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2009-07-07 05:00:00

Published Data Reinforces Need for Better Cord Blood Education BROOKEVILLE, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectant parents are poorly informed about cord blood banking, according to a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. In fact, of the expectant mothers in the study who indicated they have some knowledge of cord blood banking, 74 percent considered themselves minimally informed. Yet, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences recommends...

2009-07-06 09:33:00

Rh-Negative Blood Types - Patients Need YOU NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn / Staten Island, and New Jersey call upon the community to please give blood this month. Rh-negative blood is particularly needed immediately, but healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are encouraged to donate today to help make certain that our region is prepared for predictable blood needs and...

2009-06-23 15:47:00

Published study shows young donors experience a lower rate of adverse reactions on automated 2-unit red cell collection systems LAKE ZURICH, Ill., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal Inc. announced today it is hosting a live, online lecture by Richard J. Benjamin, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer of the American Red Cross, who will review the published study, "The relative safety of automated two-unit red cell procedures and manual whole blood collection in young donors." Dr. Benjamin is the...

2009-06-21 23:01:00

July 4th is among nation's deadliest holidays - Donating blood today will help save lives NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn / Staten Island, and New Jersey call upon the community to please donate blood in advance of the July 4th holiday weekend. Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Summer is "trauma season" for most emergency rooms. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

2009-06-07 23:01:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn/Staten Island, and New Jersey are facing three big challenges this season to maintain an adequate and safe blood supply for hospital patients, including: Number One: Concerns About H1N1 (Swine Flu) Some high school blood drives were canceled, and several schools were temporarily closed. The canceled drives have meant the loss of at least several...

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2009-06-06 13:55:00

Scientists announced on Saturday the discovery of a sensor that works to regulate blood clotting. Dr Wesley Wong and colleagues from Harvard University said the discovery could provide new treatments for people with blood-clotting disorders. Researchers found that the sensor was located on the von Willebrand factor blood-clotting protein. The sensor appeared to work by controlling the size of the VWF protein. "The human body has an incredible ability to heal from life's scrapes and bruises,"...

2009-06-04 14:13:22

By applying cutting-edge techniques in single-molecule manipulation, researchers at Harvard University have uncovered a fundamental feedback mechanism that the body uses to regulate the clotting of blood. The finding, which could lead to a new physical, quantitative, and predictive model of how the body works to respond to injury, has implications for the treatment of bleeding disorders.A team, co-led by Timothy A. Springer, Latham Family Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and...

2009-05-05 11:33:00

Give the gift of life, in honor of those who keep us healthy and safe NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regions call upon the community to please donate blood during the month of May, in recognition of those who serve to protect our health and safety. Now is the time to donate blood, to help maintain your community blood supply during the summer months. May marks the start of National Family Month, the length of time between Mother's Day in May...

2009-04-29 14:15:15

For two decades, researchers have been using a growing volume of genetic data to debate whether ancestors of Native Americans emigrated to the New World in one wave or successive waves, or from one ancestral Asian population or a number of different populations. Now, after painstakingly comparing DNA samples from people in dozens of modern-day Native American and Eurasian groups, an international team of scientists thinks it can put the matter to rest: Virtually without exception the new...

2009-04-01 15:30:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring may be synonymous with milder weather and opening day for baseball fans, but for Alex Mele of Coram, NY, a 15-year-old baseball player and sophomore at Longwood High School, this season will be a fight to shut out cancer. Mele, a catcher and third baseman for the Brentwood Bandits and member of the Longwood Junior Varsity Baseball Team, suddenly fell ill last November. He was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), a fast-growing...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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