Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.
Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.
Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.
The degree to which the blood supply for BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS is free of harmful substances or infectious agents, and properly typed and crossmatched (BLOOD GROUPING AND CROSSMATCHING) to insure serological compatibility between BLOOD DONORS and recipients.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
A species of non-enveloped DNA virus in the genus ANELLOVIRUS, associated with BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS; and HEPATITIS. However, no etiological role has been found for TTV in hepatitis.
Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS, including antibodies to the surface (Australia) and core of the Dane particle and those to the "e" antigens.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The hepatitis B antigen within the core of the Dane particle, the infectious hepatitis virion.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
A family of RNA viruses, many of which cause disease in humans and domestic animals. There are three genera FLAVIVIRUS; PESTIVIRUS; and HEPACIVIRUS, as well as several unassigned species.
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-I ANTIGENS.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-II ANTIGENS.
Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.
A group of antigens consisting principally of Jk(a) and Jk(b), determined by allelic genes. Amorphs are encountered. Antibodies of these substances are usually weak and quite labile, stimulated by erythrocytes.
The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.
Infections with viruses of the family FLAVIVIRIDAE.
A strain of PRIMATE T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS 2 that can transform normal T-lymphocytes and can replicate in both T- and B-cell lines. The virus is related to but distinct from HTLV-1.
International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
A contagious venereal disease caused by the spirochete TREPONEMA PALLIDUM.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
Antigens of the virion of the HEPATITIS B VIRUS or the Dane particle, its surface (HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS), core (HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIGENS), and other associated antigens, including the HEPATITIS B E ANTIGENS.
Sensitive assay using radiolabeled ANTIGENS to detect specific ANTIBODIES in SERUM. The antigens are allowed to react with the serum and then precipitated using a special reagent such as PROTEIN A sepharose beads. The bound radiolabeled immunoprecipitate is then commonly analyzed by gel electrophoresis.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
Sensitive tests to measure certain antigens, antibodies, or viruses, using their ability to agglutinate certain erythrocytes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
Testing erythrocytes to determine presence or absence of blood-group antigens, testing of serum to determine the presence or absence of antibodies to these antigens, and selecting biocompatible blood by crossmatching samples from the donor against samples from the recipient. Crossmatching is performed prior to transfusion.
Immunologic techniques based on the use of: (1) enzyme-antibody conjugates; (2) enzyme-antigen conjugates; (3) antienzyme antibody followed by its homologous enzyme; or (4) enzyme-antienzyme complexes. These are used histologically for visualizing or labeling tissue specimens.
The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The major human blood type system which depends on the presence or absence of two antigens A and B. Type O occurs when neither A nor B is present and AB when both are present. A and B are genetic factors that determine the presence of enzymes for the synthesis of certain glycoproteins mainly in the red cell membrane.
Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.
Diagnostic procedures involving immunoglobulin reactions.
Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).
The occupation concerned with the cutting and dressing of the hair of customers and, of men, the shaving and trimming of the beard and mustache. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
Acute INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans; caused by HEPATITIS E VIRUS, a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus. Similar to HEPATITIS A, its incubation period is 15-60 days and is enterically transmitted, usually by fecal-oral transmission.
Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.
Erythrocyte isoantigens of the Rh (Rhesus) blood group system, the most complex of all human blood groups. The major antigen Rh or D is the most common cause of erythroblastosis fetalis.
The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.
A positive-stranded RNA virus species in the genus HEPEVIRUS, causing enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis (HEPATITIS E).
The agent of South American trypanosomiasis or CHAGAS DISEASE. Its vertebrate hosts are man and various domestic and wild animals. Insects of several species are vectors.
Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC
Studies of the number of cases where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is present in a specific population at a designated time. The presence in a given individual is determined by the finding of HIV antibodies in the serum (HIV SEROPOSITIVITY).
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.
Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.
The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.

Variability of glutathione S-transferase alpha in human liver and plasma. (1/1625)

BACKGROUND: Glutathione S-transferases are a family of enzymes involved in the binding, transport, and detoxification of a wide variety of endogenous and exogenous compounds. Little information is available about the variability of class alpha glutathione S-transferases in human liver, where they are highly expressed, or in serum. METHODS: Both total class alpha glutathione S-transferase (GST-alpha, composed of GSTA1-1, GSTA1-2, and GSTA2-2) as well as GSTA1-1 concentrations were measured by specific and sensitive ELISA in liver cytosols of 35 organ donors and in plasma samples of 350 healthy controls. RESULTS: The mean total GST-alpha and GSTA1-1 in liver cytosols were 25.1 +/- 9.4 and 10.7 +/- 5.3 microg/mg protein, respectively, and did not correlate with activities of aspartate aminotransferase or alanine aminotransferase. The mean total GST-alpha in liver was significantly higher in females compared with males (28.8 +/- 10.0 vs 22.0 +/- 7.8 microg/mg protein; P <0.05). In contrast, the median total GST-alpha in plasma was lower in females compared with males (2.0 and 2.8 microg/L, respectively; P <0.0001). The median ratios for GSTA1-1/total GST-alpha in liver and plasma were 0.42 and 0.58, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: GSTA1-1 constitutes approximately one-half of the total amount of alpha class GSTs in human plasma and liver. Total GST-alpha values are higher in female liver but lower in plasma compared with the respective values in males.  (+info)

High prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infections in dialysis staff. (2/1625)

BACKGROUND: Patients on renal replacement therapy, haemodialysis (HD), or after kidney transplantation (TX), are known to be at risk of acquiring blood-borne infections (HBV, HCV). GBV-C/Hepatitis G virus (HGV) has been described recently and is considered to cause blood-borne infections. The aim of this study was to analyse the risk for the medical staff of HD and TX patients to acquire HGV infection. METHODS: Eighty-five HD patients and 86 TX recipients were compared with 49 health-care workers and 64 blood donors as controls. The HGV prevalence was determined by RT-PCR and antibodies to E2 protein. RESULTS: A high prevalence of HGV was found in the medical staff (24%) which nearly corresponded to the prevalence of the patients (TX 36%, HD 25%) but not to the controls (9%). In contrast, the prevalence of HCV was low in the medical staff (2%) and controls (0%) but high in HD (13%) and TX (13%). Age and duration of employment in the department did not significantly influence the HGV prevalence in staff. The number of viraemic subjects in staff was high, possibly indicating a more recent infection. CONCLUSION: An occupational risk for HGV exists in medical staff of dialysis and transplant patients. Further routes of transmission than only parenteral may play a role in this setting.  (+info)

Single leukapheresis products collected from healthy donors after the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor contain ten-fold higher numbers of long-term reconstituting hematopoietic progenitor cells than conventional bone marrow allografts. (3/1625)

Cytokine-mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) have been used successfully for hematopoietic reconstitution following allogeneic transplantation. The ease of harvest, the faster engraftment and the high yield of CD34+ cells have made this source of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) an attractive alternative to bone marrow (BM). In the present study we compared the engraftment potential of conventional BM allografts and single leukapheresis products (LPs) collected from healthy donors following the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). For this, lineage-committed and primitive HPCs were assessed by flow cytometry and by colony- and cobblestone area-forming cell (CFC, CAFC) assays. Mean numbers of CD34+ cells in LPs (n = 11) were similar to that of BM grafts (n = 12) (278+/-57 vs 227+/-34 x 10(6) CD34+ cells). The frequencies of CFCs, week 5 CAFCs and week 8 CAFCs were 1.6-, 8.4- and 10.3-fold higher in the CD34+ compartment of mobilized blood than that of marrow, resulting in significantly higher yields of clonogenic HPCs in LPs when compared to BM grafts. We conclude that G-CSF preferentially mobilizes clonogenic progenitors capable of short- and, in particular, longterm reconstitution, and that the engraftment potential of single LPs is superior to that of BM allografts. Hence, the use of PBPCs may be favorable for protocols that include graft manipulations with expected cell loss (eg T cell depletion, CD34+ selection). PBPCs may also be advantageous for gene therapy trials due to their high numbers of potential target cells (eg CAFCs).  (+info)

B cell lymphoproliferative disorders following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: risk factors, treatment and outcome. (4/1625)

Twenty-six cases of B cell lymphoproliferative disorder (BLPD) were identified among 2395 patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) for which an overall incidence of BLPD was 1.2%. The true incidence was probably higher, since 9/26 of the diagnoses were made at autopsy. No BLPD was observed following autologous HSCT, so risk factor analyses were confined to the 1542 allogeneic HSCT. Factors assessed were HLA-mismatching (> or = 1 antigen), T cell depletion (TCD), presence of acute GvHD (grades II-IV), donor type (related vs unrelated), age of recipient and donor, and underlying disease. Factors found to be statistically significant included patients transplanted for immune deficiency and CML, donor age > or = 18 years, TCD, and HLA-mismatching, with recipients of combined TCD and HLA-mismatched grafts having the highest incidence. Factors found to be statistically significant in a multiple regression analysis were TCD, donor age and immune deficiency, although 7/8 of the patients with immunodeficiencies and BLPD received a TCD graft from a haploidentical parent. The overall mortality was 92% (24/26). One patient had a spontaneous remission, but subsequently died >1 year later of chronic GVHD. Thirteen patients received therapy for BLPD. Three patients received lymphocyte infusions without response. The only patients with responses and longterm survival received alpha interferon (alphaIFN). Of seven patients treated with alphaIFN there were four responses (one partial and three complete). These data demonstrate that alphaIFN can be an effective agent against BLPD following HSCT, if a timely diagnosis is made.  (+info)

Analysis of hepatitis G virus (HGV) RNA, antibody to HGV envelope protein, and risk factors for blood donors coinfected with HGV and hepatitis C virus. (5/1625)

Serologic, biochemical, and molecular analyses were used to study hepatitis G virus (HGV), antibody to the HGV envelope protein (anti-E2), risk factors, clinical significance, and the impact of HGV on coexistent hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among 329 donors with confirmed HCV infection, 12% were HGV RNA-positive and 44% were anti-E2-positive (total exposure, 56%). HGV RNA and anti-E2 were mutually exclusive except in 9 donors (1.5%); 8 of 9 subsequently lost HGV RNA but anti-E2 persisted. HGV had little impact on alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, or gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in donors with HGV infection alone or those coinfected with HCV. A multivariate analysis showed that intravenous drug abuse was the leading risk factor for HGV transmission, followed by blood transfusion, snorting cocaine, imprisonment, and a history of sexually transmitted diseases. In summary, HGV and HCV infections were frequently associated and shared common parenteral risk factors; HGV did not appear to cause hepatitis or to worsen the course of coexistent hepatitis C.  (+info)

Prevalence of TT virus infection in US blood donors and populations at risk for acquiring parenterally transmitted viruses. (6/1625)

Two overlapping sets of TT virus (TTV)-specific polymerase chain reaction primers were used to test for presence of TTV, which was found in approximately 10% of US volunteer blood donors, 13% of commercial blood donors, and 17% of intravenous drug abusers. The rate of TTV infection among US non-A, non-B, non-C, non-D, non-E hepatitis patients was only 2%. Among commercial blood donors and intravenous drug abusers, only 1%-3% of the TTV-positive individuals were coinfected with GB virus C (GBV-C), a parenterally transmitted virus. This suggests that GBV-C and TTV may have different routes of transmission. Comparison of the sensitivities of 2 TTV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer sets showed that the majority of samples were detected with only 1 of the 2 sets. Therefore, previous studies in which only a single PCR primer pair was used may have significantly underestimated the true prevalence of TTV.  (+info)

Neutrophil activation and hemostatic changes in healthy donors receiving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. (7/1625)

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) enhances neutrophil functions in vitro and in vivo. It is known that neutrophil-derived products can alter the hemostatic balance. To understand whether polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) activation, measured as PMN degranulation and phenotypical change, may be associated to hemostatic alterations in vivo, we have studied the effect of recombinant human G-CSF (rHuG-CSF) administration on leukocyte parameters and hemostatic variables in healthy donors of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). Twenty-six consecutive healthy donors receiving 10 micrograms/kg/d rHuG-CSF subcutaneously for 5 to 7 days to mobilize HPCs for allogeneic transplants were included in the study. All of them responded to rHuG-CSF with a significant white blood cell count increase. Blood samples were drawn before therapy on days 2 and 5 and 1 week after stopping rHuG-CSF treatment. The following parameters were evaluated: (1) PMN activation parameters, ie, surface CD11b/CD18 antigen expression, plasma elastase antigen levels and cellular elastase activity; (2) plasma markers of endothelium activation, ie, thrombomodulin (TM) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) antigens; (3) plasma markers of blood coagulation activation, ie, F1+2, TAT complex, D-dimer; and (4) mononuclear cell (MNC) procoagulant activity (PCA) expression. The results show that, after starting rHuG-CSF, an in vivo PMN activation occurred, as demonstrated by the significant increment of surface CD11b/CD18 and plasma elastase antigen levels. Moreover, PMN cellular elastase activity, which was significantly increased at 1 day of treatment, returned to baseline at day 5 to 6, in correspondence with the elastase antigen peak in the circulation. This change was accompanied by a parallel significant increase in plasma levels of the two endothelial and the three coagulation markers. The PCA generated in vitro by unstimulated MNC isolated from rHuG-CSF-treated subjects was not different from that of control cells from untreated subjects. However, endotoxin-stimulated MNC isolated from on-treatment individuals produced significantly more PCA compared with both baseline and control samples. All of the parameters were decreased or normal 1 week after stopping treatment. These data show that rHuG-CSF induces PMN activation and transiently affects some hemostatic variables in healthy HPC donor subjects. The clinical significance of these findings remains to be established.  (+info)

Evaluation of the INNO-LIA HTLV I/II assay for confirmation of human T-cell leukemia virus-reactive sera in blood bank donations. (8/1625)

We have evaluated a new serological confirmatory test (INNO-LIA HTLV I/II Ab [INNO-LIA]) for human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV) using a large collection of samples from Brazilian blood donors (Sao Paulo region) and compared the results with those obtained by Western blotting (WB) tests (WB2.3 and WB2.4). Blood donations were initially screened by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) based on viral lysates, and repeatedly reactive samples were further tested by WB2.3. When available, samples were also tested by PCR, two additional ELISAs based on recombinant antigens (recombinant ELISAs), a new-generation WB assay (WB2.4), and the INNO-LIA. Of the 18,169 samples tested, 292 (1.61%) were repeatedly reactive in the ELISAs (viral lysate based) and were further tested by WB2.3; 97 were positive (19 that were typed as HTLV type I [HTLV-I], 12 that were typed as HTLV type II [HTLV-II], and 66 that were nontypeable), 17 were negative, and 178 had indeterminate results. Of the samples with indeterminate results, 172 were tested by INNO-LIA, which could resolve 153 samples as negative. Regarding the positive samples, WB2. 3 and INNO-LIA produced concordant results for all HTLV-I-positive samples, whereas for HTLV-II they agreed for 10 of 12 samples; the 2 samples with discordant results were considered to be positive for HTLV-II by WB with WB2.3 but negative for HTLV-II by INNO-LIA and the two recombinant ELISAs. Furthermore, of the 66 nontypeable samples, 60 underwent testing by INNO-LIA; 54 turned out to be negative by the latter test as well as by recombinant ELISAs. In conclusion, the new serological confirmatory assay for HTLV (INNO-LIA HTLV I/II Ab) resolved the results for the majority of the indeterminate and positive-untypeable samples frequently observed by WB assays.  (+info)

