Tag Archives: Blood

Coronavirus impacting blood donations, could cause shortage, agencies warn

Healthy Americans are being urged to donate blood and platelets as officials warn what a potential shortage could mean for hospitals and patients as the number of novel coronavirus cases ticks past 1,000. “Hospitals will be extremely challenged if COVID-19 infections increase,” Dr. Ralph Vassallo, Vitalant’s chief medical and scientific officer, said in a press… Read More »

“Smart” molecules that selectively target abnormal cell growth in blood vessels may reduce reoccurring blockage after stenting

Artificial “smart” molecules that selectively target certain blood-vessel cells and prevent abnormal growth, appear to reduce reoccurring blockages in blood vessels previously opened by stents, while sparing healthy endothelial cells lining the blood vessel. One molecule studied prevented vascular smooth muscle cells from overgrowing and blocking blood vessels, and the other caused these cells to… Read More »

Why John Singleton’s Family Encourages Black Men to Check Their Blood Pressure

On April 29, John Singleton died after being taken off life support following a massive stroke. Now, the family of the 51-year-old Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter reveals that Singleton grappled with high blood pressure and is advising Black men to get their blood pressure checked, reports NBC News. “Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled… Read More »