Health

Blood donors needed as cold weather freezes U.S. supply

(HealthDay)—The U.S. blood supply is expected to drop to dangerously low levels as sub-zero weather in many parts of the country forces cancellation of crucial blood drives, American Red Cross officials warn.

Surgery

Mass shootings may trigger unnecessary blood donations

Mass shootings often trigger a sharp increase in blood donations for affected communities but more than 15 percent of the product intended to save lives could be discarded, according to a study released today in The Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Screening blood donations for Zika virus is costly, low yield

(HealthDay)—Screening blood donations for Zika virus (ZIKV) in the United States is costly with low yield, according to a study published in the May 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analysis looks at long-term risks of living kidney donation

Living kidney donors are not at increased risk for some health outcomes previously of concern, but do seem at risk for worse blood pressure and kidney function than nondonors. In addition, female donors seem to be at increased ...

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