blood donation Colorado Researchers Zap Coronavirus In Donated Blood, Making Transfusions Safer By Amanda Peacher • Jun 12, 2020 Scientists at Colorado State University have developed a way to make sure blood transfusions don't transmit the COVID-19 virus, according to a new study. Listen Listening... / Click 'play' to hear the audio version of this story. Health Officials Ask Americans To Donate Blood As Coronavirus Threatens Supply By Amanda Peacher • Mar 20, 2020 Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, blood drives on campuses and corporate offices across the Mountain West have been cancelled. That's led to a "severe blood shortage." Reno Blood Bank Gets Surge Of Donors After Las Vegas Shooting By Anh Gray • Oct 2, 2017 Anh Gray Nevadans woke up this morning to hear that the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in their state. And within hours, a blood bank in Reno had a line out the door. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.