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2013-07-02 23:20:25

William Mattar Law Offices Hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 William Mattar Law Offices hosted a Unyts blood drive on Friday, June 21, 2013. The Blood Drive was open to the public and was held at 6720 Main St. Williamsville. Blood is a resource that is extremely important for the health of the community. A transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States. One car accident victim can need up to 100 pints of blood. A...

2013-07-01 19:12:08

The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD), the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments. The ATS developed the statement with input from the Society of...

Facebook Organ Donor Initiative Highly Successful
2013-06-18 12:24:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An online service which boasts over one billion users and brings together people from all over the world to one central location can´t simply exist without leaving some lasting impact on humanity. As such, many studies have been conducted to understand the so called “Facebook Effect” and analyze the ramifications of the monolithic social network on our society and our personalities. While previous studies have...

2013-06-11 13:57:51

New research reveals that transplantation of partial livers from deceased adult and teen donors has become less risky for infants and young children, helping to save these young lives. Findings published online in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that risk of organ failure and mortality from partial or split liver transplant was comparable to whole organ transplant in this...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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