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.
KCBS Interview: 'Gay Blood Drive' Calling For End Of FDA Donation Ban Underway On FridayBlood drives will be held across the Bay Area and country on Friday in order to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation BanSilicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join a national “Gay Blood Drive Day” later this week to get the word out.
Man's Fight Against Cancer Unveils Challenge Finding Asian-American Bone Marrow DonorsNearly 11 million Americans are registered according to the Asian-American donor program. Only 7 percent are Asian, while Filipino-Americans make up barely 1 percent of that group.
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.