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2013-08-16 23:03:22

Abington Health is a partner in The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Donate Life Hospital Campaign. Abington, PA (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Sponsored by HAP, the campaign brings together state partners, local and regional organ, eye and tissue donation organizations, and hospitals throughout the state to educate employees and their communities about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. This dynamic collaboration runs through August 2013. Abington...

2013-08-06 23:21:46

Camden Couple Participates in a Donor Chain Involving 20 People and 10 Hospitals from Coast To Coast CAMDEN, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Betty and Orlando Gonzalez, of Camden, have shared many special years together. So when Orlando, 50, needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Betty, stepped up to donate. Unfortunately, Orlando and Betty’s blood types did not match. So the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center—the only organ transplant facility in South Jersey—entered them into a...

2013-08-02 23:19:22

Representatives from Statêra, http://www.Statera.com, a leading provider of IT staffing, consulting, IT project implementation, and cloud services brokerage, participated in the Donor Dash 5K run/walk. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Statêra, “We Make Cloud and IT Services Easy™,” participated in The Donor Alliance Donor Dash on Sunday, July 21st at Washington Park in Denver, CO. Contributing to Statêra’s Health & Wellness program, eleven Statêra...

2013-07-30 23:28:31

VideoDonor is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. VideoDonor seeks to raise the awareness of organ donation through real life stories that focus on the importance of having ‘The Donation Conversation'. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Would you share your organ donor stories or status by uploading a video clip on VideoDonor? People share what there making for dinner, where there going on vacation and every moment of it, there embarrassing Vegas photos,...

Raccoon Rabies Caused Fatal Transplant Case
2013-07-24 12:41:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An investigation has determined that organ transplantation is the source behind a fatal case of raccoon rabies virus that took place earlier this year. In February of this year, a kidney recipient with no reported exposure to potentially rapid animals died from rabies 19 months after the transplant. About two human rabies deaths are reported in the US every year, and for years all but two cases were associated with bats. Raccoons are...

2013-07-12 12:44:18

'It's not fair that where you live so vastly affects your ability to get a transplant' Using the same type of mathematical formulas used to draw political redistricting maps, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a model that would allow for the more equitable allocation of livers from deceased donors for transplantation. Currently, in the United States, where you live dictates the availability of a liver transplant. Studies show that geography can mean the difference...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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