Blood Donation

Israel Clears Gay Men to Donate Blood Pending Double Screening

Gay and bisexual men in Israel will be allowed to donate blood through Magen David Adom in the same way as other blood donors, after the emergency service on Wednesday announced a “double testing” system that screens blood twice.

Israel Clears Gay Men to Donate Blood

Zika Virus Cases Now Confirmed in all 50 States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there have been 43,485 laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika virus in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

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Long Lines Form to Donate Blood after Orlando Terror Attack

There are long lines to donate blood in Orlando communities following the mass shooting and terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning where at least 50 people were killed and 100 injured at Pulse Nightclub.


Report: Cuba Makes Millions Selling Blood from Cubans Without Consent

An extensive report published at the Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project and flagged by the Cuban-American interest site Babalú Blog exposes the Cuban communist government’s decades-long scheme of profiting from blood and plasma-based products taken from unknowing or unwilling “donors.”

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