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Donating Blood

Give Blood, Get Pampered

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Instead of donating whole blood today, would you like to donate double red blood cells instead? It's just as safe." With those words, he introduced my new favorite indulgence. Some people need acupuncture, TV or a massage to unwind. These pursuits have their plusses, but for complete pampering, there's nothing like donating blood.

Blood, Guts and Money

Dave Dubin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

During times of national and international disasters, people donate. But most don't realize that it's the day-to-day needs of transfusion patients that takes up the majority of blood needs.

The Importance of Donating Blood

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

You don't need a special reason to give blood; you just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Blood Donation: The Gift of Life

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Every two seconds, somebody in our country needs blood. My name is Brian Boyle, I am 26 years old, and in the summer of 2004, I was one of these people.

Doing This For 10 Minutes Could Save 3 Lives

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Blood donations transcend gender, political affiliation, celebrity, status, and religion. It's interesting. People may be giving or receiving blood from those they might not even want to shake hands with. And my renewed appreciation is sending me to the nearest blood donation center.

Ban Chick-fil-A? How About Banning Blood Drives on College Campuses?

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Colleges should ban blood drives from campuses because such drives violate our non-discrimination statements and needlessly limit the blood supply in a time of great need. Period.

Josh Zepps

LIVE DISCUSSION: Should The Gay Blood Ban Be Lifted?

HuffingtonPost.com | Josh Zepps | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Gay men have been prohibited from donating blood in the U.S. since the 1980s, at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Earlier this month, France annou...

Colorado Man Donates 65th GALLON Of Blood

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2011 | Denver

Bill Burnham has blood on his hands. And a lot in his veins, apparently. The Aurora, Colorado, resident just made his 520th blood donation. As a Bo...

World Blood Donor Day: Will You Give?

USA TODAY | Posted 08.14.2011 | Impact

What if you could save three lives in the next hour? On this World Blood Donor Day, we're all reminded that we can indeed save lives with a blood d...

Eileen Dalton: Mother And Cancer Survivor Promotes Blood Donations As Mother's Day Gifts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Eileen Dalton's three grown sons asked her what she would like for Mother's Day, she had an unusual request. Dalton wanted her children to forgo ...

Richard Gaylord Jr., 81-Year-Old, Honored By The Red Cross For 272 Blood Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The American Red Cross has honored Richard Gaylord Jr. for his 272nd blood donation. WWLP reports Gaylord has donated 34 gallons of blood over the yea...

James Harrison: Australian Man With Special Blood Type Saves 2 Million Babies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Australian man James Harrison was just 14 years old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. Grateful for t...

Manic Mommy's Virtual Blog for Blood Drive

Stephanie Elliot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Elliot

Giving blood is not painful, and you'll come away from this experience feeling like you've just given someone the greatest most expensive gift: life.