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2014-07-24 08:29:12

For the first time, Houston hosts national event bringing together thousands of families from around the country HOUSTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3,500 organ transplant recipients, living donors and their families gathered together in Houston for the annual Olympic-style, multi-sport event, the Donate Life Transplant Games of America (TGA). Texas Children's Hospital was a major sponsor for the games with both current, as well as former patients...

2014-07-22 12:30:00

3-Way Kidney Transplant Donor/Recipient Pairs Identified Using BiologicTx's Matchgrid Software TOTOWA, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) today announced their participation in Florida's first 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx's proprietary matching software, Matchgrid(TM). The landmark surgical procedures happened on July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla....

2014-07-21 12:25:04

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is utilizing the CompuMed, Inc. (OTCPink: CMPD) Enterprise Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Solution to improve donor organ recovery. CompuMed Enterprise OPO includes a cloud-based telemedicine platform to provide real-time access to its Board-Certified specialists for diagnostic exam interpretations and critical care consulting. (Logo:...

2014-07-15 23:05:42

Susan Nelson retires after 20 years serving AST and the transplant community, succeeded by executive director, Libby McDannell. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The American Society of Transplantation (AST), representing the majority of professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation, today announced that Susan Nelson will be retiring as Executive Vice President later this year. Nelson, who has served in her leadership role since 1994, played a crucial part in the...

2014-07-14 12:27:15

Special happenings at this year's event: liver recipient meets her donor's family for the first time, baseball legend Vinny Castilla hosts children's area DENVER, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Denver's most celebrated and attended cause-related 5Ks, the Donor Dash, is celebrating 15 years this summer. Taking place July 20 in Denver's historic Washington Park, the Donor Dash is a run/walk to honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients and...

2014-07-03 23:02:18

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Organ Preservation Solutions Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/organ-preservation-solutions.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Transparency Market Research announced its new report on the Organ Preservation Solutions market that was first valued at USD 0.06 billion in 2012....

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...

2014-06-25 23:06:31

Transplant Village, a group of organ transplant patients and families from Northwestern Medicine, is the official beneficiary of the 2014 Chicago Sharkfest Swim which will take place on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Ohio Street Beach. The funds raised will help Transplant Village fulfill its ongoing mission to support research at Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) which has saved over 4,000 lives. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The members of...

2014-06-19 08:26:35

--Public Awareness Campaign Emphasizes that One Organ Donor Can Save Eight Lives-- PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every organ donor has the potential to save eight lives, which is the foundation of the new public awareness campaign from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE). Using multiple channels such as outdoor, television, print and radio advertising, transit wraps, a brand new website and social media, CORE is encouraging individuals to "LiVE: 8" and end the...

2014-06-18 23:14:19

William Mattar Law Offices will host a Unyts blood drive at the firm's offices on June 26, 2014 from 10am - 2pm. The community is invited to participate. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 On Thursday, June 26, 2014, William Mattar Law Offices will host a Unyts blood drive at the firm’s offices at 6720 Main Street in Williamsville. The community is invited to donate blood between 10am and 2pm. Blood is a critical resource for community health. In the United States, someone...


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