Latest Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Stories

2010-12-31 10:42:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers asks all eligible blood donors--especially those who have yet to donate for the first time--to begin the new year with a resolution to become a regular blood donor and give the gift of life to someone in our community. January is National Blood Donor Month, and now is a great time to make a resolution to become a regular blood donor with Memorial Blood Centers. Donating blood once every season--winter, spring,...

2010-06-07 05:00:00

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions serving the 20 million people of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey thank blood donors everywhere who make the time to give blood, the "gift of life," so that others may live. June 14, recognized as Flag Day in the U.S., is also celebrated globally as World Blood Donor Day. This year's theme is "New blood for the world," where youth will be the focus of the day in events...

2010-03-19 12:00:00

NYBC, Donors Contribute Pints and Points NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, has provided a contribution of $76,250, and has joined the "Honor Roll of Life" of US blood centers providing units of blood directly to the Haiti relief effort. Between January 25 and February 15, blood donors designated more than one million points earned in NYBC's Advantage donor loyalty program,...

2010-01-07 08:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies®, Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies® division has licensed eDonor® donor recruitment and retention software to Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center ("MVRBC") of Davenport, Iowa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (Logo:...

2009-11-12 15:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today addressed recent concerns about the potential effect of H1N1 on the local blood supply and detailed the steps the organization continues to take to meet the needs of its 30 area hospital partners for a safe and ample supply of blood and blood products. "A great deal is being written about the H1N1 virus and recent concerns have been raised regarding the virus's potential impact on our country's blood supply,"...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'