BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
Blood bank seeks donors of A Positive, O Positive
Lane Memorial Blood Bank is in urgent need of A Positive and O Positive blood to meet the demand for blood transfusions blood transfusion, transfer of blood from one person to another, or from one animal to another of the same species. Transfusions are performed to replace a substantial loss of blood and as supportive treatment in certain diseases and blood disorders. at local hospitals.
The blood supply typically gets low after the holidays, but it's especially so this year, blood bank spokeswoman Kristi Henderson said. A nasty cold virus circulating cir·cu·late
v. cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing, cir·cu·lates
1. To move in or flow through a circle or circuit: blood circulating through the body.
2. in the community, meanwhile, has forced many blood donors to cancel their appointments.
Blood banks nationwide are facing similar shortages, so Lane Memorial Blood Bank is unable to import the blood from elsewhere.
Donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated do·nate
v. do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause. for 56 days. To make an appointment, call 484-9111 or visit the Web site, www.lmdb .org, for locations of bloodmobile blood·mo·bile
A motor vehicle equipped for collecting blood from donors. blood drives.
Man gets 15 years
for stabbing stab
v. stabbed, stab·bing, stabs
1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
A homeless man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for slashing slash·ing
1. Bitingly critical or satiric: slashing wit.
2. Dashing; pelting: a slashing hailstorm.
3. three people in a late-night attack March 18.
The incident happened near 10th Avenue and Oak Street when an unknown person in an upper floor of a parking garage threw water that fell on Tony K. French in the street below.
French, 42, mistakenly concluded that a man standing nearby had done it and attacked the man with a box knife, Deputy Lane County District Attorney Erik Hasselman said in court.
Two others came to the victim's aid and French attacked them, inflicting minor cuts, Hasselman said. The first victim suffered two long cuts on his back. All three recovered.
French pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault in a plea deal that requires him to serve every day of the 160-month sentence. French said nothing in court.
- From Register-Guard and news service reports