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2009-01-28 12:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wednesday's winter storm has impacted the blood supply in the Philadelphia area. Several area blood drives were cancelled or postponed on Wednesday and many blood donors could not honor their appointments, resulting in a 32.5% reduction of Penn-Jersey Regional blood donations. (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/DC52619LOGO) In all, 6 blood drives that were scheduled to collect over 410 units of blood have been cancelled due...

2009-01-02 13:07:00

The Red Cross asks you to help save lives by donating blood regularly VOORHEES, N.J., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A blood drive is being held on Tuesday, January 6th from 2 pm to 8 pm in honor of Evan Goldglantz of Gloucester City, 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 ) Goldglantz suffered 3rd degree burns over 92% of his body on November 17,...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, therapeutic systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies, announced today that one of the largest blood centers in Poland, Warsaw Blood Center, has entered into a multi-year agreement to purchase the Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) system for platelets. The Mirasol PRT system is a groundbreaking new technology that reduces the active pathogen load...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a developer and marketer of blood collection and processing systems to hospitals and blood banks, has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol pathogen reduction technology after receiving clearance from the FDA and US Department of Defense. The Mirasol pathogen reduction technology (PRT) system is a proprietary technology that uses riboflavin and UV light to reduce the levels of infectious pathogens and inactivate white cells from collected blood,...

2008-10-05 09:00:17

CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, therapeutic systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies, announced today that it has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) after receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Defense. The Mirasol PRT system is a proprietary technology that uses riboflavin...

2007-10-30 09:01:13

BRAINTREE, Mass. and NILES, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haemonetics Corporation, a global blood management solutions company, and Haemoscope Corporation, a privately held blood diagnostic company, announced today a definitive agreement whereby Haemonetics will acquire Haemoscope's TEG(R) Thrombelastograph(R) Hemostasis Analyzer business for $44 million cash. The acquisition is expected to close within the next several weeks. Haemonetics helps hospitals and blood banks improve...