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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.

Red Cross Urgently Requesting Blood Donations

Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Blood donations are down and are urgently needed, the Red Cross reported today. The organization is on par to be 50,000 donations short of the exp...

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...

A Donor Deferred: The Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

Robert Valadez | Posted 12.14.2011 | Gay Voices
Robert Valadez

A heterosexual person who has sex with an HIV-positive partner is eligible to donate blood after only 12 months. Yet all gay and bisexual men, even those who are HIV-negative, practice safe sex, or in monogamous relationships, are permanently banned.

WATCH: Canines Give Blood, Help Extend Fellow Dogs' Days

KFSN | Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.25.2011 | Impact

Sure, blood transfusions are critical for humans. But they can also help dogs heal -- and not just in the command sort of way. Advances in veterin...

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...

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 ...

BLOGWATCH> 'Don't Waste Blood. Donate' Clever Ads For A Good Cause On My Modern Met

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Eugene on December 22, 2010 at 5:00pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Sing funny imagery with some funky font, ad agency Y&R, São Paulo, Brazil worked with Santa Casa Hospital to make these clever ads about donating blo...

Blood Shortage In China Delays Surgeries, Red Cross Calls For Urgent Donations

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — China's Red Cross asked citizens around the country Friday to urgently donate blood because of an acute shortage that has prompted del...

WHO: More Blood Donations Needed In Poor Countries

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says people make a total of 93 million blood donations worldwide every year, but the rate of donation in ...

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...