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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."...

2008-10-03 09:00:38

Micronics, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a continuation from the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to support the ongoing development of a microfluidics-based test for efficiently screening donor blood types. Blood typing typically focuses on a donor's blood type (either A, B, AB or O) and Rhesus (Rh) factor. Under an earlier 2007 TATRC award, the company performed pre-clinical testing of over 300 donor samples using a prototype...

2006-12-13 12:00:13

RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed its new test designed to screen blood donations for exposure to Chagas' disease -- a tropical, parasitic disease that originates in South America. Called the ORTHO(R) T.cruzi ELISA Test System, it is the first blood-screening test for Chagas' disease approved by the FDA for use in the United States. "Data reported...

2005-12-01 19:11:58

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A test to screen blood, organ and tissue donors for the West Nile virus won U.S. approval after two years of testing in the nation's blood banks, Food and Drug Administration officials said on Thursday. The Procleix WNV Assay was developed by Gen-Probe Inc. and marketed by Chiron Corp. West Nile virus is most-often transmitted by mosquitoes, but there have been 30 documented cases of people who most likely got the illness from a blood...