Blood Donations

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Phila. Protesters Say Gay Men Shouldn’t Be Singled Out When Donating Blood

The group says recent policy changes by the FDA on blood donations from homosexual men doesn’t go far enough.


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Delaware Blood Bank Says It’s Running Low On 1 Type

The Blood Bank of Delmarva, which supplies blood to 16 area hospitals, says its running low on Type O-negative blood.


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Abundance Of Winter Storms Proving Costly For New Jersey Towns

The Borough of Bellmawr keeps close figures on much they spend each time there is a snow storm and this year budgets are getting busted.


(Nick Knook and Katie Wilkinson, with the Super Bowl tickets she won in a raffle for blood donors.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Mt. Laurel Woman Taking Her Bridegroom To Super Bowl With Windfall Tickets

Katie Wilkinson won a pair of Super Bowl tickets in a Red Cross promotion for blood donors. She’s getting married on Saturday; the game is Sunday.


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Eagles Fans Rally To Save Lives

Nearly 1,000 fans participated in the 6th annual Philadelphia Eagles blood drive on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.


The American Red Cross Blood Donations

The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types. The Red Cross says blood donations were down about 10 percent in June. To donate blood, simply call […]



Eagles Hope Fans Will Break Blood Donation Record At Saturday Drive

It’s the fifth annual Philadelphia Eagles-American Red Cross blood drive. From 6am to 2pm, the Linc will host the hundreds of fans expected to donate blood.


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Red Cross Says Sandy Has Increased Need For Blood Donations

“We canceled every single blood drive Monday, Tuesday, and the majority of Wednesday as well,” says spokesman Anthony Tornetta.


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Blood Banks Being Encouraged To Limit Transfusions

The American Association of Blood Banks is recommending physicians be more careful about blood transfusions.


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Red Cross Pleads For Blood Donors After Irene Forces Blood Drive Cancellations

“To maintain a sufficient supply here in our region, we need to collect on average about 1,200 units of blood per day,” a Red Cross spokesman says, “and we did not meet that goal this weekend because of Hurricane Irene.”


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American Red Cross Urges Immediate Blood Donations Prior To Hurricane Irene’s Arrival

Hurricane Irene could affect blood collections along the east coast at a time when the nation’s blood supply is already low. The Red Cross is urging those who are eligible to give blood prior to the storm’s arrival.


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Red Cross Glitch Overbooks Phillies’ Blood Drive, Sending Some Away

“We actually had a glitch in our system when we were signing up donors,” says a Red Cross spokesman. “We overbooked the schedule.”


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Blood Flow Continues As Philadelphia Area Red Cross Workers Strike

An American Red Cross Spokesperson says area hospitals will still get the blood they need even as blood takers walk the picket lines.