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How blood donors are heroes: Our Health California
There’s a blood shortage in California — hundreds are in need every day. Be a hero and pledge to donate blood.
10 Bizarre And Fascinating Facts About Blood Transfusions
These days, a blood transfusion is considered to be a standard and safe medical procedure due to the advancements in medicine that have occurred within the last century. But it wasn't always that way. Before the 20th century, there were bizarre, unimaginable, and horrendous attempts to understand the circulatory system and the techniques to save one’s life. 10 Primitive Experimentation Photo credit: mmc.tn.gov.in In the 17th…
How to Find the Nearest Blood Drive on World Blood Donor Day
Every year on June 14, people around the world will donate blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, a celebration to raise awareness of the need for blood and to thank all voluntary donors.
Donor Decisions: Why Solid Blue fans give blood
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Stanley Creech has plenty of motivation to donate blood. “My grandmother and my father both had cancer and I had a cousin that was downs syndrome,” said Creech. Dan Pollock’s in the middle of an almost hour long wait for his 66th blood donation. “I started donating blood after 9/11 back …
Young blood transfusions are probably not the best way to reverse aging
It’s old blood that seems to really make us grow old
San Diego woman a top blood bank donor with 100th gallon
Jayne Heimann donated her 100th gallon of blood to the San Diego Blood Bank Saturday, making her the top female donor there.
CHI Hospital In Houston Replaces Leadership After Blood Transfusion Mistake
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, including a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion
10 facts on blood transfusion
A single unit of blood can benefit several patients Separating blood into its various components allows a single unit of blood to benefit several patients and provides a patient only the blood component which is needed. About 95% of the blood collected in high-income countries, 80% in middle-income countries and 45% in low-income countries is separated into blood components.
Hoxworth issues critical appeal for blood donors after extreme cold causes shortage
Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati is releasing a critical appeal for Type O and Type A blood, health officials said.
Woman Finds Out Her Boyfriend Was Her Donor For Blood Transfusion
Why Do Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients Need Blood Transfusions?
People with leukemia and lymphoma may require multiple blood transfusions, but why are transfusions necessary?
How blood donors saved this little girl’s life
A little Sacramento girl is alive today thanks to blood donors. KCRA is teaming up with Blood Source for the annual Blood Drive for Life on Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7. Learn how you can save lives at goo.gl/E06Jgv.
Ways To Celebrate National Blood Donor Month
Every day in the U.S., about 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities.
Michigan Blood offering $10 gift card to donors during holiday season
The promotion is being offered at all Michigan Blood locations throughout the state.
Butte County law enforcement agencies battle to be top blood donor
Chico >> Three law enforcement agencies are battling it out this week for a good cause.The Butte County Sheriff’s Office, the Chico office of the California Highway Patrol and the Chico Police Department are participating in BloodS
Mom Paid it Forward as Blood Donor Years Before Needing Lifesaving Transfusions
Donate blood to help mother's like Joanna, who received 16 units of blood, 10 units of plasma and four units of platelets during childbirth.
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls as the heart pumps blood through the body. Blood pressure is usually given as two numbers. For example, normal blood pressure is usually around 120 over 80, or 120/80. The first number is the systolic blood pressure, or the maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, or the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest. Because of…
6 Reasons to Donate Blood and What to Expect
Why should you donate blood? Consider it an investment in the future (maybe even yours.)
Health and Wellness Tips for Blood Donors
The American Red Cross provides a variety of information to help you maintain your health and have the best blood donation experience possible.