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2009-05-21 15:53:00

Three Big Challenges for the Summer of 2009 NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its divisions in Manhattan, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn / Staten Island, and New Jersey are facing three big challenges this season to maintain an adequate and safe blood supply for hospital patients, including: Number One: Concerns About H1N1 (Swine Flu) Some high school blood drives have been canceled, and several schools have been temporarily closed. The...

2009-05-07 10:42:00

Goal is to Enhance Patient Safety and Reduce Health Care Costs BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, nine hospitals will join in a pilot program, contributing data on adverse events associated with blood transfusions. By analyzing the data collected, it will be possible to identify best practices that can be implemented to significantly improve patient safety while reducing overall costs to the health care system. This pilot hemovigilance program is one of...

2009-05-05 11:33:00

Give the gift of life, in honor of those who keep us healthy and safe NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) and its regions call upon the community to please donate blood during the month of May, in recognition of those who serve to protect our health and safety. Now is the time to donate blood, to help maintain your community blood supply during the summer months. May marks the start of National Family Month, the length of time between Mother's Day in May...

2009-04-21 08:00:00

8-Hospital Organization is Largest Not-For-Profit in Mid-Atlantic Region DENVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international healthcare information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies(R) division has licensed its ElDorado Donor(TM) blood management system and ElDorado Donor Doc(TM) electronic donor history questionnaire to MedStar Health of Beltsville, Maryland....

2009-04-01 15:30:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring may be synonymous with milder weather and opening day for baseball fans, but for Alex Mele of Coram, NY, a 15-year-old baseball player and sophomore at Longwood High School, this season will be a fight to shut out cancer. Mele, a catcher and third baseman for the Brentwood Bandits and member of the Longwood Junior Varsity Baseball Team, suddenly fell ill last November. He was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), a fast-growing...

2009-02-06 16:00:00

More Minority Blood Donors Needed NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) urges healthy people ages sixteen and older to please donate blood in support of your community, in recognition of National Black History Month, and to help save lives. A single blood donation can help save up to three lives. NYBC urges people of diverse cultures to please donate blood. Since about 8-10% of African-Americans are carriers of the sickle cell gene, they are more likely...

2009-01-27 08:00:00

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to Implement 3 Integrated Donor Systems DENVER, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced that its Wyndgate Technologies(R) division has licensed its eDonor(R), ElDorado Donor(TM), and Donor Doc(TM) integrated donor management systems to South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) of San...

2008-12-13 11:58:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) will honor New York's finest this Monday, December 15 at 12:00 PM, for years of dedication on behalf of thousands of New York Police Department (NYPD) Academy recruits for donating blood and saving lives. To date, more than 100 blood drives have been held by the Police Academy since 1980, in conjunction with New York Blood Center. A special "Perpetual Plaque" will be presented to the NYPD Academy in the midst...

2008-10-16 09:00:43

Biotest Diagnostics Corporation (Biotest) and Group Services for America's Blood Centers (GSABC), a cooperative wholly owned by America's Blood Centers (ABC), announced today their multi-year supply agreement for Biotest blood bank products including the Biotest traditional blood bank reagents and the TANGO(R) optimo Automated Blood Bank System, reagents, consumables and service. Biotest is a subsidiary of Biotest AG, a worldwide supplier of manual and automated solutions to the blood bank...

2008-10-13 12:00:42

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley and New Jersey, is reporting slipping blood reserves due to increased September demand from hospitals and current economic strife. "Businesses are among our most dedicated supporters," said NYBC President and CEO Dr. Robert Jones. "Some of their scheduled corporate drives have understandably been cut back or canceled, and at the same time, demand has been going up."...


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