Study Launched to Determine Risk of Blood Donated by Sexually Active Gay MenA blood shortage exacerbated by the COVID pandemic is adding support to an effort to change the FDA's longstanding ban on donations by sexually active gay men.
Red Cross Says Blood Supplies At Historic Lows, Bay Area Donors SoughtA decade-low blood supply for this time of year has the American Red Cross reaching out to ask residents to consider donating over the Thanksgiving holiday week and into December.
Vitalant Blood Bank Reports Critical Shortage Of Type O Blood, Platelets; Bay Area Donors NeededThe sole provider of blood to more than 45 Bay Area hospitals is asking for 1,000 more people to donate each week for the foreseeable future to stem a blood shortage.
Stanford Blood Center Urgently Seeks Donations As Supply Dips Over Labor Day WeekendThe Stanford Blood Center urgently needs blood donations to help replenish its short supply following the Labor Day holiday, center officials said on Wednesday.
Coronavirus Update: Stanford Blood Center Seeks Plasma From Patients Who Recovered From COVID-19The Stanford Blood Center is seeking plasma donations from those who have recovered from the coronavirus as part of a potential new treatment for patients battling the disease.
Moraga Boy Fighting Leukemia Challenged By COVID-19 Reducing Blood SupplyMany people trying to donate blood recently have been turned away due to social distancing restrictions placed on blood banks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bay Area Blood Supply Strained As Fire, Power Outages Close Donation CentersThe Bay Area blood supply is currently strained thanks to blood drive cancellations and unexpected closures due to power outages and wildfires, officials with the nonprofit Vitalant said Tuesday.
Stanford Blood Center Seeks Donors Of All Types Amid Increasing NeedThe Stanford Blood Center is asking Bay Area residents of all blood types to donate blood to help patients at hospitals in the area.
Blood Bank Critically Low On Type-O Negative Supply For Bay Area HospitalsStanford Blood Center on Monday asked for urgent Type O negative blood donations because of a less than two-day supply remaining for local hospitals.
FDA Regulations Limit Blood Donations From Gay MenOn World Blood Donation Day and in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, a leading bioethicist Tuesday called for a change in the FDA’s policy regulating blood donations from gay men.
Stanford Blood Center Calls For Donations To Ease 'Critical' ShortageBay Area residents are being asked to donate blood as soon possible due to a severe shortage, Stanford Blood Center officials said Friday.
FDA Eases Restrictions On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual MenThe nation's three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate.
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.
Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay MenA U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
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.