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A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

San 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.

07/15/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

KCBS Interview: ‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calling For End Of FDA Donation Ban Underway On Friday

Blood 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.

07/11/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation Ban

Silicon 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.

07/07/2014

A Bay Area man’s fight against cancer unveiled an even bigger problem for his specific ethnic group--the Filipino American community. He continues to work to beat the odds for him and others like him. Ryan Manansala

Man’s Fight Against Cancer Unveils Challenge Finding Asian-American Bone Marrow Donors

Nearly 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.

05/26/2014

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

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Red Cross Seeks Bay Area Blood Donors As East Coast Cold Curbs Donations

Red Cross officials report that severe weather across much of the country is expected to create a blood shortage.

01/07/2014

A lab technician works on a blood sample at a hospital. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

11/01/2013

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Moss Beach Woman Becomes A Champion Of Blood Donation

On Linda Johnson’s December 29th visit to the Stanford Blood Center she became a member of a very exclusive club.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/29/2010

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