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2011-07-25 08:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) presented new data which demonstrated that its use of Novartis nucleic acid testing (NAT) products to screen donated blood for HIV and Hepatitis has resulted in a significant increase in the safety of the South African blood supply. The data underscores SANBS' recent celebration of five years of successful effort to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis from transfusion of infected blood. In...

2011-06-09 09:40:00

More Blood. More Life. NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) will celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) June 14, 2011, with a social media campaign designed to educate and inform donors about activities in which they can participate to spread the word about the global benefits of blood donation. Donors will be asked to post pictures of themselves donating in honor of WBDD, encouraging friends and family to follow their lead and become regular...

2011-05-19 18:13:00

Guidance must be followed with clear steps toward implementation and accountability OAKLAND, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is encouraged by the release of new Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM) from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). Designed to be used by Country Missions executing the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the guidance...

2011-05-11 07:24:00

Rh negative Blood Types Are in Constant Demand NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an increased need for Rh negative blood, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urging its communities to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and ensure hospital demands continue to be met. Matt Long, the NYC firefighter currently appearing in a television campaign for New York-Presbyterian, one of NYBC's top hospital partners, exemplifies the spirit of giving. "As a 16-year...

2011-05-02 18:51:53

News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo. Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don't have more unprotected sex. The discrepancy has long mystified public health experts but a new study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere now offers a possible explanation for it. The study found that young black MSM -- a group that...

2011-04-07 12:43:00

Two New Web Sites, New Points Policy Offer Greater Rewards NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, has re-launched two of its web sites newly designed to be more user friendly, and announced an enhancement to its Donor Advantage Program to recognize and reward frequent blood donors. New York Blood Center's...

2011-02-21 08:12:00

Fate of Single Mom Relies On New Blood Donors NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A hospitalized single mother from Queens is calling for more African Americans to become blood donors, so that she and many others may be able to live. People may call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information about giving blood, and where to donate. Davina Daniels, 37, suffers from sickle cell disease. A Springfield Gardens resident...

2011-02-09 12:34:00

Donations Still Needed To Counter Weather Cancellations NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to the support of blood donors - who answered the emergency call after winter snowstorms drove blood supplies to critical levels - New York Blood Center (NYBC) is ending its emergency appeal for blood donations and returning to its normal collection schedule. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative ("universal donor") blood, has returned to recommended 3-5 day...

2011-01-27 13:29:00

1,600 Units of Blood Lost From Latest Snow Cancellations 8,000 Donations Lost in Six Weeks from Winter Weather Supplies of Several Blood Types Below Minimum Levels NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 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 following the emergency declaration of Mayor Bloomberg and other tri-state public officials with an emergency appeal for blood donors. The...

2011-01-07 11:25:00

January is National Blood Donor Month NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January is National Blood Donor Month, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, urges the community to please donate blood to continue replenishment of the regional blood supply after the snowstorm of January 7-8, 2011 and the blizzard of December 26-27, 2010. More wintry...