This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the National Blood Transfusion Center during the period from the 1st of November 2005 through November 2006. The of the study was to assess the Knowledge of a sample of donors and non-donors attending the National Blood Transfusion Center in Baghdad regarding the information about blood donation. A total of 500 individuals were interviewed, 292 were donors and 208 were non-donors. Data were collected using specially designed questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of thirty questions assessing the knowledge regarding blood donation. Regarding the total scores of the answers; only 7 (2.4%) of donors but none of non-donors, had got good scores (,75%). Most of donors and non-donors got medium scores (56.8%) and (53.4%) respectively. While 119 (40.8%) of donors and 97 (46.6%) of the non-donors got poor scores (,50%). This study suggested that there is great deficiency in the basic knowledge of the Iraqi population regarding blood donation among doth ...
AUTHOR:UGWU AMAUCHE MARTINA DEPARTMENT: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA This study was designed to assess the iron stores and haematological parameters of voluntary blood donors. Three hundred and fifty voluntary blood donors between 18 and 50 years were recruited, for these study, 150 donated 1-5 units of blood in two years (group…
To conduct a multicenter epidemiologic study of the human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-I, and HTLV-II in volunteer blood donors from areas of the United States that were reportedly at high and medium or low risk for HIV. Also, to determine the prevalence of retrovirus seropositivity in first time blood donors; and the rate of retrovirus seroconversion in repeat blood donors as a measure of incidence of infection; to ascertain risk factors for antibody-positive donors; to characterize the blood donor population by geographic location, age, sex, race/ethnicity, and donation history to permit analysis on prevalence, incidence, and risk factors; to identify recipients of retrovirus-positive blood units and conduct clinical and laboratory follow-up of these recipients; and to establish a blood specimen repository for long-term storage of specimens from study donors and recipients for future testing ...
BACKGROUND: A decrease in the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) has been reported among voluntary blood donors in some regions of China. However, the prevalence of HCV among volunteer blood donors in other regions of China has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of HCV among 559,890 first-time volunteer blood donors recruited during 2004 through 2007 at the Guangzhou Blood Center, China. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Anti-HCV was detected using two different third-generation enzyme immunoassay kits. HCV RNA was detected using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting the 5-untranslated region of HCV. RESULTS: Among 559,890 donors, 1877 (0.335%) were positive for anti-HCV. The anti-HCV+ rate was significantly higher in males than females (0.37% vs. 0.28%; p | 0.001) and significantly lower among donors living in Guangdong Province than donors who had migrated from other locations (0.30% vs. 0.40%; p | 0.001). Among the
Since the implementation of a series of blood donation safety improvements in Kenya, information about seroprevalence and determinants of transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary blood donors especially in high HIV burden regions of Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya counties remain scanty. A cross-sectional study examining HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C virus sero-markers and associated determinants was conducted among voluntary blood donors. Their demographic characteristics and previous risk exposure were recorded in a pre-donation questionnaire, while blood samples collected were screened for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency viruses by ELISA and RPR (syphilis), then confirmed using CMIA. Overall TTIs seroprevalence was 114 (9.4%), distributed among HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis at 14 (1.15%), 42 (3.46%), 39 (3.21%) and 19 (1.56%), respectively, with co-infections of 3 (0.25%). There were no significant differences in proportions distributions among demographic variables. ...
Aims: To determine the seroprevalence and risk factors of human T cell Lymphotrophic viruses 1 and 2 among blood donors in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. Methods: A cross sectional study of 500 consecutive blood donors from the blood bank of Jos University Teaching Hospital and National Blood Transfusion Services Jos were recruited into the study. Questionnaires were administered and blood samples were collected from all participants. Sera of the blood donors were assayed for HTLV 1 and 2 using micro- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Data was analysed using Epi Info version 3.5.1 and statistical significance was set at p-values =0.05. Results: The mean age of the study population was 29.9±8.9 years with a male - female ratio of 4.2:1. Voluntary blood donors constituted 50.6% while family replacement blood donors constituted 49.4%. The mean hemoglobin was 14.9±1.2 g/dl. Although 4% of the blood donors had different forms of exposure to risk factors, none was positive for HTLV-1 or HTLV-2. Conclusion:
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes significant morbidity and mortality globally primarily due to its ability to cause hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services screens for Hepatitis B antibodies using the chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay method. This test does not inform on the genotypic characteristics of the virus or the actual presence of the virus in blood. This study therefore sought to determine the serologic and genotypic profiles of HBV circulating among the voluntary blood donors in Nairobi. Blood samples were collected in plain and EDTA vacutainers and tested for the Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). HBV DNA was then extracted from plasma, its overlapping P/S gene amplified and sequenced. The resulting sequences were used to analyze for the circulating genotypes and mutations within the P and S genes. Bivariate statistical analysis was used to determine the association between demographic factors and HBV infection. A
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The objectives of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III) program are to ensure safe and effective blood banking and transfusion medicine practices through a comprehensive, multifaceted strategy involving basic, translational, and clinical research to improve the benefits of transfusion while reducing its risks. REDS-III is the successor to the REDS and REDS-II programs which, over the past 20 years, have proven to be the premier research programs in blood collection and transfusion safety in the United States. REDS-II expanded the programs focus to include countries seriously affected by the AIDS epidemic, many of which face critical blood safety and supply challenges. Underscoring the importance of global blood safety, the number of international countries/regions in REDS-III has now expanded to include new sites in Brazil, China and South Africa. ...
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Results The prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis were determined to be 0.17%, 0.44%, 0.71% and 0.35% respectively. HBV and HCV sero-prevalence was found to be higher among male blood donors but, Syphilis and HIV prevalence was higher in female donors in comparison to male donors. TTIs prevalence was highest among blood donors in the age group 21 to 30 years (P = , 0.05). HIV was reported to be to more prevalent among replacement donors (0.33%) than volunteer donors (0.12%). Other TTIs were insignificantly more prevalent among volunteer donor than replacement donors.. ...
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The form of blood donation when a donation is made directly to a specific patient. Directed blood donation is only possible with a blood group identity, i.e., the blood group of the patient and the donor must match, this way we can separate the blood products can be used guaranteed for that patient.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Predictors of hemoglobin in Danish blood donors. T2 - Results from the Danish blood donor study. AU - Kotzé, Sebastian R.. AU - Pedersen, Ole B.. AU - Petersen, Mikkel S.. AU - Sørensen, Erik. AU - Thørner, Lise W.. AU - Sørensen, Cecilie J.. AU - Rigas, Andreas S.. AU - Hjalgrim, Henrik. AU - Rostgaard, Klaus. AU - Ullum, Henrik. AU - Erikstrup, Christian. PY - 2015/6/1. Y1 - 2015/6/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: It is well known that blood donors are at increased risk of iron deficiency and subsequent development of iron deficiency anemia. We aimed to investigate the effect of factors influencing hemoglobin (Hb) levels. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Initiated in 2010, the Danish Blood Donor Study is a population-based study and biobank. We performed multivariable linear regression analysis to assess the effects of donation activity, physiologic and lifestyle factors, and diet on Hb levels among 15,197 donors. We also performed multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the effects of ...
Background. Despite several decades of research, the relevance of blood donation and iron homeostasis on cardiometabolic outcomes remains unclear. Objectives. This thesis aims to reliably characterise the relevance of blood donation and iron homeostasis on cardiometabolic outcomes while overcoming some limitations of previous studies. Data sources (i) 187,725 UK blood donors drawn from the general blood donor population and linked with hospital records; (ii) up to 40,000 blood donors from the INTERVAL trial, including data on ~30 million genetic variants, 6 iron biomarkers, 7 cardiometabolic markers and serial surveys; (iii) up to 890,000 participants from the UK Biobank and 4 external genetic consortia, with data on 21 cardiometabolic outcomes. Results. In an analysis of prospective observational data from up to 187,725 donors over a maximum of 11.2 years (median 3.3 years), a higher frequency of whole blood donation was associated with a lower risk of multiple cardiometabolic outcomes. ...
August 02, 2016 Strategic alliance between two premier community blood centers will bring synergies in blood and laboratory services, medical programs, cell therapies and research. ST. PAUL, MN AND NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2016) - Innovative Blood Resources (IBR) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that they are combining their operations to create one of the nations leading blood centers, serving patients and hospitals in the Northeast, Midwest and nationally.. The combination of the strengths of IBR and NYBC provides the opportunity for greater breadth of services, efficiency and financial stability. The goal is to continue to provide the highest level of blood and hematology related products and services in a fast-changing environment for community blood centers nationwide.. The new partnership with IBR comes on the heels of NYBCs highly successful 2014 alliance with Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC). IBR is one of the leading blood centers in the Midwest. IBR ...
NDO - A programme was held, in Hanoi on June 14, to honour outstanding volunteer blood donors from home and abroad and to celebrate the World Blood Donor Day 2017.
Consequently, the recruitment of donors becomes one of the most important aspects of Blood Transfusion Services. Thus, healthy, responsive and motivated voluntary blood donors are the back-bone of any service. The professional donor system was banned in the country with effect from January 1, 1998 as per the Honourable Supreme Court Judgment. The Policy therefore, aims at catalyzing a situation of near total voluntary blood donation programme and phasing out even the replacement donor ...
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Visit the MGH Blood Donor Center this December to help us ensure a safe blood supply for our patients during the Holiday Season. The MGH Blood Donor Center supports the needs of MGH, MassGeneral for Children, Spaulding, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Mass Eye & Ear. Blood is supplied by volunteer donors -- those who realize the ongoing need for lifesaving blood. We truly cannot operate without you! This December we have special Holiday Giveaway Days at the MGH Blood Donor Center! Tuesday, December 12th: All presenting donors will receive a black & blue tote bag. Thursday, December 14th: All presenting donors will receive a red water bottle. Tuesday, December 19th: All presenting donors will receive a lunch bag. Thursday, December 21st: All presenting donors will receive a tumbler. Visit us during our Movie Ticket Giveaway Days! Platelet Donors: Donate from Friday, 12/22 to Friday, 12/29 to receive two movie tickets. Whole Blood Donors: Donate on either Friday, 12/22 or Friday, 12
Building awareness. In the past few years, YLP volunteers have focused on educating and engaging people to donate blood. They even partnered with a Chinese social media influencer to raise awareness. Tanoto said they engaged about two dozen students, but only nine were eligible to donate in 2019.. They also hosted awareness events where a phlebotomist gave a presentation on blood donation. There were also trivia games and ways for both students and their parents to get more involved.. In addition, Tanoto said they even created a mobile app that streamlined the donor screening and application process. Potential blood donors are asked questions about their travel and medical history, and the app creates a more efficient and user-friendly donor experience.. Tanoto said that they garnered a lot of interest and sign-ups from Chinese people who had never heard of blood donations. Now that the ban has been lifted, with the right effort and marketing initiatives, he hopes to increase the number of ...
Objective: While the global epidemic of diabetes mellitus in adults is well documented, there are few reliable estimates of the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in adolescents in the United States. We conducted systematic hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) screening in a very large adolescent blood donor population.. Methods: A screening program was implemented in which HbA1C was measured at the time of blood donation among 31,546 volunteer high-school blood donors, 16-19 years of age, who participated in school blood drives conducted by Carter BloodCare, the largest independent blood program in Texas, between 2011 and 2013. The main study measures were the prevalence of HbA1C in the prediabetes range, 5.7-6.4% (39-46 mmol/mol) and in the diabetes range, ≥ 6.5% (≥ 48 mmol/mol), in the overall cohort as well as stratified by sex, race/ethnicity, and sociodemographic characteristics.. Results: In the overall cohort, the prevalence of HbA1C in the prediabetes range was 11.0% (95% CI 10.7, 11.4), and ...
Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with the Minnesota Timberwolves to show appreciation to blood donors during January - National Blood Donor Month. Donors who come out to donate between January 1-31 will receive a voucher redeemable for two Minnesota Timberwolves tickets.. Additionally, those who donate beginning this week on Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 will receive a free long-sleeve shirt as an extra thank you. January 3 is also the date of a blood drive at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, 301 Second St. NE from 12 to 6 p.m. Maintaining a stable blood supply around the holidays is challenging, as many people spend time celebrating with family. However, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone needs blood, and patients in local hospitals depend on groups like Memorial Blood Centers to be there with the blood they need to survive. Only volunteer donors can help ensure blood is available.. To schedule a life-saving donation today visit MBC.ORG, call ...
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High-frequency blood donation was associated with reduced serum ferritin and increased brachial artery flow-mediated dilation compared with low-frequency blood donation. High-frequency blood donation did not improve insulin sensitivity after oral glucose loading and did not protect the vascular endothelium from the adverse effects of acute hyperglycemia after oral glucose loading compared with low-frequency blood donation. These findings indicate that increased flow-mediated dilation in high-frequency blood donors is not attributable to improved glucose tolerance.. Severe iron overload in the setting of hereditary hemochromatosis or thalassemia is associated with increased risk of diabetes related to impairment of insulin secretion and/or increased insulin resistance (5,6). In populations with severe iron overload, reduction of body iron stores with either phlebotomy or chelation therapy is associated with improved glucose tolerance (5,6). In subjects without overt iron overload, higher serum ...
Introduction and Objective: Cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents track into adulthood and are associated with morbidity and early mortality. As part of a pilot health screening program implemented by Carter BloodCare, the largest independent blood program in Texas, we screened a large adolescent blood donor population for key cardiovascular risk factors.. Methods: Blood pressure (SBP and DBP), total cholesterol and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) were measured in 26,063 volunteer high-school blood donors, 16-19 years of age, between 2011 and 2013. Cardiovascular risk factors were classified as high risk (SBP ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg, cholesterol ≥ 200 mg/dL, HbA1C ≥ 6.5%) and intermediate or high risk (SBP ≥ 120 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 80 mm Hg, cholesterol ≥ 170 mg/dL, HbA1C ≥ 5.7%). The main study measures were the prevalence of 1, 2 or 3 risk factors within the same individual in the study population, with stratification by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and school district ...
A mum who survived a 100mph combined speed car accident has met one of the blood donors who helped save her life. They are supporting a National Blood Week appeal for new male blood donors after a 25% drop since 2013/14.
14 June 2005 , Geneva - Thanks to the millions of people who give blood safely and anonymously, thousands of lives are saved every day. But the chances of receiving a safe transfusion - or any transfusion at all - vary enormously from country to country. Some 60% of global blood supplies goes to 18% of the worlds people, leaving 82% of the global population inadequately covered.. World Blood Donor Day 2005 is a time to thank the worlds regular, voluntary blood donors as well as a day for personal reflection. Almost everyone can contribute to saving a life, either by becoming a regular donor or - if health reasons prevent that - by volunteering to help on blood donation days.. Safe blood is a fundamental need for the health system of any country, said Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHOs 192 Member States have recently agreed that World Blood Donor Day will be an officially recognized annual event. This will help raise awareness of the continuing ...
OrderTrak software to drive order efficiencies in 32 hospitals across 17 counties in the Cincinnati area.. LENEXA, KS August 18, 2009 - Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced today that Hoxworth Blood Center has licensed the OrderTrak, Mediwares online blood ordering software system. Hoxworth, University of Cincinnati, serves 32 hospitals across a tri-state area and expects to leverage the product to improve efficiency and productivity for hospital and blood center staff, as well as increase order accuracy through automation.. OrderTrak is an online ordering environment that enables hospitals to order blood products from the Blood Center, then track their shipments, review order histories and analyze use patterns. OrderTrak is one of Mediwares newer Blood Center Technologies offerings and provides demonstrable value for both blood centers and their hospital customers.. Hoxworth has a close relationship with our customers and we meet annually with each hospital to understand how we can ...
Cancer patients in remission at a Suffolk hospital can have their own cells transplanted back to them with the use of a new piece of equipment.. The stem-cell bath defrosts frozen cells taken from people recovering from blood cancers myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma at Ipswich Hospital.. When transplanted back to the patient following treatment the cells can help their body create new bone marrow.. The bath cuts down on the need for patients to travel to other hospitals.. The stem cells are stored at -190C in liquid nitrogen and can be kept for several years at the national blood transfusion centre in Cambridge.. They ...
