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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...

2010-06-21 07:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Every nine and a half minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV, and one out of every five of these individuals doesn't know it. To help stem the spread of this disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an innovative new diagnostic tool, which will allow patients to be diagnosed earlier than ever before. Abbott's ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is the first test approved in the United States...

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...

2010-05-26 11:38:21

It is time to change the policy that bans blood donations in Canada from all men who have sex with men, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Since 1983, blood agencies in Canada, the United States and other industrialized countries have disallowed blood donations from men who have sex with men because of the possibility of infection with HIV/AIDS. The exclusion barred men who had sex with men from 1977 onwards as it was determined this date preceded the start of...

2010-05-19 07:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott received Biologic License Application (BLA) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ABBOTT PRISM Chagas test. The test is a fully automated blood screening assay that can detect antibodies to Trypansoma cruzi (T. cruzi), a parasite found only in the Americas and most commonly acquired through contact with the blood-sucking triatomine or "kissing bug." According to the Centers for Disease Control...

2010-05-10 12:34:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /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 call upon the community to please donate blood, in recognition of those who serve to keep us healthy and safe. May 2010 observances include National Hospital and Healthcare Week from May 10-16, and National Emergency Medical Services Week from May 16-22. Fleet Week events will take place from May 26 -...

2010-05-03 16:43:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /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 call upon the community to please donate blood in recognition of Mother's Day and families everywhere who are brought together by lives saved through the selfless gifts given by blood donors. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, 2010. More than 450 platelet donors qualified for a free bouquet of spray roses...


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