News Stories relating to "blood"
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
We are all programmed to have strong reactions to the vivid color of the life-giving fluid that runs through our veins. For some, it is a morbid fascination that causes them to watch horror movies, but for others it evokes terror and can often have a deeply profound effect when witnessed; phobia of blood is very common and can cause fainting in...
Friday, July 11, 2014
In a world where our ability to play "make do and mend" with the human body seems to increase on a daily basis, Unknown Country looks at the subject of organ donation and its potential physical, mental and even spiritual impacts.
Friday, May 16, 2014
In many cultures, blood is considered to be the equivalent of the sacred life force, explaining its use in many historic religious rituals and ceremonies. In myths and legends, vampires were said to utilise the power of human blood, drinking large quantities from their living victims in order to obtain their life energy. Young virgins were said to...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Christmas is the time to contemplate miracles
and medicine has come up with a big one. After major accidents, we're all used to hearing calls from blood donors on the radio, especially those with rare blood types. But this wouldn't be such a problem if we could get blood...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
No more matching blood types for transfusions - Sometimes, before an operation, the patient who is about to go under the scalpel is asked to give blood, so the surgeon knows the right blood type will be available, if needed. Some people are frightened of blood transfusions, because they have transmitted AIDS and Mad Cow Disease...