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Jumeirah Messilah Resort sponsors blood donation drive

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, an idyllic resort in Kuwait, has sponsored a blood donation campaign called “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”. The campaign was organised by the Pharaoh Bikers in collaboration with the K

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Ebola cure may be in survivors' blood

A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that US health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies produced by survivors of the deadly outbreak.   &n

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Blood washing away lines in Middle East's sand

Last week British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said the struggle against Islamic State was “effectively Iraq’s last chance as nation state.” That somber assessment followed his visit to Iraq a few days earli

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Patients urged to avoid fasting during Ramadan

People suffering from hereditary blood disease are being urged not to fast during Ramadan due concerns that it could be lethal.   The Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care is warning that dehydrati

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Pope John Paul's blood stolen from church

Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote

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DP World donates mobile blood donation bus

Dubai Health Authority(DHA) and DP World, UAE Region, have signed an agreement under which DP World, UAE Region, donated Dh1.7 million ($487,000) towards a mobile blood donation bus for DHA's blood donation centre. The agreeme

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Cord blood donation highlighted

The Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre is advocating the importance of public donation of cord blood stem cells to help form a substantial registry of stem cells for the UAE. Fatma Al Hashimi, head of Education and Development U

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More voluntary blood donors needed: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for all countries to obtain 100 per cent of their supplies of blood and blood products from voluntary unpaid blood donors by 2020.   In lieu of World Blood Donor Day on June 14,

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HIV blood case: 7 Saudi health officials sacked

  Seven senior officials seen involved in the case of transfusion of HIV-tainted blood to a young girl in Saudi Arabia have been sacked, according to a report.  

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Entering the age of $1m drug

The Western world's first drug to fix faulty genes promises to transform the lives of patients with an ultra-rare disease that clogs their blood with fat. The only snag is the price tag of over $1 million. The gene therapy for

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