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2010-11-24 07:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today issued a critical alert for donations from Type O negative blood donors. There is also an urgent need for Type A negative blood donors to make a donation during this holiday season. The need for blood is constant, with someone requiring blood every two seconds. Holidays disrupt the usual flow of blood donations, yet all the travelers on the road - and the prediction for inclement weather - increase the...

2010-11-19 00:00:44

A new website, KindCoupons.org, intends to help consumers save money on their holiday purchases while at the same time increasing charitable giving. KindCoupons hosts thousands of money-saving coupons and is committed to donating 50% of the company's profits to charity. Weston, MA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Over the past two years, charitable giving in the United States has fallen by the highest percentages seen in over five decades. A shaky stock market and rising unemployment rate have...

2010-11-19 00:00:00

Full service egg donation and surrogacy center, Center for Egg Option, Illinois, launches an exclusive "Cycle Saver Program" for prospective parents whose previous attempts with egg donation have been unsuccessful. Program Director Nancy Block developed this one-of-a-kind opportunity to help prospective parents with their family building journey, without the added financial stress that is a frequent and familiar challenge. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Nancy Block, Program...

2010-11-10 13:00:00

One of the First in the Nation for a Community Blood Bank JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blood Alliance, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with operations in North Florida, and regions of Georgia and South Carolina, is one of the first community blood banks in the nation to introduce a smart phone App. Blood banks throughout the country often struggle with low blood donor participation. Of the 60% of healthy Americans who can donate, only 5% do. The Blood...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

Folks across America have helped the Songs of Love Foundation reach nearly 22,000 children with their very own personalized "song of love" by making tax-deductible car donations. Whenever they donate a car, proceeds have funded the production of fully produced custom songs to help sick children cope with serious illness. Forest Hills, NY (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 The Songs of Love Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates uplifting, personalized songs for...

2010-11-08 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank (CCB), the nation's leading sperm bank, today announced the opening of its newest branch in Indianapolis, IN. In conjunction with General BioTechnology, CCB Indiana joins Los Angeles (2), New York, Cambridge, and Palo Alto as California Cryobank's sixth facility. Led by principals Erik Woods, PhD., HCLD(ABB), and John Critser, PhD., General BioTech is a nationally respected cryopreservation and storage facility established in...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases list of winning hospitals having high organ donation rates throughout the U.S. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the list of hospitals throughout the country that achieved high organ donation conversion rates over an 18-month period. Five Colorado hospitals were among those named for excellence in organ donation. HHS awarded Medals of Honor in three categories "“...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life America in recognition of their achievements as part of the Donor Designation Collaborative (DDC), a national initiative to improve organ, eye and tissue donation rates with goals of reaching 100 million designated donors and a 50 percent donor designation rate. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 On November 3rd, Colorado and Wyoming were among just five states awarded with gold medals by Donate Life...

2010-11-03 10:50:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced more than $2.2 million in grants to help identify effective strategies for increasing organ donation. The funds are awarded under two programs administered by HRSA's Division of Transplantation: The Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation program ($1,212,717) is designed to improve understanding of ways to increase organ and tissue...

2010-11-02 07:05:00

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army Tidewater Area Command today announced that it will launch a Mobile Bell Ringer campaign. The campaign is the first of its kind, and will run through December 24, 2010. It is designed to introduce a mobile component into The Salvation Army's traditional Red Kettle Christmas campaign. All proceeds raised from the Mobile Bell Ringer campaign will benefit local families in need in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Accomac...


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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