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2010-10-29 11:20:00

Blood Donors, Blood Drives Aid Cancer Patients NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and New York Blood Center (NYBC) serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, calls upon our communities to please join the fight against cancer by donating blood. Healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are...

2010-09-27 07:31:00

Donating blood aids cancer recovery NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey, calls upon our communities to please join the fight against breast cancer by donating blood. October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Donations from O-negative and B-negative types are particularly needed...

2010-09-15 07:59:00

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs Wil Heufkens donated her blood for the five hundredth time in the Bloodbank in Nijmegen, Netherlands. No other person in Europe ever donated so often. Twenty eight years ago, on 24 September 1982, Mrs Heufkens donated blood for the first time. She is now 67 years of age. Mrs Heufkens started donating whole blood. She was one of the first donors to change from whole blood to plasma donation by means of apheresis almost...

2010-09-10 08:47:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood collection professionals are the connection between blood donors and the life-saving blood therapies people rely on every day. After a long holiday weekend like Labor Day in the United States, when donors are in short supply and accidents are typically on the rise, blood donation is even more important - and so is the job of blood-collection professionals. Blood-collection professionals will be recognized in communities...

2010-08-12 08:00:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fenwal a new 510(k) clearance for its Amicus® blood cell separator. The new clearance involves the use of the Amicus® separator with InterSol® platelet additive solution, which Fenwal introduced...

2010-07-20 08:00:00

Life Across America Father-Daughter Team Biking Across U.S. To Promote Blood Donation NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry Frederick and Adella Frederick, the father and daughter team that comprises the Life Across America 2010 campaign, are traveling across the U.S. to promote the need for blood donations to help save the lives of patients in need. In recognition of their efforts, New York Blood Center will host a special Life Across America blood drive aboard their mobile...

2010-04-28 09:15:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc. (www.fenwalinc.com), a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fenwal 510(k) clearance for its Amicus® separator with new wireless data-export capabilities. The Fenwal Amicus® separator is an advanced medical device used to collect platelets and other blood...

2010-03-11 08:54:52

DALLAS -- Physicians may be able to safely lower the platelet dosage in transfusions for cancer and bone-marrow transplant patients without risking increased bleeding, according to new research involving UT Southwestern Medical Center and 28 other medical institutions. Reducing platelet transfusions, and lowering the threshold on when to administer transfusions could help address frequent shortages in platelet supplies, said Dr. Victor Aquino, associate professor of pediatrics and an author...

2010-03-08 12:11:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fenwal 510(k) clearance to market its Amicus® blood cell separator for collecting human platelets stored in InterSol® platelet additive solution (PAS 3). Fenwal's InterSol® solution was approved by...

2010-01-26 15:16:08

Discovery challenges understanding of blood cell development SALT LAKE CITY "“ University of Utah researchers led an international team of scientists that is the first to report on the previously undescribed ability of platelets to reproduce themselves in the circulation. Their revolutionary findings were published online Jan. 19, 2010, in the journal Blood. Platelets develop from precursor cells found in the bone marrow, a process that is called thrombopoiesis. During the final stages...


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