Home > Lifestyle > Your Blood Your Blood All sections in Lifestyle » Diet and nutrition » Fitness » Man » Sex » Parenting » Woman » Contraception » Environmental Health » Health and Your Money » Healthy Home » Healthy Workplace » Mental Health » Pet Health » Stop Smoking » Street Drugs » Sun » Teen » Travel Health » Ageing well » Natural Health » Health tech » All lifestyle sections Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier? A new study has found that blood donations received from females or young people may be linked to a lower rate of survival for recipients. Blood poisoning: early diagnosis crucialHow low levels of key blood cells could signal higher death riskClots in space: How an astronaut's blocked vein brought medical insight Sepsis causes far more deaths worldwide than thought Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms organs, and in 2017, there were 48.9 million cases of sepsis and 11 million sepsis deaths worldwide. Severe combined immunodeficiencyT-cell lymphocyteWATCH: These foods can boost your immune system How low levels of key blood cells could signal higher death risk According to researchers, the link between lymphopenia and death risk may stem from a reduced ability of the immune system to fight serious diseases. How caffeine, cough medicines and antidepressants could 'contaminate' the average blood transfusion Think you're getting pure blood in a blood transfusion? Think again. What you need to know before your next blood testPredicting heart disease, stroke could be as easy as a blood testBlood test might diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome 5 questions you should always ask about your blood test results Hit on these points before you hang up that phone. 10 myths about blood donation debunkedCould smoking lead to this blood disorder?WATCH: When you don't have enough healthy red blood cells Here's everything you need to know about blood types We take a look at everything you need to know about the different blood groups. SEE: What happens with your donated blood?Could universal donor blood be possible with this method?The other side of anaemia - when you have too much iron in your blood Blood from previously pregnant women is safe for donation: Study Investigators found no significant differences in deaths related to blood transfusions from women who had been pregnant, those who had never been pregnant, and men. SEE: What happens to your donated blood? We take a look at the 8 stops your blood donation makes before it can save lives. 10 myths about blood donation debunkedAre blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?Kids can get food allergies from donated blood Here's why you should donate blood If all blood donors donated blood every eight weeks, there would rarely be a blood shortage in South Africa. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donorsHere's why you should donate blood10 myths about blood donation debunked Who cannot donate blood in SA? While many people would like to donate blood to save lives, for some people it just isn't possible. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donors The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is currently experiencing a critically low blood stock level. However, there are people who are dedicated to donating blood and helping others. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.