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Latest Organ donation Stories

2014-04-24 16:29:22

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organ donation. It's a topic that usually comes up only under the most dire circumstances. When we consider, however, that just one donor has the potential to save the lives of eight people -- and enhance the lives of 100 more -- stories of lives changed by organ donation seem that much more important to share. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Bob's story For more than 50 years, Bob Maggiore has found solace in time...

2014-04-15 23:03:28

NJ Sharing Network Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Celebrating Growth that is Quadruple the National Average New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Today marks National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative to provide clear information on healthcare decision-making to the public and health care providers. NJ Sharing Network utilizes the day to help demystify healthcare decision-making. Advance healthcare decision-making involves much more than discussing living wills; the...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-14 12:37:01

ANDOVER, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PROCEED II heart transplant Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS(TM)) -Heart platform were announced on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 34(th) Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130425/NE01744LOGO-b The OCS Heart PROCEED II FDA pivotal trial met its success...

2014-04-14 10:39:24

Precise attitudes rather than general support predict action on good cause, according to research Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn't mean people will take action. However, people are more likely to sign up if they have positive attitudes specifically about registering as a donor, according to research published by the American Psychological...

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...

2014-04-01 16:20:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by registering to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month in April. Nearly 46 percent of driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors - that's more than 4.5 million Pennsylvanians. More than 8,500 Pennsylvanians currently await organ...

2014-03-31 12:25:21

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Donate Life, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote organ donation and transplant awareness, will host a 1-mile walk around Sacramento Capitol Park starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 12(th) at the West Steps of the State Capitol, 10(th) & L Street. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH94065-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH94065LOGO-b Celebrated in April each...

2014-03-06 08:30:30

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hp66zf/organ) has announced the addition of the "Organ Preservation Solutions Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hp66zf/organ ] report to their offering. The rise in incidences of organ failure in kidney, liver and heart patients across the globe is augmenting the...

2014-02-14 04:22:56

National Donor Day Spreads the Word About Organ Donation on February 14 DENVER, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, recognizes National Donor Day, February 14, and wishes to raise awareness for the tens of thousands of individuals awaiting a kidney transplant. National Donor Day raises awareness about the importance of organ donation. When kidneys are failing, a...