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2012-01-20 12:17:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local Memorial Blood Centers (MBC)--nonprofit partner of the Minnesota Twins--is returning again to TwinsFest with an opportunity for all eligible blood donors to help save lives in the community. Back to the Mall of America Field this year, MBC will be hosting its 3rd annual TwinsFest Blood Drive, and teaming up with the Twins organization to offer a very special deal. All presenting donors who step up to give a pint of...

2012-01-15 08:00:00

Over 1000 members in the USA are now members of Helpcup. A social network dedicated to people in need. Donors wanted. Nationwide (PRWEB) January 15, 2012 Helpcup.com launched its social media network in December 24th 2011. Since its launch over 1000 members have joined for free. Helpcup is a place where businesses, charities and individuals can build a profile page and help each other with professional services or financial help. Although Helpcup does not directly help its members, members...

2012-01-12 13:48:00

DULUTH, Minn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC), Minnesota's oldest and largest nonprofit community blood center, today announced the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Miller-Dwan Foundation that will be used to directly benefit patients served by Northland hospitals. "Thanks to the generosity of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, we will now be able to make a capital purchase of a new refrigerated storage unit for our Duluth-based laboratory that...

2012-01-04 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is Jessica Melore's 30th birthday, a milestone birthday she did not always think she was going to have. At only 16 years old Jessica received a sudden and lifesaving heart transplant. Today, Jessica's story of hope helps to launch Donate Life America's bold new initiative, "20 Million in 2012." Donate Life America, the national organization promoting organ, eye and tissue donation in the United States, is launching this bold new...

2011-12-22 12:35:30

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...

2011-12-14 10:00:00

Television, movie and music personalities urge people to give something that means something WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen celebrities are urging their fans and the public to donate to the American Red Cross this holiday season and give a gift that will help people when they need it most. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Celebrities who are actively encouraging support for the Red Cross holiday giving...

2011-12-13 11:08:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, thousands of generous blood donors rolled up their sleeves to fight hunger while saving lives, participating in Memorial Blood Centers' Pint for a Pound promotion. In partnership with Second Harvest Heartland, this annual program makes it easier than ever to restock the life-saving blood supplies at local hospitals while helping to fill area food shelves. For each unit of blood donated during the most...

2011-12-13 09:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians considering making charitable donations for the holidays should first do some research about the causes or groups that they wish to support, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele. "There are many worthy charities and residents should feel free to contribute to causes that mean something to them," said Aichele, whose department oversees charities in the state. "However, scam artists are also...

2011-12-09 09:45:00

These Quick Gifts Save Lives, and Don't Cost a Dime NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, is facilitating holiday gifts that allow people to donate life-saving blood in someone's honor - "free" gifts with meaning. "Think about all the people in your life who've been in a car accident, or had surgery, or are dealing with cancer. They...

2011-11-30 10:48:32

Removing organs for transplant unless person explicitly opts out of donation before death not best way to address scarcity, raises sticky ethical questions Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt-in -- by, say, checking a box on a driver's license application -- to opt-out, which presumes someone's willingness to donate after death unless they explicitly object while alive, would not be likely to increase the donation rate in the United States, new Johns Hopkins...