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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...

2010-01-07 09:24:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While the holidays are largely over, the spirit of giving continues thanks to a very special group of people - regular blood donors. Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the names of 12 inspiring individuals inducted into the company's 2009 Donation Hall of Fame. For more than a decade, Fenwal has partnered with blood centers to recognize...

2009-12-15 08:00:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Dec. 15 /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 approval to market InterSol® platelet additive solution. Fenwal® InterSol® solution is a specialized product used in combination with human plasma to store donated platelets, a vital blood...

2009-11-25 05:48:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Blood Banking and Blood Products - Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164203/Blood-Banking-and-Blood-Products---Global-Market-Perspective.html A spurt in new infections surfacing the world over remains a huge concern to the blood banking and blood products industry. Though awareness amongst consumers and health workers helped in reducing the...

2009-11-17 09:00:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Nov. 17 /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 cleared the Verax Platelet PGD® test as a quality control test to detect bacterial contamination in whole blood-derived, pooled platelets prior to transfusion. Fenwal is the exclusive global distributor of the test, which was developed by...

2009-10-27 20:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With midnight showings of the next installment of the popular Twilight movie series New Moon selling out more than two months prior to the sequel's November 20 U.S. release date, Central Blood Bank is offering Pittsburgh fans a way to be among the first to see the highly anticipated movie while helping to save area lives. In honor of the release of Twilight: New Moon, Central Blood Bank is hosting a special New Moon themed blood drive event on Monday,...

2009-09-10 13:47:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical professionals know that long holiday weekends like Labor Day in the United States often require extra work by blood collectors before and after the holiday to assure adequate supplies of safe, donated blood are on hospital shelves to meet the needs of patients. Blood collection professionals will be recognized in communities worldwide September 13-19, 2009, as part of the 5th Annual Blood Collectors Week, sponsored...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

BRAINTREE, Mass. and TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haemonetics Corporation, a global blood management solutions company, and Engineering and Research Associates Inc. (known as "SEBRA(R)"), a leading provider of blood and medical manufacturing technologies, announced today that Haemonetics has acquired the assets of SEBRA's blood collection and processing business for $12.5 million cash. The acquisition is expected to close within the next several weeks. Haemonetics helps...

2009-03-02 12:00:00

The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to respond PHILADELPHIA, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's snowstorm has impacted blood donations in the Philadelphia area. Many area blood drives were cancelled or postponed and a majority of blood donors could not honor their appointments, resulting in a loss of more than two-thirds of American Red Cross, Penn-Jersey Region scheduled blood donations for the day. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/DC52619LOGO)...

2009-02-18 09:00:00

The Red Cross asks you to help save lives by donating blood regularly SEWELL, N.J., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A blood drive is being held on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in honor of Ellie Koerner of Sewell, New Jersey. To make an immediate appointment for this blood drive, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/DC52619LOGO ) Koerner is battling a type of cancer called Acute Lymphoblastic...