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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...

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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...

2010-04-01 10:43:00

April is National Donate Life Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT reminds driver's license and identification card holders they can help another person live a fuller and longer life by registering online as an organ donor. "Citizens considering adding the organ donor designation to their driver's license or identification card can do so at any time - they do not have to wait for their renewal notices to take...

2010-03-26 15:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council Action and the Oklahoma Family Policy Council released a radio advertisement supporting State Representative Rebecca Hamilton's Oklahoma House Bill 3077, currently being reviewed by the Oklahoma State Senate. H.B. 3077 would put an end to the financial lure that draws young women into donating their eggs to fertility clinics, a dangerous procedure that can cause life-threatening complications including kidney...

2010-03-17 12:01:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota music sensation Tim Mahoney will be returning to perform live at this year's annual What's Your Type? event on April 22, 2010, which will benefit Memorial Blood Centers, an independent nonprofit organization that supplies life-saving blood and biomedical expertise to area hospital partners. "Memorial Blood Centers is delighted to have Tim Mahoney return to our What's Your Type? benefit for the second year in a row," said Peg...

2010-03-11 10:32:39

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) has approved a set of guidelines to govern programs accepting the donation of bodies for education and biomedical research. The guidelines cover the minimum requirements that should be met by any Willed Body Program. According to AAA Secretary-Treasurer Richard Drake, Director of Anatomy at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, "Establishing a basic minimum level of expectations for Willed Body Programs is...

2010-03-10 07:10:06

An analysis of outcomes for live kidney donors in the U.S. over a 15 year period finds they have similar long-term survival rates compared to healthy individuals who were not kidney donors, according to a study in the March 10 issue of JAMA. Many patients with end-stage renal (kidney) disease are turning to live donor kidney transplantation to improve survival and quality of life because of the shortage of organs available from the deceased donor pool. "Although many healthy adults are eager...

2010-03-02 12:45:00

What is the proper incentive so that the rate of blood donation can increase? CLEVELAND "“ There is typically a shortage of donated blood in the United States, and research at Case Western Reserve University is looking for ways of improving the life-saving supply. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at the university's Weatherhead School of Management, notes that about 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood and only about 8 percent do. Many of those who...

2010-03-02 11:37:00

CHICAGO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With three of the largest egg donor recruitment agencies in the U.S. having joined as members, the Donor Network Alliance (DNA) has reached the 5,000 mark in the number of registered donors in this national donor database. DNA (www.donornetworkalliance.com) is an unprecedented affiliation of leading U.S. egg donor agencies who have consolidated their egg donor profiles in a single Web site, making the egg donor search easier for intended parents, and...