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2009-10-13 12:32:00

The Canadian blood supply relies heavily on a small number of donors"”with young adults donating at higher rates"”which may prove problematic as the population ages, according to a new study from McMaster University. The research, published in open access format in the International Journal of Health Geographics, examined what specific factors had an impact on blood donation in this country. "Like other countries, Canada's population is aging and the implications of this need to...

2009-10-05 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the school season underway, New York Blood Center would like to encourage students, teachers and faculty to please organize blood drives at their schools, a process that teaches community service and leadership skills, and offers a learning experience for both students and the surrounding community. The Little Doctors Program(R) is the brainchild of Karen Brothers, a middle school educator. Now in its 13th year, it provides students an...

2009-09-10 15:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for blood is constant, with someone in our community requiring blood from a generous donor every two seconds. But right now, Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of certain blood types to meet the needs of our 30 local hospital partners operating in the Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities we serve. Due to existing patient needs and Standard Operating Procedures...

2009-08-31 09:56:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You may guess by reading his vanity license plate, "O BLOOD," Albert Fischer of Massapequa, NY is a rare breed. He's also a rare blood type: O-positive, "Code 96" found in one out of 200, and a dedicated blood donor. Make that a VERY dedicated blood donor: September 8, 2009 will be Albert Fischer's 320th volunteer whole blood donation, the most on record for New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regional operations in New York City,...

2009-08-27 05:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for blood never takes a vacation. Every two seconds, someone in our community needs blood. From premature infants to an organ transplant recipient who will typically require 40 units of blood to survive. And right now, the need is urgent. We are currently facing a shortage of Type 0 negative, the universal blood type that can be given to save the life of anyone, from premature infants and children having heart surgery to an...

2009-08-25 00:06:08

Officials of the New York Blood Center are urging Americans to save a life and plan to donate blood before the Labor Day weekend. Summer is trauma season for most U.S. hospital emergency rooms because August has the highest number of vehicle collisions, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Collision and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions. Throughout the year, every two seconds, someone needs blood, officials of the New York Blood Center say....

2009-08-24 05:59:00

Expect the Unexpected - Boost Your Local Blood Supply NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regional operations in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn / Staten Island, and New Jersey urge healthy people to please donate blood now through Labor Day to help ensure that your community is prepared for predictable, as well as unexpected, blood needs. NYBC also asks that people who have donated blood once in the past to please consider...

2009-08-03 05:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Three New York Blood Center (NYBC) patients are taking to the airwaves to recruit new blood donors, and encourage existing blood donors to donate blood NOW. Demand for blood has been very high this summer from the 200 hospitals served by NYBC and its regional operations in New York City, Brooklyn / Staten Island, Long Island, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey. NYBC expects this campaign to help boost current blood supply levels, which are flagging as the...

2009-07-23 11:58:00

Diverse Donors Make the Difference NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Minority Donor Awareness Day is August 1, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn/Staten Island, and New Jersey call on the community to help us meet the great need for blood from diverse donors. Historically, National Minority Donor Awareness Day emphasized minority organ and tissue donation, but blood donation remains the most widely...

2009-07-14 12:38:00

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 largest independent blood centers LifeSource and Central Blood Bank are hoping to reach a unique group of people who can not only help address ongoing blood collection challenges, but also help themselves in the...


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