Blood Donation

China Urges Recovered Coronavirus Patients To Donate Blood To Help Cure Others

As the number of individuals identified as having had close contact with those diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to over half a million, those who have recovered from the disease are being urged to consider donating their blood to help cure...

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This Robot Is Better At Drawing Blood Than Humans

A prototype of an automated blood drawing and testing device (via Unnati Chauhan/Rutgers University) I give blood at the local donor center every 12 weeks. Would I prefer a quiet atmosphere where I don’t have to make awkward...
Related topics: Robots, Medical Research

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Table Manners Dating Sim Encourages You To Donate Blood To The Nhs

Curve Digital’s upcoming games Table Manners will encourage players to donate blood through the UK’s National Health Service. Developed as part of the NHS Blood and Transplant’s ‘What’s Your Type?’ Valentine’s campaign, the...

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New Device Identifies High-quality Blood Donors

Blood banks have long known about high-quality donors—individuals whose red blood cells stay viable for longer in storage and in the recipient's body.

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States Where It’s Easiest (and Most Difficult) To Donate Blood

The United States faces a chronic blood shortage. While about 37% of the population is eligible to donate blood, only less than 10% do. The Red Cross periodically issues urgent calls for blood...

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It's A Natural Fact: There's Still No Substitute For Human Blood

While the donation and transfusion of blood are very common, and relatively simple as far as medical procedures go, the path from donor to recipient is more complex than most people may realize.

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The Rapid Tissue Donation Program At Moffitt Cancer Center Offers A Feasible Approach To Improve...

In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. It enables patients to consent to donating tumor tissue and blood samples for research...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Google Just Poached One Of Facebook's Key Execs Working On Health Initiatives (fb, Goog)

Google has poached key Facebook health-tech exec Hema Budaraju. Budaraju worked on Facebook's blood donation tool, and its Health Support Groups. At Google she will work on social impact projects relating to Google Maps, like emergency alerts and...
Related topics: Google, Social Media, Facebook

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Medical News Today: Can You Smoke And Donate Blood?

Almost everyone can donate blood. However, some people who use nicotine or cannabis products may wonder if they are eligible blood donors. Learn more here.
Related topics: Smoking, Nicotine

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Facebook Introduces Health Resources Within The App

Facebook is now entering the digital health market as they are partnering with various health organizations to bring resources within the social media app itself. In selected countries, you will now be able to sign up and register as a blood donor...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Us Student Group Works To End Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

There are a lot of reasons why people can't donate blood. In some cases overseas travel or a recent tattoo can keep you from donating. And since 2014 the Food and Drug Administration has restricted sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating...
Related topics: Tattoos, Food And Drug Administration

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Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood

The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations.(Image credit: Godong/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

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Big Pharma Lures Mexicans To Donate Plasma In U.s.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Every week, thousands of Mexicans cross the border into the U.S. on temporary visas to sell their...
Related topics: Pulitzer Prize

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You Can Now Trade Your Blood For A Copy Of Code Vein

You read that title right – Bandai Namco have partnered with the American Red Cross in order to allow select Code Vein enthusiasts to donate their blood in exchange for a copy of Code Vein. Sadly, this means that you can’t just walk into...

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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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