Month: September 2020

Pampanga to launch blood plasma donation program against Covid-19

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The provincial government will launch a registry program where survivors of the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) can donate plasma for patients in need. Provincial health bureau chief Dr Jay Rivera said in an interview…

Firefighter pushes to revamp Manitoba organ donation program over wait times

A Manitoba firefighter in need of a kidney transplant wants the province to reform its organ donation system, which he says is hampered by long waits. For the past 10 years, Kyle Schmidt has been battling a rare kidney disease…

Do you have blood? Donor centers could use them now

ONTARIO, Calif .– He’s a rare person who has a favorite phlebotomist, but Alan Bleemers is one of them. The 69-year-old retiree from La Verne has been donating blood for 48 years – the last 28 of them at LifeStream…