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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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 ...