Repeat blood donors make up a significant proportion of the blood donor pool in the United States. Recent studies have found that frequent blood donation increases the risk for iron deficiency, which may be associated with abnormal platelet counts. Researchers at the National Institute of Health retrospectively examined platelet levels among 1273 hemoglobin (Hb)-deferred whole blood donors. Fifty-five percent (619/1128) of female and 70% (102/145) of male Hb-deferred donors had iron deficiency based on serum ferritin cut-off values of 20 µg/L and 30 µg/L, respectively. On average, iron-deficient donors had higher platelet levels than donors with a normal range of iron, but only 4.4% (32/721) had thrombocytosis (,400,000 platelet/µL). Thrombocytopenia (,150,000 platelets/µL) was also observed but was not significantly different in donors with low and normal levels of iron (1% vs. 2%, respectively). Based on 291 of 1273 donors who took oral iron tablets for at least 7 days, iron-replacement ...
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Ehab Serag Eddin, Director General of Blood Transfusion Services at the Egyptian Ministry of Health on Sunday expressed the Ministrys gratitude for the immense response it has received to its blood plasma donation campaign to help in the treatment of coronavirus patients.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of viral infections (HBV, HCV and HIV) in serological window period in blood donors screened with nucleic acid testing (NAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed all blood donors from July 2008 to June 2009 at the Central Blood Bank of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Medical history was made and provided an information brochure and self-exclusion questionnaire. All blood donors were tested with serological tests (Ag-HBVs, Anti-HCV and Anti-HIV) and molecular testing with NAT for HBV, HCV and HIV. The window period was defined with the positive NAT and negative serological test. RESULTS: During one year, we evaluated 47 847 blood donors. None subject was identified with viral infection (HBV, HCV and HIV) in serological window period. Positive serological testing were found for HBV in 78 (0.2%), 318 (0.7%) for HCV and 155 (0.3%) for HIV. Positive NAT was demonstrated only in donors with positive serology: 26 of 78 with HBV, 56 of 318 with HCV and 16 ...
Blood donors attending a donation session may be deferred from donating blood due to a failure to meet low hemoglobin (Hb) thresholds. This costs the blood donor service and donors valuable time and resources. In addition, donors who are deferred may have more symptoms, and as a direct and/or indirect effect of their experience, return rates of donors deferred for low Hb are reduced, even in repeat donors. It is therefore vital that low Hb deferral (LHD) is minimized. The aim of this updated systematic review is to expand the evidence base for factors which affect a donors risk of deferral due to low Hb. Studies were identified by searching MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry to March 2019. Demographic data, donor history, hematological/biological factors, and the primary outcome of deferral due to low Hb were extracted. Our primary outcome was deferral due to low Hb. Analyses were descriptive and quantitative; pooled odds ratios (ORs) and ...
National Blood Donor Week also marks the launch of Héma-Québecs summer advertising campaign under the theme United for Life. This campaign features three surprising pairs of celebrities: chefs Ricardo Larrivée and Chuck Hughes, musicians Dan Bigras and Angèle Dubeau, and television hosts Guy A. Lepage and Julie Snyder. Each pair comprises personalities in direct competition or from opposite areas of their field who are nonetheless united in the cause of blood donation. You will see them on billboards, bus shelters, newspapers and social media and hear them on the radio. They will also be featured in a display campaign at blood drive sites and on Héma-Québec vehicles ...
Montréal, June 9, 2008 - As part of the very first edition of National Blood Donor Week, taking place June 9 to 15, 2008, Héma-Québec wants to remind everyone of the importance of giving blood and thank all the people who contribute to blood donation.. Decreed by the Parliament of Canada last February, this week will set the tone for World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on June 14 in more than 80 countries around the world. The first edition of National Blood Donor Week, which is part of World Blood Donor Day, is themed Many Happy Returns, Give Blood Frequently. This very special week is in fact the occasion to pay homage to blood, plasma and platelet donors as well as volunteers for their generosity, profound sense of civic responsibility and their commitment to blood donation.. Blood donation relies entirely on the generosity of people willing to share their most precious possession: their health. National Blood Donor Week is the ideal occasion to raise peoples awareness of this important ...
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) - Some blood donors here tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other blood-borne infectious diseases, an official of the blood bank center at the Caraga Regional Hospital said on Tuesday.. But Aida A. Lancin, medical technologist III of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program of the hospital, assured that donated blood undergo a series of tests, and if found to be positive of the diseases, these are discarded right away.. She said that aside from HIV, some blood donors also tested positive for syphilis and hepatitis, among others.. In 2014, two donors were found to be HIV positive; two more were discovered last year.. A document from the blood bank showed that 219 of the 4,219 blood donors in 2014 were found to have infectious diseases - 2 cases of HIV-positive, 11 syphilis, 16 Hepatitis C and 190 Hepatitis B.. In 2015, there were 297 cases - 2 HIV-positive, 22 syphilis, 17 hepatitis C and 256 hepatitis B - out of 5,088 ...
Citation. Ji YP, Zhao LY, Zhou B, Zhong ML, Zhuang J, Yuan Q. [Investigation and analysis of occult hepatitis B virus infection among voluntary blood donors in Lishui area].. Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology. 2011 Dec 01; 25: 457-9.. External Citation. Abstract. Occult hepatitis B infection of voluntary blood donors has been plagued in the serum screening. Determined the OBI through the highly sensitive detection methods Nest-PCR among the blood donors, and then learned occult HBV infection and analysed the genotypes of this area.. ...
Although all donated blood is screened for HIV antibodies, a residual risk of contamination persists due to the immunological window period before antibodies are detectable. Deferral of donors with behavioral risks for HIV is one means to reduce window period contamination; recruitment of voluntary donors from the community (versus family replacement donors) is held to be another. Contrary to expectation, a shift to community donors has not resulted in a decrease in HIV prevalence in units of blood collected by the investigators transfusion service. The investigators preliminary research indicates that some persons at elevated risk use donation as a means of testing for HIV. These test-seeking donors have high trust in the blood bank, do not know other places to receive testing, have low understanding of the immunological window period and believe it is acceptable to deny risk in order to be tested through donation. The test-seeking phenomenon may therefore threaten the safety of the blood ...
Recently updated FDA guidelines have reduced some deferral periods and may allow some previously deferred donors to now be eligible. Learn more.. ** Time sensitive material. In order to ensure the most up-to-date information is distributed, you will receive and be asked to read this material in person, at the time of your blood donation. The information provided here covers general guidelines established by Memorial Blood Centers and the Food and Drug Administration. Conditions and restrictions governing blood safety and blood donation may change at any time. Please contact Memorial Blood Centers at 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253) to verify eligibility prior to making an appointment.. Now youre ready to help save lives!. Schedule your donation now or view tips for a successful donation. Schedule now ...
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Contact data of the competent authority managing the central waiting list: The name of organization: Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service, Central Waiting List Office Telephone number: + 36 1 372-4290 Email address: kvi(at)ovsz(dot)hu Fax number: + 36 1 372-4291, + 36 1 372-4181 Address: H-1113 Budapest, Karolina út 19-21.
Transmission of dengue virus (DENV) through blood transfusion has been documented and hence screening for DENV during blood donation has been recently recommended by the American Association of Blood Banks and Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. DENV is endemic in the Western province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and serotypes 1, 2 and 3, but not 4, have been detected. However, little is known regarding the rates of DENV during blood donation in the kingdom. The aim of this study was therefore to measure the prevalence of dengue virus and its serotypes in eligible Saudi blood donors in the endemic Western region of KSA. This was a cross-sectional study and serum samples were collected from 910 eligible Saudi male blood donors. DENV IgM and IgG antibodies were measured serologically by ELISA while viral serotypes were detected by a single step IVD CE certified multiplex RT-PCR kit. The overall prevalence was 39 and 5.5% for IgG+ and IgM+, respectively. There were 12 (1.3%) with exclusively
Philadelphia (Jan. 25, 2012)- The American Red Cross recognized Wawa on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 as the number one Corporate Sponsor for their support of the Red Cross blood program during 2011.. Wawas efforts over the last year helped generate more than 4,700 units of blood being donated to the American Red Cross.Thats over 4,700 units of blood that helped to provide a second chance for more than 14,200 hospital patients across the region.. I want to thank the entire Wawa family for helping to save lives in our community each and every day, and for turning many of their faithful customers and colleagues into life-saving blood donors, said Brigid ONeill LaGier, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region.. Over the last eight years Wawa has hosted 584 American Red Cross Blood Drives, collecting more than 21,000 units of blood and helping to save approximately 65,000 lives across our region.. Wawas long-standing partnership with the American Red ...
MADISON, Iowa - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the American Red Cross are pleased to announce a partnership benefiting patients in the Cedar Valley. Beginning July 1, 2009, the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region will be the primary supplier of blood and blood products to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare facilities in Cedar Falls, Oelwein and Waterloo.. On behalf of the Red Cross, I am excited to see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare returning as a partner in healthcare, said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. We have many dedicated blood donors in the area and are pleased to have the opportunity to serve their local hospital.. We look forward to working with the American Red Cross to ensure blood is available for local patients when they need it most, said Ruth Lampe, Director of Laboratory for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The transition is expected to be seamless and patients should not notice any difference in procedures or in the delivery ...
This study aimed to determine the importance of raised antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in an asymptomatic population. A total of 128 asymptomatic blood donors who were seropositive for H pylori and consented to endoscopy were investigated. These subjects were from a population of 1010 blood donors screened for antibodies to H pylori. A questionnaire was completed to determine if any subjects had complained of symptoms, and they subsequently had endoscopy. Altogether 121 of 128 were positive for H pylori by histology and urease test and/or culture and all 121 had chronic active gastritis on histology. Twenty five of these subjects had peptic ulcer (20 duodenal, five gastric), a further 21 had erosive duodenitis, and two were found to have gastric cancer. H pylori associated peptic ulcer disease and duodenitis occur more frequently than previously recognised and this suggests that H pylori infection, even if asymptomatic, is of far greater clinical relevance than originally thought.. ...
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Introduction: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is a public health problem worldwide, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: to compare the epidemiological, clinical and biological characteristics of chronic HBV and HIV infection in blood donors at the National Center for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) in Bangui. Patients and Methods: This was an 8-month analytical cross-sectional study from August 10, 2011 to April 9, 2012. During this study, we consecutively enrolled consenting blood donors of both sexes in which the search for HBsAg and HIV infection was carried out. Results: During the study period, 850 blood donors were collected. HBsAg was found in 142 donors (16.7%), of whom 55 blood donors (6.5%) were coinfected with HIV. On the other hand, HIV serology was positive in 77 blood donors (9.1%) including 55 co-infected (6.5%) with HBV. In order to better compare the risk factors, we have not included HIV-HBV coinfected patients. Only 795 blood donors were
A transfusion transmissible infection (TTI) is any infection that is transmissible from person to- person through parenteral administration of blood or blood products. The magnitude of transfusion-transmitted infections (TTI) varies from country to country depending on TTIs load in that particular population. Measuring their severity, WHO (World Health Organization) has recommended pre-transfusion blood test for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Syphilis as mandatory. The aim of the current study was to assess the trend and prevalence of TTI among blood donors in Jijiga Blood Bank between 2010 and 2013. A Retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing the records from 2010 to 2013 at Jijiga Blood Bank. All blood donors who presented to the blood bank and screened for TTI during the study period were included. The data was collected, entered and analyzed using Epi Info 3.5.1 & Microsoft Excel 2007. The descriptive statistics were
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It turned out that Jai, who was a Thalassemic patient since he was just a year old, had contracted HIV through blood transfusion at the Junagadh Civil Hospital. And it wasnt just him; 35 other Thalassemic children being given transfusion at the same hospital had become HIV-infected. Of them, eight died.. All our happiness died with our child. Who do we live for now? said 50-year-old Rafeeq Ranava, Jais father, a daily-wage labourer in Junagadh.. An IndiaSpend investigation, through a series of Right to Information (RTI) requests, has revealed that 14,474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion have been reported in India over the last seven years. It also revealed that the Indian government has yet to order a study or inquiry into this medical crisis that puts millions of lives at risk.. Not just that, there has been a 10 per cent rise in the number of such cases over the last one year - from 1,424 in 2014-15 to 1,559 in 2015-16 - according to documents obtained from that National AIDS ...
Connecting you to your military neighbors, Northwest Military is the home of The Ranger and NW Airlifer newspapers - the definitive source for news and information regarding Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the entire South Sound., Boone named American Red Cross Hometown Hero, Aaron Boone, a finance specialist for the Western Air Defense Sector, was recognized as an American Red Cross Hometown Hero Sept. 28 by the American Red Cross Association Northwest Region for his donation of blood platelets 26 times over a 15-month period.Each year, the American Red Cross Association holds a luncheon to recognize individuals and organizations from the northwest region that have made a positive impact on the lives of others, whether through a lifesaving action or tireless work to benefit the community.Boone has donated over two gallons of blood since 1998 while serving full-time in the Washington Air National Guard. He later started donating blood platelets at the urging of his wife, retired Tech. Sgt. Denise Haigh
Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Red Cross will continue to provide employees, including those with limited proficiency in English, with information and resources that will help them keep their workplaces hazard-free. Since the Alliance began in 2005, OSHA and the American Red Cross have worked together to develop four webcasts devoted to their mutual goals in occupational safety and health: Bloodborne Pathogens - What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace, Is Your Worksite Prepared for Emergencies?, Are You Prepared for Pandemic Flu?, and Is Your Worksite an OSHA Best Practice for First Aid Programs? OSHA representatives have also given presentations on OSHA regulations and standards, including ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, first aid and fire prevention at numerous chapter meetings of the American Red Cross throughout the United States. OSHA and the American Red Cross will continue to draw on their combined expertise to develop resources for ...
In some of the countries, transfusion of infected blood or blood products is a serious concern because the prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and C in the blood donor populations is higher than the prevalence in the global donor population. Screened blood units have higher rates of most transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) than the general global donor population and, according to CDC reports, the presence of TTIs remains the primary reason for discarding donated blood. Lack of safe blood has also been directly implicated in HIV transmission in Central Asia and other countries.. Safe blood is a recognized priority in target countries and a key element in their fight against HIV/AIDS and efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, but the overall regulatory framework for health, including the lack of clear legal and political accountability, is still evolving in each country. This poses a particularly serious challenge for effectively addressing blood safety.. ...
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. (Source: American Red Cross) Go to American Red Cross Find a Donation Center
I have now to consider the complaints referred to by the 1stRespondent. There is nothing to show that those matters werebrought to the notice of the 2nd Respondent, and it cannot beassumed that he acted on those matters. Further, the Petitionerwas not given an opportunity of submitting an explanation in regardto those matters. Quite apart from any explanation which thePetitioner might have given, certian comments are unavoidable.Allegations of fraud and misappropriation of Samurdhi funds wereundoubtedly serious - but if they rendered him unfit to serve asbook-keeper at the Central Blood Bank how could he have beenallowed to serve elsewhere? As for the refusal to accept the revisedduty list, the Petittioner averred in his counter-affidavit that theAccountant had accepted his position - and that may well be truebecause the Accountants letter dated 28.7.2001 made no com-plaint on that score. If the Accountants complaints about frequentlateness and attending to Trade Union matters during ...
The NHS Blood and Transplant Authority, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and the Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a pioneering project to create a potentially unlimited supply of blood for transfusions using embryonic stem cells (ES cells) derived from surplus IVF embryos which are donated for research. The synthetic blood could eventually mean that clinical services would no long need to rely on obtaining a fresh supply of blood from donors since, in theory, a single embryo could supply the nations needs.. The multi-million pound project will focus on identifying ES cells that produce the o-negative blood group. Although present in just seven per cent of the population, this blood group is in high demand because it can be transfused into anyone, regardless of their blood-type.. The project will be led by Professor Marc Turner, scientific director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Professor Turner told the BBC: We should have proof of principle in the ...
