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The True Meaning of Giving

When Steve Baluyot first started donating platelets in 1991, he was in the Navy stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. Now, as a medical technologist in AAMC’s blood bank, Steve prepares donated units of blood and blood components for patients who need it. “I give platelets every two months—more[...]


Navigating Cancer Treatment With a Trusted Guide

Robert Smith was a healthy 62-year old runner when he first found the lump on the left side of his neck. Stage 4 head and neck cancer took him completely by surprise. A little more than a year later, after surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, the Annapolis attorney is cancer[...]

  1. Sally A Renner: People undergoing knee and hip surgery also need a nurse guide or independent guide (preferably) and ombudsman who has no…

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Emergency Care with a Heart

When Robert Youngblood and his wife, Beatrice walked into the hospital on July 29th, they were excited to see their granddaughter and her brand new baby girl. The 79-year-old Glendale resident had no inkling that he was just minutes away from a major heart attack, but he’s thankful he was[...]


Comfort, every step of the way

When Amber Blose was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, barely a year had passed since the loss of her infant son. He had been born four months premature, and the 32-year-old from Glen Burnie was unprepared for another difficult struggle. But Amber says her doctors and[...]

  1. Arlette Hart: As Amber's Mother and hsving been with her at Chemo snd surgery I can attest to the personal care and…