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.
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.
Campbell Mayor Evan Low is fighting for gay men to be able to donate blood in an effort that has spread nationwide.
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.
The American Red Cross is especially looking for four blood types: O+, O-, A- and B-, all of which are at critically low levels.
Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.
Living with Type 1 Diabetes can be challenging — checking blood sugars, calculating insulin dosages – but Danielle Foreman doesn’t let it keep her down.