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10

Sep

Want to save a life? There’s an app for that.The American Red Cross is hoping its new Blood Donor app will help to collect the 15,000 units of blood that are needed everyday.

Want to save a life? There’s an app for that.
The American Red Cross is hoping its new Blood Donor app will help to collect the 15,000 units of blood that are needed everyday.

08

Apr

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

16

Mar

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.15 bizarre green inventions

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.
15 bizarre green inventions

18

Oct

Medical mystery: Man sheds tears of bloodCases of haemolacria flummox doctors, but also tend to clear up without treatment.

Medical mystery: Man sheds tears of blood
Cases of haemolacria flummox doctors, but also tend to clear up without treatment.

21

Aug

Blood test may predict risk of suicideResearchers found that levels of certain molecules in the blood differed when people with bipolar disorder were having suicidal thoughts.

Blood test may predict risk of suicide
Researchers found that levels of certain molecules in the blood differed when people with bipolar disorder were having suicidal thoughts.

08

Aug

Rare West Nile death sparks blood transfusion concernsThe concentration of the virus in the blood samples was low, and this likely resulted in the screening tests yielding negative results.

Rare West Nile death sparks blood transfusion concerns
The concentration of the virus in the blood samples was low, and this likely resulted in the screening tests yielding negative results.

30

Jun

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.
Read more about the blood lamp.

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights.

Read more about the blood lamp.

02

Jun


 84-year-old man donates 100 gallons of blood 



Over the last 35 years, the Florida resident had made over 400 trips to the blood bank.
Over the last 35 years, the Florida resident had made over 400 trips to the blood bank.

28

Nov

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.
15 bizarre green inventions

When designer Mike Thomspon asked himself, “What if power came at a cost to the individual?” he ended up creating the blood lamp as a statement on energy conservation. This single-use lamp requires a drop of blood to be activated — a personal sacrifice that will really make you think twice before turning on the lights. The lamp’s secret ingredient is luminol, the chemical forensic scientists use to check for blood, which glows blue when it reacts with the iron in red blood cells.

15 bizarre green inventions

09

Nov

Leftover newborn blood samples should be regulated for research, experts sayMany states don’t require parental consent for newborn blood to be used for research purposes.

Leftover newborn blood samples should be regulated for research, experts say
Many states don’t require parental consent for newborn blood to be used for research purposes.