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2011-01-14 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting a family the "old-fashioned way" is becoming less common. Only 25% of American households are made up of a husband, wife, and a child. The fertility field is continually growing with advances in scientific technology, and infertile patients have more options for conceiving -- including the use of donor sperm. Along with the medical advances comes the continual need for emotional support for both the parent and children. The American Fertility...

2010-12-31 10:42:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers asks all eligible blood donors--especially those who have yet to donate for the first time--to begin the new year with a resolution to become a regular blood donor and give the gift of life to someone in our community. January is National Blood Donor Month, and now is a great time to make a resolution to become a regular blood donor with Memorial Blood Centers. Donating blood once every season--winter, spring,...

2010-12-30 10:13:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Taking different measures to preserve the lungs after brain death in potential organ donors nearly doubled the lungs eligible for donation, compared to conventional methods that are typically used. In patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 to 20 percent of their lungs are suitable for transplantation, which may be due to the ventilator strategy used after brain death. There is much controversy as to the best...

2010-12-28 10:34:00

Strategic Health Care to Assist with Federal Policy Initiatives MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) has engaged Strategic Health Care (SHC) to help advance its federal legislative and regulatory agenda and put hope within reach for more than 100,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. According to the firm, SHC aids its clients in shaping legislation, regulations and government policy through direct...

2010-12-20 08:56:00

Goodwill® Urges Donors to Give to Legitimate Charities ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for the donation of household items. It is also one of the busiest times of the year -- period. As a result, many people look for the quickest, easiest way to donate their used goods. This practice can, unfortunately, have unintended consequences, such as boosting the income of a for-profit group rather...

2010-12-16 12:38:22

Requiring a second exam on a person who is considered brain dead may be unnecessary, according to a study on the impact of a second brain death exam on organ donation rates. The research is published in the December 15, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, scientists reviewed the cases of 1,229 adults and 82 children ages one and older pronounced brain dead. The information was taken from the New York...

2010-12-16 09:55:00

Television, movie and music personalities urge people to give the gift that saves the day WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen celebrities are urging their fans and the public to donate to the American Red Cross this holiday season and give a gift that could save the day for someone in need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Celebrities who are actively encouraging support for the Red Cross holiday giving campaign include...

2010-12-15 00:26:32

Use of certain measures for lung preservation after brain death in potential organ donors resulted in a nearly doubling of lungs eligible for donation, compared to a conventional strategy that is used, according to preliminary research published in the December 15 issue of JAMA. Of patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 percent to 20 percent of these patients' lungs are subsequently suitable for transplantation, which may be the result in part...

2010-12-14 00:47:46

Face-to-face workplace interactions may be the best way to educate and encourage people to consider becoming organ donors, according to new research from Purdue University. "Workplaces are a key location for people to learn about health and wellness issues, but how information is distributed in this setting can make a difference for sensitive health topics such as organ donation," said Susan E. Morgan, a professor of communication. "There is an incredible amount of misinformation and medical...

2010-12-13 09:30:00

DENVER, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year, Donate Life will sponsor a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, a grand national tradition. This year, two families from the Rocky Mountain region will travel to Pasadena and ride on the 2011 Donate Life float, Seize the Day!, in an effort to heighten awareness about tissue donation. The float will include organ and tissue transplant recipients, living donors and family members of deceased donors from around the country,...


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