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Study: Saliva Tests are Just as Reliable as Blood Tests for HIV Detection

Saliva testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is just as reliable for detection as blood testing, according to a new study from McGill University Health Centre in Canada.

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Got Blood? The Facts About Blood Donation

Valentine’s Day is vastly approaching. Instead of giving your heart consider giving a pint of blood.

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Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.

It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be done on human blood before it can be used.

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MVCC Hosts Blood Drive Today

Utica, NY (WIBX) - The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley wants to to roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life.

A Blood Drive is being held until 4 this afternoon in the Almuni College Center at Mohawk Valley Community College's Utica campus.

113 units were collected at last year's drive. The goal this year is 1

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