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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...

2011-03-16 07:00:00

Simplify your Life by Donating to Goodwill ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring presents the perfect time to take a fresh look at the items in your home and decide what should stay and what should go. As you de-clutter your home, Goodwill Industries® can put your unwanted items to good use. When you donate your gently used clothing, housewares and electronics, you are helping Goodwill® provide job training, education programs...

2011-02-14 10:18:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services today launched the new, improved organdonor.gov web site on the occasion of National Donor Day, February 14, 2011. Organdonor.gov features new and expanded content, interactive segments, and video presentations. The site will also incorporate stories about people who have been touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation - featuring the experiences of donor families, living donors,...

2011-02-08 16:16:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR - www.arr1.com), a leading agency that matches intended parents with egg donors and gestational surrogates, has launched a new egg donation program called "Family Commitment." The program aims to help ease the financial burden of trying again in the event that it takes more than one cycle or egg donor to achieve pregnancy. "What we're doing is telling our intended parents that we'll stick with them without...

2011-02-07 14:18:00

Fairfax Cryobank announces a new and exciting computer program to help patients "match" a photo of their partner or some other individual to find their perfect sperm donor FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Patients choosing donor sperm often wonder if they can find a donor who resembles their partner or someone else. Fairfax Cryobank's new Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) program allows patients to upload a photo of their spouse or partner, themselves, a family member or even a...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

Family Creations, LLC an internationally recognized egg donor and surrogate program is the first agency to offer specialized packages to their recipient clients. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Family Creations, LLC an internationally recognized egg donor and surrogate program is the first agency to offer specialized packages to their recipient clients. These packages have been developed to give intended parents more control over the type of relationship they will have with...

2011-01-24 15:43:02

Women who have become pregnant after egg donation should be categorized as high-risk patients. Why that is the case, and which consequences egg donation may have for women is the subject of a review article by Ulrich Pecks and co-authors from the University Hospital Aachen in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl In 2011; 108[3]: 23-31). The authors support their assessment with data from recent publications and with a case series...

2011-01-20 15:25:41

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has published Thursday 20 January 2011 a position paper related to intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction (IMAR).This particular type of assisted reproduction can raise various ethical and controversial issues, due to the involvement of a family member as a third party. The ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law acknowledges the benefits that IMAR may bring to those choosing this approach and concludes that certain forms of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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