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A simple gesture that saves lives

The procedure of giving blood is quick and provides vital help for many people

Enric Contreras
Hospital services director of the Catalan Blood and Tissue Bank

'Healthy people have a civic duty to give blood'

Is Catalonia covered in terms of its blood needs?We generally cover our needs for 1,000 daily donations and we couldn’t say there’s a shortage of blood. We consider a blood reserve for eight days normal,...

The bank of life

Blood is a biological element that expires, which is why donations are needed on a regular basis and not just when there are accidents, catastrophes or attacks. More than 250,000 donations were made in Catalonia last year, but more are needed

'The uncertainty stimulates me'

Artist Antoni Llena’s studio in Vallvidrera, with the greenery of Collserola natural park as a backdrop, is the ideal place to give in to one’s creative impulses

The complete icon

World famous US pop artist Andy Warhol is the subject of a new retrospective exhibition of his most emblematic work at CaixaForum

Record investment in biomedicine sector

Companies in the sector obtained €153m in 2016, twice that of the previous year, says a study by CataloniaBio that highlights the growing interest of pharmaceutical firms

Rajoy dissolves parliament and calls December elections

Spanish PM sees difficulties in applying article 155 for medium or long-term occupation of Generalitat and Parliament and opts for immediate solution

Parliament declares the Republic

On October 27, the Catalan chamber lifted the suspension on declaring independence and voted in favour of announcing a new state

Sitges: 50 years old

From October 5 to 15, the cinema festival returns to the seaside town to celebrate five decades devoted to fantasy films

Votes and violence

President Puigdemont calls for European intervention and wants a unilateral declaration of independence by Catalan Parliament