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  • BRPD to hold blood drive for officer injured in I-12 crash Play Video

    April 20, 2017 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department will hold a blood drive for an officer who was injured in a crash on I-12 . BRPD officer Rickey Faust was responding to an alarm call last month and was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and... more »
  • Blood center urges for more donors due to low supply

    January 12, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LifeShare Blood Centers are urging for more individuals to donate blood as the blood supply in the city remains low. According to the blood center, the supply remains at a two-day level. "Right now, we are in a situation where if more people in our... more »
  • Blood donations needed for Labor Day holiday

    August 31, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - United Blood Services says over 400 pints of blood were lost during the historic flooding across south Louisiana. The organization is asking residents to consider giving blood during the Labor Day holiday. “During the Labor Day holiday, people will be more active and unfortunately, accidents... more »
  • FDA now asking blood banks to screen for Zika virus

    August 27, 2016 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is now asking for all blood banks in the U.S. to begin screening for the Zika virus. While blood donation testing was initially only required in areas with active Zika transmission, the FDA is now asking for all U.S. states... more »
  • St. George Fire Department hosts blood drive for officers Play Video

    July 20, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The St. George Fire Department hosted a blood drive on Wednesday in honor of the officers involved in Sunday's shooting. Robert Rainwater, of the St. George Fire Department, said that the department tries to pull together to help in any way when situations like what happened on... more »
  • DWI task force wants forced blood tests statewide Play Video

    June 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's DWI Task Force wants law enforcement agencies across the state to forcibly test the blood of suspected drunk drivers who refuse to blow into a breathalyzer. The task force believes the practice will greatly reduce drunk driving if offenders know there's no way to prevent... more »
  • New public health lab gives employees first up to par office space Play Video

    April 7, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Office of Public Health is responsible for testing everything from blood samples to drinking water and, until today, they didn't have a viable work space. The department unveiled a new laboratory in Downtown Baton Rouge that has been in the works for more than... more »
  • OLOL honors top blood donors Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The availability of blood can mean life or death for people involved in an accident of living with a deadly disease. That's why the Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center is taking time to thank those that devote their time and blood to helping save... more »
  • US moves toward dropping ban on gay blood donations

    December 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban... more »
  • Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

    October 8, 2014 8:59 AM

    OMAHA, NE - The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease. The Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday that it called Dr. Kent Brantly on Tuesday to tell him... more »
  • Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

    September 4, 2014 4:49 AM

    LONDON, England - As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors' blood for Ebola, but without any licensed drugs or vaccines for... more »

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