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2011-09-09 13:34:02

Transplantation specialists have proposed changes to the allocation and distribution of organs used for liver transplants.

2011-09-08 14:51:50

Clinicians from a leading UK children's hospital have called for European countries to change the way they tackle the shortage of organ donations from children.

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary Wu, an advocate for kidney disease research and organ donation, will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 UKRO, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research has announced that two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary H.

2011-07-21 09:00:00

Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) uses cutting edge technology to help patients "match" a photo of their choice to find their ideal sperm donor. FAIRFAX, Va., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fairfax Cryobank launched Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) in February 2011.

2011-07-19 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) today announced the formal launch of an innovative new web-based system that adds convenience and enhanced privacy for blood donors when completing their pre-donation health history.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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