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2014-04-02 23:29:03

To participate, donors must be at least 16 – written consent is required for minors – and weigh 110 pounds or more. Powhatan, Va. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Virginia Blood Services will host a community blood drive at Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Powhatan clinic Friday, April 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. To participate, donors must be at least 16 – written consent is required for minors – and weigh 110 pounds or more. A donor history form at vadonor.org also can help potential donors know...

2014-04-02 12:26:12

Blood transfusions are among the most common treatments for hospitalized patients nationwide, but doing them less often reduces infection rates by nearly 20 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association co-authored by Neil Blumberg, M.D., professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. As director of transfusion medicine and the blood bank at UR Medicine, Blumberg for more than 25 years has been investigating how to make blood...

2014-04-02 10:52:23

Elderly patients with hip or knee surgery at greatest risk of infection; hospitals urged to use transfusions more sparingly Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures patients receive in the hospital but the more red blood cells they receive, the greater their risk of infection, says a new study led by the University of Michigan Heath System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Researchers analyzed 21 randomized controlled trials for the study that appears in today's...

2014-03-24 23:01:52

OneBlood Donation Services paid a visit to Uniweld Product’s Headquarters on March 20, 2014 where the company hosted an employee blood drive. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 OneBlood paid a visit to Uniweld Product’s Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 20, 2014 to receive blood donations from willing and able employees. Uniweld hosts company blood drives at their headquarters twice each year, providing employees with the opportunity to give to those in...

2014-03-24 08:28:19

BRAINTREE, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE) today announced that it was not selected to supply The American Red Cross with certain whole blood collection components. The Company was informed that a competitor was chosen to supply these products on an exclusive basis. Haemonetics provided the following information regarding its whole blood collection kit business with The American Red Cross: -- Haemonetics currently supplies 1.8 million in-line...

2014-03-07 12:23:57

Online appointment campaign begins at Las Vegas race and concludes in Darlington with one blood donor signing their name on the No. 16 hood WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The No. 16 American Red Cross Ford Fusion sports the first of two #ImProud2Give paint schemes at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Sunday, March 9. The No. 16 hood is covered with a larger-than-life Red Cross blood donor sticker, advertising Your Name Here and launching a campaign asking blood donors to...

2014-02-17 23:23:36

Ray Chevrolet of Fox Lake is proud to announce their upcoming community blood drive on Saturday, 2.22.14 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Fox Lake, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Ray Chevrolet of Fox Lake is proud to announce their upcoming community blood drive on Saturday, 2.22.14 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ray Chevrolet invites the public to come out and donate blood to support life in the Chicagoland community. The drive will be set up in the 2nd floor conference room at the dealership, in...

2014-02-13 12:28:10

More than 700 People Seek Refuge in 110 Shelters Across Eight States WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding to the huge winter storm barreling up the East Coast and asking people to give blood to make up for the blood drives canceled due to the storm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The storm has caused the cancellation of about 265 Red Cross blood drives in the south and along the East Coast, resulting in...

2014-02-12 12:28:34

Blood Drives Shut Down; More Than 1,000 Canceled Since Start of 2014 WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states to the massive winter storm that is affecting people from the Gulf Coast to New England and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The storm is already affecting people across the southern states and as many as 200...

2014-01-27 16:23:40

She's Going to the Super Bowl! NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) is wrapping up its eight-month partnership with the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee, sending a blood donor to the big game this weekend with a pair of tickets. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/DC53410) "More than a quarter of a million names were entered in the sweepstakes, representing everyone who donated blood with us from May 24 to January 17," said...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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