Teamsters members are critical to health care, working in hospitals, nursing homes and health care facilities, including the American Red Cross, where over 1,300 Teamsters are employed.. As blood drive cancellations increase due to coronavirus concerns, healthy individuals are needed to give blood or platelets to help patients in need. The American Red Cross has reported that tens of thousands of much-need blood donations have gone uncollected as organizations and businesses that hold blood drives have temporarily closed during this pandemic.. The Red Cross emphasizes that donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. The humanitarian organization is also taking additional precautions, including checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy and spacing donor beds further apart. Red Cross employees follow strict safety procedures, including wearing gloves and changing them often, wiping down all ...
DULUTH, Minn. - If youre eligible to donate blood, the American Red Cross is in need of your help this winter.. The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month.. January is known as National Blood Donor Month, which officials with the American Red Cross say is the perfect time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives.. Extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply at this time of year.. According to Blood Drive Coordinator Amy Kranig, during the weeks of Christmas and New Years, about 500 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs.. Many groups postpone blood drives during the winter holidays when travel and holiday activities may make it challenging for many donors to give. In fact, AAA estimated that a record 115.6 million Americans ...
Quality Improvement initiatives towards provision of safe and sufficient blood in Kenya Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) mandate is to provide safe blood and blood products equitably through a strong, efficient, and self-sustaining national blood transfusion service able to respond to the needs of the entire country. KNBTS is committed to provide consistently high […]. ...
Like most persons, I was afraid of injection needles and the sight of blood when growing up as a child and into early adulthood The thought of becoming a blood
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As of Saturday, March 20, the Rhode Island Blood Center will be pausing collections of convalescent plasma. Fortunately, with more people getting vaccinated each day and hospitalizations continuing to decline, the current supply of convalescent plasma is sufficient to meet the needs of patients and hospitals. We are hopeful that the vaccination rates will continue to reduce the need for this product, but we stand ready to resume collections if necessary. The Rhode Island Blood Center began collecting convalescent plasma in April of 2020 at the height of the pandemic. We facilitated 767 convalescent plasma donations that resulted in over 1,900 units of plasma. Through New York Blood Center Enterprises, our network of blood centers, we collect nearly 100,000 donations that were distributed to more than 40 states and to several other countries. This would not have been possible without a giving community of donors who recovered from COVID-19 and were willing to share their plasma to help someone ...
When disaster strikes in the United States, there is one organization that is on everyones mind, the American Red Cross. It has operated for over a hundred years on the simple premise of delivering aid to those in need. The organization does this by reacting effectively and efficiently to natural and man-made disasters and delivering humanitarian aid to those affected. In recent years, though, the American Red Cross has come under scrutiny for mismanagement and ineffective disaster relief. The purpose of this paper is to use ethical standards of the nonprofit sector to evaluate and explain the performance of the American Red Cross in recent years. Considering outside factors like climate change and public opinion, a conclusion can be drawn.
Facebook had in October launched a new blood donations feature, starting in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood.. There are now more than 4 million blood donors signed up on Facebook in India, said Naomi Gleit, Facebooks vice-president of social good.. In addition to enabling people in need to connect to blood donors, our tools also allow organisations to connect to donors more efficiently, she said in a blog post.. Gleit said hospitals, blood banks and non-profits can create voluntary blood donation events on Facebook, and nearby donors are notified of the opportunities to donate blood.. In early 2018, we will expand blood donations to Bangladesh, where, like India, there are thousands of posts from people looking for blood donors every week, she added.. Facebook users in India had crossed the 240 million mark in July, surpassing the 240 million in the US, according to a media report.. As of September, Facebook had 1.37 billion daily - and 2.07 billion monthly - active ...
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HUH has been collaborating with ZNBTS since 2008. During the startup of a new project in 2014 between HUH and NRCSCBTS, several strengths and weaknesses was revealed in the national services that were different from ZNBTS. The current project started in 2014 and was aiming to strengthen the blood transfusion services at KCH with funds from a private donation.. In 2016 a triangular collaboration between Norway, Zanzibar and Nepal was established, with an exchange of personnel between all three. This would create a unique opportunity for ZNBTS and NRCSCBTS to learn from each other a setting where many of the operational challenges are the same. With the link to a modern transfusion service at HUH, and the hospital setting at KCH, this is assumed to model future capacity strengthening projects in transfusion medicine.. Zanzibar National Blood Transfusion Services (ZNBTS) has a highly developed and well-functioning quality management system, and works hard to increase total volume of blood units ...
Such was the situation in which Neil Reynolds and his team found themselves when they were project-managing the new £6m, 4,000-user, 650-million-data-item National Blood Service IT system, Pulse. Everyone - Computer Weekly included - seemed to be baying for their blood. That was because the prognosis for Pulse was not good. First, the project had to integrate and replace 12 existing - and different - systems from nine different suppliers, spread across 12 regions. Secondly, it had to face internal political battles as the regional authorities resisted centralisation. Thirdly, because it was the National Blood Service, it was literally a life-or-death system. And fourthly, it was the first public sector IT project to enjoy the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Before work could start, there were delays. Not only did PFI mean that the 20-page business case had to be rewritten as 400 pages, but the contract took an age to award. Then the hard work started, says Reynolds. The strategy was one ...
Iván García, 6 March 2017 - A sloppy piece of cardboard painted with a crayon announces the sale of a discolored house in the neighborhood of La Vibora, 30 minutes by car south of Havana.. If Amanda, the owner, who is raving poor, manages to sell the house for the equivalent of 40,000 dollars, she intends to buy two small apartments, one for her daughter and the other for her son.. The house urgently needs substantial repairs. But Amandas family doesnt have the money needed to undertake the work. Frank, 36, her son, is the custodian of a secondary school and earns a monthly salary of 365 Cuban pesos, around 17 dollars, and to help support the family, hes a blood donor.. The Cuban regime doesnt pay for these donations. Frank, who gives blood up to two times a month, should receive some 10 pounds of meat, a half-kilo of fish and three pounds of chicken.. There are always delays. Its a pain. In every municipality theres a warehouse assigned to distribute this food to the blood donors. But ...
Since the discovery of blood circulation and transfusion, there has been an insatiable demand for voluntary blood donations throughout the world. However, gathering blood donors has never been easy because eligible donors constitute only a fraction of the general population and are often reluctant to donate. This is especially challenging in underprivileged countries of sub-Saharan Africa such as Malawi whose nationally run blood transfusion service struggles to maintain hospital blood banks. As a result, hospitals turn to their local communities for directed donations. A retrospective analysis from January 2014 to June 2016 of directed blood donor data from two hospitals in the Kasungu District of Malawi was conducted. The analysis of 2134 donations was carried out with respect to sex, age, hemoglobin concentration, blood group, and presence of transfusion-transmissible infections. On average, donors were 30 years of age and predominately male. Blood group O+ constituted more than half of all directed
Regular blood donors at the new American Red Cross Blood Donor Center expected a routine afternoon session Thursday at the new center on Salem Turnpike.
Regular blood donors at the new American Red Cross Blood Donor Center expected a routine afternoon session Thursday at the new center on Salem Turnpike.
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The American Red Cross provides most of the nations plasma products. These plasma products are provided at effective costs. These plasma products are also safe and reliable. In 1999, the Red Cross established a new management structure i.e. Baxter Biosciences instead of plasma services industry. These Baxter Biosciences usually contain plasma for the manufacturing of plasma projects.. Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT). The American Red Cross was the first charity organization to implement Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) study. This testing is very unique for it checks for the greatest material HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). HIV and HCV test detects the generic material of transfusion-transmitted virus e.g. HIV without waiting for the body to form its antibodies which is a very great advantage.. Leukoreduction. Peoples white blood cells are able to fight viruses, bacteria and abnormal cells to prevent diseases. When leukocytes are transfused to another person they do not work, instead complications occur and ...
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Retaining blood donors is important. Up to 5% of new blood donors, however, are deferred because of low hemoglobin. Although donation intervals are set to minimize iron deficiency, low levels of iron are a problem in regular donors, and deferred donors often do not return.. A recent meta-analysis from the Cochrane Collaboration evaluated 30 randomized control trials (over 4700 blood donors), including 19 trials comparing iron supplementation to a control group. This analysis found that iron supplementation significantly reduced the number of donors deferred due to low levels of hemoglobin, both at the first donation and at subsequent donations (p,0.0001). Iron supplements also increased hemoglobin levels and iron stores. Iron supplements, however, caused adverse side effects in 29% of donors compared to only 17% of donors who took placebo pills. While minimizing iron deficiency is important for donor retention, adverse side effects and the risk of long-term iron supplements need further ...
There are many reasons why a person may not be eligible to donate on the day they attend a donation clinic. The IBTS constantly reviews these deferral criteria and makes changes as appropriate. In the case of men who have sex with men (MSM) a lifelong deferral has been in place since the emergence of HIV in the 1980s. In light of changes to this deferral criterion in other countries the IBTS decided to review its lifetime deferral. The IBTS held a conference on 21 & 22 April 2016 at which data were presented from countries that had changed their deferral criteria for MSM. The data showed that there had not been an increase in the number of HIV positive blood donations, since the change in the deferral policy. It was concluded that international experience had shown that a one year deferral is as effective as a lifetime deferral from the point of view of protecting the blood supply against the risk of HIV transmission. ...
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"Blood Donors". The Straits Times. 9 June 1948. Retrieved 8 December 2015. Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore (video and text). ... Another initiative that Che Zahara supported was to encourage women to give blood in order to help the Singapore Hospital meet ... demands for blood transfusions. After the Singapore Council of Women (SCW) was founded in 1952, Che Zahara had a "wider network ...
"The Sunflower Fund , non-profit organisation , stem cell donors , blood disease". The Sunflower Fund. Retrieved 2020-10-19. ... After four bone marrow biopsies and more than 50 blood transfusions a donor was found; the chances of finding a genetic match ... The Sunflower Fund and Worldwide Bone Marrow Donors. Rachel wrote a book on her experiences, Rachel's Second Chance(e-book). ...
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ISBN 0-571-21158-5 - page 244 "THE SCREEN; Any Blood Donors?". The New York Times. 1944-01-29. Retrieved 2020-04-21. The Return ...
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"Blood bank overwhelmed by donors". Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009. ... The Red Cross Blood Service received 6,000 offers of blood donations on the morning of 9 February alone. The Salvation Army ...
The blood components are from a family donor. HLA-matched platelets are transferred. Another means of prevention is the use of ... Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GvHD) is a rare complication of blood transfusion, in which the donor T ... Donor lymphocytes are usually identified as foreign and destroyed by the recipient's immune system. However, in situations ... The incidence of TA-GvHD in immunocompromised patients receiving blood transfusions is estimated to be 0.1 - 1.0%, and ...
... and the Association for Voluntary Blood Donation (AVBD) at the World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2018. PUC campus is situated at ... "Blood Donors Festival"". Directorate of Information & Public Relations. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2018. "World Blood ... In 1998, 333 volunteers donated blood in a day. It also won first prize under the category of educational institution jointly ... Annual programme includes Green Mizoram Day, Cleanliness Drive, and Mass Blood Donation. PUC Unit has won Indira Gandhi NSS ...
"Marumalarchi blood donors save boy's life". The Hindu. 23 February 2006. Archived from the original on 6 September 2006. ... Vaiko started the Marumalarchi Blood Donors' Club. Vaiko has launched many engagement programmes in rural areas with the ...
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Grífols-Lucas, JA (1952). "Use of plasmapheresis in blood donors". British Medical Journal. 1 (4763): 854. doi:10.1136/bmj. ... Grifols acquired the blood transfusion diagnostics unit from Novartis in 2013 as a "platform for global expansion". This unit ... Principally a producer of blood plasma-based products, a field in which it is the European leader and largest worldwide, the ... In 2007 the company had 3.6 million litres per year of blood fractionation capacity from three plants, one at Parets del Vallès ...
"BADHAN - A Voluntary Blood Donors' Organization". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. ... They also hosts annual events where students coming from disadvantaged families get a chance to test their blood and know their ... Badhon - The BUTEX unit of this Bangladeshi voluntary organization runs its operation to encourage students in donating blood ...
"Now I value every day" (PDF). The Donor. National Blood Service. Summer 2008. "Sian Williams". BBC News. 31 January 2002. ... later disclosing in an interview that she received two litres of blood following complications. Williams gave birth to a ...
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Public outcry over the episode "The Blood Donor" as being a particularly distasteful episode and a new Chairman of the BBC ... "The Blood Donor"; and "Aunt Maud". Sequences exist from: the pilot episode; "Sex Before Marriage"; "The Bulldog Breed"; "A ...
The 2011 autosomal study samples came from blood donors (the lowest classes constitute the great majority of blood donors in ... Profile of the Brazilian blood donor *^ "Nossa herança europeia - Instituto Ciência Hoje". 30 January 2012. ...
The 2011 autosomal study samples came from blood donors (the lowest classes constitute the great majority of blood donors in ... "Profile of the Brazilian blood donor". Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2016.. ... BEATTIE, Peter M. The Tribute of Blood: Army, Honor, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864-1945. Duke University Press, 2001. ISBN 0 ...
"Blood portrait makes case for gay donors". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2020-10-05. "Artist Uses Caitlyn Jenner Twitter Death ... his portrait of Alan Turing made using Blood of Gay and Bisexual medical professionals banned from donating under UK Blood ... "The Amazing Reason This Artist Created An Alan Turing Portrait With The Blood of Gay Men • GCN". GCN. 2015-11-17. Retrieved ... "This artist has created a portrait of Princess Diana using HIV-positive blood". PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from ...
"Deferral of Blood and Plasma donors - Medications". FDA. 28 July 1993. Retrieved 30 January 2020. FDA. Posted 9 June 2011. 5- ... "Deferral of Blood and Plasma donors - Medications" (PDF). FDA. 28 July 1993. Retrieved 4 February 2017. "Anti-Androgens - Joint ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises that donation of blood or plasma be deferred for at least one month after taking ... The Food and Drug Administration advises that donation of blood or plasma be deferred for at least one month after taking the ...
"NEW - BLOOD DONOR POLICY". National Greyhound Association. November 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-18.. ... In 2017, an animal rights organization alleged that a Pet Blood Bank in Texas was using former racing greyhounds for blood ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Brulliard, Karin (September 23, 2017). "Allegations of neglect at dog blood bank shine ... who subsequently barred members from sending greyhounds to blood banks. "Greyhound Care at the Track". American Greyhound ...
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a b c d Wilkinson, J. (2001) Bat Blood Donors. (Ed. by D. MacDonald & S. Norris), 766-767. In: The Encyclopedia of Mammals. ... All three species of Desmodontinae specialize in feeding on the blood of warm-blooded animals.[7] However, the common vampire ... and laps up the blood with its tongue, which has lateral grooves adapted to this purpose.[25] The blood is kept from clotting ... It then uses its razor-sharp teeth to cut open the skin of its hosts and lap up their blood with its long tongue. ...
Volunteer crew often serve as blood donors, since there is a high demand for donated blood due to limited space to maintain a ... "Mercy Ships celebrates World Blood Donor Day". Article. Christian Today. Retrieved 30 August 2011.. ... blood bank on board.[33] Volunteers with Mercy Ships are responsible for paying all costs associated with their service, ...
Volunteers became blood donors and made makeshift coffins. Most of the injured survivors had avulsed wounds as a result of ...
Donors who have had lower gender affirming surgery will be deferred from donating blood for one year after their surgery. After ... "Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors". Retrieved 30 June 2017. "Conversion therapy has no ... This criteria states that transgender donors who have not had lower gender affirming surgery will be asked questions based on ... "Eligibility criteria for trans individuals". Retrieved 30 June 2017. " ...
Hudak, Stephen (June 12, 2016). "Blood donors needed after mass shooting in Orlando". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the ... many people lined up to donate blood at local blood donation centers and bloodmobile locations when OneBlood, a regional blood ... The surge in blood donations and the fact that the shooting targeted a gay nightclub spotlighted the Food and Drug ... "Urgent Need For Blood After Mass Shooting" (Press release). OneBlood. June 12, 2016. Archived from the original on August 23, ...
"Men who have sex with men , Canadian Blood Services". "Blood Ban For Gay Donors Eased, But Not As Much As Pledged ... And donors who have had sex reassignment surgery will be deferred from donating blood for one year after their surgery. After ... "Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors". Retrieved June 30, 2017. "Can gay men donate organs ... In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, blood donations were banned from men who'd had sex with men as recently ...
... works in the areas of blood cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and raises awareness of the need for donors ... Mai, Andy; Greene, Leonard (23 May 2017). "Mets raise blood cancer awareness, honor heroic donors". NY Daily News. Wenk, Erik ( ... The US affiliate also works to raise awareness of the need for donors, helps people register with the National Marrow Donor ... Anthony Nolan Blood Cancer UK Cordes, Michaela (27 November 2015). "A Modern Heroine". GG Magazine. "Thousands sign up to save ...
doi:10.1182/blood-2010-05-283770.. *^ Belikov AV, Schraven B, Simeoni L. T cells and reactive oxygen species. Journal of ... CMV Primary Infection Is Associated With Donor-Specific T Cell Hyporesponsiveness and Fewer Late Acute Rejections After Liver ... Blood Cancer Journal. July 2015, 5 (7): e330. PMC 4526784. PMID 26230954. doi:10.1038/bcj.2015.58 (英语).. ...
... bodies are elevated in the blood (ketosis) after fasting, including a night of sleep; in both blood and urine in ... Because of their inability to serve both as hydrogen-bond donors and acceptors, ketones tend not to "self-associate" and are ... Ketones are not usually hydrogen-bond donors and cannot hydrogen-bond to themselves. ...
The department also formed the nation's first hospital-affiliated program with a private cord blood bank, LifebankUSA, to ... discovered a technique called the cytoplasmic transfer in 1996 in which the contents of a fertile egg from a donor are injected ... MULTICENTER DOMINO DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT, Johns Hopkins Medicine, February 16, 2009 - accessed July 11, 2009 Saint Barnabas ... Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas, and The Joint Institute. ...
The donor's blood is withdrawn through a sterile needle in one arm and passed through a machine that removes white blood cells ... A compatible donor is found by doing additional HLA-testing from the blood of potential donors. The HLA genes fall in two ... Newer techniques using ex-vivo expansion of cord blood units or the use of two cord blood units from different donors allow ... Cord blood has a higher concentration of HSC than is normally found in adult blood. However, the small quantity of blood ...
... but in light of Cheney's visit to his doctor for an inspection of a blood clot, Kucinich decided to postpone the scheduled ... "Why Is the Foreign Policy Establishment Spoiling for More War? Look at Their Donors". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved ... "Why Is the Foreign Policy Establishment Spoiling for More War? Look at Their Donors". The Nation. Retrieved October 27, 2016 ... "Why Is the Foreign Policy Establishment Spoiling for More War? Look at Their Donors". The Nation. Retrieved 2019-09-14 ...
Sodium is an essential nutrient that regulates blood volume, blood pressure, osmotic equilibrium and pH; the minimum ... Alkali metals dissolve in liquid ammonia or other donor solvents like aliphatic amines or hexamethylphosphoramide to give blue ... which was known partly for its high abundance in animal blood. He named the metal inside the material "lithium".[20][15][18] ... but also with proton donors like alcohols and phenols, gaseous ammonia, and alkynes, the last demonstrating the phenomenal ...
Basic blood tests can be used to check the concentration of hemoglobin, platelets, sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, ... Renal transplantation replaces kidney function by inserting into the body a healthier kidney from an organ donor and inducing ... Blood products including intravenous immunoglobulin and a process known as plasma exchange can also be employed. ... An erythropoetin stimulating agent may be required to ensure adequate production of red blood cells, activated vitamin D ...
Leading donors are publicly recognized as examples, and donor groups are credited by certain titles.[237][238] Donors are ... The temple also started to develop a social dimension in its activities, such as promoting blood donations, organizing training ... Also, the temple often refers to traditional narratives from the Tipitaka regarding exemplary donors and the fruits that merit- ... stating that it was the intention of the donors to give the land to the abbot and not the temple, and that it was common and ...
Therapeutic concentrates are prepared from the blood plasma of blood donors. The US FDA has approved the use of four alpha-1 ... The pharmaceutical form is purified from human donor blood and is sold under the nonproprietary name alpha1-proteinase ... In blood test results, the IEF results are notated as in PiMM, where Pi stands for protease inhibitor and "MM" is the banding ... When the blood contains inadequate amounts of A1AT or functionally defective A1AT (such as in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency), ...
Other health conditions such as diabetes, abnormal blood clotting, ostomies, and obesity do not usually present a problem to ... Medical advances may eventually make childbearing possible by using a donor uterus long enough to carry a child to term as anti ... Del Priore, G.; Stega, J.; Sieunarine, K.; Ungar, L.; Smith, J. R. (2007). "Human Uterus Retrieval From a Multi-Organ Donor". ...
Extensive specimen material and artifacts were given to the museum by collectors and donors, such as the Boone collection of ... Why blood is not enough". Ostrich. 75: 187-191. doi:10.2989/00306520409485442.. ...
Julia Nickson-Soul (class of 1976): actress, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5 and Walker ... Student fundraisers, parent organizations, and philanthropic donors also provide funding for service club efforts.[53] ... Lynn Collins: actress, John Carter, The Merchant of Venice, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, True Blood[86] ...
National Marrow Donor Program. *NOD-Lb. *National Transplant Organization. *NHS Blood and Transplant ... The "donor" hand usually comes from a brain-dead donor and is transplanted to a recipient who has lost one or both hands/arms. ... On June 22, 2010, a Polish soldier received two new hands from a female donor, after losing them three years earlier while ...
In 2007, Cuba announced that it has undertaken computerizing and creating national networks in blood banks, nephrology and ... CANF also asserts the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Cuba and much of this consists of ...
Drawing Blood was well received in the press, garnering attention and praise from many major news outlets. The New York Times ... "The Organ Donor's March". They raised $17,000 USD on Kickstarter from over 400 backers in April 2011.[54] ... Her published books include her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood (Harper Collins, 2015), Discordia (with Laurie Penny) on the ... In December 2015 Harper Collins published Crabapple's illustrated memoir, Drawing Blood. The book covers her life from a ...
The lower leg operation is similar to forearm flap with the exception that the donor scar is easily covered with a sock and/or ... The blood supplies from the graft and the vein leading to the femoral artery are joined. ... An operation using the forearm as a donor site is the easiest to perform but results in a cosmetically undesirable scar on the ... A later improvement involved the inclusion of a blood supply pedicle which was left in place to prevent tissue death before it ...
Bethnal Green and Stepney Trades Council Blood on the Streets (report published 1978) ... major donors to the original scheme, invested more to rebuild the technical college and create Queen Mary's College in December ...
... such as otherwise healthy blood donors) having a rate of 1:600. Other disorders are distinctly more uncommon, with incidences ... Such donor T-cells often cause acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a subject of ongoing investigation. VSTs have been ... new methods have reduced culture time to 10-12 days by using specific cytokines from adult donors or virus-naive cord blood. ... VST therapy uses active donor T-cells that are isolated from alloreactive T-cells which have proven immunity against one or ...
Beneficial effect of a hydrogen sulphide donor (sodium sulphide) in an ovine model of burn- and smoke-induced acute lung injury ... to the endothelium and the alveolar epithelium results in the creation of an open interface between the lung and the blood, ...
Human white blood cells use enzymes such as NADPH oxidase to generate superoxide and other reactive oxygen species to kill ... 1.19: Acting on reduced flavodoxin as donor. *Nitrogenase (flavodoxin). 1.20: Acting on phosphorus or arsenic in donors. * ... Cu-Zn-SOD available commercially is normally purified from bovine red blood cells. The bovine Cu-Zn enzyme is a homodimer of ...
For example, two O blood type parents can only produce a child with an O blood type, and two parents with a B blood type can ... The legal mother of the child may, in fact, be the egg donor. Similar laws are in place in the United Kingdom and Australia. ... The first form of any kind of parental testing was blood typing, or matching blood types between the child and alleged parent, ... a new form of blood testing, serological testing, which tests certain proteins in the blood, became available, with a 40% ...
Blood Types - What Are They?, Australian Red Cross[தொடர்பிழந்த இணைப்பு] *↑ "Austrian Red Cross - Blood Donor Information". Old. ... "Antibody to histo-blood group A antigen neutralizes HIV produced by lymphocytes from blood group A donors but not from blood ... "Turkey Blood Group Site". பார்த்த நாள் 2010-11-19. *↑ "Frequency of major blood groups in the UK". ... "Irish Blood Transfusion Service - Irish Blood Group Type Frequency Distribution". Irish Blood Transfusion Service. பார்த்த நாள் ...
"100k Cheeks and Blood Center to Host Marrow Drive". February 1, 2011. Stanford Daily. Retrieved 16 June 2013. Aaker, Jennifer ... an organization dedicated to registering 100,000 South Asian donors in the National Bone Marrow Registry. In addition to ... 100K Cheeks exceeded their goal by registering more than 115,000 potential donors. "Social media is not inherently meaningful ...
Olsen, Sonja K.; Brown, Robert S. (2008). "Live Donor Liver Transplantation: Current Status". Current Gastroenterology Reports ... or the national specialist trusts such as NHS Blood and Transplant. It does lay down general guidelines they must follow. Local ... being the first in the world to carry out an adult to adult live donor liver transplant in 1993.[72] ...
The gut mucosal cells do not get enough nourishment from arterial blood supply to stay healthy, especially in very premature ... Human milk from a milk bank or donor can be used if mother's milk is unavailable. ... The underlying mechanism is believed to involve a combination of poor blood flow and infection of the intestines.[2] Diagnosis ... blood in the stool, or vomiting of bile.[1][2] ... infants, where the blood supply is limited due to immature ...
Common side effects of the injectable form include low blood sugar, pain at the site of injection, nausea, vomiting, low blood ... NO donors. (prodrugs). *Nitrates: Diethylene glycol dinitrate (DEGDN). *Erythritol tetranitrate (ETN). *Ethylene glycol ... Blood: Pentamidine frequently causes leukopenia and less often thrombopenia, which may cause symptomatic bleeding. Some cases ... The inhaled form is minimally absorbed in the blood.[10] Absorption is unreliable when given orally.[11] ...
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  • Today's World Blood Donor Day! (
  • This year, in honor of World Blood Donor Day , Taylor has teamed up with the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages for the third annual Nexcare give Program to encourage people to donate blood. (
  • On this World Blood Donor Day, remember, "helping to save a life is always in style. (
  • June 14 every year is observed as World Blood Donor Day and Megastar Chiranjeevi took to social media to laud everyone for doing their bit. (
  • The week coincides with World Blood Donor Day, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO), to be marked on June 14 in more than 80 countries around the world under the theme 'Every blood donor is a hero. (
  • World Blood Donor Day 2005 is a time to thank the world's regular, voluntary blood donors as well as a day for personal reflection. (
  • WHO's 192 Member States have recently agreed that World Blood Donor Day will be an officially recognized annual event. (
  • World Blood Donor Day is a celebration of those who are directly responsible for saving or improving the lives of millions of patients by giving their blood regularly and voluntarily. (
  • World Blood Donor Day 2005 celebrations are planned in most countries with the global event this year taking place in London. (
  • World Blood Donor Day is co-sponsored by four international organizations working for the provision of safe blood globally through the promotion of voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation: the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations and the International Society of Blood Transfusion. (
  • June 14 marks World Blood Donor Day and as health-care providers, we encounter patients and situations every day that prove the importance of blood donations. (
  • Red blood cells last for 42 days, platelets just five days, and some blood types are more rare than others. (
  • BE A HERO THIS VALENTINE'S DAY Schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets using the Red Cross Blood Donor App , visiting , or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (
  • February can be one of the most challenging times to collect blood and platelets, as drives are cancelled due to severe weather. (
  • Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in most states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood or platelets. (
  • POWER REDS AND PLATELETS NEEDED Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available. (
  • Unlike whole blood, which can be safely donated every 56 days, platelets can be donated every seven days, up to 24 times a year. (
  • Platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, so it's important that eligible platelet donors give as often as possible. (
  • Platelet donors as well as blood donors of all blood types are needed now and will be needed in the coming weeks to help ensure blood and platelets are available for patients. (
  • All blood donors must meet Massachusetts General Hospital's eligibility requirements to donate whole blood, platelets or red blood cells. (
  • Eleven-year-old Sergey has anemia, and needs transfusions of blood platelets twice a week. (
  • His mother Anastasia Zhilina shared her fears that "If blood does not arrive on time, my son could die from hemorrhaging, because a shortage of blood platelets makes any bleeding very dangerous. (
  • Platelets are essential to allow the blood to clot. (
  • We are working every day to restock hospital shelves with lifesaving blood products for patients, and right now we need all healthy, eligible individuals to give blood and platelets as soon as possible to ensure we can meet patient needs. (
  • Patients who rely on blood and platelets include accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those being treated for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. (
  • What sustained him were a series of smaller donations - in all, 72 units of blood, plasma and platelets - that he received during his four-month stay. (
  • Donating blood and platelets is easier than ever with The American Red Cross. (
  • Donating blood and platelets is easier than ever. (
  • Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma in May will be automatically entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps five, powered by Suburban Propane. (
  • We want to make sure that we continue to have blood and platelets on our shelves, so that we are ready for anything that might happen. (
  • A decision to donate your blood can save a life or even several if your blood is separated into its components - red cells, platelets and plasma - which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions," according to WHO. (
  • To augment its traditional blood collection process, LifeSource also performs apheresis donations, where blood components like platelets and red blood cells are extracted via a centrifuge. (
  • People are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross Donor App, at or at 1-800-733-2767. (
  • Amid a rise in dengue cases in Delhi and some other parts of the country, an internet-based platform is helping save human lives by bridging the gap between donors and patients who need blood or platelets. (
  • Dengue patients suffer loss of blood platelets and many a times it proves fatal. (
  • Each donor was presented with their award by Father Brian Turnbull, who once needed more than 600 units of platelets when he suffered from a bone-marrow disorder. (
  • People can donate blood or platelets at a donor center, donate at a mobile blood drive or host a blood drive in the community. (
  • Plasma is the clear, yellowish liquid part of blood that remains after you've removed the red and white blood cells and platelets. (
  • Each year London Health Sciences Centre uses almost 23,000 units of red blood cells, 12,000 units of plasma, and 5,000 bags of platelets to care for patients. (
  • 5) After donating, a manufacturing process divides the unit of whole blood into components - red blood cells, plasma and platelets - and each unit is sent to Brampton for processing. (
  • Plasma can be frozen for up to one year, red blood cells can be kept for 42 days, and platelets last for just five days. (
  • The number of pets donating blood has increased, but transfusions also are on the rise, partly because more people are opting to have their dogs undergo life-saving surgery, said Wendy Hatchett, a veterinary technician. (
  • Now, [blood transfusions] are becoming more and more common all around the country. (
  • The blood is used primarily at the University of Pennsylvania, which does about 10 transfusions each day. (
  • The blood bank is a typically human facility where individuals go to donate blood to help save the lives of trauma victims through blood transfusions. (
  • Patients depend on lifesaving blood transfusions every day," said Cliff Numark, senior vice president of Red Cross Blood Services. (
  • Because it closely resembles the AIDS virus, many believe XMRV can be similarly transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids or blood transfusions. (
  • The highly contagious parvovirus attacks a dog's cells, and blood transfusions are often necessary. (
  • And Zainab will need blood transfusions for the duration of her cancer treatment. (
  • But since Zainab will need blood transfusions throughout her treatment, OneBlood is trying to locate at least seven to 10 donors. (
  • Every day hundreds of animals need blood transfusions, but there are few national animal blood banks. (
  • The results of the current analysis show that the introduction of quantitative or molecular serological methods to determine the presence of anti-dengue antibodies or the detection of the dengue virus in blood donors in endemic regions should be established so that the quality of blood transfusions is guaranteed. (
  • The "outdated" policy is not only discriminatory toward gays and bisexuals, but it's also preventing perfectly healthy blood donors from contributing to the stockpile, which would be used for life-saving transfusions, they wrote. (
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), donated blood can save the lives and improve the health of the many people who require transfusions every day. (
  • The popular four legged critter a well known workhorse because he weighs a whopping 1,900 pounds is the only known horse available to OSU with a universal blood type that is compatible for all kinds of horses and all types of equine operations and procedures requiring transfusions. (
  • Plasma is a blood component often used in emergency transfusions. (
  • The celebration galleries in London and elsewhere in England will feature testimonials from people of all ages - and their families - whose lives have been saved or radically improved by blood transfusions. (
  • The need for blood doesn't take a holiday break − patients still depend on lifesaving transfusions, according to Red Cross administrators. (
  • A website for a Texas-based company that provides canine blood products for veterinary transfusions nationally says it sources its blood 'primarily from volunteer donors' and aims to 'operate in a completely ethical, humane manner. (
  • As the U.S. pet population grows and owners increasingly opt to treat injuries and other conditions with procedures requiring transfusions, animal blood banks are struggling to meet demand. (
  • Blood and platelet donors are heroes who answer the call to roll up a sleeve and help ensure an adequate supply is available for patients in need. (
  • SUMTER, S.C., Feb. 19, 2014- The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. (
  • The American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves. (
  • Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. (
  • Blood and platelet donors are needed now to help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products. (
  • Those who come to donate through February 26, 2017 are eligible to receive a $5 gift card via email for making blood and platelet donation a priority this winter. (
  • In response to some of this new data, AABB released Association Bulletin #17-02 in 2017 to advise blood centers on ensuring optimal iron balance in blood donors, which superseded Association Bulletin #12-03, AABB's previous guidance on iron management in blood donors, published in 2012. (
  • In 2017, AABB convened the AABB Ad Hoc Working Group on Iron Management Among Blood Donors to conduct a comprehensive review of data regarding iron management among blood donors. (
  • While donors may never meet the recipients of their generous gift, they should never doubt the impact that their donation has on those patients battling illness and injury, or how much it is appreciated. (
  • Her parents are also supportive of the Red Cross and host Red Cross blood drives in their daughter's honor to help meet the needs of other patients. (
  • Each and every day, hundreds of Mass General patients require blood to help fight cancer, to replace what is lost in a trauma, or to treat a chronic disease. (
  • At the moment, Russian medical institutions need 40 or 50 donors for every thousand patients for normal operations. (
  • TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Using the donated blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors to treat patients in the throes of severe coronavirus illness has met with some controversy. (
  • Talk to her between patients at a blood collection center, and you're struck by the enormous responsibility she feels, not only for keeping donors happy and therefore eager to come back and give again, but also for screening out donors who might carry the AIDS virus, and other diseases (such as hepatitis) transmitted through blood products. (
  • The donors are sometimes former patients themselves. (
  • This often causes a drop in donated blood available for patients. (
  • All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. (
  • 1) Designs will be displayed on T-shirts that are used as incentive items for the collection of blood products needed in the support of our military members deployed overseas and for our hospital patients. (
  • Cancer patients are already prohibited from donating blood in Canada, Devine says. (
  • Seventy percent of the blood used for patients at Hunterdon Medical Center comes from donors in the community. (
  • This report is the first published data in Thailand that provides the useful data for hemoglobinopathies among blood donors for reducing a number of severe thalassemia patients. (
  • Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to peripheral-blood stem-cell or bone marrow transplantation, stratified according to transplantation center and disease risk. (
  • Donors, especially those with type O blood, are needed in May to help ensure blood products are available for patients now and into summer. (
  • Schedule an appointment now to give blood and make it a summer full of life for patients. (
  • Currently only 8,709 people from the Portsmouth area are registered as donors with Delete Blood Cancer UK, but many more are being sought to help find matches for the thousands of blood cancer patients needing a blood stem cell donation every year. (
  • For many blood cancer patients, a blood stem cell donation is their only chance of survival and they will die if a matching donor isn't found for them. (
  • There are indications in patients that have been studied that show the mother's serum to contain antibodies which cause clumping of the red blood cells of both the baby and the husband's previously donated blood, indicating that she had been sensitized to something in those cells. (
  • She told MTN News the blood donated with high levels of COVID-19 antibodies can help hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover from serious illness. (
  • If patients today have access to a safe and sufficient blood supply, we owe it to these anonymous heroes who save lives by sharing their health,' notes Dr. Jean De Serres , President and CEO of Héma-Québec. (
  • Héma-Québec encompasses 1,300 employees, some 3,000 blood drives and more than 160,000 blood donors every year, 16,000 volunteers and more than 500,000 blood products delivered annually to Québec hospitals to meet the needs of patients. (
  • Although only 7% of Americans have type O negative blood, it is the most transfused because it can be given to patients with any blood type. (
  • The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. (
  • Blood and platelet donations are needed in the coming days to help replenish the blood supply and ensure patients continue to receive lifesaving treatments. (
  • Donors can help even more patients when they invite a loved one, friend or co-worker to give with them. (
  • Patients looking for donors just have to mention their name, address and contact details. (
  • It's taken us to a seriously emergent situation because there are patients who still need blood and physicians don't want to have to delay any surgeries," she said. (
  • We need the blood to treat patients. (
  • They need about 450 bags if blood a day for cancer patients, people hurt in accidents and surgeries, Miller-Keystone officials said. (
  • Staff has always taken precautions to keep everything sterile and hygienic: the balls people squeeze when they give blood, the tourniquets wrapped around donors' arms, the chairs and the tablets patients use when they sign in are all wiped down with bleach or disinfecting wipes between patients. (
  • It is also an urgent invitation to countries across the globe to promote safe donors and do all that is possible to safeguard patients by ensuring an adequate, safe supply of blood. (
  • The blood is used for sick or injured dogs, which are numerous across the U.S. for various reasons.The Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank, which is one of three major canine blood banks in the U.S. and a large provider of blood in the Maryland-D.C. area, said it has had to ration blood, refer canine patients elsewhere or put them on a waiting list. (
  • At the national hospital over Christmas there are patients who are recovering from major surgery, accidents, those who are in cancer treatment, and these people need donated blood. (
  • Patients experiencing critical care trauma, cancer, and major cardiac and orthopedic surgery-all of which occur regularly at LHSC-are in need of large amounts of blood product. (
  • But many veterinary hospitals run small-scale versions that usually get blood from staff-owned pets or from patients whose owners may volunteer them in exchange for discounted services. (
  • In fact patients of group AB negative can receive any rhesus negative blood regardless of its group. (
  • Can you name the blood types for donors/recipients of red blood cells? (
  • Sixteen volunteers, who have each donated at least 80 pints of blood, are among over 2,000 recipients honoured this year by the Kuching Chapter of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS). (
  • Several enhanced blood donations protocols including PPE and social distancing have been implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health. (
  • Normally donors and recipients are anonymous but UCLA organized the event to raise awareness about donations. (
  • Normally donors and recipients are anonymous but UCLA organized the Jan. 27 event to raise awareness about donations. (
  • The usefulness of thalassemia screening is not only for receiving highly effective red blood cells in the recipients but also for encouraging the control and prevention program of thalassemia in blood donors. (
  • Concerning the precision of thalassemia diagnosis, the red blood cells from Hb E donors (Hb E trait or homozygous Hb E) can cause the misdiagnosis of thalassemia in the normal recipients (false positive) or the red blood cells from normal donors can cause the misdiagnosis of thalassemia in the thalassemic recipients (false negative) [ 6 ]. (
  • The frequency of transmission and clinical outcome after exposure to enterovirus-contaminated blood components in recipients is unknown. (
  • The transmission of infectious and contagious agents through the transfusion of blood derivatives and components is characterized by delayed adverse reactions that increase the risks to recipients. (
  • Some studies have also shown that peripheral-blood stem cells are associated with a decreased rate of relapse and improved survival among recipients with high-risk leukemia. (
  • For years the FDA has preached patience, calling for time so that tests " can assure that blood recipients are not placed at an increased risk of HIV or other transfusion transmitted diseases . (
  • A "celebration gallery" will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square showing 100 huge photographs of blood recipients from England and the world. (
  • Once a campaign is created, invite colleagues, friends and family to pledge their support by making an appointment to donate at a blood drive or donation center convenient for them. (
  • Eligible donors with these blood types are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to give in the coming days. (
  • To donate blood, visit to schedule an appointment or for more information. (
  • People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to schedule an appointment to donate. (
  • To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (
  • Donors can also call (210) 358-2812 to schedule a donation appointment. (
  • To find a blood drive or schedule an appointment at a Versiti blood center, call 877- BE A HERO or visit . (
  • To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call Hunterdon Medical Center's Blood Donor Recruiter at 908-788-6405. (
  • Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. (
  • Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance. (
  • Donors may schedule an appointment online at or call 651.332.7000 to find out more information about donating at one of our 11 donor centers in Minnesota or at at community blood drive. (
  • National Blood Donor Awareness Month encourages first-time and regular donors to make a difference in their communities by scheduling an appointment to give blood every January, and regularly thereafter. (
  • The Montana Red Cross asks those wishing to donate blood to schedule an appointment online . (
  • Make an appointment to donate this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (
  • Check-in donor, ensure donor reads pre-donation materials (before via RapidPass or during check-in), schedule next appointment, offer promotional items when available, encourage best donation process * Ensure canteen area is clean, sanitized, restocked and donors are re-hydrated after donation procedure. (
  • Donors of all blood types - especially type O - are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the summer. (
  • Schedule an appointment to give blood now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting , calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. (
  • and Salisbury, Md. Donors are urged to walk into any centers, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8. (
  • 1) Blood donor arrives for their appointment has their iron level checked and completes the pre-screen interview. (
  • To become a blood donor, make an appointment with Canadian Blood Services by calling 888-2-DONATE or visit them online. (
  • The line of donors stretched half a block along the sidewalk outside the Red Cross Blood Donor Center at 1915 I St. NW by 3:45 p.m. yesterday. (
  • January is National Blood Donor Month, but donor turnout can be low at this time of year due to weather conditions and seasonal illnesses. (
  • SEATTLE - January is National Blood Donor Month and while it is important to donate blood year-round, it is especially important during this pandemic . (
  • Back-to-back winter storms had already canceled more than 1,000 blood drives in 34 states and Washington, D.C. this year before this latest storm. (
  • The blood -- taken from a jugular because it is a large vein and can withstand the pressure of a suction pump -- will be deposited into the Penn Animal Blood Bank, which has about 1,000 active donors and is the largest voluntary canine blood donor program in the country. (
  • The current figures in Russia are only 16 to 18 donors per 1,000. (
  • OneBlood claims more than 1,000 people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent have donated blood to see if they were a match for Zainab. (
  • Knowing that 1,000 blood donations are required every day to meet the needs of hospitals, we can only admire the generosity and compassion of the donors and volunteers who make the gift of life possible. (
  • At least 1,000 blood donations are needed every day. (
  • Laila said the chapter collected 15,553 pints of blood last year, an increase from 14,548 pints in 2001. (
  • After a near-fatal car accident in 2001 Taylor knows the importance of giving (and receiving) blood. (
  • The American Red Cross is removing the letters "A," "B" and "O" from its logo to help bring awareness to the shortage of blood on hospital shelves and entice new blood donors. (
  • With such a severe shortage of blood, many clinics depend on larger emergency hospitals when they need blood. (
  • Delhi - where the shortage of blood is chronic - has been the city most receptive to the idea. (
  • Last year I heard that there was a critical shortage of blood donor dogs in my area. (
  • MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. (
  • Up until July 2019, there was an FDA policy banning anyone who had traveled to China in the past three years, from donating blood. (
  • One might expect a shortage in blood donations during a pandemic, however, Vicki Finson, the Executive Vice President for blood services at Bloodworks Northwest says, 'We are collecting more blood and using more blood than we did in 2019. (
  • The American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors, saying blood supplies in the state are becoming dangerously low. (
  • The American Red Cross is removing blood type letters from its logos to bring awareness to the missing blood types on hospital shelves. (
  • Shourya Kothakapu gives blood at the American Red Cross on June 11, 2018. (
  • An American needs blood every two seconds and in the past four years the American Red Cross has had a decline of 80,000 first-time blood donors, she said. (
  • The American Red Cross has removed the letters 'A,' 'B' and 'O' from their signage to raise awareness about the need for blood donations. (
  • Additionally, the American Red Cross gets some of its blood from high schools and colleges. (
  • This can be done by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, going to the Red Cross website or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (
  • Fairfax County The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season. (
  • We are not the American Red Cross and … we did not discard any units," is a message Elizabeth Neff of the Central Florida Blood Bank finds herself frequently giving in response to complaints that "I read in the paper you're throwing blood away. (
  • The American Red Cross, which supplies the other half of the nation's blood, says it's doing better this winter than last but acknowledges it has only a one- or two-day supply of crucial Type O-negative blood, too little for comfort. (
  • The American Red Cross Blood Donor App puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. (
  • Improved blood testing technologies have led to other countries changing their policies banning gay men from donating, and the blood banking community -- including the American Red Cross -- thinks the policy needs an update. (
  • 25-ATLANTA - This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. (
  • Both the American Red Cross and the Indiana Blood Center are looking for help during a very slow time. (
  • The bandages will be available for free at American Red Cross blood drives and donor centers nationwide while supplies last. (
  • American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 126 N Meridian Rd. (
  • Several blood donation drives are scheduled in coming days to help the American Red Cross with a critical shortage. (
  • The American Red Cross is asking donors to help restock the shelves. (
  • The American Red Cross says some businesses have had to hold fewer blood drives or even cancel them because of staffing issues. (
  • PORTLAND Winter storms and the flu don t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school it also means they can t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. (
  • If the university owned animal was a human being, framed American Red Cross accolades and honors for his numerous blood donations would adorn his stable walls. (
  • The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. (
  • The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. (
  • The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. (
  • Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource to man's best friend, but there has been controversy about some types of operations. (
  • The U.S. typically faces dog blood shortage several times a year, says veterinarian Jean Dodds, who runs the Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, California. (
  • While there's no centralized canine blood bank for dogs, there are several independent blood banks located throughout the country, and veterinary schools often do their own blood banking. (
  • Dodds helped start some of the first canine blood banks. (
  • Canine blood donors must also be healthy, under the age of 8 and weigh more than 50 pounds. (
  • Similar to human blood types, there are five major canine blood types, and one is a universal donor, like our "O negative. (
  • While we usually hear about the Red Cross in need of human blood donations, we don't often hear about veterinarians making requests for such donations, but that's changing.The Baltimore Humane Society on Thursday issued a plea for canine blood donors because the Maryland area is suffering from a serious shortage. (
  • Blue Ridge is the only canine blood bank that ships nationally and on the East Coast, so hundreds of local veterinary hospitals rely on it for blood. (
  • The Baltimore Humane Society on Thursday issued a plea for canine blood donors because the Maryland area is suffering from a serious shortage. (
  • FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. (
  • This further exasperates our already depleted blood supply from over the holidays," Hrouda said in a Red Cross news release. (
  • We are looking for donors of all blood types," said Cathy Conroy, blood donor recruiter at the Hunterdon Medical Center, in a news release. (
  • As NBC News reported on Wednesday, at least one gay man who tried to donate blood to give COVID-19 plasma antibodies was told that he was disqualified for 12 months because he takes Truvada to remain HIV-negative. (
  • The Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood available for emergencies and medical treatments, according to a news release. (
  • This is National Blood Donation Awareness, and News Center 7?s Letitia Perry looks at what low supplies mean for the Community Blood Center in Dayton and why it hopes for more new donors than ever this year. (
  • In 2018, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. (
  • On 11 May 2018 he made his 1173rd donation - his last, as Australian policy prohibits blood donations from those past age 81. (
  • South Florida's two large blood centers are welcoming the extra donors and urging others to keep their usual appointments. (
  • A blood center environment is going to be safer than another more public area like a grocery store," said Dr. Suchi Pandey, chief medical officer of Stanford University's blood center, which filled appointments Thursday for a mobile drive. (
  • Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to save time when donating. (
  • To help make up for the shortages, the Red Cross has added about 8,000 additional appointments at blood donation centers and blood drives, the release said. (
  • And Versiti's call center to donors is running strong to schedule extra appointments, Spano said. (
  • Find nearby Red Cross blood drives, schedule appointments, earn rewards from premier retailers, follow your blood's journey from donation through delivery (when possible), and create or join a lifesaving team and track its impact on a national leaderboard. (
  • Appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting , calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. (
  • Speaking of their blood supply, while their donations are exceeding pre-pandemic levels, Finson says the month of January is always the toughest, 'Our inventory levels are looking pretty good today, but we're a little nervous right now because our appointments for the next couple of weeks are below what they should be to maintain the blood supply. (
  • Why do some people faint when they give blood? (
  • Those who are not eligible to give blood, do not have a Red Cross blood donation opportunity nearby or simply want to do more can support a SleevesUp campaign by making a financial donation. (
  • She handed out informational leaflets to donors and suggested they come back another day unless they were willing to wait up to three hours to give blood. (
  • When they said one of the ways you can help is give blood, it seemed like the least I could do. (
  • Kimberly Keys, blood donor services clinical coordinator at Washington Hospital Center, said Catholic University had been bringing students down to give blood. (
  • People come to give blood for many reasons. (
  • A pamphlet given to each potential donor says very clearly on its cover, "If you are a man who has had sex with another man since 1977, you must not give blood or plasma. (
  • Like any of the 450 volunteer crew members currently aboard the Africa Mercy, Herbert can be called on at any time of the day to give blood, as the ship has no facilities for storing blood products. (
  • Now they have about 22 dogs and cats who give blood regularly. (
  • But Devine says most would be too ill to give blood already and there is little chance the current supply has been contaminated. (
  • Our donors are all special people who give blood only to help others in need. (
  • God expects us to go further and give blood. (
  • LifeShare Blood Centers is asking for eligible donors to give blood because there now is a less than two-day supply in Central Louisiana. (
  • LifeShare seeks blood donors to replenish supplies LifeShare Blood Centers is asking for eligible donors to give blood because there now is a less than two-day supply in Central Louisiana. (
  • Other products included an instrument to determine - needle-free - whether a donor is eligible to give blood (someone who has not been deferred for medical or other reasons). (
  • It is our mission to reassure Americans that it is safe to give blood, safe to receive blood, and recruit more donors. (
  • Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is considering another change to its donation policy that would allow gay men who have abstained from sex for three months to give blood, down from the current one-year waiting period. (
  • In a letter sent last week to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, 62 Congress members -- led by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) -- said it doesn't make sense that healthy gay and bisexual men are banned from blood donation for life, while a man who has had sex with an HIV-positive woman can give blood after waiting only a year. (
  • First-time and regular donors are encouraged to give blood every January, and regularly thereafter. (
  • In Québec, any healthy person, 18 years of age or older, who meets the eligibility criteria can give blood every 56 days, or six times a year. (
  • Thanks to the millions of people who give blood safely and anonymously, thousands of lives are saved every day. (
  • It only takes 20 minutes of a donor's time, and the donor dogs aren't sedated.Anyone with a healthy dog between the ages of 1 and 7 that's at an ideal body weight of more than 35 pounds is asked to register to give blood if they can do so consistently. (
  • Anyone with a healthy dog between the ages of 1 and 7 that's at an ideal body weight of more than 35 pounds is asked to register to give blood if they can do so consistently. (
  • Derek Capes, 68, was prompted to give blood in the early sixties after taking up motorcycle racing. (
  • Anyone aged 17 to 60, weighing more than 7st 12lbs (50kg) and in general good health can give blood. (
  • Hancock arrives at his local hospital to give blood. (
  • The International Federation of Red Cross Societies says this can increase the risk of infected blood, by encouraging donations from more deprived social groups. (
  • Incident HBV and HCV infections identified during repeat blood donations in which the donor tested first nucleic acid test negative, then subsequently positive for one of these infections within the following 6 months, meet the 2012 CSTE acute HBV and HCV surveillance case definitions for public health reporting across the US. (
  • The bigger concern is that blood has a short shelf life and the regular donations needed to replenish expiring stocks are drying up. (
  • So far, 355,000 fewer blood donations are projected because of the coronavirus outbreak, AABB , formerly called the American Association of Blood Banks, said Thursday. (
  • Engage with blood donors to promote blood donation and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations. (
  • In the South Carolina Blood Services Region, last week's winter storm forced the cancellation of 40 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 1,300 uncollected blood and platelet donations. (
  • In total, the recent storm caused the cancellation of about 265 Red Cross blood drives in the south and along the East Coast, resulting in nearly 9,300 uncollected blood and platelet donations. (
  • The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year's. (
  • During the winter months, snow storms, icy road conditions and seasonal illness like the flu often cause blood donors to delay their donations," said Chris Hrouda, president of Red Cross Blood Services. (
  • A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in for blood donations. (
  • Therefore, more donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help ensure the blood supply is sufficient through the winter months. (
  • Over a lifetime, some blood donors help more than 500 people through their donations. (
  • Red blood cells last only 42 days, so regular, repeated donations are necessary. (
  • Today, about a third of America's Blood members are appealing for donations because they have a day's supply or less of certain blood types. (
  • Our presentation will focus on ' saving for retirement ' to coincide with their theme of saving lives through blood donations. (
  • Blood supplies in the San Antonio area are at a dangerous low , and with the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs on Sunday, donations are absolutely crucial. (
  • University Health System is calling for donations of all blood types in this time of dire need. (
  • Donations are most needed during summer and holidays, however, that's when University Hospital sees the least donors. (
  • The need for blood donations also increases in December because of a spike in accidents and other health-related emergencies during the holiday season. (
  • The Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank (EVBB) in Severna Park, Maryland, collects blood donations from animals that go to various creatures that are hit by cars, suffering from a disease or requiring an operation, according to CNN. (
  • Tanoto said that they garnered a lot of interest and sign-ups from Chinese people who had never heard of blood donations. (
  • Blood centers are experiencing a severe shortage of donations after a slow Fourth of July week and need donors immediately. (
  • Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, which provides blood to every hospital in southeast Wisconsin, will have only a half-day supply by the end of the week if donations continue on the current path, public relations director Fay Spano said. (
  • In total the Red Cross experienced about 17,000 fewer blood donations than needed for the week. (
  • Donor John Manion, 22, exchanges contacts through Facebook with recipient Donovan Ho, 17, during an event to raise awareness of blood donations. (
  • Donor Dan Le, 27, left, speaks with recipient 17-year-old Donovan Ho at the UCLA organized Jan. 27 event to raise awareness about the importance of donations. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, who underwent a heart transplant in 2010, got a chance to meet at UCLA the 11 people who donated blood to himduring the Jan. 27 event to raise awareness about donations. (
  • Donor Kevin Ellis, 20, speaks to recipient Donovan Ho, 17, at a UCLA organized event on Jan. 27 to raise awareness about donations. (
  • Frieda Bright, OneBlood's reference lab manager, said that the search is an "all hands on deck" effort for the organization, which helps distribute blood donations to more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. (
  • She's going to need to be completely supported by blood donations in order to survive the cancer treatment, in order to kill this cancer. (
  • The infrastructure established for screening blood donations for hepatitis C virus has enabled large-scale population testing for other viruses which are potentially transmissible by transfusion of blood components and plasma-derived blood products. (
  • Plasma samples collected from blood donors over 7 calendar months were tested anonymously in mini-pools of 95 donations, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for human enterovirus and parechovirus sequences. (
  • WASHINGTON -- Dozens of members of Congress have voiced support for having the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study alternatives to the current blanket ban on blood and plasma donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). (
  • The panel said that while the donor deferral policies are "suboptimal" because they don't differentiate from high-risk donations and potentially low-risk donations, the "currently available scientific data are inadequate to support change to a specific alternative policy. (
  • Why isn't Fauci using his ample press time to appeal for blood donations? (
  • Meanwhile, the lifetime ban on blood donations from people like me who survived cancer continues. (
  • In a 187-page decision released Thursday, Justice Catherine Aitken of the Superior Court of Justice upheld the Canadian Blood Services' (CBS) ban on donations by men who have sex with men (MSM). (
  • The summer months typically bring a dip in donations because it's a time when student blood drives aren't possible. (
  • Regular blood donations help to ensure that safe blood will be available when and where it's needed. (
  • The time of year is important, too, since blood donations tend to drop off after the winter months. (
  • While blood levels are typically low at summer's end, LifeSource officials report that the Chicago area this summer experienced a noticeable decline in donations. (
  • US lawmakers are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to end the ban on blood donations from homosexual men, a prohibition enacted thirty years ago during the height of the HIV/AIDS scare in America. (
  • Current medical regulations in the US require a 12-month waiting period before blood donations are allowed from people who have had sex with an HIV carrier or someone with viral hepatitis. (
  • The pandemic has created a severe blood shortage across Maryland and the U.S. The red cross says it needs to collect more than a thousand donations a day to keep up with the demand. (
  • With about 13,000 blood donations each day, a decrease in donations to the Red Cross can cause delays in urgent medical care. (
  • Please feel free to contact the following and just say you are against paid blood donations in Canada. (
  • Using as a motto the well-known song If I Can Help Somebody , Lawrence has made close to 110 donations of blood to help save lives. (
  • Kishana Pinnock, blood organiser at the Blood Bank, said that several persons have not been able to make donations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (
  • These are based on promoting regular, voluntary, unpaid donations and on nationally coordinated blood transfusion services. (
  • blood type and previous donations. (
  • While we usually hear about the Red Cross in need of human blood donations, we don't often hear about veterinarians making requests for such donations, but that's changing. (
  • While summer is traditionally a time when blood donations decline, this year is particularly challenging as many Americans receive their vaccinations and resume summer activities after more than a year of limited interactions and travel, leading to lower donor turnout. (
  • ELEVEN blood donors from Middlesbrough have been honoured for a lifetime of lifesaving after making a staggering 900 donations between them. (
  • Blood Bank of Delmarva has declared a blood emergency as supplies have dropped to critical lows after donations declined and demand increased over the Labor Day weekend. (
  • They can promote the need for blood donors on social media, educate others about blood donations and encourage family members, friends and colleagues to donate themselves and/or host a blood drive. (
  • Canadian Blood Service (CBS), an organization whose sole mission is to collect blood donations to meet the health needs of Canadians, a huge, vital service that depends on volunteers like me. (
  • Last year, I got a nice little certificate from the Canadian Blood Service honouring me for my "generosity and commitment to helping others" in recognition of the 50 blood donations I've made over the last decade or so. (
  • Harrison started donating in 1954 and after the first few donations it was discovered that his blood contained unusually strong and persistent antibodies against the D Rh group antigen. (
  • Blood donors ARE considered essential per the Governor's executive order on March 23, 2020. (
  • Looking ahead to 2020, Tanoto said that they will continue to focus on similar marketing efforts, specifically around blood donor recruitment. (
  • OneBlood, a Florida blood distribution center, has launched the search to find matching blood donors for Zainab Mughal, a two-year-old with neuroblastoma. (
  • In response to the Mughals' predicament, OneBlood has launched a worldwide search for donors ― hoping that somewhere out there, a few perfect matches will be found for the little girl. (
  • The Broward Community Blood Center in Lauderhill on Thursday quadrupled its weekly blood shipment to the Armed Forces Blood Program, and the Red Cross donor centers welcomed a rush of volunteers on Thursday. (
  • When Zika virus first emerged, the unknown course of the epidemic and the observed severe effects from the disease indicated that individual donor testing was needed to ensure the continued safety of the blood supply," explained Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. (
  • She ventured out to wait in line at the donor center despite her parents' warnings following the crash yesterday of an airliner into the Pentagon. (
  • Outside the Inova Health Blood Donor Center, which supplies blood to Inova Fairfax Hospital, donors waited patiently for their turn to donate blood. (
  • The center had gotten enough blood for Inova Fairfax. (
  • Mass General will provide a car to pick up groups of 3-4 donors at a time and will transport the group from their location to the Blood Donor Center and back to their office. (
  • Pat Vitucci, a Bay Area Independent Financial Advisor, was recently selected to conduct a special financial seminar for donors of the Stanford Blood Center. (
  • The Stanford Blood Center is part of the Stanford School of Medicine and serves the second largest transfusion facility in the United States. (
  • 2) Designs will reflect the appropriate professional image the Naval Medical Center San Diego Blood Donor Center wishes to project to its audience to enhance its collection efforts. (
  • 3) NMCSD Blood Donor Center audience consists of active duty military, their family members, federal employees, contractors, reservists and military retirees. (
  • Design will include the following: good quality, attention to detail, professionalism, creativity, effective use of design elements, and catchy, timely messages which promote blood donation and convey the particular image intended by the NMCSD Blood Donor Center. (
  • 2) Logo placement will be on the front left pocket area and will include the Blood Donor Center phone number with the logo. (
  • He sees it as beyond going to the blood center. (
  • Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and the Red Cross both say they're facing severe blood supply shortages after a slow Fourth of July week and need donors immediately. (
  • The second blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, from 2:30-7 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Summer Creek, located at 14201 E. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. (
  • Molecular and hematological studies in a large cohort of α 0 -thalassemia in Northeast Thailand: data from a single referral center," Blood Cells, Molecules, & Diseases , vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 89-93, 2013. (
  • Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop in the Whitehouse Station section of Readington recognizes the importance of donating blood and would like to give a gift to individuals who donate blood at Hunterdon Medical Center during the month of January, which is Blood Donor Recognition Month. (
  • If an individual donates blood at Hunterdon Medical Center from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, he or she will receive a donation letter from the hospital to present to Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop at 3555 Route 22 in the Whitehouse Station section of Readington. (
  • Zainab's blood type is extremely rare, according to OneBlood , a Florida-based blood distribution center. (
  • The Facebook page of the Mayo Clinic blood donation center is a great way to stay in touch with the blood donor community. (
  • The center needs more than 100 donors every day just to support patient needs in the region. (
  • For information, call 800-256-7439 or go to for a listing of center locations, hours and blood drives. (
  • One hundred people donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during November blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. (
  • The blood center holds monthly drives at the hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (
  • Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions - including temperature checks, social distancing and face masks for donors and staff - have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. (
  • Mason donated at the Indiana Blood Center on Wednesday, but they need many more like him. (
  • This summer community support has dwindled too and the Blood Center isn't alone. (
  • Both agencies are in need of blood donors of all types, but the Indiana Blood Center is in urgent need of donors with type O negative. (
  • Interested donors can find the nearest donor center or list of mobile drives by visiting or by calling 1-800-632-4722. (
  • In recognition of National Blood Donor Awareness Month, TulareWORKs Phone Center (TPC) will host its annual blood drive on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until noon at 26644 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. (
  • If neither of these dates work for you, you can donate blood anytime Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 the Central California Blood Center in Visalia at 1515 S. Mooney Blvd. (
  • Consumer Direct Care Network Blood Drive at Red Cross Donation Center, 2401 N Reserve St. (
  • Blood donors who visit the LifeSource donor center at 5250 Grand Ave. in Gurnee from Sept. 30-Oct. 4 will receive a discounted ticket to Fright Fest from LifeSource partner Six Flags Great America. (
  • The offer is good only at the LifeSource Donor Center, 5250 Grand Ave., in Gurnee. (
  • As part of its "Adopt-a-Bed" initiative with LifeSource, Great America employees will visit the LifeSource donor center on October 1 to offer their blood donation. (
  • Fright Fest characters will appear at the center in full makeup throughout the day to meet with donors and pose for pictures. (
  • But the coronavirus has prompted warnings against congregating, school cancellations and business closures and work-from-home edicts, and is making it particularly difficult for the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to keep up its blood supplies. (
  • There were 30 blood drive cancellations through the center as of Friday morning, amounting to 756 pints of blood lost, said Qiana Cressman, the director of recruitment and development at the center. (
  • Midafternoon Wednesday, their blood center in Bethlehem was empty for several minutes before a couple of donors trickled in. (
  • Reszeck, who has been donating blood for about 30 years, said the blood center is usually a little busier. (
  • That's one of the reasons the center is on a new mission to get more donors. (
  • The Community Blood Center is at 349 S. Main St. in downtown Dayton, but there are a number of community blood drives, listed on the center's website . (
  • Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions to ensure the health of all those in attendance, according to the Red Cross. (
  • The debate over paying donors for plasma has flared up again because Canada's first paid plasma clinic has opened in Saskatoon. (
  • The clinic, run by a company called Canadian Plasma Resources, has placed ads in campus bathrooms at the University of Saskatchewan urging students to donate and telling them that qualified donors will be compensated. (
  • The winners of each challenge were determined by a pro-rata formula looking at the potential eligible donors, the number of new donors, attendance and units collected at the blood donation clinic. (
  • Husky dog Sirius lies on a stretcher as blood is taken from him at a pet clinic in Berlin. (
  • Some use the "closed colony" model, which means dogs that are kept solely for blood-donor purposes, like animals kept at a vet school or in a vet clinic. (
