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Blood donation

The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which side collects the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. (credit:

FDA Considers Changing Ban To Allow Some Gay Men To Give Blood

The FDA announced Tuesday that they’re considering making a change to a blood ban that’s been in place for 30 years. The FDA is proposing easing up on the regulation that prohibits gay and bisexual men from ever donating blood during their lives.


(credit: Fort Worth Animal Shelter)

Blood Donation Turns Dogs Into Best Buds

When Cyrus, a Pit Bull mix, arrived at the Fort Worth animal shelter his left front leg was a mess.


Fort Worth Dr. Kent Brantly (right) stands with his wife, Amber Brantly, during a press conference announcing his release from Emory Hospital on August 21, 2014. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Ebola Survivor Gives Blood For Latest Patient

A Dallas nurse, who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease, has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.



British Ebola Survivor Donating Blood To Patient In Atlanta

An Ebola survivor says he’s in Atlanta to donate blood to an American patient.


A woman donates blood. (credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Red Cross Issues An “Emergency Call” For Donors

Calling it an “emergency request,” the American Red Cross is in urgent need of platelet and blood donors of all blood types. According to the Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.


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Bloody Battle Begins In Plano

Donors rolled up their sleeves Sunday to participate in The Annual Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive in Plano.


A woman donates blood. (credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Blood Center: Donors Needed After Explosion

A blood center that serves Central Texas hospitals says donors are greatly needed due to the massive plant explosion that has injured more than 160 people.


A senior technician holds collected blood samples. (credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

Blood Bank Finding More Donors Infected With West Nile Virus

Had some North Texans not donated blood, they might have never known they were infected with the West Nile Virus.


A sign in front of a Domino's Pizza store on April 14, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Donate A Pint Of Blood, Get A Free Pizza

When you envision pizza and pints you probably have a certain thought in mind. But there’s a North Texas pizza and pints promotion that’s wants your blood!


A lab assistant holds a unit of blood. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Red Cross Blood Shortfall At “Emergency Level”

Red Cross officials say the month of June has yielded 50,000 fewer donations than expected. Now the organization is calling for all eligible donors to donate blood as soon as possible.


A lab assistant holds a unit of blood. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Save A Life On National Blood Donor Day

Carter BloodCare has to see 1,100 donors every day to meet patient needs. Thursday is National Blood Donor Day, and every blood donation can save up to three lives.


A nurse takes a blood sample. (credit: Getty Images/Sergei Supinsky/AFP)

$1,000 Gas Card Offered As Blood Donation Incentive

The American Red Cross is sending out an emergency call for blood donations. In fact, the organization is so concerned about the low supply of some blood types that they’re entering donors in a special prize drawing.