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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...

2012-03-02 12:58:36

There is good news for the 27,000 plus people around the world who donate a kidney each year. A study which followed living kidney donors for 10 years found that they were at no greater risk for heart disease than the healthy general population. Led by Dr. Amit Garg, a researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute and nephrologist at London Health Sciences Centre, the results provide important safety reassurances to donors, their recipients and health care professionals. In the general...

2012-03-02 12:55:28

Research: Cardiovascular disease in kidney donors: Matched cohort study Living kidney donors are at no greater risk of heart disease than the healthy general population, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The results provide important safety reassurances to donors, their recipients and transplant professionals. In the general population, there is a strong link between reduced kidney function and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Given that people who donate a kidney...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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