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2014-10-14 12:30:16

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrSense Ltd., developer of solutions for non-invasive measurements of hemoglobin, today announced that CSL Plasma, Germany, has completed the transition to OrSense's NBM200 Hb testing device for screening of Hb levels in plasma donors. CSL Plasma is one of the world's largest plasma collection organizations, operating collection centers across the United States and Germany. Deployment of the NBM200 systems in...

2014-10-08 08:27:27

Need continues for more donations to increase national blood inventory OTTAWA, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Since launching its appeal last week, Canadian Blood Services has seen a noticeable increase in blood donations across the country. This has reduced the national blood inventory gap by one third. However, the inventory is still not where it needs to be. "We would like to thank everyone who visited a clinic, made an appointment, or encouraged family or friends to make a blood donation. We have...

2014-10-02 16:27:26

National challenge supports growing demand for new blood donors OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Getting back to school isn't the only thing high school students are doing this fall. Many students over the age of 17 will also be learning about saving lives through blood donation while helping Canadian Blood Services meet the needs of patients across the country. Canadian Blood Services is proud to officially launch this year's Young Blood for Life - a nation-wide, student-led challenge...

2014-09-09 00:23:23

New Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a...

2014-09-08 23:00:09

Flexible Rewards Platform Featured on American Red Cross’ New Blood Donor App is the “Rewards Program of the Future” for Retailers, Nonprofits and Consumers. New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 WeWIN, a division of New York City based Axle Digital, will unveil the first API-based (Application Programming Interface) rewards program integrated into a nonprofit’s mobile application during CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014 being held September 9...

2014-08-26 12:28:18

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO "This is a great way for Sport...

2014-08-13 23:06:06

In its eighth blood drive to date, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. employees honored the company’s commitment to imparting a positive impact on the surrounding community by donating 55 pints of blood to save the lives of individuals in need. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 On July 18, NTC (Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.) hosted a company-wide blood drive in which employees donated 55 pints of blood, surpassing all previously-established donation records for NTC. Since each pint...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.