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Orphanage Receives Nearly $1 Million from Private Donor

Whole Child International, a nonprofit public charity, received another $300,000 in donations from network marketing icon, Tom Mower, making total contributions an incredible $850,000 to date. This significant act of generosity has ignited a frenzy of contributions by others. ...

BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibitions of Donor Bodies Receives 28 Millionth Visitor.

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire / -- Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS , the original anatomical exhibitions of real human bodies received their 28 millionth visitor on Sunday, July 19th, 2009. Now showing at museums around the world, the six editions of the exhibitions--curated 'cha...

Leading Blood Centers, LifeSource and Central Blood Bank, Spotlight a Unique Donor Population During National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

CHICAGO, JULY 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to America's Blood Centers, every two seconds someone is in need of blood - and during the summer season the need is even more profound. In honor of National Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) Awareness Month in July, two of the nation's...

Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center

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. ...

A Growing Number of Brits Cross the Atlantic for Donor Egg IVF Treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center

Reverse medical tourism driven by donor egg availability and lower cost, innovative IVF financing options ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more couples from the United Kingdom are crossing the ocean for donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center ( www.shad...

Cleveland Residents Lining up to Help Save a Life with Free Donor Kits

Clevelanders interested in signing up as marrow donors can visit giftoflife.org/give, and enter the promotional code 2009CLEVE to get their $54 marrow cheek-swab kit at no cost. (Vocus) June 15, 2009 -- Two-year-old Eve is one of the 35,000 Americans diagnosed with Leu...

Mercy Ships Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

"It Takes All Types" according to World Blood Donor Day Cotonou, Benin (Vocus) June 14, 2009 -- Millions of people around the world owe their lives to individuals they will never meet -- people who donate their blood to help others. But crew members on a Merc...

Study IDs benefit of donor SCT for adults with acute myeloid leukemia

BOSTON--A stem cell transplant (SCT) from a compatible donor early in the course of disease is the best approach for the majority of young and middle-aged adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a new analysis of two dozen clinical studies. The findings of the study, publ...

Weber Shandwick Chosen By National Marrow Donor Program(R) To Head Awareness Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick has been chosen by the National Marrow Donor Program to head the organization's largest annual awareness campaign. The "Be The Match(SM) Marrowthon" campaign, which runs June 8-22, will work to r...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

Two new studies address donor factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). One found that donor steatosis, or fat in the liver, does not affect liver disease progression or three-year survival in recipients with or without H...

Transplant Expo Launches in Boston to Educate About Miracle of Transplantation and Address Organ Donor Shortage

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In Massachusetts alone, nearly 3,000 people are on the waiting list for lifesaving organ transplants and the number continues to grow. Meanwhile, only 41 percent of licensed drivers in Massachusetts are registered donors, ranking the state 32nd in the count...

Organ Donor Families, Transplant Recipients Journey to State Capitol to Urge Passage of Key Donor Designation Legislation

SB 552 (Padilla) Designed to Educate First-Time Drivers on Organ and Tissue Donation SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Families of organ and tissue donors will join organ transplant recipients at the State Capitol on April 28 to urge lawmakers to pass SB 552 (Padilla), which would ...

Egg Donor Surge Makes Due Diligence Critical: 7 Questions Donors Should Ask

CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Are there medical complications related to egg donation? Do fertility clinics and egg recruitment agencies sufficiently inform eligible donors of the health risks versus the financial rewards? And do they sufficiently monitor outcomes? Robin von Halle, presid...

PennDOT: Fast, Easy Online Organ Donor Registration Could Help Save a Life

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT reminds driver's license and identification card holders of the opportunity to help another person live a fuller and longer life by registering online to become an organ donor. "In the p...

California Transplant Donor Network Issues Statement on Officer John Hege's Donation

OAKLAND, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Transplant Donor Network today issued the following statement on the donation by Officer John Hege who was recently killed in the line of duty: "Our hearts go out to the family of Officer John Hege, who gave his life to protect our com...

Global Med Technologies(R) Licenses Multi-System Solution to One of Top Ten U.S. Donor Centers

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to Implement 3 Integrated Donor Systems DENVER, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announc...

UT Southwestern University Hospital's transplant program recognized for increasing organ donor rates

DALLAS Jan. 6, 2009 The surgical transplant team at UT Southwestern University Hospital has garnered twin awards for its successful efforts to increase organ donation rates. "Each organ donation is an opportunity for new life, so we are gratified with these recognitions," said Dr. Juan Arena...

Breathing life into injured lungs: World-first technique will expand lung donor organ pool

(Toronto, Friday, December 19, 2008) For the first time in the world, transplant surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network used a new technique to repair an injured donor lung that was unsuitable for transplant, and then successfully transplanted it into a patient. The use o...

'Opt out' system could solve donor organ shortage, says researcher

A system of presumed consent for organ donation - where people have to opt out of donating their organs when they die - is the best way to tackle a growing waiting list for transplant. That is the opinion of Dr John Troyer, an expert in organ donation and the illegal trade of body parts, who ha...

UCB Becomes Pinnacle Donor to the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation's Research Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 6:00 am PST -- UCB announced today the company has joined the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation (REF) as a Pinnacle sponsor of the program: "Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis." The announcement was ...

Early Liver Transplantation Regardless of Donor Type Increases Long-term Survival

Research to be presented Saturday, November 1, 2008 at this year's liver meeting held in San Francisco, California, October 31-November 4 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers analyzed 43,497 patients on the UNOS waitlist for a liver transplantation and 22,863 adults who receiv...

