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2010-02-01 08:46:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, calls upon people of diverse backgrounds to please donate blood. The need for blood is constant. Hospital use of blood products remains high due to surgeries, emergencies, and care of cancer patients, and about one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood. February is National Black History Month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,...

2010-01-28 08:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies®, Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies® division has licensed ElDorado Donor® blood management software and Donor Doc® health history questionnaire to Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City ("CBC") of Kansas City,...

2010-01-25 08:59:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An assay to aid in the early detection of HIV infection may soon be available in the United States. Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has submitted a Premarket Approval application for the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for expedited review. Upon approval, the assay is expected to be the first test available in the United States to simultaneously detect the combined presence of HIV...

2010-01-25 04:00:00

One Dollar For Every Donation This Week NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, will donate one dollar to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each blood donation made from January 25-31. The funds will be earmarked for Haiti. In addition, regular donors will be able to designate their points in NYBC's Advantage donor loyalty program to UNICEF's Haiti earthquake relief efforts. "Blood...

2010-01-22 12:19:00

Future Appointments Are Encouraged to Maintain Supply; Type O-Negative Donors Especially Sought BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism has determined that the current blood supply in the United States is adequate to fill any requests received to support the present needs of Haitian hospitals, though ongoing infrastructure and transportation issues in Haiti could delay receipt of those supplies to...

2010-01-07 08:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies®, Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies® division has licensed eDonor® donor recruitment and retention software to Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center ("MVRBC") of Davenport, Iowa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (Logo:...

2009-12-30 13:50:00

Blood Supply Prioritized as Tri-State Area Braces for Wintry Mix NEW YORK, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) serving New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley and New Jersey calls upon the community to please donate blood today. Blood drive cancellations from the weekend storm of December 19, 2009, coupled with unusually high demand from regional hospitals, have impacted Rh-negative blood supplies, especially type O-negative. People with O-negative blood...

2009-12-29 11:00:00

Give Blood Today, Boost Community Supply and Help Save Lives! NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn/Staten Island, and New Jersey call upon the community to please donate blood, in recognition of National Blood Donor Month, and to help save lives. Approximately every two seconds, someone needs blood. Four million Americans would die each year without it, and the only place to get this...

2009-12-16 15:01:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD), a global leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, today announced that Paul D. Mintz, M.D. has been appointed to its board as a new independent director, effective January 1, 2010. Dr. Mintz has been involved in blood banking and transfusion medicine for more than 30 years. He is a tenured Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Virginia School...

2009-11-15 16:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Champion New York Yankees and BNY Mellon will be honored as "Champions of Life" at New York Blood Center's (NYBC) Biennial Chairman's Dinner this Monday, November 16, 2009 at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, NY. The event is chaired by William J. Mullaney, MetLife President of U.S. Business. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to honor these two outstanding supporting organizations as 'Champions of Life,'" said Dr. Christopher D. Hillyer, NYBC...