Importance of Blood Donation

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The Coastal Bend Blood Center was formed in 1969 to centralize blood donation efforts in the South Texas area, as well as for Port Aransas, Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi communities. Since its formation, it has involved over 35,000 volunteers per year, which is crucial since over 150 people per day are needed to donate…

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Fire Prevention Month

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October is Fire Prevention Month.  The goal of this month is to raise fire safety awareness and ensure that families are prepared. While house fire deaths are dropping (largely due to fire safety awareness), it is still a number that is far too high for something so often preventable. Given these startling statistics, I would…

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Family From the Flu

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Family From the Flu   With Fall in full swing, now is the time to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill during the 2020-2021 flu season. Influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory illness affecting the nose, throat and lungs caused…

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