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December 17, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
United Blood Services, the nonprofit blood provider for the eight hospitals in Ventura County, needs donations. The bank, whose donations have dropped because of the current cold and flu season, needs to increase its stock before the holidays, Patty Hunt of United Blood Services said. The bank is requesting donations from healthy people ages 17 and up. For an appointment, call (800) 715-3699 or register online at www.unitedbloodservices.org.
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February 20, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
United Blood Services is sending out letters to thousands of Ventura County residents, warning them that personal information, including Social Security numbers, was contained in two laptop computers stolen from a repair shop. Barbara Kain, director of communications for Arizona-based Blood Systems, United Blood Services' parent company, said she did not believe the thieves had obtained any personal data from the two laptops, which were stolen from a shop in Phoenix on Dec. 30.
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April 24, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The Ventura County director of United Blood Services, a nonprofit blood collection agency, has been named the new director of operations for the agency's western region, a spokeswoman announced Thursday. Michael Hayward of Moorpark, who joined United Blood Services in 1985, will now supervise facilities in Nevada and New Mexico as well, said spokeswoman Carolyn Tyner.
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December 17, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
United Blood Services, the nonprofit blood provider for the eight hospitals in Ventura County, needs donations. The bank, whose donations have dropped because of the current cold and flu season, needs to increase its stock before the holidays, Patty Hunt of United Blood Services said. The bank is requesting donations from healthy people ages 17 and up. For an appointment, call (800) 715-3699 or register online at www.unitedbloodservices.org.
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December 28, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
In an effort to halt blood shortages in Ventura County, officials with United Blood Services are urging residents to donate blood. United Blood Services needs to draw 105 donors each day to meet standing hospital orders for surgical and trauma cases, but because of the holidays the agency only had 83 donors on Tuesday, said Chris Fleming, a spokeswoman for United Blood Services. Although all blood types are needed, the agency is in particularly short supply of types O and A.
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August 8, 1994 | TRACY WILSON
Hoping to increase blood donations countywide, United Blood Services plans to open a new donor center at 2411 Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley this week. The facility will open Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting celebration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The center will replace an existing facility that was closed earlier this year after suffering damage in the Northridge earthquake, United Blood Services spokeswoman Lauren Mouris said.
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December 30, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
There is a critical shortage of blood in Ventura County so United Blood Services is turning to the public for help. "The local supplies of Type O blood have reached the point of being beyond critical. If we do not get the healthy donors to respond . . . we will be looking at not having enough on hand to meet local hospital surgical schedules," said Patty Hunt, spokeswoman for United Blood Services.
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February 2, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE
When United Blood Services officials learned of this week's MD-83 jetliner crash offshore of Ventura County, they frantically searched area hospitals for as much surplus blood as they could find. They weren't pleased with the results. "We were very concerned that we wouldn't be able to meet the need that might come up," said Patty Hunt, community relations director with United Blood Services, a nonprofit blood provider.
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February 20, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
United Blood Services is sending out letters to thousands of Ventura County residents, warning them that personal information, including Social Security numbers, was contained in two laptop computers stolen from a repair shop. Barbara Kain, director of communications for Arizona-based Blood Systems, United Blood Services' parent company, said she did not believe the thieves had obtained any personal data from the two laptops, which were stolen from a shop in Phoenix on Dec. 30.
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November 24, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN
United Blood Services is calling for Ventura County residents to give blood as they give thanks this week. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of one of the most difficult seasons for blood centers around the nation, according to health officials. Students are studying for exams, families are enjoying the holidays and employees are taking vacations. "Typically we see a dip in blood donations during the holiday season," said Patty Hunt, community relations director for United Blood Services.
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February 2, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE
When United Blood Services officials learned of this week's MD-83 jetliner crash offshore of Ventura County, they frantically searched area hospitals for as much surplus blood as they could find. They weren't pleased with the results. "We were very concerned that we wouldn't be able to meet the need that might come up," said Patty Hunt, community relations director with United Blood Services, a nonprofit blood provider.
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December 30, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
There is a critical shortage of blood in Ventura County so United Blood Services is turning to the public for help. "The local supplies of Type O blood have reached the point of being beyond critical. If we do not get the healthy donors to respond . . . we will be looking at not having enough on hand to meet local hospital surgical schedules," said Patty Hunt, spokeswoman for United Blood Services.
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November 24, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN
United Blood Services is calling for Ventura County residents to give blood as they give thanks this week. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of one of the most difficult seasons for blood centers around the nation, according to health officials. Students are studying for exams, families are enjoying the holidays and employees are taking vacations. "Typically we see a dip in blood donations during the holiday season," said Patty Hunt, community relations director for United Blood Services.
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November 16, 1999 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buy turkey. Invite guests. And, community health officials ask, add one more item to your Thanksgiving to-do list: Donate blood. United Blood Services, which collects and distributes 30,000 pints to Ventura County's hospitals each year, will shut down operations for four days starting Thanksgiving Day to install a new Y2K-compliant computer system. That means the nonprofit group needs to stockpile an extra 440 pints during the next nine days to head off a shortage, said spokeswoman Patty Hunt.
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December 30, 1997 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blood bank supplying all nine Ventura County hospitals issued a public plea Monday for more donors, saying that declining donations during the holidays have forced it to import blood from other states. United Blood Services, the second-largest blood bank in the country, is asking more residents to give blood this season because many regular donors have been hit hard by flu or have traveled out of the county this Christmas.
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August 28, 1997 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a blood feud. Worried that an out-of-town competitor is muscling in on its turf, United Blood Services is accusing American Red Cross Biomedical Services of Los Angeles of trying to lure away blood donors and take their blood out of Ventura County. The Red Cross recently issued a call for blood drive volunteers and announced that it will hold half a dozen blood donation campaigns next month in Ventura County.
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January 27, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Responding to rumors at several Ventura County high schools that some blood collected during school drives contained the virus that causes AIDS, officials on Tuesday said that none of the 50,000 units they have collected countywide since 1991 have tested positive for HIV. "We've had zero for two years running now, we're ecstatic about it," said Debra Haymons, technical director of United Blood Services, the nonprofit group that provides blood to all hospitals in Ventura County.
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December 28, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
In an effort to halt blood shortages in Ventura County, officials with United Blood Services are urging residents to donate blood. United Blood Services needs to draw 105 donors each day to meet standing hospital orders for surgical and trauma cases, but because of the holidays the agency only had 83 donors on Tuesday, said Chris Fleming, a spokeswoman for United Blood Services. Although all blood types are needed, the agency is in particularly short supply of types O and A.
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