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2014-10-08 23:01:10

A run through a Bay Area theme part draws those whose lives have been saved by organ and tissue donation and those whose loved ones became donors, from infants to those in their 80s. Donate Life Run Walk draws attention to the need for others to be helped -- thousands of people throughout the country waiting for organ and tissue transplants. Santa Clara, CA. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 People touched by the cause of saving lives through organ and tissue donation walked and ran through Great...

2014-09-27 16:21:25

Helping to save and improve more lives through a nationally coordinated donor system CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a tour of the Alberta Children's Hospital, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced today renewed federal support for Canadian Blood Services to continue the Government's joint efforts with provinces and territories to strengthen the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system across Canada. This support will help increase the public's...

2014-09-19 23:04:27

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Organ and Tissue Transplantation markets. The number of organ transplantation procedures globally is projected to reach about 148 thousand by 2020, driven by aging population, growing number of terminally ill patients, rise in organ donor awareness, and improving patient confidence in transplant procedures supported by better patient outcomes. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Buoyed by...

2014-07-02 16:24:34

Walkers offer hope to the nearly 200 Wyoming residents currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant CASPER, Wyo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Wyoming families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will participate in the annual Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade in downtown Casper on Tuesday, July 8. The Donate Life Wyoming parade entry, "Wyoming's Transplant Waiting List," will use walkers and balloons to represent the 184 Wyoming residents...

2014-05-01 23:05:51

Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is proud to announce a second consecutive year of record breaking increases in all aspects of organ and tissue donation. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 In 2013, the team facilitated donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors. This equates to a 96% rise in organ donation activity compared to 2011 which has resulted in a 78% increase in the number of lifesaving organs transplanted from these heroic donors. NDN’s tissue recovery...

2014-02-22 23:03:07

Bones, skin and corneas enhance thousands of lives in New Jersey. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, today announced that 2013 marked the highest year in tissue recovery in the organization’s history. Last year, many more New Jerseyans benefited through the generous donation of bone, skin and corneas, marking a...

2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-22 12:26:30

Local organ procurement organization announces increase in driver's license office registration and lives saved through donation and transplantation DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the...

2014-01-13 20:21:32

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,228 life-saving organs from 447 generous individuals in 2013--the highest number of organ donors ever...

2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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