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2014-09-16 12:31:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center's Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) Laboratory of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and test an HIV self-testing intervention for young, Black, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. This groundbreaking study will be led by NYBC's Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Head,...

2014-07-28 13:17:19

The Lancet The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England. The study retrospectively screened 225 000 individual blood donations collected in south east England between Oct,...

2014-07-10 23:07:22

Activist/filmmaker organizing National Gay Blood Drive on July 11 to show impact of changing donor ban for millions of Americans. Nationwide, United States of America (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Men who have had sexual contact with men (MSM donors) are deferred by the FDA for life, and every blood bank in the U.S. is mandated to comply with this policy. Every two seconds someone in the...

2014-07-09 20:22:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) - a restriction that has been in place since 1983. In Minnesota, the drive is scheduled to occur from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at Memorial Blood...

2014-01-27 16:23:40

She's Going to the Super Bowl! NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) is wrapping up its eight-month partnership with the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee, sending a blood donor to the big game this weekend with a pair of tickets. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/DC53410) "More than a quarter of a million names were entered in the sweepstakes, representing everyone who donated blood with us from May 24 to January 17," said...

2013-12-09 23:00:24

Foundation Financial Group announced several Raleigh employees will be supporting the American Red Cross through a blood drive on Monday, Dec. 23. The blood drive will take place in the Bent Tree Office Park, which is located at 701 Exposition Place and is home to FFG’s Raleigh Regional Sales Center. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Foundation Financial Group announced several Raleigh employees will be supporting the American Red Cross through a blood drive on Monday,...

2013-07-02 23:20:25

William Mattar Law Offices Hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 William Mattar Law Offices hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. The Blood Drive was open to the public and was held at 6720 Main St. Williamsville. Blood is a resource that is extremely important for the health of the community. A transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States. One car accident victim can need up to 100 pints of blood. A...

2013-03-07 23:44:04

'Prevent loss' message better than 'provide benefits' to increase volunteerism Subtle changes in messaging can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of charitable messages such as calls for blood donations, according to research published March 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Eileen Chou from the University of Virginia and co-author Keith Murnighan at Northwestern University. Though chronic shortages in U.S blood banks could be alleviated by a small increase in the number...


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