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2013-07-27 23:04:46

Join the Rock River Valley Blood Center on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Wolf Automotive, 1800 N. State Street in Belvidere for the "Dog Days of Summer" Community Blood Drive with Q98.5. Belvidere, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 Dog Days of Summer Community Blood Drive at Wolf Automotive with Q98.5 Join the Rock River Valley Blood Center on Saturday, August 3rd from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Wolf Automotive, 1800 N. State Street in Belvidere for the "Dog Days of...

2013-07-25 23:23:06

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 anyone that registers to donate blood at any Rock River Valley Blood Center location or mobile blood drive will receive an admission coupon to the Cherry Valley Days Festival. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 anyone that registers to donate blood at any Rock River Valley Blood Center location or mobile blood drive will receive an admission coupon to the Cherry Valley Days Festival, while supplies last. The festival runs August 23-25 at Baumann...

2013-07-24 23:26:20

Eagle Village will host a blood drive on July 31, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on its campus in Hersey, MI. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Blood donations at Eagle Village will provide twice the impact! Not only will donors provide life-saving blood but for every person who attempts to give blood, MichiganBlood will donate $10 to Eagle Village; and everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Meijer gift card. Now is the perfect time to support both Eagle Village and our...

2013-07-20 20:21:38

CHICAGO, July 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates approved a policy today calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modify its eligible blood donor criteria by allowing men who have had sex with other men to donate blood. Currently the FDA bans these individuals from donating blood due to concerns of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Testing methods have improved since the FDA first created its policy, including methods...

2013-07-17 16:27:14

Data shows that 70 percent of families will not have a matching donor in their family; By 2015, 10,000 cord blood transplants projected to be performed worldwide per year using publicly banked cord blood DAVIS, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- July is designated as Cord Blood Awareness Month by the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The national health observance aims to foster greater public recognition of cord blood donation options and to...

2013-07-14 23:02:55

The American Red Cross approves The Mansards Apartments, one of the premier apartment communities in Northwest Indiana, as a collection site for blood drives in the region. (PRWEB) July 14, 2013 The American Red Cross has approved The Mansards Apartments located in Griffith, Indiana as a recognized collection site for blood drives organized within the Griffith/Hammond area of Northwest Indiana. The site was approved after The Mansards reached out to the Red Cross earlier this year to...

2013-07-02 23:20:25

William Mattar Law Offices Hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 William Mattar Law Offices hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. The Blood Drive was open to the public and was held at 6720 Main St. Williamsville. Blood is a resource that is extremely important for the health of the community. A transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States. One car accident victim can need up to 100 pints of blood. A...

2013-07-01 16:26:47

LINCOLN, Neb., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local nonprofit, Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB), a division of Innovative Blood Resources, today announced the retirement of long-standing community leader and NCBB senior executive Phyllis Ericson, MS, MT(ASCP). In making the announcement, Don Berglund, CEO of Innovative Blood Resources, commented, "Phyllis has been, and will continue to be, an outstanding leader in the Nebraska community. And she is leaving a rich...

2013-06-02 23:03:47

Beginning Monday, June 3 and running through August 31, 2013, area blood donors will receive a coupon for a free Pint of frozen custard from Culver´s (while supplies last) as part of Culver´s “Give a Pint, Get a Pint”. Rockford, IL (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Beginning Monday, June 3 and running through August 31, 2013, area blood donors will receive a coupon for a free Pint of frozen custard from Culver´s (while supplies last) as part of Culver´s “Give a...

Incentives Can Boost Blood Donations
2013-05-24 05:53:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Offering gift cards or other rewards to potential donors can increase the amount of blood provided for transfusions and other medical purposes without adverse safety effects, according to a new report published in Friday´s edition of the journal Science. Economists from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and the University of Sydney assert that providing incentives such as gift cards,...