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2012-09-18 02:27:21

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duluth resident and long-time loyal blood donor Jon Nelson is now the proud owner of a new all-terrain vehicle (ATV), thanks to Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and a random drawing in a special promotion sponsored by Memorial Blood Centers. Throughout the month of July, volunteers who stepped up to give blood with Memorial Blood Centers became eligible to enter the Fishing for Donors campaign with a chance to win the Polaris ATV....

2012-09-17 14:22:34

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hemerus Medical, LLC, a Minnesota-based company that develops innovative technologies for the collection, processing, preservation, and storage of blood products announced that it has received the world's first CE Marking for a 56 day red blood cell storage solution - the SOLX(® )red blood cell additive (AS-7). The current conventional red blood cell storage solutions have only provided 42 days of storage. Dr. Majid Zia, CTO and inventor...

2012-09-11 14:20:24

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival is about the thrill of racing, the sound of engines, the smell of fuel and, the sight of blood. In a good way. Thousands of participants at this year's preeminent San Diego Fleet Week Foundation event will be able to support our servicemen and women by donating blood through the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Blood Donor Center team that will be set up at the Naval Air Station North Island on...

2012-09-07 06:24:34

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 11(th) Anniversary of September 11 approaches, New York Blood Center (NYBC) honors the many dedicated donors who gave the gift of life immediately following the terrorist attacks -- and each and every day since. "After the overwhelming outpouring of support we received 11 years ago, we erected a plaque outside our Manhattan headquarters to honor everyone who helped," said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis. "But what's so critical for us to...

2012-08-30 21:39:14

Study authors note that tax deductions, credits for donors remain worthwhile, further measures should be explored The policies that several states have adopted giving tax deductions or credits to living organ donors do not appear to have increased donation rates. Authors of the study, appearing in the August issue of the American Journal of Transplantation, found little difference in the annual number of living organ donations per 100,000 population between the 15 states that had enacted...

2012-08-30 06:26:15

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with the community this September to observe Sickle Cell Awareness Month and highlight the need for blood donors to help break the cycle of pain for those fighting this chronic disease. Along with the Minnesota Vikings, University of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Memorial Blood Centers is hosting special blood donation events and urging all sickle cell...

2012-08-29 23:03:19

Rock River Valley Blood Center Seeks Donors Before Weekend, Blood Types O, A and B are needed! (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 The community blood supply continues to see the usual summer shortfall, and blood and platelet donors are needed before the holiday weekend. The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) is asking healthy individuals to donate blood this week to help sustain the blood supply. “We have begun to see a significant slow down in donations and it usually gets worse as we...

2012-08-27 02:23:44

SHANGHAI, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Famous Chinese actor, Ray Lui, Honorary Chairman of Touchmedia, joined hands with celebrities and corporate leaders to donate blood today at the Shanghai Red Cross Blood Center, launching the "Touch Your Heart - Donate for Love" campaign calling for more volunteers to donate blood. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/CN63034) "Touch Your Heart - Donate for Love" is being led by Touchmedia and Mr. Lui and Micky Fung, Founder and...

2012-08-24 23:00:54

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers´, 6574 E. Riverside Blvd in Loves Park, will host a blood drive from 9am to 1pm on Friday, August 31st, 2012. (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Centers´, 6574 E. Riverside Blvd in Loves Park, will host a blood drive from 9am to 1pm on Friday, August 31st, 2012. You can schedule an appointment to donate by calling 815-639-1239, but walk ins are welcome. Registered donors will receive a voucher for an oil change with 5...

2012-08-21 23:29:07

A pioneering surgical blood salvage technology developed at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is set to transform the way major surgery is carried out by reducing blood loss in patients. HemoSep is set to revolutionize the health care sector after gaining the CE mark and receiving Canadian national approval, following highly successful clinical trials in the world leading University of Kirikkale University Hospital in Ankara, Turkey. The device is designed to recover blood spilled...