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About Blood

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Blood is the fluid of life - it transports oxygen, delivers nourishment, and fights infection. It also regulates body temperature, heals wounds and stops bleeding. The average adult has five liters of blood circulating throughout their body. Scientists estimate that it takes about 30 seconds for a drop of blood to complete the entire circulatory cycle. Blood is our life support and with just a small drop: a large window can be opened into how our body is working - and not working.

In May, ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and WKYC Channel 3 News will launch About Blood, a multiple media exploration of blood. This special coverage will examine the anatomy of blood: what exactly is it and what does it do? We’ll also explore how doctor’s use blood to learn what’s going on inside our bodies. Coverage will also examine various blood diseases including Leukemia and sickle cell anemia and explain blood-based disorders like clotting.

NetWellness

NetWellness

ideastream is partnering with NetWellness to provide consumer health information about Sickle Cell Disease.

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Blood Clots

Be Well
Posted May 25, 2012

What exactly is happening in the body when blood clots form?

‘The Science of Vampires’, Dancing Wheels and ‘Ladies of Last Chance’

‘The Science of Vampires’, Dancing Wheels and ‘Ladies of Last Chance’

The Sound of Applause
Posted May 15, 2012

Dee Perry investigates 'The Science of Vampires' for ideastream's special series - 'About Blood' - examining the anatomy of blood. Plus Cleveland choreographer Terence Greene makes his Dancing Wheels debut. And stories of the South with the 'Ladies of Last Chance' onstage at PlayhouseSquare.

Blood Detectives

Blood Detectives

Regional News Stories
Posted May 14, 2012

Sometimes doctors have a lot in common with the likes of Sherlock Holmes.

Childhood Leukemia

Childhood Leukemia

Regional News Stories
Posted May 10, 2012

Cure rates for the disease are now pushing 90%.

Ohio’s Newborn Screening Program

Ohio’s Newborn Screening Program

Regional News Stories
Posted May 9, 2012

Why do babies get a jab in the heel at birth? Find out here.

About Blood: Sickle Cell Disease

About Blood: Sickle Cell Disease

The Sound of Ideas
Posted May 8, 2012

A common genetic disorder that afflicts mainly black Africans and those of African descent.

Blood Phobias Real, Treatable

Regional News Stories
Posted May 7, 2012

Fear of the sight of blood (or needles) could be considered a mental illness.

What Is It About Blood?

What Is It About Blood?

Regional News Stories
Posted May 4, 2012

Kicking off our multi-media series 'About Blood' health reporter Anne Glausser takes us inside the body’s super-highway.

About Blood Schedule

About Blood Schedule

Be Well
Posted May 2, 2012

With just a drop of blood, a large window can be opened into how our body is working.

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Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation The Cleveland Foundation The Community Foundation of Lorain County The McGregor Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Woodruff Foundation