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by Amanda Ballin
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Blood Donation is a 4-Step Process


It has been over a year now since the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing occurred.The stories of participants who ran to hospitals to donate blood particularly stick in my mind.

Blood Donation is a 4-Step Process. Included in this week's Fact of the week are some of the things you can expect if you donate blood to the Central California Blood Center, or at one of their mobile blood drives.

Individuals eligible to give blood must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health.

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New FEMA Earthquake Business Toolkit

  • Developed by FEMA NEHRP, QuakeSmart is an initiative to help businesses in at-risk seismic communities start and maintain earthquake mitigation efforts.

    The QuakeSmart Toolkit (www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/earthquake/qstoolkit) provides actionable and scalable basic guidance and tools to the private sector about the importance of earthquake mitigation and the simple things that they can do to reduce the potential of earthquake damages, injuries, and financial losses.

    Link to FEMA's QuakeSmart Toolkit


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CDPH Commits $8 Million to Safe Drinking Water in Kettleman City
Web Release | Printable (PDF)

Kings County Confirms
First West Nile Virus Case

Printable (PDF)
WNV Press Relelease - 9/25/2012

Learn About the National Alert System Changes
An upgrade of the national alert and warning system will soon be ready for activation. It will not replace EAS, but will instead incorporate the existing alert and warning systems into a structure that will improve dissemination of the messages to the public.

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