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2010-09-23 10:24:00

Football coach Rich Rodriguez, U-M Health System leaders encourage all U-M staff, students, alumni and fans to sign up at www.wolverines4life.org ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, 19 people die while waiting for an organ transplant and another 138 people are added to the national waiting list -- but the University of Michigan is trying to change those statistics. The University of Michigan Health System is sponsoring a new effort, dubbed Wolverines for...

2010-08-12 20:59:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Join chart-topping Hollywood music talent as they gather to launch a historic song and video "Unete con la Gota de la Vida," a national health awareness campaign to encourage the Latino community about the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and supporting the lifesaving work at City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The private red carpet...

2010-08-11 12:49:00

Patients Need Your Help Right Now NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, calls upon the communities it serves to remember your neighbors during this slow, late summer period for blood donations - and schedule a donation appointment or consider sponsoring a blood drive, because patients' needs do not take a summer...

2010-08-10 12:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) today applauded the introduction of the "Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010." Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jack Reed (D-RI), John Ensign (R-NV), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced the act in the U.S. Senate as S. 3751 on Thursday, Aug. 5. Last evening, Reps. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA)...

2010-07-19 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) will host a Celebration of Praise Gospel Fest on July 31, 2010. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will take place at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., downtown Pittsburgh. "While candidates can match a donor from another racial or ethnic group, transplant success rates increase when organs are matched...

2010-07-12 10:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), is celebrating African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month throughout July to raise awareness about the critical need for African Americans to join the national registry, publicly known as the Be The Match Registry®. Every year, more than 10,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening...

2010-06-10 12:18:00

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At six months old, Sophia Lopez is fighting an unimaginable battle against a fatal disease. Diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Sophia and her family are in desperate need of a bone marrow donor to save Sophia's life. With the help of DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, the goodwill of Coty Inc., and local donor drives, the Lopez family holds fast to hope. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100610/NY19226 )...

2010-06-07 06:27:00

CLEVELAND, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC) has just received notice from the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program that it has been designated in a 3-year $2.1 million award to collaborate with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation on the project, "Development of a Quantitative Analysis System for Stem Cells." The Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program accelerates the development and growth of Ohio's key technology...

2010-05-27 08:25:00

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Reauthorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory, Increase Funding to Expand the Nation's Marrow and Cord Blood Registry to Meet Americans' Increased Need for Transplant WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 adult donors, transplant recipients, family members and medical professionals from 25 states met with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill today to urge Congress for increased federal...

2010-05-17 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In an environment of rapidly evolving medical practice guidelines and increased demands, obstetricians and their staffs face the ongoing challenge of effectively educating patients on a wide range of important health topics with the most accurate, up-to-date information. One such topic is the medical use of cord blood stem cells and the options for preserving a newborn's cells following birth. (Logo:...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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