A new report examined blood donations in nine states between mid-December and January. Some showed evidence of coronavirus antibodies.
CNN host wants to help others with COVID-19 but is a little nervous about what he has to do.
The Bravo host was among the first stars to go public about his COVID-19 diagnosis and is now eager to help others with the disease.
"I was sure the center would be one of the cleanest and safest facilities open during this pandemic, but I left feeling sick and worried I may have put my life at risk."
The disqualifying time period was reduced from 12 to 3 months under the revised policy.
The Food and Drug Administration recommended a change in policy due to “unprecedented challenges to the U.S. blood supply” amid the coronavirus crisis.
Curbs on the donations were previously extended to trials on plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19. Their antibodies could help fight the virus.
Public health experts say it’s safe to donate -- but attracting donors in a time of social distancing is difficult.
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor and openly gay presidential candidate said he would overhaul FDA rules that ban sexually active gay men from donating blood.
Hundreds of blood drives in dozens of states were canceled as temperatures fell dangerously low this week.