This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health Information, an independent news service editorially, is an application of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research company unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Al-Shabab says ban on aid groups in Somalia remains to be in place; WFP announces resumption of airlifts Two weeks after lifting a ban on certain aid organizations providing assistance in Somalia, the militant Islamist group al-Shabab has announced that the ban remains in place and said that the U.N.’s declaration of famine in two parts of the country had been used as propaganda, Al Jazeera reports . The announcement followed a statement by the World Meals Program , one of the agencies banned by al-Shabab, that it plans to begin airlifting aid to the national nation within days, aiming to attain as many as 2.2 million Somalis, Bloomberg Information writes .Dr. McMahon says they found apparent indications of nitric oxide depletion within the 1st three hours. Both groups have called for clinical trials to review exactly who might benefit from banked blood and research into methods to securely add nitric oxide back to banked blood in order to see how this might improve its effectiveness. Dr. Stamler says transfusions were important as they could be life-saving but there is little doubt transfused blood could be harmful.