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2014-07-28 13:17:19

The Lancet The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England. The study retrospectively screened 225 000 individual blood donations collected in south east England between Oct,...

2014-07-10 23:07:22

Activist/filmmaker organizing National Gay Blood Drive on July 11 to show impact of changing donor ban for millions of Americans. Nationwide, United States of America (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Men who have had sexual contact with men (MSM donors) are deferred by the FDA for life, and every blood bank in the U.S. is mandated to comply with this policy. Every two seconds someone in the...

2014-07-09 20:22:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) - a restriction that has been in place since 1983. In Minnesota, the drive is scheduled to occur from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at Memorial Blood...

2014-06-18 23:14:19

William Mattar Law Offices will host a Unyts blood drive at the firm's offices on June 26, 2014 from 10am - 2pm. The community is invited to participate. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Thursday, June 26, 2014, William Mattar Law Offices will host a Unyts blood drive at the firm’s offices at 6720 Main Street in Williamsville. The community is invited to donate blood between 10am and 2pm. Blood is a critical resource for community health. In the United States, someone...

2014-06-14 12:20:28

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your digital day doesn't have to come to a halt the next time you give blood! You can now stay connected with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) new, FREE WiFi! Many Memorial Blood Centers' Donor Centers will begin offering free WiFi to blood donors starting on Monday, June 16, 2014. Donors who give the life-saving gift can check email, catch up on the latest news, or Facebook at the following donor centers - Bloomington, Duluth,...

2014-06-13 23:04:15

Lab Testing Company Gives Back to Communities Across the Nation Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 ANY LAB TEST NOW® is proud to announce that it is collecting donor specimens at selected locations across the U.S. on behalf of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, an organization dedicated to helping people become bone marrow donors. The partnership which initially began in Indianapolis, Indiana; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas, is now officially offered at certain ANY LAB TEST...

2014-06-04 12:29:57

Swiss Red Cross Study Recommends Replacing Kell, Kidd, Duffy Serotyping with Genotyping SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., today, introduced the Hemo ID((TM) )Blood Group Genotyping Panel for the MassARRAY(®) System following a Swiss Red Cross study using a beta version of the panel published in the journal Transfusion. The study, which genotyped and serotyped more than 4,000 blood donors...

2014-06-02 23:11:16

This June give your support to the memorial of drunk driving victims and join Milstead Automotive in giving the most valuable gift one person can give another- the gift of life. Spring, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Any automotive accident is devastating, but no grief can possibly compare to the heartbreak of losing a loved one at the hands of impaired driving. Entirely avoidable and selfishly reckless, impaired driving prematurely takes the lives of over 17,000 drivers and passengers per...

2014-05-23 08:24:45

Please Give Blood, Take a Class, or Make a Financial Donation WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today kicked off a 100-day campaign urging everyone to help people facing emergency situations this summer by giving blood, making a financial gift or taking a lifesaving class. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope." will continue through September 1 to remind people that this summer is a...

2014-05-22 16:27:19

Harlem Irving Plaza to Sponsor American Red Cross Blood Drive NORRIDGE, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its( )third consecutive year, Harlem Irving Plaza is proud to partner with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 for the second installment of its annual 3-part monthly blood drive to help increase awareness for a life-saving organization. Earlier this month, the American Red Cross collected 60 pints of blood at Harlem Irving Plaza which is equivalent to saving...


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