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2009-03-11 18:00:00

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The popular television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the story of Lizzie Bell, a 14-year old Tucson girl diagnosed with a rare blood disorder who recently visited New York to encourage blood and bone marrow donation. The program is scheduled to air on the ABC television network March 22, 2009.   New York Blood Center (NYBC), whose divisions include Long Island Blood Services, New Jersey Blood Services, Hudson Valley...

2009-02-09 10:26:00

RhoGAM(R) Brand Hailed as One of the Top Achievements in 50 Years of Women's Health RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RhoGAM(R) Brand, the original Rh immune globulin product, celebrates its 40th year in the marketplace helping Rh-negative women in the prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN). In 1968, a new mother at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., helped make history as the initial recipient of the world's first injectable treatment to prevent the disease -- an event...

2009-02-06 16:00:00

More Minority Blood Donors Needed NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) urges healthy people ages sixteen and older to please donate blood in support of your community, in recognition of National Black History Month, and to help save lives. A single blood donation can help save up to three lives. NYBC urges people of diverse cultures to please donate blood. Since about 8-10% of African-Americans are carriers of the sickle cell gene, they are more likely...

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2009-02-02 08:00:00

What runs through your veins could mean more than just life sustaining blood in Japan, a country where people believe their blood type affects everything from matchmaking to getting a job. Four of Japan's top 10 best-selling books this year focused on how blood type determines personality, according to Japan's largest book distributor, Tohan Co. The books' publisher Bungeisha says the 4 book series has combined sales of 5 million copies. There is one book for every type: B, O, A, and AB....

2009-01-27 08:00:00

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 announced that its Wyndgate Technologies(R) division has licensed its eDonor(R), ElDorado Donor(TM), and Donor Doc(TM) integrated donor management systems to South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) of San...

2009-01-12 12:04:29

 Researchers have discovered a potentially important new resistance factor in the battle against HIV: blood types. An international team of researchers from Canadian Blood Services, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Lund University in Sweden have discovered that certain blood types are more predisposed to contracting HIV, while others are more effective at fending it off.A carbohydrate-containing antigen, termed Pk blood group which is distinct from the well-known ABO and Rh...

2009-01-05 16:00:00

Critical need to restore community blood supply NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) calls upon the community to please donate blood today, in recognition of National Blood Donor Month, and to help replenish the local blood supply that has fallen sharply over the recent holiday period. Supplies of many blood types are now at the critical 3-day level, with distribution restrictions placed on Type O, Rh negative blood. Ordinarily, a 5-7 day supply is...

2008-10-16 09:00:43

Biotest Diagnostics Corporation (Biotest) and Group Services for America's Blood Centers (GSABC), a cooperative wholly owned by America's Blood Centers (ABC), announced today their multi-year supply agreement for Biotest blood bank products including the Biotest traditional blood bank reagents and the TANGO(R) optimo Automated Blood Bank System, reagents, consumables and service. Biotest is a subsidiary of Biotest AG, a worldwide supplier of manual and automated solutions to the blood bank...

2008-10-03 09:00:38

Micronics, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a continuation from the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to support the ongoing development of a microfluidics-based test for efficiently screening donor blood types. Blood typing typically focuses on a donor's blood type (either A, B, AB or O) and Rhesus (Rh) factor. Under an earlier 2007 TATRC award, the company performed pre-clinical testing of over 300 donor samples using a prototype...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today that Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) has licensed the company's LifeTrak(R) blood donor management software to fully realize the vision of having an integrated systems environment. The addition of LifeTrak will enable the blood center to more efficiently manage thousands of donor records, including the complex donor eligibility requirements that blood centers are required to calculate. LifeTrak will also serve as the core...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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