Navigation Links
Why Blood and Bone Marrow Donors Are So Important: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Profiles Blood Drive Honoree Lizzie Bell
Date:3/11/2009

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The popular television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the story of Lizzie Bell, a 14-year old Tucson girl diagnosed with a rare blood disorder who recently visited New York to encourage blood and bone marrow donation. The program is scheduled to air on the ABC television network March 22, 2009.

New York Blood Center (NYBC), whose divisions include Long Island Blood Services, New Jersey Blood Services, Hudson Valley Blood Services and Brooklyn-Staten Island Blood Services, recently held a successful blood drive in Lizzie's honor. About 80 blood donors registered for the drive. A total of 57 pints of whole blood and 18 units of red blood cells were collected, an amount capable of saving as many as 171 lives. Thirty people registered as a potential bone marrow match for Lizzie by taking a simple cheek swab.

Lizzie Bell's story is so compelling that the television show decided to rebuild her Tucson, Arizona home and sent her family to New York during the makeover. The blood and bone marrow drive by NYBC's Long Island Blood Services and the National Marrow Donor Program was one of several sponsored drives held in Lizzie's honor throughout the country.

While on Long Island, Lizzie Bell and her family met the family of Katie Trebing of Nesconset, NY, a former PreciseMatch(R) patient of New York Blood Center. PreciseMatch(R) helps to locate rare blood matches for frequently transfused patients.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090311/DC82541)

PHOTOS - SUGGESTED CAPTIONS (Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp -- New York Blood Center)

Lizzie Bell Photo Included

(Also Available Upon Request) Katie Trebing and Mom Photo: Stacey and Katie Trebing of Nesconset, NY visit a special blood drive held for Lizzie Bell, who like Katie was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA). The blood drive was covered by "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and scheduled to air on March 22.

How to Organize a Blood Drive

Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 with parental consent (in NY) or 17 (in NJ), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY or NJ State Department of Health donor criteria. People over 75 may donate with a doctor's note.

To donate blood, please call: 1-800-933-2566

Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

About New York Blood Center:

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the nation's largest non-profit, community-based blood centers. NYBC has been providing blood, transfusion products and services to patients in greater New York since 1964. NYBC is also home to the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute and the National Cord Blood Program at the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center, the world's largest public cord blood bank. NYBC provides medical services and programs (Clinical, Transfusion, and Hemophilia Services) through our medical professionals and transfusion medicine physicians.

About ABC-TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 6th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

    CONTACT:  Leslie Gonzalez,
    212-570-3304 Office,
    646-342-3038 Mobile,
    lgonzalez2@nybloodcenter.org



'/>"/>
SOURCE New York Blood Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Blood Test for Alzheimer's Possible
2. Study suggests blood test for Alzheimers possible
3. Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles
4. Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer
5. Englewood Hospital Marks 15 Years of Leadership in Improving Patient Outcomes Through Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
6. Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks
7. New published study demonstrates over-the-counter device lowers blood pressure in diabetic patients
8. Survey: Few physicians support private banking of umbilical cord blood
9. McMaster study sheds light on how stem cells develop into blood cells
10. New research sheds light on how stem cells turn into blood cells
11. High blood pressure linked to earlier death among African-American breast cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their ... The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health ... increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active engagement with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of ... ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ... It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association ... Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this ... health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... drug administration, today shared the results of a study ... the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study results ... May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical ... Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination ... is helping communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut ... flu shots through the end of the month. *Some exclusions ... ... shot is by the end of October, according to the Centers for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: