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December 6, 1987 | By Katherine Scobey, Special to The Inquirer
What Bill Parsons was wearing Tuesday morning said a lot about tradition at the Haverford School. Standing in the wrestling room of the gym, Parsons was clad in a maroon-and-gold-striped tie and a pair of white surgical gloves. The tie - in the school colors - symbolized his allegiance to the elite private boys' school, where he graduated in 1935 and where he taught English and history for 25 years. The surgical gloves were the appropriate attire for what has become a new tradition at the school - a semi-annual blood drive organized by the advanced- placement biology class.
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January 10, 1988 | By Rich Henson, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Rose Simmons contributed to this article
Charles Scollon, a usually stoic figure with the Philadelphia Police K-9 Unit, was flat on his back and squirming yesterday as a nurse deftly aimed the business end of a three-inch, shiny needle at the bulging vein in his left arm. An instant later, Scollon winced, and a length of clear surgical tubing flushed a deep shade of red as Scollon's blood flowed into a one-pint plastic bag. "It wasn't as bad as it looked," insisted Scollon of...
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January 18, 1990 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Drux was one unhappy pup. With his handler by his side and two aides to hold him still, the 3-year- old German shepherd was doing his part to help a fellow canine by donating blood. Drux was one of 22 dogs to participate in a clinic last week at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital to replenish blood used by Boss, an ailing K-9 from the Abington Police Department. Dan Buckley, an Abington officer and Boss' handler, made a plea for donations, asking fellow officers and other dog owners to help replenish the blood supply, which had been depleted after his partner's two surgeries.
SPORTS
April 20, 1995 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
The football season doesn't start for five months, but Villanova coach Andy Talley already is looking for blood. For the fourth time in three years, Talley is spearheading an on-campus blood drive for the national bone-marrow donor program. His efforts have added more than 2,000 names to the computer files, which are monitored by the Human Leukocyte Antigen Registry Foundation. Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the football program, in conjunction with the university's Alumni Assocation, will hold another testing at Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.
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October 23, 2001 | By Maureen Fitzgerald INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The wrestling room at Cherry Hill High School West had been transformed into what looked like a MASH unit, with students lying on portable beds, nurses swabbing iodine before inserting needles, and volunteers escorting people to the wrestling mats for recovery. It was the annual Student Government Organization blood drive, and by 2 p.m. yesterday 115 pints of blood had been collected, primarily from students who wanted to "do something" after the terrorist attacks. "In light of Sept.
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April 3, 2005 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Rebecca Tait is out for blood. No, not the O, A, B and AB variety found in Homo sapiens but the kind - only negative will do, thank you - found in Canine domesticus and much coveted by the Penn Animal Blood Bank. "Whenever I see someone with a big dog, I ask the owner if their dog will donate blood," said Tait, who has asked that question for nearly five years, since the death of her Samoyed Hannah. "I think some people, or their dogs, must think I'm the vampire of Glen Avenue by now. " On May 25, the bloodmobile operated by the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school is scheduled to park in front of Tait's house, on Glen Avenue in Laurel Springs, just as it has done 12 other times.
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January 19, 1996 | For The Inquirer / SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL
With local blood supplies dangerously low, Louis Van Pelt of Collingswood answered the call. Unfortunately, not many others did. At a blood drive at Transfiguration Church yesterday, phlebotomists Donna McArdle (left) and Leslie Lane were waiting for customers. Bad weather and a seasonal slump in donations have prompted the American Red Cross to declare a blood emergency for the area.
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August 16, 1998 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After working as a volunteer in the emergency room of West Jersey Health System's Marlton hospital for the last three years, Elisabeth Wright knows how important it is to have enough donated blood. So, when the senior from Shawnee High School in Medford was asked to help coordinate her school's annual spring blood drive, she quickly accepted. Then, she started asking her classmates for a pint. "It really wasn't that difficult," said Wright, 17, a lifelong Medford resident.
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July 22, 2010
Age: 26. Neighborhood: Center City. Job: Producer, "The Preston and Steve Show" on WMMR (93.3-FM). If her life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "It's Always Happy Hour in Philadelphia. " Nominated by: "Don't know, but I love them!" (Actually, it was Mark Maggi of McFadden's and Daily News columnist Dan Gross.) Kids: "Nope. " Giving back: "My radio show hosts a five-day on-air food drive around the holidays, and a blood drive in the spring. I also help out where I can at various charity events around the city.
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April 15, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
Seconds Bar in Darby will host a beef 'n' beer party May 3 to benefit Russell Whiteside, a 44-year-old Boeing Co. employee in need of a liver transplant. Whiteside, an Upper Chichester resident, was stricken with an ailment two years ago that is gradually destroying his liver. His sister, Susan Whiteside, lives in Darby and is making arrangements for the party. Susan Whiteside said her brother also needed money to fly to the hospital in Pittsburgh that will perform the transplant operation.
