TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will look to new ways to expand coronavirus testing, including allowing tests at pharmacies and randomly checking blood donations for antibodies that indicate...
Bloodworks Northwest and the Seattle Mariners have extended the three-week pop-up blood drives at T-Mobile Park through the month of May.
The drives began Monday and were to end May 2, but...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government Thursday eased restrictions on blood donations from gay men and other key groups because of a drop in the nation's blood supply triggered by the coronavirus...
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Several University of Virginia students want to overturn a ban that prohibits sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Donated blood from a Detroit-area resident has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
The Oakland County health department says it was notified of the...
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The blood supplier of Billings hospitals says it needs more donors after its daily blood donation count has fallen by more than half.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A 75-year-old Fargo man who started donating blood and platelets in his 20s has contributed more than 400 times.
Gerry Hamm's donations account for more than 50 gallons of...
CHICAGO (AP) — African American blood donors are underrepresented in Cook County and a pediatric hematologist has a plan to turn that around.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The partial federal government shutdown is causing problems for a New Orleans blood bank that serves more than two dozen hospitals in Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
The Blood Center had to cancel two recent drives at or near federal government agencies because employees who normally would have donated blood have been furloughed, center spokesman Paul Adams said Tuesday. He said the cancellations come during a month when blood donations are historically low.
Government shutdown hits New Orleans blood banks
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The American Red Cross says it's struggling to get donations for an annual blood drive in Vermont.
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The American Red Cross is asking for donations during a blood shortage.
Thousands of people responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the organization in early July, but a spokeswoman is saying there continues to be a need for donors of all types, especially type O.
The Cape, Islands and Southeast MA Chapter of the American Red Cross sent out a list of blood drives for August on Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A blood center in Ohio says anyone who donates blood over a period of several days will receive a free ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo.
Officials with the Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati say the offer applies to those who donate blood or platelets to the center from Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6.
Center officials say blood donations tend to fall as temperatures rise and blood usage increases, and that can result in lower blood supplies.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — World Blood Donor Day is coming, and the Red Cross is launching a campaign to attract new blood donors.
Officials are holding a press conference Monday in Albany to provide details about the campaign dubbed Missing Types. They'll also reveal results of a recent survey about the public's perception of blood donations and patient transfusion needs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result, according to new research.
The study was the first large look at the impact of guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an unfolding menace in the U.S. and health officials were scrambling to prevent new infections.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Organizers for one of the largest American Red Cross blood drives in the United States say a winter snowstorm didn't stop them from collecting close to 600 pints of blood.
Steve Costello, organizer of the annual Gift of Life Marathon and a vice president at Green Mountain Power, tells The Rutland Herald many first time donors came out for the event held Dec. 20-22 in Rutland.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city is scheduled to host one of the largest blood drives for the American Red Cross in the United States.
The Rutland Herald reports teams will compete to donate the most blood at the annual Gift-of-Life Marathon in Rutland.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American Red Cross says it will no longer be taking blood donations from central Arkansas starting next year but will continue providing services to other parts of the state.
The Red Cross plans to transfer its Little Rock and Russellville-based blood collections to the Arkansas Blood Institute by January, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.