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When you think of blood loss accidents and operating rooms may come to mind right away, but another place where people can experience significant blood loss is while they’re hospitalized. Blood may be taken often to manage someone’s care, and …

Besides the OR, people can lose a lot of blood in the intensive care unit, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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Blood is in more limited supply right now than it was before the pandemic, with the Red Cross citing blood donation event cancelations as key. Steven Frank, a blood transfusion expert at Johns Hopkins, says there are several strategies to …

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The pandemic has caused many shortages, among them blood. That’s because many blood drives have been canceled and traditional donors, such as college students, sidelined for the same reason. Steven Frank, a blood transfusion expert at Johns Hopkins, says there …

With limited blood supplies there are options if you need to have surgery, Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »

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As Covid has ground on, many people avoided routine medical care, including cancer screenings. Needa Zaidi, an oncologist at Johns Hopkins, says that’s understandable, but if you notice anything unusual going on, it may be time to seek care. Zaidi: …

If you’ve put off cancer screening during the pandemic, what might be of concern? Elizabeth Tracey reports Read more »