Health donation

Blood donation planned in Lima

LIMA – There will be a blood donation opportunity from 1 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16 at the American Red Cross Allen County Chapter Hall, 610 S. Collett St., Lima. —- Patients rely on blood donors as shortage continues Donors who answered the call for help from …

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Can you donate plasma if you have hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread between people through contact with blood containing the infection. Doctors can treat the virus with direct-acting antiviral drugs to the point where a person is in prolonged remission. However, people who have had the virus at …

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How a pig kidney can help save lives

For the first time, doctors were able to use a kidney obtained by a pig and attach it to a human. Throughout the transplant and observation period, the researchers detected no signs of rejection. This marks an important step towards the use of animal organs to help human patients. Doctors …

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Donate blood safely despite the national shortage

Share on PinterestBlood banks say they have protocols in place to ensure donors can donate blood safely. JuFagundes / Getty Images Blood banks report critical blood supply shortages and even offer gift cards and other incentives to encourage donors. Officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is a major factor, as there …

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