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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...

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...


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