On the day he was born, Patrick Davey saved a woman's life. His parents donated his umbilical cord blood, which was used in a stem cell transplant that saved the life of cancer patient Holly Becker.
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-- Donating blood generally is safe, says Mayo Clinic. New, sterile equipment should be used for each donor.
To have a safer blood-donation experience, Mayo suggests:
Get plenty of sleep before donating and eat a healthy, low-fat meal.
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A Virginia man reached out and donated a kidney to a stranger after learning that he would no longer be eligible to give blood donations because of his sexuality.Barton Lynch, 24, told The Washingtonian that he recently entered into a same-sex...
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TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- An emergency call for blood donations has been issued by the American Red Cross because there was a sharp drop in donations during the July Fourth holiday, but demand did not decline.
During the week of July 4, more than...
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- There is no increased risk for mortality among patients receiving red blood cell transfusions from female, previously pregnant, or sex-discordant donors, according to a study published in the June 11 issue of the Journal...
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There's no reliable evidence that an infusion of blood plasma from a young donor will benefit an older person, and there are risks, but Ambrosia Health is selling "young blood" infusions for thousands of dollars anyway. The FDA has taken notice.
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Researchers found a way to use gut enzymes to convert type A blood to the universal donor type O blood, possibly paving the way for increasing the supply of type O blood. Medscape Medical News
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Facebook says its blood donation feature in India, Bangladesh, Brazil and Pakistan has been doing so well, over 35 million users have signed up to be donors. In India and Brazil, over 20 percent of the people who go to blood banks say their...
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TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Red blood cell donations from women who have been pregnant won't cause fatal reactions in patients who get the blood, a new study finds.
Earlier studies have suggested that women who have been pregnant shouldn't give...
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TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 -- Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) with an unrelated donor (UD) results in better transplantation outcomes than cord blood transplantation (CBT) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with active...
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THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Data from a blood donor screening program could represent a novel strategy for identifying familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Cardiology.
Candace L. Jackson, M.D.,...
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UC San Diego researchers discover new role for epidermal growth factor receptor in blood stem cell development, a crucial key to being able to generate them in the laboratory, and circumvent the need for bone marrow donation.
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THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- There's a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations.
The current supply of Type O blood is critically low: Six units are available for every 100,000...
Blood can be racially or ethnically specific, so having more blood donors in certain groups can be crucial for saving the lives of patients who share their backgrounds.
MacRumors is pleased to announce our Tenth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2019. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a...
Alfredo Diaz needs a blood stem cell transplant, and his doctors are racing against time to find a match.
The 6-year-old Chicago boy has IL-10 Receptor Deficiency, an incredibly rare blood disorder with only 34 known cases in the world. He finally...
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Zynteglo is for patients 12 years and older who do not have a β0/β0 genotype, need regular blood transfusions to manage their disease, and have no matching donor for a stem cell transplant. International Approvals
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