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2012-05-15 02:28:03

SaveBethesda.org Not Affiliated With The Salvation Army TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - In order to continue operations, the Bethesda Centre in London, Ontario must raise $1.5 million before May 31, 2012. The Salvation Army has set up a website, www.salvationarmy.ca/savebethesda, to collect donations to save the centre. When you donate to this secure site, you will receive a charitable donation receipt if the $1.5 million goal is met. If the goal is not reached by the deadline, The...

2012-05-11 05:25:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — For potential organ donors, it is not enough to have just good intentions; you need to have a good waistline as well. Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity can prevent people from potentially donating their kidneys to save others´ lives. The risk of operation complications and the development of chronic conditions linked to...

2012-05-07 06:27:03

DENVER, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and Wyoming, held the 2012 Donor Family Tribute over the weekend to honor organ donors and their families. At the conclusion of the event, donor families released pink, biodegradable balloons in remembrance of their loved ones. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120507/LA02002) SOURCE Donor Alliance

2012-05-02 20:03:26

It´s called the gift of life. But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it. That´s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix. “It´s a pretty remarkable increase,” says Nicola Lacetera, an assistant professor of strategic management at the University of...

Facebook Introduces Organ Donor Registration
2012-05-01 11:32:38

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com If you´ve ever read an “exhausting vacation” status update, you know that one phenomenon to arise of out the social network era is that of the ℠humble brag,´ A new feature unveiled by Facebook today will put a positive spin on the humble brag and might even save a few lives. The company announced that users will now be able register as an organ donor and can share this news through the web site. In an interview with ABC´s...

2012-05-01 02:26:58

RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donate Life America, the national organization dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors that save and heal lives, today announced a major initiative with Facebook. Today, Facebook launched an upgrade to its Timeline structure, which asks users to check their organ donor status and directs them to Donate Life America's National Registration Page -- allowing them to designate a donation decision if they...

2012-04-05 06:24:39

DENVER, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming today announced results from a Colorado initiative designed to study the public's perception of organ, eye and tissue donation. The two-part survey aimed to increase knowledge and overall awareness about reasons people don't register to be organ, eye and tissue donors in the...

2012-03-15 21:24:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring will be in the air on March 22nd when local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers and NBC-affiliate KARE 11 come together to host the 15th annual KARE 11 Community Blood Drive. All eligible donors are encouraged to step up to make a blood donation and receive a coupon for a free 6-pack of annuals, courtesy of Linder's Garden Center. As time allows, presenting donors also may be eligible for a tour of the KARE 11 studios....

2012-03-12 11:38:15

A Michigan State University anthropologist who spent more than a year infiltrating the black market for human kidneys has published the first in-depth study describing the often horrific experiences of poor people who were victims of organ trafficking. Monir Moniruzzaman interviewed 33 kidney sellers in his native Bangladesh and found they typically didn´t get the money they were promised and were plagued with serious health problems that prevented them from working, shame and...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

Chicago Self Storage Is Partnering With LifeSource To Host A Blood Drive During The Facility's Merchant Day Event Chciago, IL (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 LifeStorage, Chicago self storage provider for home and business, records management and office solutions, is hosting a Blood Drive and Merchant Day event at its Hermosa location at 4500 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago, on Saturday March 10th from 10am to 4pm. Partnering with LifeSource, Chicago's Blood Center, LifeStorage Hermosa Store Managers Yecy...