Internet Used to Coordinate Blood Donation, Emergency Services After Terrorist Attacks
Local governments and organizations across the United States are using the Internet to provide emergency information and coordinate medical activities such as blood donation following Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. New York City's Web site (www.nyc.gov) features a list of locations where people can give blood, as well as information about the status of bridges, tunnels, subway and bus service, train stations and airports (Sarkar, Federal Computer Week, 9/11). The American Red Cross has updated its website (www.redcross.org) to provide information for people who would like to donate blood or otherwise volunteer (Gold, Newsbytes, 9/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.