Navigation Links
Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center
Date:6/19/2009

Children's National Medical Center dedicated a new Edward J. Miller, Sr., Blood Donor Center, which provides an invaluable service to many patients who need blood products.

Washington (Vocus) June 19, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center dedicated a new Edward J. Miller, Sr., Blood Donor Center, which provides an invaluable service to many patients who need blood products. Children's National is one of a handful of children's hospitals nationwide to have an in-house blood donor center.

The new Blood Donor Center is larger than the previous center and has an additional donor bed, enabling Children's to increase the number of platelet donations each month. The center is designed to enable staff to see every donor from anywhere in the center, throughout the entire donation process.

"The demand for blood and platelet donations has grown more than ever, as we treat more patients with many life-threatening diseases," said Naomi Luban, MD, Chief of Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Blood Donor Center at Children's National. "This new facility will help us meet that demand and meet our ultimate goal of providing world-class care to our patients."

On average, each month more than 250 patients receive red blood cells transfusions and nearly 200 patients receive platelets. Many patients receiving blood products have cancer, blood diseases, are undergoing surgery and organ transplantation, or were in accidents. Children needing cardiac surgery require fresh blood less than 7 days old.

The Blood Donor Center first opened in 1990 at Children's National. In 2006, Children's National began a mobile donation program with the Bloodmobile. The Bloodmobile travels to Washington, DC, area businesses and community centers to host blood drives.

Appointments to donate whole blood or platelets can be made online. To schedule a blood drive with the Bloodmobile, call 202.476.KIDS (5437).

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Jennifer Leischer, 202.476.4500.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children's National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.childrensnational.org. Children's Research Institute, the academic arm of Children's National Medical Center, encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts of the institution. Learn more about our research programs at www.childrensnational.org/research.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Blood_Donor_Center/Blood_Platelet_Donations/prweb2556174.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mt. Sinai's Children's Trauma Institute Treatment and Service Adaptation Center Receives Video Conferencing Donation From IVCi
2. Pediatrichealthchannel.com - New Site for Parents Seeking Answers to Children's Health Questions
3. Children's National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference
4. Children's National Dedicates New Research Facility
5. Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.
6. La Rabida Children's Hospital to Host Three-Day Course on Gait Treatment Options for Children with Cerebral Palsy
7. Telebriefing: National Children's Study Recruitment Begins
8. National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
9. La Rabida Children's Hospital's 13th Annual Symposium to Discuss Outcomes of Premature Birth
10. Pocket Reference Journals Releases Latest Edition of "All About Me" Leading Children's Immunization Journal for New Moms
11. Free Dental Screenings Every Tuesday in February To Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center 
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International ... Ph.D ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by ... Brightest in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership ... the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, ... of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced ... influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... to seasonal influenza and presents a challenge ... prior exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: