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2014-09-15 08:28:59

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc. announced results of a large, retrospective study that showed the use of the SURGICEL(® )Family of Topical Absorbable Hemostats was associated with lower costs, reduced product usage, shortened length of hospital stay, and reduced transfusions compared to the use of other adjunctive hemostats.(1) The study was presented at the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management annual meeting in Houston, Texas....

2014-09-15 08:28:27

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW) will be celebrated October 12-18. A joint initiative of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) and its member companies, IPAW is designed to: -- Raise global awareness about source plasma collection -- Recognize the contributions of plasma donors in saving and improving lives -- Increase understanding about lifesaving plasma protein therapies and...

2014-09-09 00:23:23

New Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a...

2014-09-04 08:29:35

Promising new therapy for a wide range of chronic health issues SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc has been awarded a USA patent as well as additional international patents for a therapeutic process that allows for the removal of excess galectin-3 from the circulatory system using plasmapheresis. The Galectin-3 Plasmapheresis Therapy patent is the first-ever granted for this type of therapy. Dr. Eliaz is a pioneer in developing solutions for...

2014-08-13 23:06:06

In its eighth blood drive to date, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. employees honored the company’s commitment to imparting a positive impact on the surrounding community by donating 55 pints of blood to save the lives of individuals in need. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 On July 18, NTC (Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.) hosted a company-wide blood drive in which employees donated 55 pints of blood, surpassing all previously-established donation records for NTC. Since each pint...

2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-07-28 13:17:19

The Lancet The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England. The study retrospectively screened 225 000 individual blood donations collected in south east England between Oct,...

2014-07-10 23:07:22

Activist/filmmaker organizing National Gay Blood Drive on July 11 to show impact of changing donor ban for millions of Americans. Nationwide, United States of America (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Since 1983, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Men who have had sexual contact with men (MSM donors) are deferred by the FDA for life, and every blood bank in the U.S. is mandated to comply with this policy. Every two seconds someone in the...

2014-07-09 23:09:13

Market Size - $1,347.0 mn in 2013, Market Growth – CAGR of 11.5%, Market Trends – Growing demand for disposable apheresis devices New Report By Grand View Research. View Full Report With TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/apheresis-equipment-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The global market for apheresis equipment is expected to reach USD 2,885.6 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 11.5% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new...

2014-07-09 20:22:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) - a restriction that has been in place since 1983. In Minnesota, the drive is scheduled to occur from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at Memorial Blood...


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2012-06-14 04:12:14

Symbol: ZYGOP2 Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Distribution: ZygophlebiaBishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns Class   Filicopsida Order   Polypodiales Family   Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family Genus   Zygophlebia Bishop – octopus fern

2012-06-14 07:28:41

Symbol: ZATH Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumthomasianum(Krug & Urb.) Krug & Urb. ex P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 07:28:42

Symbol: ZASP Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylumspinifex(Jacq.) DC. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:48

Symbol: ZAPU2 Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: ZanthoxylumpunctatumVahl distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:28:50

Symbol: ZAMO Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: Zanthoxylummonophyllum(Lam.) P. Wilson distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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