Storms Leave Bay Area Blood Banks In Short SupplyNorthern California is experiencing an extreme shortage of blood donations.
Official Blames Lead Levels In Oakland's Fruitvale On Paint
Lead Tests On 500 Oakland Children Show Higher Contamination Rate Than Kids In Flint, MIWhen 500 children were tested in Oakland's Fruitvale District, 7.5% of them tested with higher blood lead levels than kids in Flint, MI.
Boyfriend Drinks Missouri Teen's Blood Before She Stabs HimPolice say a 19-year-old Missouri woman allowed her intoxicated boyfriend to drink her blood then stabbed the wannabe vampire during a subsequent argument.
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.

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