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Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World …

Transylvania Scientist: “I Created Artificial Blood”
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MedicalDaily reports that a Romanian scientist from the town of Cluj-Napoca in historical Transylvania may have just created the first synthetic and side-effect-free artificial blood substitute. This new blood doesn’t use hemoglobin to carry oxygen like previous blood synthesis attempts; …

Man in Florida Donates 100 Gallons of Blood
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An 84-year-old Florida man this week reached the rare milestone of having donated 100 gallons of blood over the past 36 years. According to a Palm Beach Post report, the man, named Harold Mendenhall, began donating blood in July of …

American Red Cross Launches Social, “Go-To” Blood Site
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The American Red Cross has partnered with BusinessOnline to launch a new site for the American Red Cross at redcrossblood.org, aimed at ramping up blood donations across the country. The organization hopes the site along with some social interaction will do just that.