Blood Bank

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Bad Weather Across Country Leaves Bay Area Blood Banks With Shortage

Blood Centers of the Pacific officials said this week that bad weather across the country and heavy use at local hospitals are creating a critical blood shortage in the Bay Area.

01/30/2014

The Holland America Oosterdam cruise ship. (Sebastian Wessels/Wikimedia Commons)

Coast Guard Airlifts Blood For Ailing Cruise Ship Passenger Off SF Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard airdropped packaged blood for an ailing passenger aboard a cruise ship about 1,000 miles off the coast of San Francisco on Wednesday.

05/03/2013

A vet examines a cat.  (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Blood Bank At UC Davis Aims To Save Pets Lives

Blood banks for dogs, and all types of animals from cattle to ferrets, have become more common in the United States as well as Europe and elsewhere.

10/30/2012

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