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Vol. LXVII, No. 15
July 17, 2015
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NIH Gets a Taste of the Caribbean

At the 8th annual Taste of the Caribbean on June 25, representatives from local restaurants, including Caribbean Gardens Restaurant and Carry-Out and Chez Yiamme Catering, served up favorites such as jerk chicken, red beans, rice and plantains for NIH’ers on the Bldg. 31A patio. The lunch was sponsored by the Caribbean Association at NIH and the R&W Association, in partnership with the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Washington Area Network and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture. Patrons enjoyed the music of the islands as well as the food.

At the 8th annual Taste of the Caribbean on June 25, representatives from local restaurants, including Caribbean Gardens Restaurant and Carry-Out and Chez Yiamme Catering, served up favorites such as jerk chicken, red beans, rice and plantains for NIH’ers on the Bldg. 31A patio. The lunch was sponsored by the Caribbean Association at NIH and the R&W Association, in partnership with the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Washington Area Network and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture. Patrons enjoyed the music of the islands as well as the food.

Photos: Eric Bock

Donor Center Opens in Rockville

CC director Dr. John Gallin (l) and DTM chief Dr. Harvey Klein cut the ribbon to open the NIH Donor Center at Fishers Lane. An employee checks out the center’s new location at 5625 Fishers Lane in Rockville. There are 5 stations for platelet and granulocyte donation at the center.
CC director Dr. John Gallin (l) and DTM chief Dr. Harvey Klein cut the ribbon to open the NIH Donor Center at Fishers Lane.



An employee checks out the center’s new location at 5625 Fishers Lane in Rockville. There are 5 stations for platelet and granulocyte donation at the center.

Photos: Bill Branson

The Clinical Center’s department of transfusion medicine celebrated the grand opening of the NIH Donor Center at Fishers Lane with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 19.

The new center will handle all platelet donations for the NIH Blood Bank. Platelets are tiny blood cells that are produced in bone marrow. Without them, blood can’t clot. The new center will also collect granulocytes, a type of white blood cell. Each week, 80 donors are needed to supply CC patients who need life-sustaining platelets.

If you would like to donate platelets or granulocytes, call the center at (301) 496-4321 to schedule an appointment.


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