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- A large-scale public health emergency like a hurricane or a wildfire can limit your access to supplies and services for several days, weeks, or even months.
- Yet, more than half of American households do not have an emergency kit with basic supplies, food and safe water, personal health items, or backup power sources.
- Health departments can help promote emergency preparedness in their communities year-round by using and sharing CDC’s new Personal Health Preparedness Digital Media Toolkit.
- A recent studyexternal icon found that blood transfusion practices for sickle cell disease and thalassemia vary widely across health systems.
- Transfusions have improved the lives of people with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, but varying practices among blood banks and providers can lead to life-threatening complications.
- Healthcare providers can learn more about transfusion practices and help reduce transfusion-related complications by viewing this free provider training video seriesexternal icon.
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