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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...

2014-06-11 12:28:22

Bill Wohl lives a busy, active life participating in Transplant Games and competitions, including triathlons, while promoting organ donation TUCSON, Ariz., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale, Arizona resident Bill Wohl is still going strong after he nearly died of heart failure 15 years ago, but received a second chance at life made possible by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant....

2014-05-30 23:04:23

NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk/Race Set to Attract Thousands New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 More than 300 teams comprising an estimated 9,000 participants will hit the pavement in New Providence on Sunday, June 8th, for the fourth-annual 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race, the largest fundraiser of the year for NJ Sharing Network. The theme will be: “To Remember. To Honor. To Give Hope.” The fun-filled family event will include music, awards, prizes and activities for all ages. The...

2014-05-09 23:04:31

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Organ Preservation Solutions Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Organ Preservation Solutions Market (By Solutions-Viaspan, Custodiol HTK, Renograf, Hypothermosol, Perfadex, Lifor, HBS Solution, siRNA Transplant Solution and Others, and...

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...

2014-04-24 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...


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