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Congressional Lawmakers Push For End To Gay Blood Ban

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 79 other Democrats in Congress sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Monday, urging h...

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.

Giving Blood, Giving Life

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.09.2013 | DC
Brian Boyle

I am 27 years old, and I am the National Volunteer Spokesperson for the American Red Cross. But nine years ago on July 6, 2004, I was a blood recipient after being involved in a near fatal car accident that caused catastrophic injuries.

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.

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 ...

It's National Blood Donor Month -- Learn How You Can Get Involved...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the US, most blood centers have difficulty keeping any more than a three-day supply of blood for transfusions. This means that the blood you donate...