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April 4, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phrase Rape Haven was painted on the front of a Swarthmore College fraternity house this week, and college officials said they were investigating. The vandalism at Delta Upsilon was discovered Tuesday morning, less than two weeks after a member of the fraternity wrote an opinion piece for the student newspaper, the Phoenix, touting the house's positive contributions. In the aftermath of "deplorable behavior" at a University of Oklahoma fraternity in which members were caught chanting racial slurs in a video, Nathaniel Frum wrote, Swarthmore "can take pride" that Delta Upsilon "has set a model that should be followed.
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April 28, 2014 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
Holly, a 5-year-old greyhound, barely flinched as the needle was inserted into her jugular vein. Veterinary technician Kym Marryott turned on the pump, drawing a stream of blood through plastic tubing as the dog's owner, Burke Meyers of Pottstown, steadied Holly's slender head with one hand and stroked her flank with the other. "Good girl," he said. Holly wasn't sick, and Meyers was smiling. The dog is one of more than 200 regular blood donors at the bloodmobile of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
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August 17, 2013 | By Vernon Clark and Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writers
In a show of support for wounded Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, dozens of police - mostly from Davies' 25th District - rolled up their sleeves during a blood drive Thursday afternoon in the Hunting Park section. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey praised the off-duty officers who lined up to help a wounded colleague. "This is a tremendous turnout," the commissioner said as patrolmen and supervisors alike streamed into the administrative services building at Temple University to wait their turn.
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September 12, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Muslim 9/11 blood drive The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks, held a blood drive across the country yesterday with the goal of raising 10,000 units of blood. The Philadelphia chapter held its second blood drive at the Red Cross center, at 700 Spring Garden St. Head Start sign-up The School District of Philadelphia's Office of Early Childhood Education is still taking applications for prekindergarten Head Start programs.
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July 11, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
The American Red Cross says it is facing a "a critical blood shortage" following a drop off in donations in May and June to their lowest levels in over a decade. The shortage is compounded by the summer season, when schools are out and many donors are traveling. The Red Cross said all blood types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used for all patient. The Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region provides blood to about 100 area hospitals and needs 1,200 donors each weekday to meet demand.
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February 24, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
The blood is on their hands in Center City. And on their faces and in their hair. And splattering the walls, and pooling on the floors. Two professional companies are, by chance, presenting two of the bloodiest plays in modern theater - Luna Theater with Blasted and Theatre Exile with The Lieutenant of Inishmore . Their productions have created a hammy vampire's demand for realistic-looking gore: more than six gallons a night between the...
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July 22, 2010
Age: 26. Neighborhood: Center City. Job: Producer, "The Preston and Steve Show" on WMMR (93.3-FM). If her life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "It's Always Happy Hour in Philadelphia. " Nominated by: "Don't know, but I love them!" (Actually, it was Mark Maggi of McFadden's and Daily News columnist Dan Gross.) Kids: "Nope. " Giving back: "My radio show hosts a five-day on-air food drive around the holidays, and a blood drive in the spring. I also help out where I can at various charity events around the city.
NEWS
October 22, 2009
I COMMEND President Obama for reaffirming his commitment to end don't ask, don't tell, to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and to sign a comprehensive hate-crimes bill. Unfortunately, he forgot another form of invidious discrimination: It's illegal for gay men to donate blood. I was reminded of this several weeks ago while visiting a church that was hosting a blood-drive. I was told the Red Cross was required to enforce the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule established in 1983 to prevent the spread of HIV through transfusions.
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October 24, 2008 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A veteran of the Dutch underground during World War II, Louis S. Weening, 86, died of heart and kidney ailments Saturday at home in Drexel Hill. In the 1950s, Mr. Weening wrote an essay about a raid on a Nazi prison by Dutch resistance fighters, a raid betrayed by a collaborator. The essay "suggests that my father participated in raids," his son Richard said, but the father never confirmed the suggestion. "He could never bring himself to talk about . . . that very dark period," his son said.
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July 10, 2007 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Fox29 reporter Gerald Kolpan has struck a deal with Random House for a work of historical fiction. Kolpan casts Place as a deb-gone-wild - growing up proper-like in Philly, heading out west, moving to New York (where she meets Eleanor Roosevelt ), and following Butch Cassidy and the Kid to South America. "Train robberies, sex, a lot of action," is how he describes the plot. Early readers deemed it "too dirty, so I made it more subtle. " (He grows more subtle still when asked what the deal is worth.
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