Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 86, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 27, 1994 Page: 3 of 52
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THE POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27,1994 - PAGE 3A
Community-Wide Blood Drive scheduled for Monday
LIVINGSTON - The next
Community-Wide Blood Drive will
be held Monday, Oct. 31, in the
Central Baptist Church Family
Representatives from The Gulf
Coast Regional Blood Center in
Houston, which supplies this region
with blood, will be on hand to take
donations from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Giving a donation of blood can
not only help others, but can also
give the donor insight into his or
her own health.
Each unit of blood collected by
the center undergoes 11 laboratory
tests in order to provide the highest
quality blood product to the
thousands of patients who require
blood transfusions each year. The
Blood Center is regulated by the
Food and Drug Administration and
the American Association of Blood
Banks. In addition to testing all
blood voluntarily donated, the cen-
ter also tests blood collected by
most other blood collecting
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FOR LITTLE GHOSTS
3rd Annual Safe Halloween Carnival
Monday, October 31 • 5-7 pm
Costume Contest, Ring Toss, Face Painting, Cupcake Walk, Fish Pond & Food Booths!
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Haunted House • Friday & Saturday,
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Present fiy 930 PM.
Must Be 21
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agencies in the region.
Any unit of blood that initially
tests positive for any infectious dis-
ease (Syphilis, ALT, HTLV-I,
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen,
Hepatitis B Core Antibody,
Hepatitis C Antibody, HIV 1/2) is
not used for transfusion. Those
units are discarded as bio-hazard-
ous waste, according to The Blood
The ABO Group test and the Rh
Typing test are done to determine
the type of blood collected. A, B,
AB or O, and the Rh factor whether
positive or negative. The results of
these tests are printed on each
donor "thank you" card mailed fol-
lowing each donation.
A cholesterol test is performed
on blood in order to provide helpful
health information to the donor.
Results Of the cholesterol test are
also printed on each donor "thank
An antibody screen test is per-
formed to determine if the plasma
portion of the blood has any unex-
pected antibodies. If the test results
are positive then the unit of blood
will carry a special label in order to
facilitate the cross-matching proce-
dure at hospitals.
The fourth test performed is an
antibody test for Syphilis. In other
words, the test looks for the an-
tibody that the body produces when
it is exposed to Syphilis.
ALT testing helps to identify
cases of hepatitis. The test is per-
formed to determine the level of
ALT produced by the liver. ALT is
a liver enzyme that is produced in
higher levels if someone has
hepatitis. Because there are other
possible causes for an elevated
ALT level, the reading may be high
but the donor may not have been
exposed to hepatitis. Further ex-
amination by a donor’s physician
can determine the cause for the
The HTLV-I test is an antibody
test that determined if a donor has
ever been exposed to the HTLV-I
virus, a virus that can lead to the
development of a neurological dis-
ease or leukemia, but one that is
Tests for Hepatitis B Surface
Antigen, Hepatitis B Core An-
tibody and Hepatitis C Antibody
are all performed in order to deter-
mine a donor’s exposure to
HIV 1/2 tests are performed in
combination to determine a donor’s
exposure to HIV, the virus that
causes AIDS. The tests identify the
presence of the antibody to die
virus, not the virus itself. As with
any antibody test, the blood will
only test positive if the antibodies
were produced by the donor’s im-
mune system prior to the blood
donation, according to The Blood
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White, Barbara. Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 86, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 27, 1994, newspaper, October 27, 1994; Livingston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth782093/m1/3/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Livingston Municipal Library.