Blood Donors

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Mom Helps Organize Blood Drive To Recruit African-American Donors

A Waukegan woman whose son has been battling sickle cell anemia all his life has teamed up with LifeSource to encourage more African-Americans to donate blood.

11/06/2014

A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Rep. Mike Quigley Wants End To Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Congressman Mike Quigley says it’s about time and chances are good for a lifting of the nationwide ban on blood donations by gays.

01/31/2014

Hubertino "Tino" Garcia has lymphoma and needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant. (Credit: Be The Match Registry)

Group Seeking Bone Marrow Donors To Save Lymphoma Patient

The Latino community is being called upon to help save the life of a 49-year old west suburban man who is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

11/22/2013

Emma Gomez suffers from leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant for a second chance at life. (Credit: Lifesource)

Blackhawks Join Teenage Fan With Leukemia To Find Blood, Bone Marrow Donors

Emma Gomez doesn’t follow normal medical expectations. Her mother said, after essentially falling into a coma for five weeks, the 14-year-old leukemia patient just started talking one day.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Flu Epidemic May Be Putting Blood Donors Out Of Commission

Both Lifesource and the American Red Cross say they’re in need of RH-negative donors. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts.

01/24/2013