Somalia says 'no' to al-Shabab defector's run for office

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Somalia's government has issued a sharp "no" to the candidacy of a high-level al-Shabab defector for a regional presidency. A statement by the internal security m...

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...

Global Laboratory Freezer Rack Market 2018-2022 | Rising Awareness of Blood Donation to Gain Traction | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018-- analysts forecast the global laboratory freezer rack market to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period, according to their latest market resea...

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...

Blood donation rules for gay men in Taiwan to be relaxed in May 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gay men in Taiwan will be permitted to donate blood under new rules set to be implemented in May by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). According to the MOH...

Hot-blooded Taiwanese girl calls for blood donation before Chinese New Year as supplies running low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A 20-year-old Taiwanese girl along with 29 other young people on Sunday urged the public to donate blood before the Chinese New Year holiday as blood stocks are running low....

Forbes 30 under 30 Asia includes Taiwan social entrepreneur

“Thank you, teacher, for leading us to think and to feel. You would not necessarily give me the answers, but would always provide ideas and encouragement so that I could find them for myself, a ...

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early...

Taiwan reports 8th imported case of Zika infection

Taiwan has recorded its eighth imported case of Zika virus infection, in a 63-year-old Taiwanese man who developed the symptoms of fever and headache after returning from Vietnam earlier this month, t...

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...

Blood donation urgently needed in Taipei: TBSF

Cold weather has deterred people from donating blood in Taipei, which greatly reduced the city’s blood reserves to a four day reserve level, said Taipei Blood Center of the Taiwan Blood Services Found...

Study: Ebola survivors' blood didn't help patients in Guinea

LONDON (AP) -- Giving the blood of Ebola survivors to patients didn't seem to make a difference, doctors found in the biggest study so far on the approach, prompting some scientists to say it's time t...

Blood supply sufficient in wake of explosion: foundation

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) The Taiwan Blood Services Foundation urged the public Monday to hold off on donating blood for the moment as an outpouring of good will toward hundreds of victims of a water ...

European court: Bans on gay men blood donors sometimes OK

PARIS (AP) -- The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions.Wednesday's ruling was closely watched by activists...

Anti-gay laws, attitudes hold sway in many regions

NEW YORK (AP) -- While gay-rights activists celebrate gains in much of the world, their setbacks have been equally far-flung, and often sweeping in scope.In Russia, a new law against "gay propaganda" ...