The Mediterranean's deadliest shipwreck just got deadlier

ROME (AP) — Before their lives ended in an underwater deathtrap, before they lined up 100 to a row on a Libyan beach to board a boat with no anchor, the young men from the parched villages of the Sahe...

Blood donations urged after deadly train derailment in Taiwan's Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Members of the public are urged to donate blood as the number of injuries from the deadly train derailment in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County yesterday afterno...

PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility sa...

Taiwan President calls on the youth to give blood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on the youth of Taiwan to donate blood, while at a function recognizing the good work of blood donors in Taipei on Sept. 3, repo...

Taiwan has highest blood donation rate in world: WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On the heels of yesterday's World Blood Donor Day (June 14), Taiwan has been ranked in a WHO report as having the highest blood donation rate in the world. Taiwan h...

Greek unions protest against ad's 'sexist' image of nurses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek nursing unions are calling for a state health body to withdraw a video promoting blood donation, saying it presents nurses as adult film actresses.The advert uses the slog...

FDA to ease ban on blood donations by gay men

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigm...

Dog's best friend? Other dogs that give blood

HARLEYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- If man's best friend is a dog, then who is a dog's best friend? That would be Rover. Or Glow. Or Ivan or Raina.The four canines recently donated precious pints of bl...