EMS Week

EMS Week 2023: Where Emergency Care Begins

Emergency Medical Service professionals are an imperative part of our society, as most of you reading this know. That is why we celebrate  National EMS Week. From May 21 to May 27, EMS providers are recognized for their day-to-day civic duties as well as sometimeslife-saving efforts. While you may think they should be honored everyday, it wasn’t always the case in American history. In fact, the modern American EMS field is only about five decades old.  

Highway driving was new in the 1950s, and unfortunately, accidental injuries and preventable deaths due to inadequate care after car accidents also became all too familiar. Doctors were required to pull double duty, and it overextended them, creating the push for new types of medical personnel that were needed to step in to take over these cases. There was no choice […]

EMS Week 2023: Where Emergency Care Begins2023-05-24T14:22:20-04:00

World Blood Donor Day 2023

As healthcare professionals, we see and understand the benefits of having blood donations available. However, how many of us encourage our friends and family members to donate? The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries. Thankfully, 6.8 million individuals volunteer to give 13.6 million units of lifesaving blood and platelets every year. This is one of the reasons World Blood Donor Day was created.  


Each year on June 14, we celebrate World Blood Donor Day, recognizing blood donors and the importance of a safe and stable blood supply. The campaign this year is, “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.” It focuses on patients requiring life-long transfusion support and […]

World Blood Donor Day 20232023-06-14T11:39:26-04:00