There are stories across the state of people heading to blood banks to donate blood after Wednesday night's deadly explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, TX.
And there are more opportunities to donate blood today, and again tomorrow in Lufkin.
In the second multi-million-dollar penalty levied against the American Red Cross in the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration has fined the agency nearly $9.6 million for “sloppy and unsafe blood management practices.”
Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.
It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be do