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2013-11-19 16:26:00

Senate Bill 850 reported out of Senate Judiciary Committee HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Donate Life PA Act" (Senate Bill 850/ House Bill 30) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and now moves to the full State Senate. The bill includes provisions to educate students in medical and nursing schools, high schools and colleges to create more awareness about organ donation, reinforces that organ transplantation is a priority over other uses of...

2013-11-18 08:29:47

Expanding Paired Donation and IT Platform TOTOWA, N.J., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BiologicTx(®) announced today the recent acquisition of Silverstone Solutions, Inc. and their Kidney Paired Donation software, Silverstone Matchgrid, as part of their continuing expansion. Silverstone Matchgrid is a sophisticated proprietary software application that assists clinicians in accurately matching individuals awaiting kidney transplants with viable living kidney donors who are...

2013-11-11 11:00:52

Uni of Edinburgh news release Patients with damaged organs could be helped by new treatments after scientists have discovered how tissues scar. Researchers say that the finding could pave the way for new drugs and eventually reduce the number of patients on organ transplant waiting lists. Fibrotic diseases occur in many tissues within the body – including the liver, lung or kidneys – and have a range of causes including viruses or toxins. Experts say that the main source of scar...

2013-11-07 23:34:15

The leading, elite audiovisual technology provider, Synergy Media Group, gave back to the community by providing a three-year, $10,000 AV service contract to Pittsburgh’s non-profit organ procurement organization, Center for Organ Recovery and Education. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Synergy Media Group, an audiovisual and video conference room technology provider, gave back to a local non-profit organization, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), last month to...

2013-10-11 13:10:57

Hispanics tend to have difficult-to-match blood types and to live in regions with limited organs for transplantation In the United States, Hispanics with kidney failure are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive a kidney transplant largely due to their blood type and because of where they live, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings highlight the need to implement new deceased donor...

2013-10-02 23:02:22

This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of their world-renowned transplant program. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 There have been a multitude of firsts, celebrated successes, groundbreaking research findings, and more than 4,000 lives saved – and that was just in the first 50 years. This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

2013-09-27 23:00:09

A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is the first in the country to report a fully laparoscopic hepatectomy—the removal of a portion of the liver—from a living adult donor for adult and teenage recipients. The procedure advances transplant surgery and offers hope for addressing the significant shortage of liver donors. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Report Successful...

2013-09-23 20:22:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a country where human rights abuses are rampant, the plan for voluntary organ donations is vague and lacking transparency. China has announced its intention of "phasing out" harvesting organs from executed prisoners by 2015 and has introduced the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS), a computerized organ-allocation system. Unfortunately, COTRS lacks transparency. Matching processes and donor information are not...

2013-09-17 12:28:37

Donor Alliance and the Colorado Hospital Association recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare organizations and professionals to make the gift of life possible in Colorado DENVER, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 13, St. Anthony Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Parkview Medical Center and Rose Medical Center were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding efforts in promoting organ and tissue donation in...

2013-08-24 23:01:15

Transparency Market Research published new "Artificial Vital Organs and Medical Bionics Market (Artificial Heart, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas & Lungs, Ear Bionics, Vision Bionics, Exoskeletons, Bionic Limbs, Brain Bionics and Cardiac Bionics) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse Full Report With TOC :...