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2010-08-25 11:33:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With exciting new educational resources, facts and figures, and fresh tools to engage the public in the blood donation process, Memorial Blood Centers today announced the official launch of its fully redesigned website at www.MBC.org. "As we continually strive to be the community resource our constituents look to for the information, blood products, testing, and medical support services they need to save and sustain lives in our...

2010-08-24 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research study was released Tuesday that may change the way many nonprofits approach their fundraising budgets. The report, Heart of the Donor, Insights into Donor Motivation and Behavior for the 21st Century, uncovers valuable insights on donor behavior and preferences as well as insight into age, demographic and other factors. The report will be unveiled at the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation conference at the Sheraton New York...

2010-08-24 08:32:00

TORONTO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The new movie, "The Switch" starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman tells the tale of a 40-year-old woman who decides that she is tired of waiting to find Mr. Right in order to have a child. Instead, she wants to find the "right" sperm donor and have a baby on her own. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060208/NYWFNS1LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060208/NYWFNS1LOGO) Anticipating Friday's release of the film, online...

2010-08-19 15:05:05

Study links locale to diminished access to organs Researchers at the University of Michigan and Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, both in Ann Arbor, have identified geographic variation as a key factor accounting for disparities in access to liver transplantation among racial and ethnic groups. Full details appear in the September issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Organ...

2010-08-04 17:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest surrogacy agency applauds today's historic ruling by Justice Vaughn Walker striking down California's anti-gay Proposition 8 banning marriage between gay and lesbian couples. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080916/LATU502LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/LATU502LOGO) Founded in 1996 with the specific mission of assisting members of the gay and lesbian community create their families through...

2010-08-04 13:40:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today announced the winners of its annual high school awards programs for the 2009-2010 school year, including individual student recipients and the school Partner of the Year. Every year, Memorial Blood Centers partners with hundreds of high schools throughout the Twin Cities' Metro, Greater Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin to help students further develop their leadership skills and a life-long commitment to...

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2010-07-27 14:05:00

A popular dating website exclusively for beautiful people has branched out and is now providing a fertility forum that is designed to ease the worry of having an ugly baby. The project was launched in June, just after BeautifulPeople.com booted out 5,000 people who gained weight and were deemed too ugly to remain members. According to managing director Greg Hodge, a good-looking Brit, the Fertility Forum is "like any charitable work," and is presented as a solution for parents who worry...

2010-06-28 05:50:00

New Donation Impact Calculator Quantifies Positive Result of Donating, Translates Goods into Job Training and Employee Placement Services ROCKVILLE, Md., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International, a leading social service enterprise, today launched an education movement to raise awareness about the importance of donating used items and the positive impact those items have on people and the planet. To commemorate the launch, Goodwill® announces...

2010-06-14 12:22:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest surrogacy agency announced today the creation of the first ever financing program for clients who are creating or expanding their families through surrogacy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080916/LATU502LOGO) Growing Generations unique program will provide up to $100,000 in financing for qualifying clients working with the company's surrogacy program. The loans offer competitive interest rates comparable to second...

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2010-06-11 09:35:00

The World Health Organization says people make 93 million blood donations around the globe each year, but the rate of donation in poor countries is far too low. WHO says that one percent of a country's population has to give blood in order to collect enough for the basic needs of blood transfusions.  The agency says that the donation rate is below 1 percent in 77 countries. It says that half the global blood donations are collected in developed countries, which consists only 16 percent...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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