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2014-09-18 12:29:13

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Don Cherry and Terry Leon receive National Awards at Kidney Foundation of Canada 50(th) Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation's 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine. Don Cherry - Recipient, Kidney Foundation of Canada...

2014-09-16 23:05:42

Scientists Begin Rallying Around Global Effort to Create a New Liver Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New Organ, a collective initiative for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, announced today the initial six teams competing for the New Organ Liver Prize, a global prize competition sponsored by the Methuselah Foundation, a biomedical charity. The prize challenge will award $1,000,000 to the first team that creates a regenerative or bioengineered solution that enables...

2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-12 12:25:33

Donor Alliance and the Colorado Hospital Association recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare organizations to make the gift of life possible in Colorado DENVER, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Anthony Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora, Medical Center of the Rockies and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding achievements in facilitating...

2014-09-10 23:08:32

Event Aims to Save 40,000 Lives Through Online Organ Donor Registrations. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the U.S., an average of 18 people die a day waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Although a single donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of more than 50, less than half of Americans are enrolled as organ donors and the list of people waiting for an organ has grown to more than 120,000 as of Sept. 2014. In a recent survey commissioned...

2014-09-03 16:30:09

-- Doctors Call for Delay in Controversial Share 35 Proposal KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital are joining 45 liver transplant programs from Missouri, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan, among others, calling on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to delay consideration of a controversial proposal to distribute livers nationally instead of regionally. Collaborating...

2014-08-11 23:04:13

Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue donor awareness and designations among employees, physicians, patients, visitors and the surrounding community. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Abington Health has achieved platinum-level recognition from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for its efforts to increase organ and tissue...

2014-08-06 16:30:24

Awards Ceremony To Celebrate High Donor Authorization Rate Among Latinos and Recognize Key Contributors CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network kicked off National Minority Donor Awareness week, (August 1-7), with the inaugural "Faces of Hope" Awards ceremony on July 31(st). The "Faces of Hope" distinction was awarded to Chicago city officials and professionals who through their work have delivered long-term benefits to Hispanics and to the...

2014-07-28 23:02:51

New professional network announced during the 2014 World Transplant Congress and includes hundreds of industry-leading physicians and scientists. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Society of Transplantation (AST), representing the majority of professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation, today announced the launch of the Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN), a professional network established to advance transplantation and immunology...


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