IVF Florida Reproductive Associates Offers IntegraMed's New Enhanced Refund Program for Donor Egg Recipients

Fixes the Cost of Multi-Cycle Treatment and Provides Comprehensive Refund If Treatment Fails MARGATE, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IVF Florida Reproductive Associates announced today they are the exclusive providers in their area of an enhanced refund progr...

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll Lauds American Red Cross Blood Donor Day

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll today issued a proclamation acknowledging Sept. 11 as American Red Cross Blood Donor Day. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The American Red Cross ask donors of all blood types to give blood in c...

Frozen Egg Bank Launches New Donor Web Site that Helps Prospective Parents Start a Family

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Frozen Egg Bank, one of only three repositories of frozen human eggs from donors, announced the launch of their new Web site, http://www.eggfreezing.com . The Web site provides a registry of young, healthy donors whose frozen eggs can help start ...

Gioia & New York Blood Center Call for City Aid in Expansion of Mobile Blood Donor Coach Program

Expansion Of Successful And Effective Campaign Could Help Prevent Another Blood Crisis, Allow More New Yorkers To Give NYC Has Just Six Coaches, Orlando Has 35!!! NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With New York in the midst of a dangerous blood emergency, New York City Councilma...

Grifols Biomat USA Opens New Plasma Donor Center in Lincoln

New Center Provides Lincoln Citizens the Opportunity to Give the Gift of Life LINCOLN, Neb., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grifols Biomat USA celebrates the grand opening of a new plasma donor center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln center located on 2002 N S...

Sperm Donor Fights for His Rights as a Father in U.S. Supreme Court

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Both the Alliance Defense Fund & Keys for Networking, Inc. filed Amicus Briefs in the United States Supreme Court in support of attorney Jeffery M. Leving's Petition for Writ of Certiorari. Leving filed the Petition for Writ of Certiorari on behalf of Daryl Hend...

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Welcome Specimens From World's First Living Body Donor for Plastination

LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For 35 year old Mark Rohner of London, Ohio, the amputation of his right leg due to bone cancer reads like the plot point in a medical drama. During the operation in 2006, the saw the chief surgeon was using to detach Rohner's limb from his knee, broke whil...

AABB and the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Partner to Recognize Blood Donors Worldwide

The Two Organizations Announce Plans for Celebrating World Blood Donor Day on June 14 BETHESDA, Md., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To increase national and global appreciation of volunteer blood donors, AABB and the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) are partnering to...

National Marrow Donor Program(R) Kicks off National Awareness Campaign

Drives across the country and online offer opportunity to save a life MINNEAPOLIS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ambitious goal of adding 46,000 new members to the marrow Registry during the two weeks surrounding Mother's Day, Thanks Mom, the National Marrow Donor Program's largest annual aw...

Two Prominent Nebraska Doctors Become Patients in Living Donor Liver Transplant

OMAHA, Neb., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the State of Nebraska's Chief Medical Officer, Joann Schaefer, M.D. knows a great deal about large-scale public health issues. The same goes for Gary Gorby, M.D., the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Creighton University Medical Center. Right now, both p...

Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers' Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies

Finding could lead to advances in organ transplantation and stem cell research WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal cells remain in the blood of women who had pregnancies with donor eggs for years after they had the baby, a new study says. The fact that these fetal cells ar...

ABC and NMDP Partner to Meet Growing Need for Stem Cell and Cord Blood Transplants, Assure Funding for Cord Blood Network, Encourage Minority Donor Recruitment

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Blood Centers (ABC), a Washington, DC-based association representing community, independent blood centers, has teamed up with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to educate lawmakers about the importance of stem cells and cord bloo...

New technique improves outcome for living donor liver transplants

The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of only a few centers in Canada that perform living donor liver transplantation, a surgical procedure developed in the late 1980s that expands the organ donor pool. About 80 liver transplants are done a year in Alberta, 10 of those being living-donor...

Free Egg Donor Contest Ending March 31

CINCINNATI, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Assistance Inc., the Midwest's premier full service egg donor, surrogate, and gestational carrier agency, is still accepting applications for their contest, Get A Free Egg Donor. Interested families may submit an online application at the site,...

Kidney donor age linked to aortic siffening

Washington, DC (February 21, 2008) Transplantation of kidneys from older donors is followed by increased stiffening of the recipient's aortawhich may help to explain the higher rates of cardiovascular disease and death in patients receiving kidneys from "expanded criteria" donors, reports a study...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings contributors discuss impact of donor organ allocation system

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Liver transplant is a life saving treatment option for people with end-stage liver disease. Unfortunately, the need for donor livers far exceeds the supply. Each year only about one-third of people who need a donor liver will receive one, and some patients die while waiting. In...

America's Blood Centers Thanks Donors During Celebration of National Blood Donor Month

ABC urges Americans to make a different kind of New Year's resolution WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of January, America's Blood Centers and blood transfusion recipients across the country recognize and thank blood donors through the annual celebration ...

Red Cross Blood Donor and Volunteer Featured on mtvU's 'CAUSE EFFECT'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Red Cross volunteer Krysta Leigh Meinzer is featured in "Cause Effect," a new multi-platform series from mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, profiling standout student activists on college campuses nationwide. Krysta details her passion for blood...

'Mini transplant' patients' outcomes similar using related and unrelated donor cells

SEATTLE People who undergo nonmyeloablative stem-cell transplants, or mini transplants, for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers have comparable outcomes regardless of whether they receive tissue-matched stem cells from a related or unrelated donor, according to new findings by researchers ...
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