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As blood donations decline, U.S. ban on gay donors is examinedupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 11:01:00

The American Red Cross says power outages created by recent storms in the East and Midwest cut blood donations, which were already low this summer. In June there was a nationwide shortfall, with donations down more than 10% across the country.

Infected student makes progress; ups and downs forecastupdated: Wed May 16 2012 01:17:00

The doctors for Aimee Copeland are promising a "roller coaster ride of highs and lows" in the coming weeks and months as she struggles against a rare "flesh-eating" bacteria, her father said.

Help for victims of Ireneupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 17:23:00

Residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Irene -- a massive storm that pummeled the East Coast.

Mumbai bomb blasts kill 21updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 07:50:00

The Indian city of Mumbai is rocked by a series of bomb blasts. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Should you save your child's cord blood?updated: Mon May 30 2011 08:17:00

Is saving your child's cord blood a wise investment for future stem cell therapy?

2010: Cord blood saving livesupdated: Mon May 30 2011 08:17:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how blood from umbilical cords can save the lives of cancer patients. Casey Abrams Undergoes Blood Transfusionsupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 16:08:00

The Top-12 contestant missed Thursday's elimination show because he was in the hospital

CNNMoney: Boozy Red Cross tweet turns into marketing bonanza for Dogfish Breweryupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 23:30:00

When Gloria Huang accidentally blasted off a tweet from the Twitter account of her employer -- the Red Cross -- she had no idea her call for beer would turn into a blood donation drive and give a small craft brewery a boost.

Investigations start over Ricco's illnessupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 13:37:00

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) have confirmed they are to investigate the circumstances surrounding cyclist Riccardo Ricco's admission to hospital over the weekend, amid reports the 27-year-old told doctors he had given himself a blood transfusion.

Hospital care easier, faster with standing ordersupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:27:00

My patient one day, a spry 80-year-old, started to cough and feel short of breath during a blood transfusion: classic signs of a transfusion reaction. I stopped her IV, but she needed a steroid to bring her breathing back to normal.

How changing health care impacts youupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 07:27:00

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at how the repeal of health care reform would affect you.

West Nile virus kills 15 in Greece, health officials sayupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 11:44:00

West Nile Virus has killed 15 people in northern Greece and sickened 158 others, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

West Nile virus kills 14 in Greeceupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 13:51:00

West Nile Virus has killed 14 people in northern Greece and sickened 142, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

New evidence linking mouse virus and chronic fatigueupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:10:00

A federal study published Monday raises further questions about a possible link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a mouse virus.

Blood, sex and the FDAupdated: Mon May 31 2010 14:47:00

The FDA is reconsidering the lifetime ban on the donation of blood by gay men that was enacted during the AIDS epidemic.

Federal ban on gay men's blood donation to be reconsideredupdated: Mon May 31 2010 14:47:00

When Mark Shields started his job at the American Red Cross in Madison, Wisconsin, he rolled up his sleeve to give blood. It made sense. Part of his job was encouraging the public to donate and supporting the organization's lifesaving mission.

Timeline: Thailand's political crisisupdated: Wed May 19 2010 04:16:00

The violent clashes between anti-government protesters and government troops in Bangkok follows years of political instability and unrest in Thailand:

Thai protesters threaten to throw blood at official buildingsupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 15:11:00

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva rejected protesters' demands Monday that he call an early election and dissolve parliament, saying on national television that he would listen to the protesters but would not be forced to accede to their demands.

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