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Blood Shortage

Let Low-Risk Gay Men Give Blood

Dov Fox | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

The FDA's selective ban on giving blood imparts the disparaging idea that any gay man -- even if he practices safe sex within a monogamous relationship -- should be treated as if he has a disease that remains sadly bound up with perceptions of promiscuity, drug use, shunning, and shame.

Summer Blood Donations Encouraged to Keep Pace With Blood Needs

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.

Hurricane Sandy Cancels 300 Blood Drives: How You Can Help

Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact

Hurricane Sandy has caused the cancellation of 300 Red Cross blood drives in 14 states, according to a statement the organization published Wednesday....

SLIDESHOW: Honoring Super Blood Donors For National Blood Donor Month

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

Getting stuck with an IV may not seem appealing when you're already braving dropping temperatures and winter's sniffles, but this is precisely the tim...

After Massive Storms, National Blood Supply Hits 10-Year Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since massive snowstorms have blanketed the United States, blood supply levels across the country have dropped substantially. The American Red Cross ...