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Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Most Needed Blood Types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors to give now to prevent an emergency situation.

08/13/2015

Sickle Cell Awareness

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the ability of red blood cells, or hemoglobin, to carry oxygen to the cells throughout the body.

06/08/2015

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Study Tests Blood Of Ebola Survivors

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.

11/19/2014

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British Ebola Survivor Donating Blood To Patient In Atlanta

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

09/18/2014

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Cord Blood Company Shut Down Following I-Team Investigation

A now-shut down California Company is facing a $300,000 judgment after the I-team discovered it took money from parents to store their children’s stem cells and then closed its doors.

06/24/2014

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How Dogs Donate Blood

It is as essential to dogs and cats in a medical emergency as it is to humans: blood donation.

05/02/2014

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Dallas-Area Blood Donations Clear Of West Nile

Carter Blood Care confirms that not a single blood donation in North Texas has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

07/01/2013

A Goodwill donation station is surrounded by debris after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Ways To Help Tornado Victims In Oklahoma

After disaster strikes, many North Texans begin looking for ways to help out. Several DFW area groups are already reaching out to our neighbors in Moore, Oklahoma.

05/21/2013

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NRA Vendor Sells “Bleeding” Female Mannequin Target In Texas

A company is selling a female zombie doll that bleeds fake blood when shot. The ‘Alexa’ doll is reportedly one in a range of life-size zombie mannequins sold by Zombie Industries, which displayed its products at last weekend’s NRA convention in Houston.

05/09/2013

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Blood Type Might Be A Clue To Heart Disease Risk

Here’s another reason to know your blood type — it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. People who have blood types A, B, or AB have a slightly higher risk of heart disease compared to those with type O.

08/14/2012

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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.

07/31/2012

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In-Season HGH Tests Could Be Coming To MLB

“There’s at least a possibility that we could have in-season testing of some form as soon as next year.” says an MLB union representative.

07/10/2012

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