| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:10 PM
When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse.
The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
| Jul 6, 2012
Collin Boyd's field of dreams stared the way with a long bus ride from Tyler, Texas and along for the ride was his parents, friends and teammates from his Little League baseball team the The Diamond Jaxxs.
The occasion? Collin is fighting cancer. But his...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Every two seconds someone in our country needs a blood transfusion. Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross needs to be prepared to respond to patient emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Right here in the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Q: My husband was in the hospital as a result of taking naproxen for tendinitis. He used it exactly as prescribed, and it still caused more trouble than it was worth.
He had severe gastrointestinal bleeding, so bad that he needed a blood transfusion with...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.
Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A silent killer is among us, no joke.
You could be walking around with hepatitis C, and not even know it.
We're not just talking about high risk people, such as IV drug users.
Baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965 could be at risk, one in 33...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:23 AM
PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A national non-profit organization helped give a Temple City couple their dream wedding on Monday.
Manny Sosa was abused so badly during childhood, he required a blood transfusion, which was later found to be tainted with a...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 8:55 AM
WASHINGTON D.C. (KTLA) -- American Red Cross officials say its national blood supply is at a dangerously low level -- and is calling on all eligible donors to give blood as soon as possible.
The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached the lowest...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:38 PM
A push by the local American Red Cross to get anyone eligible to donate blood. They're offering incentives. Tuesday it was free yogurt. Red Cross organizers say every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.
"We've had a critical...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Patients may be getting blood transfusion too often during surgery, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
The study shows wide variation in the use of transfusions, and those who receive blood fare no better, and sometimes do worse.
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:33 PM
On Sunday, October 31st, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will host its annual Fall Blood Drive in the …...