Update #2: Zika Virus & Blood Supply

For the past few months, HFA has been monitoring the progression of the Zika virus in the United States. Since the first reported cases of Zika virus reaching the United States in January, there have been thousands of additional cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the follow cases and causes of transmission […]

FDA Requests Comments Regarding MSM Donor Deferral Policy

In January of this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised its donor deferral policy surrounding men who have sex with men (MSM). On July 26, 2016, the FDA issued another request for comments regarding the MSM donor deferral policy. Current policy permits blood donations by MSM provided that the donor has not had […]

Infusing Love: Speaking Pokémon

Thirteen years ago, I had to learn a new language. Like any new language learning, it began with learning how to spell.Our day-old son was cradled in my arms when the phone rang in my hospital room. Thomas had been bleeding from his circumcision site since the day before, but I honestly wasn’t overly concerned. […]