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2014-04-11 23:02:54

Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers 12 facts about becoming an organ donor. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Top 12 Facts About Becoming an Organ Donor Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. Only 21 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors, compared...

2013-06-05 20:23:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today reminded Pennsylvanians that it only takes 30 seconds to become an organ or tissue donor, but that those 30 seconds can mean a lifetime to a child or adult in need of a transplant. The reminder comes on the heels of a federal court ruling in the case of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year old girl from Philadelphia who is receiving care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and has been awaiting a lung...

2012-10-04 06:26:52

DENVER, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded ten Colorado and Wyoming hospitals, three local transplant centers, as well as the organ procurement organization serving the same region with Medals of Honor for their success in maximizing the lifesaving gift of organ donation. The awards were presented today at the seventh annual National Learning Congress for the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice held in Grapevine,...

2012-06-15 06:23:57

LONDON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for universal blood type O Negative expected to be higher than donations being made during the games New statistics from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) announced yesterday reveal a gap between demand and supply of blood type O Rh Negative (O Negative) during national celebrations and underline an urgent need for O Negative donors to come forward ahead of the Olympics next month....

2012-06-10 22:20:43

LONDON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Blood Week Kicks Off 11th - 17th June 2012 National blood stocks have fallen by 7% over the jubilee weekend according to latest figures from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) which today launches its annual awareness campaign, National Blood Week, to urge the public to donate blood. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56548-nhs-blood-transplant...

2012-05-20 22:21:30

LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Public urged to give blood ahead of major events this summer to boost blood stocks for 2012 Eight celebrities, each representing one of the major blood groups, are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant's [http://www.blood.co.uk ] campaign to increase blood stocks this summer. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2008-09-30 18:01:15

HUNDREDS of Liverpool students have signed up to become organ donors after the launch of an NHS campaign in the city. A roadshow visited John Moores University earlier this month, and more than 250 people signed up to the Organ Donor Register (ODR). The Superhero campaign is continuing online to encourage more students to register. NHS Blood and Transplant Organ Donation marketing and campaigns manager, Angie Burton, said: "Students don't have to be able to run faster than a speeding...

2008-09-30 18:01:15

By LIZA WILLIAMS HUNDREDS of Liverpool students have signed up to become organ donors after the launch of an NHS campaign in the city. A roadshow aimed at new students visited John Moores University earlier this month, and more than 250 people signed up to the Organ Donor Register (ODR). The Superhero campaign is continuing online to encourage more students to register. Ph.D student Philip Widdowson, 23, knows first hand the importance of donors. The Liverpudlian who is studying...