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Blood Is What We Share

This week our focus has been blood and why we need to be more active in sharing ours with those who need it. There are many reasons to give blood. Most people give to help others. To many it’s giving something back, to others it’s the repayment of a debt they owe the persons who … Continue reading Blood Is What We Share
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10 Reasons To Give

You are here: Home » Blood and Hematology » 10 Reasons To Give 10 Reasons To Give Written by Barbara White on June 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment And finally, if giving life to another human being wasn’t enough of a reason to donate your blood, here are 10 good reasons from the Some Reasons Blog.  Of the 60% of us who can give blood … Continue reading 10 Reasons To Give
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Artificial Blood: Fact Or Fiction?

It’s easy to say that surely if we had artificial blood then we wouldn’t have to donate any. Not true. Although as we can see in this educational page from the science page of How Stuff Works artificial blood exists, it’s not nearly close enough to human blood for medical purposes and is usually only … Continue reading Artificial Blood: Fact Or Fiction?
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Who Can Give Blood?

Not everyone can give blood because if there is a pre-existing medical condition it restricts the use of whole blood and the useful things whole blood can be broken into. The AABB has a Frequently Asked Questions list for those curious about who can and can’t give blood. The good news is that over 60% … Continue reading Who Can Give Blood?
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Sickle Cell Anemia

Today is World Sickle Cell Day, so we decided to spotlight this terrible condition. The signs of sickle cell according to the National Institute of Health  are shortness of breath, headaches, coldness in the extremities and pale skin tone, visible on the thin membranes of skin inside eyelids, mouth and gums. In extreme cases the … Continue reading Sickle Cell Anemia
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