Red blood cells (illustrative)
Hadassah doctors crack the cause of fatal corona blood clots

Hadassah researchers discovered that patients who form fatal blood clots have an increased level of alpha defensin protein in their blood.

Blood Test
People with blood type O more protected against COVID-19 - studies

If a person with blood type A transmits the virus to a person with type O blood, the type O person will have antibodies that can fight the virus.

PixCell Medical
Hillel's Tech Corner: Bringing blood diagnostics home

COVID-19 has served as an accelerator for the adoption of healthcare improvements left on the sidelines for years.

Plasma bags are pictured at the Interregional Transfusion CRS in Bern
Thousands of NY Orthodox Jews donate blood plasma to help beat COVID-19

More than 3000 Jews have already donated blood plasma at blood banks around the New York area, with another 6,000 tested on Wednesday to see whether they have the correct antibodies.

The IDF holds a blood drive in light of the coronavirus crisis
IDF holds special blood drive in the time of the coronavirus crisis

It was decided to do such a drive in all their units because “there’s always a lack of blood in the country and this is a mission which is very meaningful."

Blood Test
Israeli start-up to process blood test in 10 minutes cleared by US FDA

The small device created by Sight Diagnostics may be able to conduct the complete blood count (CBC) test with just two drops of blood.

Taking blood for an HIV test [illustrative]
Blood supplies inadequate in many countries

But the study of the blood supply and demands for transfusions based on common health issues in 195 countries found that 119 of them may not have enough blood to meet the population’s needs.

"Blood Brothers" blood donation campaign by IDF and MDA, Oct. 2019
Record breaking number of blood donations in IDF, MDA campaign

The previous record for blood donations in one event stood at 780 donations.

Plasma bags are pictured at the Interregional Transfusion CRS in Bern
U.S. pharma companies pay Mexicans for blood plasma amid risky conditions

The donors are lured to the US with Facebook ads and flyers promising cash rewards.

A girl eating matza
Haredi Jews eat matzah with ‘human blood,’ Egyptian Hebrew scholar claims

Professor of Hebrew at King Saud University Fouad M. Abdel Waheb spoke for a television program in Egypt; he also said food with human blood is unhealthy.

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