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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...

2009-11-12 15:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today addressed recent concerns about the potential effect of H1N1 on the local blood supply and detailed the steps the organization continues to take to meet the needs of its 30 area hospital partners for a safe and ample supply of blood and blood products. "A great deal is being written about the H1N1 virus and recent concerns have been raised regarding the virus's potential impact on our country's blood supply,"...

2009-10-30 16:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is both Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and 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 join the fight against cancer by donating blood today. Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and cancer patients may require frequent blood transfusions because aggressive treatment often destroys...

2009-10-27 20:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With midnight showings of the next installment of the popular Twilight movie series New Moon selling out more than two months prior to the sequel's November 20 U.S. release date, Central Blood Bank is offering Pittsburgh fans a way to be among the first to see the highly anticipated movie while helping to save area lives. In honor of the release of Twilight: New Moon, Central Blood Bank is hosting a special New Moon themed blood drive event on Monday,...

2009-10-14 10:03:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With midnight showings of the next installment of the popular Twilight movie series New Moon selling out more than two months prior to the sequel's November 20 U.S. release date, LifeSource, Chicagoland's Blood Center, is offering Chicagoans a way to be among the first to see the highly anticipated movie while helping to save area lives. In honor of the release of Twilight: New Moon, LifeSource is hosting a special New Moon themed blood drive event on...

2009-10-06 13:46:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers today outlined steps the organization is taking to stay prepared for the spread of the H1N1 virus and to ensure a safe experience for blood donors and an ample blood supply for our communities. "As the H1N1 virus continues to spread, Memorial Blood Centers is taking every precaution to mitigate the potential impact of the pandemic on our staff, the generous volunteers who donate blood, and the patients in need...

2009-10-05 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the school season underway, New York Blood Center would like to encourage students, teachers and faculty to please organize blood drives at their schools, a process that teaches community service and leadership skills, and offers a learning experience for both students and the surrounding community. The Little Doctors Program(R) is the brainchild of Karen Brothers, a middle school educator. Now in its 13th year, it provides students an...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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