Tag: "donors" at medical news
Shortage of donors at sperm bank clinics
...day revealed that there is a “crisis” over lack of donors
at sperm bank clinics. According to the BBC, with ...a major problem. In 1990s, the highest number of donors
was 459. Ever since, the number had been decreasing. To make it worse, last year a new law was passe...
Novel genetic blood test
...blood test that allows a much closer match between donors
and recipients//. The Bloodchip gives more details in the result than the existing tests. The current tests look for blood types while the Bloodchip looks for DNA “signatures”. A spokeswoman for the National Blood Service, which is helping develop ...
American Red Cross Fined $4.2m for Improper Blood Screening
... million for improper screening of potential blood donors
and also for other safety problems//. The Food an...rules for the identification as well as barring of donors
with infectious diseases like AIDS, West Nile viral disease, the human form of mad cow disease, etce...
Limb Transplantation with a Difference
...ransplantation of hindlimbs to mice from unrelated donors
- but here's the twist - without giving the mice immunosuppressive drugs. At this time, Tung is the only researcher in the United States investigating limb transplantation with this protocol, which uses proteins called costimulation-blocking antibodi...
Nitric Oxide Levels In Brain Indicate Sleep
... opposite – a sleeping pill made from nitric oxide donors
-- would be much harder, he says, since these compounds would likely break down before ever reaching the brain. However, one of the ways nitric oxide promotes sleep is by stimulating production of a signaling molecule called cyclic GMP, and it may be...
49 Kazakh Children Infected With HIV Following Transfusion
...euters. Investigations are focused on 13 suspected donors
who are thought to have HIV.HIV/AIDS infection levels soared in the erstwhile Soviet Union after its break-up mainly due to drug addicts. RAS...
Lost Opportunities for Organ Donation
...in Victorian hospitals to identify potential organ donors
who did not go on to donate organs, and the reason...vice, the organ donation rate in 2004 was 11 organ donors
per million population for Australia as a whole and 9 per million for Victoria. This compares with...
Hundreds of human tissue products been recalled
... $1,000 by Guyett for each of the approximately 60 donors
the funeral home referred. Parker began his dealings with Guyett in 2004, he believe that Guyett had business with other funeral homes too. "He did the recovery in our facility, in the embalming room. It is not a sterile facility. It was not built ...
Legislation to Prevent Discrimination against HIV/AIDS Victims
...ive years. The funds would come from international donors
and private sector. Dr. Ramadoss said that the Government has decided to upscale the sentinel sites in North India because of the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The list of highly vulnerable states includes Goa, Orissa and...
Researchers claim That Regular Use Of Hib Vaccine In Africa Could Eliminate H. Influenza totally.
... disease and death occurs in Africa. If countries, donors
and industry can be mobilized to introduce Hib vaccine into the countries that need it the most, the parents, children and healthcare providers in Africa could see the same virtual elimination of this devastating disease as seen in industrialized cou...
Recognition for 75 Years with Type 1 Diabetes!!
... nonprofit, Joslin benefits from the generosity of donors
in advancing its mission. (Source: Eurekalert)...
Domino Transplants Creates new wave In the Field Of Kidney Transplantation
...ed, since in many cases patients with incompatible donors
suffer disproportionately long waiting times. Thos...ed kidney transplant initiated by three altruistic donors
who were able to provide eight recipients with compatible kidneys. According to Montgomery, if conve...
China Bans Illegal Stem Cell Collection, Transplantation
...l institutions must obtain letters of consent from donors
before collecting stem cells and must test for dis...is, syphilis and malignant tumours. Stem cells of donors
with positive test results must not be used for stem cell transplants. The new rule on stem cells co...
B.C. to pick up expenses of live organ donors
...s to reimburse some part of the costs of potential donors
who wish to donate a kidney or part of the liver f...s. It is estimated that nearly 12% of potential donors
retract owing to the costs of the operation. Ken Merkely, vice-president of the B.C. branch of the K...
Kidney donors do not realize financial gains
...rally covered through public or private insurance, donors
often foot the bill for other costs associated wit...tally was not possible. However, costs incurred by donors
were common. For example, a U.S. study reported average costs of $837 per donor, and ranged from zer...
Automated Hepatitis B Test Approved By FDA
...d convenience of screening blood, tissue and organ donors
for the hepatitis B virus," said Dr. Jesse Goodman, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. "Improvements in blood donor screening and testing over the last few years have helped make the nation's blood supply safer from infec...
Incompatible Blood Groups Not A Hurdle For Kidney Transplant
...atients could previously only receive kidneys from donors
with the same blood type, Kidney transplant specialist Dr Shlomo Cohney said that the new technology now allows antibodies that would otherwise attack the donor kidney to be removed from the blood. He said,...
Donor T Cells Change the Fate of Stem Cells in Transplantation
...tem cell transplantation from related or unrelated donors
and may represent a cause of death in 30 to 50 percent of patients. Graft rejection occurs when the immune system of the recipient rejects the donated graft. It is the opposite of graft-versus-host disease, but the mechanisms are the same. Rondel...
CJD Filter Machine Scrapped
...ood donor is very special. The contribution, which donors
make to the health service in this country, is incalculable. I wish to acknowledge this generosity and thank them."...
Donation Of Blood, Organs, Act Of Great Humanity: Shekhawat
...n tandem for the noble cause adding that voluntary donors
of blood and organs must be encouraged to save precious lives, especially that of the poor. Recalling the contribution of late Sunil Dutt, cine star- turned-politician, Shekhawat said a cheque which Dutt had signed to save the life of a patient, a ...
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