Laura Ungar at the Courier-Journal wrote extensively this week about the FDA’s ban on blood donations from men who have had sexual contact with other men. She joined us Friday on State of the News to talk about the reasoning behind the rule, and why it seems to be continuously under fire.
Mayor Greg Fischer called for an investigation into the city’s use of overtime pay, and MSHA finished its investigation of Upper Big Branch and found assey to blame. We’ll recap and analyse this week’s metro news with the WFPL news staff. News and Tribune editor Shea Van Hoy joins WFPL’s Devin Katayama to talk about… Continue reading Overtime Investigation, Daeschner’s Contract Not Renewed, FDA Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men, Congress Debates Payroll Tax: Today on State of the News
Last week’s ice storm left hundreds of thousands of people and businesses without electricity. The resulting closures meant the cancellation of nearly all the Louisville area’s blood drives. American Red Cross spokesperson Loni White says the city’s blood supply is dangerously depleted and has been getting help from surrounding areas that weren’t as seriously affected… Continue reading City's Blood Supply Depleted by Ice Storm
The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donations in the Louisville area. Spokesperson Loni White says a loss of electrical services means a drastic drop in donations. “If the power outages remain widespread, we’re looking at at least 200 units a day, a loss. And that is a very precarious situation for… Continue reading Red Cross Issues Appeal For Blood Donors