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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...

2010-10-21 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics today announced that its VAIO® computers now come equipped with IBM's World Community Grid software, helping provide scientists around the globe with the computing power to help solve humankind's biggest challenges. All fall line-up of Sony VAIO® PCs - excluding laptops with Intel Atom based processors notebooks - will come equipped with World Community Grid software that users can opt to run....

2010-09-08 07:00:00

New Documentary Presents the Disturbing Truths of the Human Egg Trade, Calls for Protection of Young Women's Health WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eggsploitation, a new documentary film blowing the whistle on the deceptive practices of the infertility industry to exploit young women for their eggs, will premiere at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Room HVC 201. This exclusive film screening is being...

2010-09-07 04:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM's (NYSE: IBM) World Community Grid, a worldwide network of PC owners helping scientists solve humanitarian challenges, today announced several computing projects aimed at developing techniques to produce cleaner and safer water, an increasingly scarce commodity eluding at least 1.2 billion people worldwide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.