Posts Tagged ‘blood’

Not for the hemophobes

Are you terrified of needles? Do you become nauseous at the sight of blood? Cringe at descriptions of bodily injuries? Then this year’s CBC Massey Lecture isn’t for you. If you can stomach it, Lawrence Hill’s Blood is an intriguing survey of the ways in which that infamous bodily fluid underpins every aspect of human life,…

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Waiting for the chance to donate blood

By Katrina Pyne, Staff Contributor Patrick Hawkes would love to stand in line, roll up his sleeves, and donate blood. There’s just one problem – the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) won’t let him. The reason Hawkes can’t donate is because he’s gay. As it stands now, a man who has had sex with another man (MSM)…

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