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2012-01-15 08:00:00

Over 1000 members in the USA are now members of Helpcup. A social network dedicated to people in need. Donors wanted. Nationwide (PRWEB) January 15, 2012 Helpcup.com launched its social media network in December 24th 2011. Since its launch over 1000 members have joined for free. Helpcup is a place where businesses, charities and individuals can build a profile page and help each other with professional services or financial help. Although Helpcup does not directly help its members, members...

2011-12-22 12:35:30

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...

2011-11-30 10:48:32

Removing organs for transplant unless person explicitly opts out of donation before death not best way to address scarcity, raises sticky ethical questions Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt-in -- by, say, checking a box on a driver's license application -- to opt-out, which presumes someone's willingness to donate after death unless they explicitly object while alive, would not be likely to increase the donation rate in the United States, new Johns Hopkins...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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