Surgery

Turkey: doctors perform quadruple limb transplant

(AP) -- The head physician at a Turkish hospital says his team has performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant, attaching two arms and two legs to a young man.

HIV & AIDS

US doctors urge reversal of gay blood ban

A leading US doctors' group this week urged the reversal of a decades-old ban on donations of blood from gay men, saying the law is discriminatory and outdated.

Health

WHO: more blood donations needed in poor countries

(AP) -- The World Health Organization says people make a total of 93 million blood donations worldwide every year, but the rate of donation in poor countries is far too low.

Cardiology

21st century bloodletting reduces cardiovascular risk

It seems that while the practice of bloodletting throughout history had little or no effect on most diseases, and the practice was abandoned in the 19th century, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...

Other

Green light for new Red Cross app

It's well known that blood donors perform a vital, life-saving community service, but for some, regular blood donation is an important part of staying healthy.

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