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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...

2010-06-04 08:59:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase organ donation in Louisiana, celebrate the gift of life, and reach a diverse audience, New Orleans based Ochsner Health System has released a disco video with a pop culture appeal - costumed organs and real-life transplant recipients dancing around New Orleans landmarks to the Bee Gee's hit song Stayin' Alive. The goal of the video is to increase the LOPA organ donor registry by 6,000 over the next 6 months. The video, titled...

2010-05-05 13:31:00

PITTSBURGH, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A special event featuring a life-size version of a favorite surgical board game and social media are credited with motivating over 130 students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to sign up for the It's On! Campus Challenge, a campaign for organ and tissue donation awareness held during April, National Donate Life Month. The friendly competition to see which Pennsylvania colleges and universities could register the most new organ donors highlighted an...

2010-05-05 14:55:57

Analysis: Time to move to presumed consent for organ donation The Organ Donor Taskforce is unrealistic if it thinks that it can dramatically increase donation rates without adopting a policy of presumed consent, say experts on bmj.com today. The authors, Sheila Bird from the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge and John Harris from the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation in Manchester, argue that "the taskforce did not consider all the relevant evidence, particularly on relatives'...

2010-03-22 14:36:39

The number of living donor organs available for transplant has progressively declined over the past five years, according to a new study. In addition, the study showed that for the first time, organs from deceased donors decreased in 2008. "This decline has resulted in a widening gap between the number of organs available for transplant, and the number of patients who are awaiting a donor organ," said Andrew S. Klein, M.D., director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Transplant...

2010-03-02 17:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The tradition of stepping has been a part of the African-American sorority and fraternity experience for decades. Spoken word as a performance art dates back to the legacy of storytelling that has existed for generations. For the first-time ever, an event that combines these two expressions will be featured as a part of the state's effort to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donor designation among African-Americans. The...

2010-02-05 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- While many commemorate Valentine's Day with cards, candy and flowers, Pennsylvanians are encouraged to give the ultimate gift of love by signing up to become organ and tissue donors. With the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Valentine's Day has been designated as National Organ Donor Day to raise awareness of the lives that can be touched -- potentially more than 50 at a time --through one person becoming an organ and...

2010-01-25 16:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the accomplishments and sacrifices of African Americans in Pennsylvania are celebrated during Black History Month, more than 2,550 individuals from the African-American community in need of organ or tissue transplantation face an uncertain future. A shortage of organ and tissue donors means nearly 60 percent of those needing a transplant will wait for more than a year. Many can expect to wait for more than five years. Waiting for matched organs...

2010-01-20 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- OneLegacy, the non-profit, federally designated organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, announced the recovery of nearly 2,400 combined organ and tissue donors in 2009 which helped to save and heal more than 100,000 lives in Southern California and other U.S. regions. Working in concert with more than 200 hospital partners, OneLegacy coordinated the recovery of 1,182 transplanted organs from 382 donors...

2010-01-12 14:39:00

Coordinating Highest Number of Donors Continues Organization's Role of Leading OPO in U.S. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ron Boris Jr. waited over four years for one phone call - a call that would save his life. After years of serious cardiac issues, Boris was placed on the heart transplant waiting list in late 2004 in the hopes of receiving his gift of life. That second chance arrived on April 25, 2009, thanks to the generosity of a donor and donor family. "I have...


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