Latest Irish Blood Transfusion Service 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,...

2010-11-24 07:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today issued a critical alert for donations from Type O negative blood donors. There is also an urgent need for Type A negative blood donors to make a donation during this holiday season. The need for blood is constant, with someone requiring blood every two seconds. Holidays disrupt the usual flow of blood donations, yet all the travelers on the road - and the prediction for inclement weather - increase the...

2009-08-25 00:06:08

Officials of the New York Blood Center are urging Americans to save a life and plan to donate blood before the Labor Day weekend. Summer is trauma season for most U.S. hospital emergency rooms because August has the highest number of vehicle collisions, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Collision and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions. Throughout the year, every two seconds, someone needs blood, officials of the New York Blood Center say....

2006-07-25 15:13:45

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, still struggling with the after-effects of a long-running scandal over tainted blood, said on Tuesday it planned to pay a total of C$1.1 billion ($965 million) to around 5,500 people who had contracted hepatitis C from transfusions. The victims had been excluded from an earlier compensation plan that paid out money to people who were infected between 1986 and 1990, the year when Canada adopted tests that better screened blood for...

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