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Blood Drive Cancellations and Low Donor Turnout, Community Urged to Donate

UPDATE (as of 03/09/20): Concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) are negatively impacting blood donations. Blood centers across the nation are pleading for anyone who is feeling healthy to do their part and donate. For a few weeks now, The Blood Connection (TBC) has seen an increase in blood drive cancellations and low donor turnout due to the fears surrounding the virus that has been heavily covered in the news. TBC and other blood centers nationwide are concerned that this could lead to blood shortages, which could impact local hospitals.

“The impacts on the blood supply from COVID-19 will only be as bad as this community allows it to be,” said Dr. Robert Rainer, Medical Director for The Blood Connection. “If those who are feeling healthy donate now and encourage others to do the same, there could be little to no impact, and communities’ blood supplies will remain resilient and self-sustaining.”

You never think it’s going to happen to you. All the planning, anticipating, googling and packing – then you wake up to your first day of vacation, and something feels off. There is nothing worse than getting sick when you’re far from home.

Google “virtual care in Charleston” and you’ll find Roper St. Francis Virtual Care - https://www.rsfh.com/virtualcare . Within a minute you’ll be in line for much needed advice. Your urgent care visit professional will take it from there. You’ll be feeling better soon – look out King Street!

You can tell from her smile that Kristen Odom is full of joy. Just talk to her for 30 seconds, and you’ll find that joy stems from her overwhelming gratitude. She’s happily married with an adorable 2-year-old, Caroline, and loves her job teaching at a local school. Sure, that’s a lot to be thankful for…no wonder she’s so happy!

But talk to her a little bit longer, and it’s clear there’s a reason for that abundant thankfulness. Almost 2 years ago, Odom had complications after her daughter’s delivery. Odom was only able to hold her beautiful newborn baby for several minutes, before she started feeling dizzy. Seconds later, she was whisked away to an operating room with no explanation.

At its core, the Epic Center represents Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) North Star, always putting their patients first, with easier access to state of the art care.

West Ashley revitalization is happening. A key goal for the city of Charleston is to help the Citadel Mall. Establishing the new MUSC Epic Center at the Mall, is a major factor in creating a new life and purpose for the Citadel Mall area in West Ashley. MUSC stepped in, worked hard, and presented a life changing and lifesaving gift to West Ashley.

We all see these girls that have the “perfect” brows.. like, how??

They are most likely getting these results through brow tinting.

What are lash lifts?? A lash lift is a natural alternative to lash extensions which give your lashes a lovely curl. Although both services are great ways to show off the eyes; lash lifts are for people that want a more natural look. The process of a lash lift is very simple:

In step one the esthetician gently but thoroughly cleans the lashes, which removes any residue from old makeup...

The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® is excited to host the 2nd Annual Women’s Wellness & Recovery Conference: Emerging Trends and Clinical Strategies in the beautiful historic district of Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, December 4 through Friday, December 6.

If you think that the benefits of chiropractic care are limited, you will be pleased to learn that there are many applications for your overall health and wellness. Discover some of the top conditions for which chiropractic care is most effective.

It was recently estimated that 35 million people in the United States seek out chiropractic care each year. Among these millions of adults and children, the majority seek relief of common head, neck, or back ailments. However, in addition to these conditions, many patients end up discovering that chiropractic care can also address other health concerns.

If you are not yet familiar with the full scope of what regular adjustments can do for your health, explore the top 10 benefits of chiropractic care.

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