Blood Donation

Chance Dna Test Connects Cancer Patient To Donor Who Saved Her Life

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.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Blood Test, Cancer, Oncology, Umbilical Cord, Stem Cells

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Health Tip: Donate Blood Safely

-- 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. Drink an...
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Man Donates Kidney To Protest Ban On Blood Donation For Gay Men

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...
Related topics: Protests

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Blood Donations Needed: Red Cross

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...

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Most Dog And Cat Owners Not Aware Of Pet Blood Donation Schemes

Most dog and cat owners are not aware of pet blood donation schemes and animal blood banks, finds a survey of pet owners published in Vet Record.
Related topics: Polls

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Mortality Not Higher With Transfusions From Female Donors

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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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“young Blood” Infusions: Same Old Snake Oil

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.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Researchers Find Way To Convert Type A Blood To Type O

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
Related topics: Medical Research, Enzymes

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Facebook's 'blood Donation' Tool Aims To Connect Donors To Banks In Need

On Wednesday, Facebook launched its 'Blood Donations' feature in select cities across the United States, days before World Blood Donor Day.       
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Facebook's Blood Donation Feature Is Now Live In The Us

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...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Blood From Previously Pregnant Women Is Safe For Donation: Study

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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Allo-hct With Unrelated Donor Tied To Better Outcomes In Aml

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...
Related topics: Leukemia

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Blood Donor Screening Data Ids Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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.,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Life-threatening Genetic Cholesterol Condition Could Be Found Through Blood Donations

Blood donation programs represent a unique opportunity as a public health portal to screen for diseases.
Related topics: Genetics, Cholesterol

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Zebrafish Help Researchers Explore Alternatives To Bone Marrow Donation

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.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells

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Red Cross Needs Type O Blood To Ease Shortage

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...

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The Intersection Of Race And Blood

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.

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Macrumors 2019 Blood Drive

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...

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Chicago Boy With Extremely Rare Blood Disorder Searching For Stem Cell Donor

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...
Related topics: Stem Cells

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Eu Panel Backs First Gene Therapy For Beta Thalassemia

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
Related topics: Genetics, Stem Cells

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