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2011-11-21 13:17:00

Donations from Corporate Partners Extend Reach of Holiday Donations WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Circle K Stores, Inc., Diapers.com, Serve from American Express and Simon Property Group have joined the American Red Cross as Holiday Campaign partners, helping the Red Cross help those in need. These partners will work with their customers to raise money to support the Red Cross during the holiday season through customer donation programs, gift...

2011-11-21 07:00:00

Over 101,000 donations of blood needed to help hospital patients this holiday season OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - As retailers scramble this holiday season to re-stock their shelves with holiday gifts, Canadian Blood Services is asking eligible Canadians to take one hour of their busy schedule to ensure our shelves are replenished with the gifts that will make a difference to hospital patients this season. Between November 21 and January 2, Canadian Blood Services is...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Jennifer Lahl and The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010), Anonymous Father's Day presents the untold stories of children of sperm donors. Featuring the heart-rending reflections of now adult children fathered anonymously, these donor-conceived children share the pain, longing and uncertainties created by the secrecy of their conceptions. Each has a real, biological father...

2011-11-02 15:57:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Donor Network Alliance (DNA), the largest single resource available profiling egg donors from throughout the United States, announced today that it is relaunching as a free service to intended parents. DNA features a web-based searchable database of more than 6,000 egg donors, including their complete descriptions and contact information for the agencies that represent them. The site also includes profiles of gestational surrogates. "DNA was...

2011-10-28 12:18:41

Individuals over 70 years old can safely donate without risking their lives People over age 70 years of age can safely donate a kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results provide good news for patients who need a kidney but have limited options for donors; however, kidneys from these elderly donors do not last as long as those from younger living donors. Because of a profound shortage in...

2011-10-28 10:09:00

BOZEMAN and BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and antimicrobial coatings for medical applications, is sponsoring the 2012 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float entitled "...One More Day." Bacterin and one of its procurement partners are sponsoring a donor family to attend the Rose Parade and will be recognized as one of the florographs that...

2011-10-26 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MobileCause (www.mobilecause.com), the leading provider in the U.S. for mobile communication, engagement, CRM and fundraising services, announced their mobile platform has been chosen to power mobile giving for Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN), a Minnesota-based non-profit, to raise funds and communicate with supporters. EFN is a full service food bank providing food and support services to more than 200 hunger relief partners...

2011-10-26 06:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, October 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The campaign allows web surfers to vote on where Leumi will make charitable contributions In 2011 Leumi will double the total contribution to this campaign to 2 million shekels, out of its total annual contributions estimated around 30 million shekels The 2010 campaign's success resulted in an increase in individuals' applications...

2011-10-11 06:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the recession seems to have taken a toll on most nonprofits' car donation programs, one charitable organization is running counter to that trend: the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). Donations of cars, trucks and other vehicles in the last six months to the organization's National Vehicle Donation Program have increased by more than 20 percent. "When we kicked off our program in the fall of 2010, we didn't...

2011-10-07 11:05:31

Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased. Data from a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care indicate that the time at which organ donation in brain dead donors is first discussed with family members could affect whether or not they consent to donation. The researchers believe that discussing the issue of donation with relatives of victims of catastrophic brain injury earlier...