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Veebot, the robot phlebotomist. (YouTube image courtesy: Veebot, spectrummag)

Start-Up Company Creates Robot To Draw Blood

Would your trust a robot to draw your blood?



Mass. Red Cross: Blood Donations Urgently Needed

The American Red Cross is appealing for blood donations, saying its supply has reached emergency levels after 50,000 fewer donations than expected so far this month.


Krista Dittmeyer (credit: Conway Police)

Baby’s Father Not Ruled Out As Suspect In Missing Mother Case

Police will not say whether the father of Krista Dittmeyer’s baby has any involvement in Dittmeyer’s disappearance.



Changes Sought In Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

There’s a new call to change the lifetime ban for gay men donating blood.


Sept. 11 blood drive

WBZ’s Deb Lawler talks with Donna Morrissey of the Red Cross about Saturday’s 9/11 blood drive at Fenway Park.


Report: Markoff left a message

There’s no word if Philip Markoff left an actual suicide note, but law enforcement officials tell the Boston Globe that ther was a message found in his jail cell Sunday morning.