December 6, 1987 |
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.
January 10, 1988 |
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...
January 18, 1990 |
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.
April 20, 1995 |
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.
October 23, 2001 |
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.
April 3, 2005 |
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.
January 19, 1996 |
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.
August 16, 1998 |
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.
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.
April 15, 1990 |
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.