From the RED CROSS AUSTRALIA
The service's Jennifer Campbell Case said sick donors werecancellingtheir appointments, reducing the stocks of the sought-after blood.
"Nationally about 1,000 appointments are normallycancelledeach day but over this cold and flu season it has spiked to 3,000," she said.
"That's unprecedented for us."
O-negative blood is the universal blood type given to patients in emergency situations or when their blood type is unknown.
Only 9 per cent of people have O-negative blood, and over 3,000 people are needed to donate in the next fortnight to replenishsupply.
It is the worst flu season in the last five years in Queensland, with about 20,000 cases this year.
I thought you would be interested in this story I found on MSN: No unnecessary touching, physicals: New sexual boundary rules for doctors http://a.msn.com/01/en-au/BBQfbKR?ocid=se
I remember the times when if you were to be examined by a Dr you had an area with a curtain you could close where you could undress to the degree needed and when he/she was ready for the exam a nurse was called in to be there as well.
WHY can't this STILL take place
For some, even certain medical interventions could trigger their meat allergies
Oh boy is this an article and a half, I lost concentration reading the whole thing.Will go back later and read the rest of it, but it is mind boggling.It sort of explains a lot of mystery illnesses that seem to be going around of late.
Dr Dinesh Maini has revealed how he can melt away fat within an hour using a clever non-surgical method which has zero recovery time. Pictured: one of Dr Dinesh's clients before and after the procedure https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8110235/Doctor-reveals-melt-away-tummy-fat-HOUR-using-non-surgical-technique.html?ito=email_share_article-image-share
Anti-influenza Avigan tablets, produced by Japan's Fujifilm, are displayed in Tokyo on October 22, 2014. Individuals given Favipiravir in Shenzhen gave negative results around four days after testing positive, compared to an average of 11 days for those not administered the drug, according to Japanese media
New York scientists develop first US blood test that can detect who has already had coronavirus and is immune
Scientists at Mt Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York have developed the first US serologic blood test for signs that a person has had coronavirus and developed antibodies to fight the infection.
Dentists are prescribing themselves and their families with a 'secret' anti-arthritis drug that could protect against coronavirus - and the authorities aren't happy
NEW Dentists have been prescribing themselves and their families an anti-arthritis drug that is being touted as a potential coronavirus treatment.
It makes me wonder why people with Arthritis have not been given this drug?
As I can't imagine Dentists taking it if it was unproven?
That drug was mentioned by the immunologist expert on Q&A last Monday night but she didn't name it. She said it is a very promising preventative treatment for Covid 19.
Scientists discover an alloy with superconducting properties in Australia's Mundrabilla meteorite, marking the first time the material has been shown to form in space
A team of researchers have discovered an alloy with superconducting properties in the remnants of a meteorite, the first evidence that superconductors form in space.
Edge of the Galaxy: Milky Way is bigger than astronomers first thought after a study finds it extends 1.9 MILLION light years across - and most of that is dark matter
Astronomers from Durham University calculated the true size of our galaxy by looking at the gravitational pull of smaller neighbouring galaxies
Coronavirus pandemicKidney transplants halted, organs to be thrown away
More than 1000 Australians waiting for a kidney transplant will have to remain on dialysis after experts suspended surgery.
At a time when the rest of the world is facing meltdown over the coronavirus pandemic, there is something deeply unedifying about China's attempts to capitalise on the crisis to further its own global ambitions.
Xi Jinping visited Wuhan last week.Credit:AP
Beijing may take umbrage at Donald Trump's constant reference to the outbreak as "the China virus" or "the Wuhan flu", but the American president is simply stating the obvious, namely that the worst public health crisis the world has witnessed in a century originated in a Chinese wild animal market at the end of last year.
Moreover, the slow response of the Chinese authorities in dealing with the outbreak, together with the ruling Chinese Communist Party's initial attempt to conceal the true extent of the crisis, may well explain why it is Europe, and not China, that now enjoys the dubious distinction of becoming the pandemic's epicentre.
One of the CCP's guiding principles is that nothing can be allowed to undermine its supremacy. This would explain why, rather than heed the warnings of Dr Li Wenliang, the doctor who first identified the terrifying threat posed by COVID-19, the Chinese authorities denounced him for "rumour-mongering", and either ignored or played down the risks until well into January.
CHOICE revealed the best time to get the flu shot is in late autumn and no earlier In Australia this is between late April to early May
Urgent warning for new mums after a MIDWIFE tests positive for coronavirus - as another baby and a two-year-old girl are also diagnosed
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District has confirmed the midwife worked at St George Hospital and has tested positive for COVID-19.
What does washing your hands actually do? Physician reveals how soapy water KILLS a virus in seconds
An American physician of Yale University has explained exactly why washing your hands with soap is highly effective against preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Gelsolin, shown in multicolored tangles, binds to inflammatory cells and clears them away. BioAegis Therapeutics has tested it in patients with mild pneumonia and hope to try treating coronavirus patients with severe inflammation from pneumonia with their IV drug