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Latest MSM blood donor controversy Stories

2010-12-29 10:52:00

2,000 Donations Lost from Blizzard O-Negative Blood, Platelets Our Top Priorities NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /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, will be staying open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to replenish our blood supply after the blizzard-related loss of more than 2,000 donations. Top priorities are the collection of O-negative blood, which can be...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

Blood Drives Cancelled Due to Snow Drifts & Traffic Hazards Supplies of O-Negative Blood Down to Two-Day Supply NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2010 /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, calls upon our communities to please donate blood and platelets, after our tally of blood donations lost due to the weather doubled overnight - to more than 2,000. The supply of O-negative...

2010-12-27 15:01:00

Blood Drive Cancellations Due To Hazardous Snow Conditions Blood Donations Already Down Due To Holiday Travel, Winter Recess NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2010 /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 calls upon our communities to please donate blood and platelets, after more than 1,000 donations were lost due to weather-related cancellations. O-negative and O-positive blood types are...

2010-11-10 13:00:00

One of the First in the Nation for a Community Blood Bank JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blood Alliance, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with operations in North Florida, and regions of Georgia and South Carolina, is one of the first community blood banks in the nation to introduce a smart phone App. Blood banks throughout the country often struggle with low blood donor participation. Of the 60% of healthy Americans who can donate, only 5% do. The Blood...

2010-09-10 08:47:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood collection professionals are the connection between blood donors and the life-saving blood therapies people rely on every day. After a long holiday weekend like Labor Day in the United States, when donors are in short supply and accidents are typically on the rise, blood donation is even more important - and so is the job of blood-collection professionals. Blood-collection professionals will be recognized in communities...

2010-09-09 09:58:00

Immediate need for O-Negative, B-Negative Donations NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /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, calls upon our communities to please donate blood, after last week's stormy weather and Labor Day holiday weekend have resulted in fewer donations and a less than 2 day supply of O-negative and B-negative blood for patients in need. Donations from O-negative and...

2010-09-02 14:26:00

Blood Supplies Already Tight Due to Summer Vacations and Labor Day NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /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, calls upon our communities to please donate blood and platelets, as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Earl. While donations from Rh-negative types are especially crucial, healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are encouraged to...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

Life Across America Father-Daughter Team Biking Across U.S. To Promote Blood Donation NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry Frederick and Adella Frederick, the father and daughter team that comprises the Life Across America 2010 campaign, are traveling across the U.S. to promote the need for blood donations to help save the lives of patients in need. In recognition of their efforts, New York Blood Center will host a special Life Across America blood drive aboard their mobile...

2010-07-06 09:07:00

Children Undergoing Medical Treatment are in Continued Need of Lifesaving Blood Products NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of children each year, including newborns, suffer from serious illnesses, injuries or handicaps. Many of them who undergo lifesaving surgery and medical treatment rely on the generous gifts of blood donations from strangers to help save their lives. National Make a Difference to Children Month, recognized each year throughout the month of July, is a...

2010-06-24 11:03:00

BARCELONA, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish biotechnology company Progenika Biopharma, specializing in the development of personal medicine technology, has granted Grifols exclusive world-wide distribution rights for its BLOODCHIP® molecular biology products. BLOODCHIP® products are used for genotyping of blood donors to assure the compatibility of blood for transfusion between donor and recipient. Under this agreement, Grifols takes a further step...