of nearly $2 billion each year.With this legislation, Pennsylvania would join about a dozen states that have built and continue to operate their own state-based exchanges. Because of standardization and advancements in the IT platforms that underlie exchanges, what was once an extremely expensive platform can now be operated off-the-shelf for as little as $30 million per year.Transitioning to a state-based exchange will save Pennsylvanians money because the user fee the federal government collects will be returned to the state, incrementally for the first year and then in full in 2021, totaling an estimated $88 million. These savings will be used as a re-insurance fund to offset the cost of higher premiums for people with more (and more expensive) health care needs. Removing high-cost individuals from the insured pool lowers premiums for other insured Pennsylvanians on the individual market. The state will apply for a federal waiver to create the re-insurance program.“States with their own health care exchanges are already saving money and Pennsylvania can do the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “while ensuring all Pennsylvanians have access to full and affordable health care coverage. Let’s get this finished and in place with continued bipartisan support.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Commends Bipartisan Support for State-Based Health Care Reform June 11, 2019
CBC News 10 July 2019Family First Comment: “..there will likely always be a gap between legal and illegal drugs, mainly because the legal stuff has a host of added expenses that increases the cost of doing business. There’s an excise tax built in. Then, depending on the province, there’s GST and HST on top of that. There’s compliance costs that legal cannabis producers have that the illicit market doesn’t have to worry about. Add it all up and there’s quite a cost disadvantage.”Statistics Canada’s quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting wider.The data agency reported Wednesday that the price gap between the two types of cannabis is as wide as $4.72 a gram, on average.Canada legalized recreational cannabis last October, but the rollout across the country has been plagued by delays, limited supply, and other logistical issues.StatsCan has been asking Canadian cannabis users to tell them about how often they use the drug, and what they pay for it when they do, and the data paints an illuminating picture of a part Canadian society that used to operate solely in shadows.Based on 572 voluntary responses the data agency deemed credible in the second quarter, StatsCan said the illegal version of the price fell from $6.23 per gram on average, at the start of the year, to $5.93 a gram in the three months up to the end of June.Legal cannabis, meanwhile, went from $10.21 per gram to $10.65. That means the gap between the two is now as wide as $4.72 a gram.READ MORE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cannabis-prices-1.5206554Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
LONDON, England (CMC) – Sussex skipper Chris Nash has hailed seamer Jofra Archer as among the best in the country at present, following the Barbadian’s outstanding maiden 10-wicket haul against Leicestershire in the English County Championship on Sunday.Archer snatched six for 70 as the hosts were dismissed for 175 in their second innings at Grace Road, leaving Sussex with a target of 232 for victory.Luke Wells then struck an unbeaten 90 yesterday as the visitors got home by five wickets to register their second straight win in Division Two.However, the foundation was laid by the 22-year-old Archer who ended the contest with match figures of 11 for 137 following his five-wicket haul in Leicestershire’s first innings.“From looking at what we’ve seen over the last two months, he’s one of the best you’re seeing,” Nash beamed.“I think the way he does it is one of the really interesting bits. He bowled 50 overs in the game and didn’t even sweat.”He continued: “He’s a top man. The way he’s playing at the moment is as good as anyone in the country. The pace he bowls and how he keeps coming back and back and back is great.“It’s really refreshing to see someone come in and play with that enthusiasm and just enjoy going out there bowling and he just wants to keep bowling.”Archer was a revelation last season after he broke into Sussex’ first team towards the end of the season, claiming 23 wickets in six outings.Rewarded with a full contract for the new season, the right-armer has not disappointed and has so far picked up 35 wickets from six games at an average of 23.Nash said despite Archer’s success, they were focusing on managing the young talent who had already shouldered much of the Sussex attack this season.“I’m always worried about (over-bowling him) because we don’t want to bowl him into the ground so we have to be careful,” Nash explained.“The last two games have probably highlighted (that concern). We bowled twice in a row in the last game against Worcestershire and we came here (Grace Road) and bowled first. You add to that when (Steve) Magoffin went down in the last game and Vernon (Philander) and David Wiese in this game with injuries so he did have to bowl his overs.“We are very aware of that and we will manage him very effectively over the next two weeks to make sure he does get a bit of recovery time because he’s put in a heavy stint for us.”As an aggressive right-hander, Archer has shown his quality with 251 runs at an average of 35 this season, including two half-centuries.Archer was again superb on Sunday, bowling with hostility and guile, to wreck Leicestershire’s innings.Without Philander who limped off with an ankle injury, Archer assumed the role as leader of the attack and excelled.He got the breakthrough when he had Paul Horton caught at the wicket off a nasty lifter for 16 before trapping Ned Eckersley (1) lbw with a quick full-length delivery, to leave Leicestershire on 72 for four.After lunch, Archer bowled Marl Pettini with a yorker for four and then got the key wicket of top-scorer Harry Dearden for 36, caught at the wicket off another rapid bouncer, as he ran through the lower order.