Blood Donation

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood DonationsFederal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay MenA U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual MenSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
KCBS Interview: 'Gay Blood Drive' Calling For End Of FDA Donation Ban Underway On FridayBlood drives will be held across the Bay Area and country on Friday in order to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation BanSilicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join a national “Gay Blood Drive Day” later this week to get the word out.
Man's Fight Against Cancer Unveils Challenge Finding Asian-American Bone Marrow DonorsNearly 11 million Americans are registered according to the Asian-American donor program. Only 7 percent are Asian, while Filipino-Americans make up barely 1 percent of that group.
Bad Weather Across Country Leaves Bay Area Blood Banks With ShortageBlood 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.
Red Cross Seeks Bay Area Blood Donors As East Coast Cold Curbs DonationsRed Cross officials report that severe weather across much of the country is expected to create a blood shortage.
Who Is Making Money From Bay Area Blood Donations?Every year, millions of people across the nation and in the Bay Area donate their blood for free. KPIX 5 has discovered some are making a fortune off those donations.
Moss Beach Woman Becomes A Champion Of Blood DonationOn Linda Johnson's December 29th visit to the Stanford Blood Center she became a member of a very exclusive club.
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