FDA Relaxes Donor Rules For Gay Men Due To Blood Shortages Amid COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is dramatically relaxing its restrictions for blood donations, as blood supplies across the US have been declining while coronavirus cases are soaring.
Coronavirus Update: Sonoma County To Hold Blood Drives To Replenish Dwindling SupplyHundreds of blood drives in the state have been canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but two North Bay elected officials have joined with the blood bank Vitalant to hold two drives at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this Friday and Tuesday.
Bay Area Blood Banks: Donations Still Needed Amid Coronavirus CrisisBlood centers nationwide are urging healthy people to continue to donate blood despite concerns about the novel coronavirus.
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.