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2014-04-14 04:20:35

Bank's donation brings Canadian Blood Services another step closer to meeting growing demand for stem cells in Canada OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A life-saving national public stem cell bank will soon become a reality thanks to a generous $300,000 donation from CIBC. The donation will support Canadian Blood Services' Campaign For All Canadians, helping to raise funds towards the establishment of a national public cord blood bank in Canada. The demand for blood stem cells in...

2014-03-31 23:22:56

In an annual review by the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network and Canadian Blood Services, the hospital was recognized for excellence in helping to manage the province's supply of donated blood. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 In a recent review of Ontario hospitals’ management of the province’s donated blood supply, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) was cited for delivering excellent results. The annual review was led by the Ontario Regional Blood...

2009-10-13 13:44:00

Youth may not bring wisdom but, according to a new study from Canada, it does bring generosity as young adults are found to be the most likely to donate blood. The research, published in BioMed Central's open access International Journal of Health Geographics, looked at what factors had an impact on donating blood. 'Like other countries, Canada's population is aging, and the implications of this demographic change need to be better understood from the perspective of blood supply' says Antonio...

2009-10-13 12:32:00

The Canadian blood supply relies heavily on a small number of donors"”with young adults donating at higher rates"”which may prove problematic as the population ages, according to a new study from McMaster University. The research, published in open access format in the International Journal of Health Geographics, examined what specific factors had an impact on blood donation in this country. "Like other countries, Canada's population is aging and the implications of this need to...

2009-01-12 12:04:29

 Researchers have discovered a potentially important new resistance factor in the battle against HIV: blood types. An international team of researchers from Canadian Blood Services, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Lund University in Sweden have discovered that certain blood types are more predisposed to contracting HIV, while others are more effective at fending it off.A carbohydrate-containing antigen, termed Pk blood group which is distinct from the well-known ABO and Rh...

2008-08-13 12:00:56

The Canadian government has approved $35 million in funding for a national organ donation registry through the national blood donor agency. Canadian Blood Services will develop a system and database to coordinate organ donations in all territories and provinces except Quebec, which has its own agency and might join later on, the Globe and Mail reported. Graham Sher, the chief executive officer of the blood agency told the newspaper the system will mean increased availability of organs...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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