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2011-11-29 08:46:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the release of the new HemosIL von Willebrand Factor Ristocetin Cofactor Activity (VWF: RCo) assay as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on in vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. It will be commercialized in Europe and other international regions. This new, fully automated VWF: RCo assay is for use on the ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing...

2011-11-22 11:57:00

One blood donation can give up to three families more time and more memories WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today launched a holiday promotion that shows how a blood donation can be the perfect gift that money can't buy. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO</font>) "Every time you choose to donate blood, you can give someone the perfect gift - more time with his or her...

Stroke Risk Tied To Blood Type
2011-11-17 09:30:24

A study, led by Brigham And Women's Hospital´s Dr. Lu Qi, was presented this week at an American Heart Association conference and compares blood type with the risk of stroke. Researchers compiled data for over 20 years on 90,000 men and women in two observational health studies. There is no direct link but along with other studies, there are patterns emerging tying A, B and AB to increased risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an...

2011-09-07 12:00:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nope, it's not another dating quiz, but it is the first question you'll be asked at the D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition store that recently opened in Williamsburg. The "type" they are referring to is your blood type, and it's the basis for a unique and highly individualized approach to nutrition developed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo, a naturopathic physician and New York Times best-selling author of "Eat Right for Your Type" and a host of other books...

2011-08-29 09:32:00

2,000+ Units of Blood Lost From Shutdowns and Power Outages Supplies of Several Blood Types Below Minimum Levels NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, is following the emergency declarations of Mayor Bloomberg and other tri-state public officials with an emergency appeal for blood donors. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative...

2011-08-25 08:00:00

WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced BioHealing, Inc. (ABH), a leader in commercializing regenerative medicine therapies, today announced that it ranked in the top 200 (No. 187) on this year's Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing, privately held companies. Inc. magazine's annual list provides the most comprehensive look at a vital segment of the U.S. economy--America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. ABH increased revenue from zero in 2006 to $146 million in...

2011-07-21 12:22:22

A simple cut to the skin unleashes a complex cascade of chemistry to stem the flow of blood. Now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used evolutionary clues to reveal how a key clotting protein assembles. The finding sheds new light on common bleeding disorders. The long tube-shaped protein with a vital role in blood clotting is called von Willebrand Factor (VWF). Made in cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels, VWF circulates in the blood...

2011-07-11 11:36:00

All Blood Types Needed WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued an appeal for blood donors to roll up a sleeve and address a critical shortage across the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations have dropped dramatically. In May and June, while demand for blood products remained steady, donations were at the lowest level the Red Cross...

2011-06-09 09:40:00

More Blood. More Life. NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) will celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) June 14, 2011, with a social media campaign designed to educate and inform donors about activities in which they can participate to spread the word about the global benefits of blood donation. Donors will be asked to post pictures of themselves donating in honor of WBDD, encouraging friends and family to follow their lead and become regular...

2011-03-09 14:58:46

Scientists are reporting an "important step" toward development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to "type" blood to match donor and recipient before transfusions. A report on the "immunocamouflage" technique, which hides blood cells from antibodies that could trigger a potentially fatal immune reaction that occurs when blood types do not match, appears in the ACS journal, Biomacromolecules. Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues note that blood transfusions require a...