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2011-06-28 20:49:00

More than half of Sweden's intensive care nurses doubt that a clinical neurological examination can establish that a patient is brain dead. Intensive care nurses also perceive that this uncertainty can affect relatives when the question of organ donation is raised, is reveiled in a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. End-of-life care in an intensive care unit (ICU) also includes caring for patients who are brain dead and who by their death become potential...

2011-06-22 11:32:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you want to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/student-video-at-the-heart-of-educating-teens-about-registering-as-donors-124357314.html Every day, a teen as young as 15-years-old is faced with this very question for the first time at the Office of Motor Vehicles while applying for his/her first driver's license. The...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

The UK government is currently going through a consultation and review on whether to change the laws around paying women to donate eggs to help cut the long donor waiting list in the UK. Their full findings on compensation are not due until mid-October but early indications are that public opinion is on the side of allowing donors to receive payment as is already the case in the U.S. Manchester, England, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The UK government is currently going through a...

2011-06-14 10:10:00

Ontarians can now become registered organ donors with the click of a mouse To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/trillium-gift-of-life-network/ontario-organ-tissue-donor-online-registration TORONTO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - For the first time ever, Ontarians can now register as organ and tissue donors online through a new web site, BeADonor.ca. Every registered donor has the potential to save up to eight lives. Previously, Ontarians could only...

2011-06-14 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 40,000 couples waiting on average 3 years to be matched with a suitable egg donor [http://www.babythoughts.co.uk ] via the NHS, UK start up Babythoughts offers a secure and confidential way for egg donors and recipient couples to get in contact and by-pass the current waiting list system. Once a couple have found a donor they automatically move to the top of the waiting list on the NHS. Alternatively, if preferred, the...

2011-04-27 07:10:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanco Services, LLC announces an express registration process for political organizations that will slash the time it takes to launch an online donation page from a matter of days to a matter of hours. The process is designed for organizations that need to rapidly deploy a webpage where supporters can make donations. Today, a news story can emerge quickly, go viral and garner enormous attention for a candidate or cause. In mere hours, a...

2011-04-20 14:34:43

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) is setting the first ever standards in Cross Border Reproductive Care (CBRC). The safety of patients, gamete donors, surrogates and future children take centre stage in ESHRE's Good Practice Guide for Cross Border Reproductive Care, published today (Wednesday, 20 April 2011). The Guide aims to ensure high-quality assisted reproduction treatment as defined by the European Union criteria for good quality medical treatment...

2011-04-20 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day and the spring cleaning season, Savers thrift stores, an international chain with 270 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, today announced a massive donation drive across North America called "Clear Clutter for a Cause." Together with over 140 nonprofit partners, Clear Clutter for a Cause encourages the public to turn otherwise unused goods into revenue for local nonprofits by donating items, rather...

2011-04-07 19:03:35

People who use in vitro fertilization to conceive children often have leftover embryos and must decide whether to store them, dispose of them or possibly donate them for research. A new process developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine allows these people to make this decision in the privacy of their own homes "” without any interaction with clinic personnel or scientists who might benefit from the research. "There is concern that conflicts of interest and...

2011-03-25 12:50:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Orcutt never thought donating blood would improve his health. On the contrary, Orcutt became a regular donor to the Central California Blood Center (CCBC) to help improve the health of others. Yet, 20 years after his very first donation, Orcutt was the recipient of a LifeSource whole house water filter system at the CCBC's 2011 Great American Blood Drive. Orcutt has regularly donated plasma to the CCBC since he moved to Fresno in...


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  • A spider.
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