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Giving Blood

Social Blood: Building The World's Largest Network Of Blood Donors

Karthik Naralasetty | Posted 04.16.2014 | Good News
Karthik Naralasetty

The entire blood donation system is broken. It's old and archaic and very little has been done to change or fix it for past 50 years -- but it's not just a problem in India.

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 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.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Drops One Of His Guns During Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

A Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives who once posted a comment on Facebook about shooting at police officers accidentally...

Britain To Lift Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

LONDON -- British health officials say they will lift the ban on gay men donating blood – as long as their last sexual contact with another man ...

25 Ways To Do Good Without Spending A Dime

The Simple Dollar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

So often, people assume that charity and philanthropy mean stretching an already-tight budget even further. "If I donated $100 to the food kitchen, I'...

Tattooed Donors Can Now Give Blood Right Away, Thanks To New Regulations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a long-sought 2006 law finally implemented, Illinois banks now will accept the tattooed and pierced donors' blood immediately, LifeSource announc...

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...

Virginia Man Donates 160th Pint Of Blood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the week before Christmas, William Clements found his way through the torrential blizzard that had hit the eastern seaboard to his local Red Cross ...