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The gift of life, helping the stranger and a 'honeymoon effect?' for pastors

David Briggs | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scattershots from around the world of religion research, with special attention to findings indicating who is more likely to be nice this holiday seas...

You're Blood Means The World To Someone

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rajan Thapaliya

Blood donation means an individual donating blood out of his own wish. Donating blood is the greatest self-fulfilling act. Photo: bdamauritius.com ...

Rwanda Is Using Drones To Deliver Blood Donations To Remote Health Centers

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.14.2016 | World

The world’s first commercial drone delivery service is in Rwanda, and it’s delivering blood. The service is operated by Zipline, a US robotics and...

The 10 Things Parents Of Children With Cancer Want You To Know

Farrah Alexander | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Farrah Alexander

In June of 2015, Abby Williams and her husband took their sweet 2-year-old son, Wyatt, to the pediatrician after a minor fall. Although their son wasn't eating or drinking as he normally does, the pediatrician wasn't too concerned. The Williams had no idea their lives would drastically change in 24 short hours.

Reevaluating Blood Donation Restrictions Could End Shortages

David M Kirby | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
David M Kirby

Blood donation saves lives. Few things define the selflessness of humanity more than giving the essence of your very life for another person. It's par...

Famous Signs Are Suddenly Missing Letters To Prove A Crucial Point

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News

We’re (O) positive you have to check out this out. People, brands, iconic locations and more are losing the A’s, B’s, and O’s in their names a...

American Red Cross Faces Nationwide Blood Shortage, Calls On Donors

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

The American Red Cross is facing a nationwide blood shortage and hopes that a small perk will motivate donors to help. The Red Cross currently has le...

U.S. Opens Door To A Change In Blood Donation Policy For Gay Men

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit don...

An Act Of Generosity Can Help Save A Life

Gail McGovern | Posted 07.25.2016 | DC
Gail McGovern

We cannot always know when or where the next emergency need will arise. Yet, amid uncertainty and heartache, we witness acts of heroism, kindness and compassion every day.

How To Support Slain Dallas Police Officers And Their Families

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

The nation is reeling after at least one gunman shot and killed five police officers and injured seven more in Dallas on Thursday during a Black Lives...

How To Help Victims Of The Istanbul Airport Attack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

As Turkey and the world are still reeling from Tuesday's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport, people all over have stepped up to show their support. ...

Canada, It's Time We Eliminated The Blood Ban

Zac Thompson | Posted 06.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Last week Canada softened its gay blood ban, but isn't time we eliminated it entirely?

The FDA's Unscientific And Anti-Gay Blood Donation Policy

Ben Spielberg | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Spielberg

Though the FDA has long claimed that its policy protects the blood supply, the truth is that it is unscientific and discriminatory.

Dad, It Could Have Been Me

Matt R. Salmon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt R. Salmon

Even to this day, when I am with a man that I am dating and I want to hold his hand or kiss him, I often refrain; if I decide to give him a peck on the cheek or squeeze his hand I am never without the fear that someone might bring harm to us. That is, unless I am in a gay establishment.

102 LGBT People Were Maimed Or Killed -- And I Still Can't Donate Blood

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Today, Tuesday, June 14, marks World Blood Donor Day 2016 -- an annual event to raise awareness about the need for blood donation on a global scale. W...

What It Would Take To End The Ban On Queer Blood Donation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living

In the aftermath of the massacre of 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday, city officials urged residents to donate blood. There was just one...

Chick-Fil-A Opens On Sunday To Give Free Food To Orlando Shooting Blood Donors

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices

Chick-fil-A typically closes on Sundays, but this Sunday was different. Workers from the Chick-fil-A Lee Vista in Orlando, Florida, went to work Sund...

How To Help Orlando Shooting Victims And Their Families

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact

A host of organizations have stepped up to help following the mass shooting on Sunday morning, in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 other...

Rescue Dog Helps Save Scrappy Kittens' Sight, Gains Two New BFFs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.08.2016 | Good News

Rescue dog Jemmie has made friends for life in these stray kittens. The Shih Tzu Lhasa apso mix is not only playing mom to the scrappy little ginger c...

The Truth About What's Really In Blood Sausage

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Taste

If you've never eaten blood sausage, chances are it's the name alone that has kept you away. Not too keen on eating blood, most people won't even cons...

FDA Eases Gay Blood Donation Ban -- Sort Of

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are lifting the nation's 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major ...

Argentina Lifts Gay Blood Donation Ban

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Argentina lifted its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men earlier this week, following a more than decade-long campaign by LGBT advocacy g...

It's Time for Blood Donation Equality, Too

Ben Spielberg | Posted 07.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Spielberg

Ending deferral of blood donations based on sexual orientation entirely is the only way to simultaneously avoid discrimination, preserve the safety of the blood supply, and maintain the FDA's credibility.

This Startup Aims To Solve Greece's Blood Donor Problem

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Nanopoulou | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

Natalia Kritsali and Natalia Bougadellis came to realize the vast shortcomings of Greece’s blood donation process when they experienced immense diff...

Amanda Terkel

FDA Recommends Lifting Lifetime Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Tuesday recommended ending the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, although ...