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

FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy Requirement

Federal 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.

12/23/2014

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

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal 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.

12/23/2014

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

Study Finds $10 To $10,000 Price Range For Same Blood Test At Different California Hospitals

A study of prices for common blood tests in California has discovered patients are along an extreme range of price differences, some as little as $10 all the way up to more than $10,000 for the same test.

08/15/2014

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 laboratory mouse. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanford, UCSF Researchers Use ‘Vampire Mice’ To Show Newer Blood Can Rejuvenate

Bay Area researchers have found it’s possible the much-sought-after fountain of youth could be running with blood, and they’ve used ‘vampire mice’ to prove their theories.

05/05/2014

The moon illuminated by refracted sunlight during a lunar eclipse. (NASA)

‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total Eclipses

Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15th.

04/04/2014

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 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

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Campbell Mayor Wants Feds To Lift Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

Campbell Mayor Evan Low is fighting for gay men to be able to donate blood in an effort that has spread nationwide.

08/21/2013

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

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