Vol 6. Issue 5 / February 13, 2006

In Brief

Scripps Research Service Recruits Blood Donors
Because of the success of The Scripps Research Institute's Normal Blood Donor Service (NBDS) in its first year of operation, the service now needs to expand the pool of donors who can provide blood during the coming year. Donors are immediately compensated with a minimum of $25 and a maximum of $100 for a single draw, depending on the quantity of blood needed.

To qualify as a normal blood donor, individuals must:

  • Be between 18 and 65 years of age;
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds (50kg);
  • Have blood pressure between 90 and 180 mm Hg systolic and 50 and 100 mm Hg diastolic;
  • Not have undergone major surgery within the past six months;
  • Score adequately on recent hemoglobin testing;
  • Screen negative for HIV and hepatitis B and C upon entry into the program and every year after that;
  • Not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication on a daily basis.

For general information about NBDS, go to http://www.scripps.edu/researchservices/nbd/. For forms for becoming a paid donor, go to http://nbd.scripps.edu/.

NBDS Coordinator Priscilla Crisler can be reached by telephone at (858) 554.2284, by fax at 858.554.2237, or by email at corelab@scripps.edu.

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Temporary Times and Location for February Onsite Clinics
On Monday, February 13, Wednesday, February 15, and Friday, February 17, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations.

For the month of February only, the clinics will be conducted in the Human Resources Large Conference Room, located in the 3377 Building, Suite 200. On Monday and Friday, the clinic will be open from 11 AM to 2 PM. On Wednesday, the clinic will close one hour early, running from 11AM to 1PM.

No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.

Next IBC Meeting Scheduled
The next meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 8. To receive IBC consideration at the next meeting, please submit your completed registration documents to EH&S at rachellv@scripps.edu, by Friday, February 24.



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