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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,...

2010-12-10 00:00:44

Donor Alliance was named the successor organization to the Donor Awareness Council, officially assuming the organization's responsibilities on July 1, 2010. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 Donor Alliance, the federally designated organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, was named the successor organization to the Donor Awareness Council (DAC), officially assuming the organization's...

2010-12-09 11:50:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) will honor the unique legacy of twin sisters Mia Adriano and Irene Atencio on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year's Day. While twins share many qualities, Irene and Mia share something rare: a part of each other. Mia donated tissue at the time of her death. One of her donated tendons went to her twin sister, Irene, to repair her torn...

2010-12-03 07:05:00

DENVER, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- mGive, (www.mGive.com), the leading service provider for mobile donations in the United States, today announced that it is powering the $25 text donation campaign launched by The American Red Cross. This new mobile donation campaign, which will run through December 31, 2010, enables individuals to make a $25 mobile donation to the American Red Cross by texting GIFT to 90999. "We are honored to have been selected by the American Red Cross to provide...

2010-11-30 16:18:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The steady increase in recession-spurred egg donor prospects has not resulted in a larger pool of qualified candidates, a leading agency that matches egg donors and gestational surrogates with intended parents said today. "While media coverage, and especially about the compensation (averaging $5,000 to $7,000) has created awareness and a flood of prospects, the vast majority have not qualified as donors for various reasons," said Mary Ellen...

2010-11-30 09:00:00

Cell Phone Users Can Text GIFT to 90999 Through December 31 in New Program WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Red Cross and wireless communications partners today announced a new mobile giving effort that enables cellular telephone users to text GIFT to 90999 to make a $25 donation to the Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The new holiday text donation program builds on the record-shattering effort following the...

2010-11-30 07:05:00

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- mGive, (www.mGive.com), the leading service provider for mobile donations in the United States, today announced that it is powering the mobile donation industry's first $25 text donation campaign launched by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Through this campaign, individuals can text LIFE to 50555 to donate $25 to the ACLJ, an organization dedicated to protecting freedom, life, and religious liberties in the United States and...

2010-11-29 14:37:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The top four Charity Gift Card providers, TisBest.org, CharityGiftCertificates.org, JustGive.org and NetworkForGood.org today issued the Just 51 Bucks Challenge, asking Americans to give a gift of charity instead of "stuff" this holiday season. By investing $51 - which is 10 percent of what the average U.S. consumer will spend this year(1) - in Charity Gift Cards rather than conventional holiday gifts of stuff, Americans can close the charity budget...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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