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Banner Poison and Drug Information Center

woman calling the Banner Poison Control Center  

My 3-year-old poured a can of Comet into her mouth and I didn't know what to do. I called poison control and they talked me through it and helped save my baby's life.

The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center is a free 24-hour hotline that serves the state of Arizona.

  • Hundreds of thousands of people have used our service for expert and reassuring advice.
  • We answer a wide range of calls including what to do if a person ingests a foreign substance, gets stung or bitten, or has a question about prescription drugs.
  • About a quarter of the calls involved children under the age of 12 being exposed to poison; more calls are coming from older adults with questions about prescription-drug interactions.
  • Our hotline is staffed and supported by specially trained nurses and medical toxicologists.
  • Each year we help about 30,000 callers avoid making a trip to the emergency room, saving the community an astonishing $30 million in treatment costs.

A $100 donation will pay for 30 minutes of staffing at
Banner Poison and Drug Information Center

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