Zika Virus Puts Blood Donors In Short Supply Before Usual Summer ShortageBlood centers are ramping up ahead of the usual summer shortage, but the Zika virus is cutting into the usual pool of donors.
New Microscope From UC Berkeley Uses Smartphone Camera To Analyze Parasites In BloodResearchers at UC Berkeley developed a microscope that used a smartphone to detect parasitic worms in a person’s blood. The new device, called a CellScope, could help provide critical information to health providers in the field.
Magazine Printed Using HIV-Positive Blood Goes On Sale To Raise AwarenessThe magazine's chief editor said holding a copy of Vandgardist will be like "holding somebody who is HIV positive." It will not harm you.
Blood Donations Urgently Needed Due To Severe Weather, Red Cross SaysSevere weather that forced the cancellation of blood drives across the country has the American Red Cross issuing an urgent request for blood and platelet donors, Red Cross officials said.
FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy RequirementFederal 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.
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.
Study Finds $10 To $10,000 Price Range For Same Blood Test At Different California HospitalsA 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.
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.
Stanford, UCSF Researchers Use 'Vampire Mice' To Show Newer Blood Can RejuvenateBay 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.
'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total EclipsesJust 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.
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.
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.