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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...

2014-02-06 08:29:07

ALBANY, New York, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 By Preservation Techniques- Hypothermic Perfusion Preservation, Static Cold Storage and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,"in...

2014-02-03 12:29:28

Local organization announces increase in registered donors and lives saved through donation SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 436 people received life-saving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 119 selfless donors in Central and South Texas according to Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA). 25% of the donors chose to give the Gift of Life by registering online or when they renewed their Driver's License. (Logo:...

2014-01-28 09:29:14

Temple researchers find equivalent outcomes for double-lung transplants when blood type between donor and recipient is identical or compatible In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their...

2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-22 12:26:30

Local organ procurement organization announces increase in driver's license office registration and lives saved through donation and transplantation DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...


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