Latest Donation Stories

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...

2012-05-02 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...

2012-03-12 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...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.