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2010-06-10 13:59:00

Will Urge Committee to Protect Public Health, Resist those Advancing Socio-Political Agenda WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow (Friday, June 11), Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg will testify before the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services. He will urge the advisory committee to maintain the current policy which permanently defers men who have had sex with men since 1977 as blood...

2010-06-04 08:59:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase organ donation in Louisiana, celebrate the gift of life, and reach a diverse audience, New Orleans based Ochsner Health System has released a disco video with a pop culture appeal - costumed organs and real-life transplant recipients dancing around New Orleans landmarks to the Bee Gee's hit song Stayin' Alive. The goal of the video is to increase the LOPA organ donor registry by 6,000 over the next 6 months. The video, titled...

2010-06-03 17:14:07

Tax credit idea is part of 2-pronged proposal to increase the number of organs for transplant A Universit© de Montr©al philosopher and ethicist is proposing that governments implement an organ donation tax credit to help increase the number of organs available for transplant. Jurgen De Wispelaere is a visiting fellow with the university's Centre for Ethics Research, generally known by its French-language acronym, CRÓ°UM. In a paper presented at the 2010...

2010-05-27 05:30:00

Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points - or give points WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives through your blood donations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Log onto Red Cross Racing - Get Points or Give Points Back:...

2010-05-06 12:42:00

Clients Can Select A Sperm Donor Based On Astrological Signs, Favorite Pets and More FAIRFAX, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finding the perfect sperm donor just got easier, thanks to Fairfax Cryobank's new donor search tool, which allows potential clients to search by lifestyle criteria (including astrological signs, favorite songs, life goals, favorite pets and favorite subjects in school), as well as by traditional physical and educational standards. The search tool's "Basic"...

2010-05-05 14:55:57

Analysis: Time to move to presumed consent for organ donation The Organ Donor Taskforce is unrealistic if it thinks that it can dramatically increase donation rates without adopting a policy of presumed consent, say experts on bmj.com today. The authors, Sheila Bird from the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge and John Harris from the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation in Manchester, argue that "the taskforce did not consider all the relevant evidence, particularly on relatives'...

2010-04-29 12:50:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record crowd of 450 business leaders, community advocates, volunteers, blood drive sponsors, donors, and recipients whose lives have been saved through blood donation came out last Thursday evening, April 22, 2010 to celebrate at Memorial Blood Centers' 6th annual What's Your Type? benefit. Throughout the night, nearly $110,000 was raised to help Memorial Blood Centers replace an inefficient and outdated fleet of bloodmobiles with a...

2010-04-15 07:22:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- National Donate Life Month (April) is a 30-day initiative to celebrate the heroes who've saved and enhanced lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and to educate the public on their options and wishes. To raise awareness, Ochsner Health System is launching the "Save Nine" campaign, a YouTube video initiative to encourage more informed decisions. With a goal of adding 6,000 more residents to the organ donor registry, Ochsner asks the public to...

2010-04-08 09:00:00

AURORA, Colo., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wyoming led the nation in 2009 as the state with the highest eye, organ and tissue donor designation rate among residents age 18 and over. This rate, called the "Actionable Donor Designation (ADD) Population 18+ Share," is the total number of designated donors as a percentage of all state residents age 18 and over. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100408/DC83095LOGO) Today, the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank (RMLEB) released...

2010-04-05 07:20:00

Survey reveals pervasive donation myths According to a new survey by Donate Life America, 43 percent of people are undecided, reluctant or do not wish to have their organs and tissue donated after their deaths. While an improvement over findings from a similar survey last year in which 50 percent reported the same, the statistic illustrates a critical need to continue to increase the level of support for organ donation to save the lives of the more than 105,000 adults and children on the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'