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New discovery leads to mass produced blood

Bristol - A new scientific breakthrough could lead to the production of mass produced, laboratory created blood, bypassing the need for blood donations.

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay men donating blood

The FDA has officially ended its lifetime ban on gay men donating blood. However, men who want to donate will have to abstain from sex with another man for a year.

Text messages will alert Swedish blood donors when they've saved lives

Stockholm - The Swedish Blood Alliance has come up with a new way to maintain the loyalty of blood donors: thanking them by text messaging. The new way of communication seems to be working, with Swedes returning to donate at a higher rate.

Drop in U.K. blood donors

Watford - A new campaign for blood donation has been launched in England and Wales following a 40 percent drop in donations, year-on-year.

Op-Ed: Why this blood ban must NOT be lifted

The powerful homosexual lobbying is clamouring for the lifting of the ban on practising homosexuals donating blood, arguing that this ban is undemocratic.

Gay & Bisexual men in Mexico now allowed to donate blood

Mexico has lifted the ban on blood donations coming from gay and bisexual men. Instead of looking at the donors' sexual preferences, donors' sexual and health histories would be examined in place.

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.

Op-Ed: How political correctness kills – tainted blood

The powerful homosexual lobby has succeeded in overturning the blood donation ban imposed in Britain in the 1980s, but heterosexuals will pay the price.

Abuja hospital calls for blood donation after UN office bombing Special

The National Hospital in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja is calling on residents to donate blood after those injured from the reported bombing of a UN building where rushed to the hospital.

Red Cross seeks blood donors for Haiti Special

Washington - The American Red Cross recently sent an emergency shipment of blood to Haiti to help alleviate the temporary blood shortage in hospitals in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Blood donors are needed to meet additional requests from the island country.

Ontario's police, firefighters compete in blood-donation drive

In Ontario's Durham Region, police officers, firefighters and emergency crew members are rolling up their sleeves to donate blood. The Sirens for Launch competition officially launched at Region of Durham headquarters on July 9.

Red Cross Contest Awards Free Gas for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross will start a new promotion this summer and give away a chance to win free gas for voluntary blood donations.

A Facebook Application For Blood Donation Near You

According to the Red Cross, more than 43,000 pints of blood are donated each day by Canadians and Americans, helping 4.5 million patients who need blood transfusions. Yet shortages still occur and acompany now wants to solve this problem via Facebook.

Blood Donation in Canada

We need it. Blood, cruising our veins, is the fluid that keeps us moving. When we lose it from disease or accident we need it even more. How do we insure that it will be there?

United States Upholds the Ban on Gay Blood

The United States Food and Drug Administration didn't listen to the Red Cross or other blood groups upholding the 1983 ruling that gays are banned from donating blood for life.

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