  • Mayo Clinic offers free childcare for whole blood donors during donation. (
  • LHSC has many programs to promote blood conservation, including screening patient blood for hemoglobin levels in the pre-admit clinic, and using blood judiciously and when appropriate. (
  • Joanne, a phlebotomist at Canadian Blood Services, is waiting for you to roll up your sleeve and visit a blood donor clinic today! (
  • The U.S. blood supply is kept as safe as possible from infectious diseases, including malaria, through strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) screening guidelines for accepting or deferring donors who have been in malaria-endemic areas. (
  • However, the FDA will continue to monitor the situation closely, and as appropriate, reconsider what measures are needed to maintain the safety of the blood supply," he explained. (
  • Thousands of people who pledged to donate blood after September 11 aren't doing so, as the nation's supply dwindles to pre-attack levels and in some places nears shortages. (
  • We're seeing a trickle" of September 11 donors return, adds Jim McPherson of America's Blood Centers, whose member blood banks supply about half the nation's blood. (
  • In Costa Rica, the month of December usually means a low supply of blood at the country's public hospitals, and this year is no different. (
  • It was a request from Bloodworks to diversify blood supply in the Pacific Northwest because people of different ethnicities have different blood composition," Tanoto said. (
  • They now have less than a two-day supply for Type O-negative blood and less than a three-day supply for most other blood types. (
  • Versiti in Wisconsin needs 800 people each day to donate blood in order to meet the three-day supply threshold. (
  • Canadian Blood Services, the agency that oversees the national supply of blood and blood products, says it wants to collect more plasma from Canadians, and CEO Graham Sher won't rule out the contentious possibility of paying donors. (
  • The strengthened program will enhance, rather than replace, the current procedures used to safeguard the blood supply," Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan said in a statement. (
  • U.S. media outlets reported this week that public health authorities there were investigating the possibility that the retrovirus posed a threat to that nation's blood supply. (
  • Mikovits said the virus had almost certainly entered the U.S. blood supply system, but did not know whether it would be susceptible to the same heat treatments that successfully kill off the AIDS virus in blood products. (
  • During the winter months, many of us are not thinking about the blood supply at our local hospital. (
  • At the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, donors receive a year's supply of preventive medicines for heartworm, ticks and fleas - to protect the blood supply - plus a 40-pound bag of food and treats. (
  • We had exactly one unit of blood, and the nearest emergency hospital that could supply us with the blood we needed was three hours away. (
  • The release says that the low number of donors over the holidays and inclement weather have contributed to the low supply. (
  • Cypress Gardens is sponsoring the admission offer to help ensure an adequate blood supply for the community this summer. (
  • As Canadian Blood Services considers further reducing the wait time for gay men giving blood to three months after having sex, some experts say labelling an entire group of people as high risk isn't the best way to protect the blood supply. (
  • The organization - which manages the national supply of blood products - says it has been reviewing research that suggests the abstinence period can be reduced and still keep the blood supply safe. (
  • Kat Lanteigne, head of the safety watchdog group Blood Watch, says the best way to protect Canada's blood supply is to screen for behaviours that might put individuals at risk of HIV infection, rather than labelling entire groups as high risk donors. (
  • That would be more effective than a blanket waiting period, said Kat Lanteigne , executive director of Blood Watch, a not-for-profit that advocates for a safe, voluntary blood supply. (
  • In their letter, the members of Congress said they view the RFI and the pilot to assess alternative donor criteria "as important steps toward revising today's deferral policy and assessing the feasibility of allowing healthy gay and bisexual men to donate blood while maintaining the safety of our blood supply. (
  • If there is an urgent blood supply problem, where is the appeal to the population? (
  • The blood supply is shrinking at hospitals in Indiana and across the country, prompting an emergency call to donors. (
  • Only 3% of eligible Quebecers contribute to the collective blood supply. (
  • It's not a problem everywhere, and the nation's overall blood supply is adequate to cover local shortages. (
  • These two events … challenges the blood supply for different ways … the unity of our community," CBC's Mark Pompilio said. (
  • Finson says this decreases the time you are there, and it also helps them predict their blood supply. (
  • As a result of the blood shortage, some hospitals are being forced to slow the pace of elective surgeries until the blood supply stabilizes, delaying crucial patient care. (
  • The organization is asking people across the state to donate blood to help replenish the supply. (
  • Donated blood is perishable, and in order to maintain a safe supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished. (
  • Companies, organizations and community groups are encouraged to step up to host a blood drive to help rebuild the blood supply. (
  • And although blood reserves generally return to normal as kids head back to school, it is essential that people continue to donate blood before and after a holiday to ensure we can continue to supply our local hospitals with the blood they need. (
  • We are now seeing the beginnings of the privatization of our blood supply. (
  • One of the key recommendations of the Krever report was that Canada should maintain a volunteer-only blood system in order to have a safe and guaranteed supply of blood and blood products. (
  • Even though the level of blood screening is more thorough than perhaps 20 years ago, the safety of our blood supply is not the biggest issue. (
  • The bigger danger is that the volunteer aspect of our blood supply now has to compete with for-profit companies that pay donors. (
  • The supply is constantly in need of replenishment as there is a very real risk the blood supply could run out, especially during summer months when many blood donors go on vacation, and trauma incidents are more prevalent. (
  • To help ensure the blood supply remains stable during the summer, in June and July LHSC is participating in Canadian Blood Services' 4th annual Hospital Challenge, competing against all hospitals from Windsor to Owen Sound, Toronto and Niagara, to donate the most number of blood units. (
  • But an animal rights group contends it has evidence that the Pet Blood Bank does the opposite, procuring its supply from a colony of about 150 greyhounds that live in squalor in dirt-floored pens. (
  • Sport, who recently made his ninth visit to the Penn Animal Bloodmobile, didn't seem stressed as he lay on a metal table so that a veterinary technician could shave a patch of his silky fur and draw a pint of blood from a vein. (
  • The blood usually costs about $100 a pint, Hatchett said. (
  • I didn't even feel it," said Gary Robertson, after a smiling Keller slid a 16-gauge steel needle into his vein and his 38th donated pint of blood had drained into a plastic pouch during a recent blood drive at the Potomac Electric Power Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (
  • Donors are instructed to check a box, either "Use my blood" or "Do not use my blood," on a confidential form that is later attached to each pint. (
  • The collection process for a pint of blood takes about 20 minutes. (
  • After processing, a pint of dog blood could help two to four canines. (
  • Bunclarke does his duty and donates a pint of his rare and precious blood for his country. (
  • The entire donation process takes about an hour or less, and just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. (
  • In just 60 minutes, a person can donate one pint of blood and save a life. (
  • The bargain always felt good: as a donor, I give them a pint of the red stuff, "the gift of life," and, in return, I get some juice and a few cookies. (
  • and that he must donate a pint of blood, he protests, "I don't mind giving a reasonable amount, but a pint! (
  • The doctor finally persuades Hancock to donate the full pint by telling him he has a rare blood type, which appeals to Hancock's snobbery. (
  • After returning home, Hancock cuts himself on a bread knife and is rushed back to the same hospital, where he receives a transfusion of his own blood-the only pint the hospital has of his rare blood type. (
  • Typically, when an animal donates blood, she is typed and checked for blood-borne infectious diseases. (
  • When an animal meets these requirements, her blood will be drawn and sent out to a lab to test for infectious diseases, and then she'll be given a general health profile. (
  • This memorandum recommended the use of immunizing red blood cells stored for a minimum of six months prior to use to permit re-testing of red blood cell donors for infectious diseases, including anti-HIV, HBsAg, anti-HBc, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) testing. (
  • Contact [email protected] to register (story continues below).The blood is then screened for infectious diseases and blood types. (
  • The blood is then screened for infectious diseases and blood types. (
  • People diagnosed with malaria cannot donate blood for 3 years after treatment, during which time they must have remained free of symptoms of malaria. (
  • Mosquitoes are the main transmitters of Zika virus in people, but it can also be spread by blood and sexual contact. (
  • Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement," Dr. Jerome Adams said, noting that blood centers are taking extra precautions so people can safely donate. (
  • With college campuses closed and corporate blood drives called off as employees work from home, younger people aren't filling the void. (
  • Everyday, thousands of people undergoing major surgeries need blood transfusion. (
  • Many people suffering from various conditions like hemophilia(genetic disease that impair the body's ability to control blood clotting),dengue, severe anaemia, blood cancer, thalaessemia need blood transfusion. (
  • People lined up around the city to donate blood to help the victims. (
  • For the last 1 1/2 years, we haven't had enough because more people are using" the doggy blood bank, said Hatchett, who spoke sweetly to Sport as she slid a needle into his neck. (
  • Three people held him down as Hatchett drew his blood. (
  • The lives of millions of people depend on those willing to donate their blood, but many countries have a dire shortage and Russia is no exception, with the number of donors having shrunk by a half over the last decade. (
  • Without the generous donation of people donating their blood, I would not be a mom today," Fasani said. (
  • I want to do my best to give back by getting more people to come donate and keep that blood filled," Sophia Fasani said. (
  • It is a universal donor, meaning anyone can receive that blood, but people who are O-negative can only receive O-negative blood. (
  • Eligible people are encouraged to review Red Cross information on blood donation during flu season. (
  • Not only is the Red Cross wary of blood tainted by the AIDS virus, some people mistakenly think that the disease can somehow be transmitted to them as they're giving blood, Keller said. (
  • I've had well-educated people need reassurance that it {giving blood} is a safe process," Keller said. (
  • These people may be terrified, but they also represent the potential for more blood in the future if they can be persuaded to return. (
  • The Mass General Blood Donor Center's Car Service is ideal for companies and organizations located within Boston and Cambridge that have fewer than 250 people at their location. (
  • The service says young people are vital, 40% of new donors are aged between 17 and 24, but this number has been declining. (
  • The number of young people donating has been falling for the last decade but this year there's been a sharp drop and we now need 100,000 donors to sign up in the next 100 days to start addressing the shortfall. (
  • Blood isn't just needed when people have accidents - it's also used to help treat health conditions including cancer and long term illnesses and in maternity care. (
  • Hospitals across England need 7,000 units of blood every day and each unit saves or improves the lives of up to three people. (
  • We have the infrastructure to serve up to 12 donors at a time, so we hope that several people will come to help others," Zapata said. (
  • The lifted ban opens up a wider network of people who can donate blood. (
  • In the past few years, YLP volunteers have focused on educating and engaging people to donate blood. (
  • And the Red Cross on Tuesday issued "an emergency call" for people of all blood types to donate to prevent delays in medical care. (
  • Alyssa Ziman, MD, speaks before Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, meets 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Juan Alejos, MD, speaks to his former patient 17-year-old Donovan Ho, of Orange, after Ho got a chance to meet 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, is seen smiling after he got a chance to meet the 11 people who donated blood after he went through a heart transplant in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho poses with the 11 people who donated blood to him after he had a heart transplant in 2010. (
  • Donor Tony Kostas hugs recipient 17-year-old Donovan Ho, of Orange, who underwent a heart transplant at UCLA and got a chance to meet the 11 people who donated blood to him. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, speaks how his life was saved by 11 people donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho's brother Jonathan, 13, and mother Tiffany Ho react as they listen to him speak how the 11 people he's about to meet who saved his life by donating blood. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, speaks about how the 11 people he's about to meet saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Juan Alejos, MD, hugs his former patient, Donovan Ho, 17, before he meets 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • A total of 4 362 people attended clinics and showed interest in donating blood. (
  • Dog blood banks are much like people blood banks. (
  • Most of the time, dogs require donated blood for the same reasons people do: car accidents, anemia or because they're undergoing surgery. (
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urged the sheriff to seize the retired racers that were kept as blood donors at the Pet Blood Bank northwest of Austin. (
  • The Nagpur couple's SMS-based service putting people needing blood in touch with donors has got thicker, reports Sarita Kaushik. (
  • Right now, we are in a situation where if more people in our community do not come forward to donate blood someone may suffer because it simply won't be available for a life-saving treatment," said Tina Hooper, LifeShare's executive director. (
  • More than 2,000 people, representing chapters from around the nation, were on hand Saturday as new technologies were unveiled that address the concerns of many would-be blood donors. (
  • By making deferral targets more attainable people can make a more informed choice about whether they want to participate in the blood donation process,' he said. (
  • Blood transfusion is a highly effective form of therapy and has saved the lives of incalculable numbers of people suffering from shock, hemorrhage, or blood diseases. (
  • This simple act can make the difference between life and death for thousands of sick people who depend on blood products. (
  • Giving blood won't make people more vulnerable to the virus either, Miller-Keystone officials said. (
  • Some 60% of global blood supplies goes to 18% of the world's people, leaving 82% of the global population inadequately covered. (
  • She said: "In Middlesbrough we need over 1,200 units of blood every month and we use every drop to save lives - these people are very special. (
  • Many people have argued that the for-profit system won't be as safe as the purely voluntary system we have now, a position staunchly defended by the Canadian Blood Service, which maintains the blood Canadians voluntarily donate is so thoroughly screened, another tainted blood scandal is highly unlikely. (
  • Photographs of the facility, which People for the Treatment of Ethical Treatment of Animals says a former blood-bank employee took between February and June, show kenneled dogs with open wounds, rotting teeth and toenails curling into their paw pads. (
  • Blood products are perishable, and the only source is volunteer blood donors, the Red Cross said. (
  • We're back to begging for volunteer blood donors," Joyce Halvorsen of the Community Blood Bank in Lincoln, Neb. (
  • The greatest need is for Type O blood, but all types are needed. (
  • There is an urgent need for blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. (
  • Over the next three weeks, a group of 40 national partners and hundreds of local partners, celebrities and other brands will remove the letters "A," "B" and "O," which are the three main blood types, to show their support for the campaign. (
  • In trauma situations, doctors don't necessarily have time to cross-reference blood types and so it's important to have O-negative blood on hand, she said. (
  • There are six different blood types in dogs, however 42 percent of all breeds are universal donors, according to The Dog Health Guide. (
  • Her parents and immediate family members reportedly don't have blood types that match. (
  • However, since canines have 13 blood types, a mismatch could be a cause for concern. (
  • KALISPELL - The Montana Red Cross is asking healthy donors of all blood types to give back during spring blood drives across Northwest Montana. (
  • Festival on the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal will be able to learn more about blood and the blood types at an information stand organized by the Blood Donor Volunteer Association. (
  • As influenza and dangerous winter weather worsens across the country, the organization needs type O blood but urges those with all blood types to help out. (
  • Veterinarians note that only about 5 percent of all horses are universal donors because they have blood types containing the A , C+, Q and U+ antibodies. (
  • More than 15 different blood types can be found among horses, far more than humans possess, Gedon said. (
  • Although all blood types are needed, the need is especially critical for type O blood donors. (
  • It was either that or join the Young Conservatives", he tells the nurse (Whitfield), before getting into an argument with her about whether British blood is superior to other types. (
  • The amount of blood in New York and New Jersey inventories is so low that officials have been forced to cut distribution to hospitals, officials said last night. (
  • Already, blood centers have sent hospitals tips on how to stretch supplies. (
  • During her mom's pregnancy, hospitals had to ship in blood from other hospitals in Arizona and outside the state because there wasn't enough. (
  • Blood Bank Director Melissa Zapata said that covering monthly demand at Social Security System hospitals and clinics across the country requires about 120 donors a day. (
  • Summer presents a unique challenge: the high school and college blood drives that do a lot of the heavy lifting for centers' supplies aren't happening, and hospitals receive more trauma victims from car crashes, shootings and other accidents. (
  • If that doesn't happen, it will be left with fewer than 400 units of blood at week's end to give to the 56 Wisconsin hospitals it serves. (
  • Why aren't all the dictatorial governors, mayors, and county commissioners who have been quick to shut down the economy appealing to the stay at home population to "carefully" leave their homes and visit the blood donation stations the government, hospitals and Red Cross have set up throughout the community? (
  • That blood then goes to 29 hospitals in the region. (
  • Currently, the Red Cross is working around the clock to provide blood products to hospitals responding to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants. (
  • The DHTF evaluates drugs for risks relevant to blood donation and will determine if a drug will be added to the Medication Deferral List (MDL). (
  • As a result, questions have been raised about the need to continue an indefinite deferral of all MSM and whether there could be blood donation by MSM who may not be at increased risk," read the notice, which was a formal request for information -- or RFI in government parlance -- issued by HHS. (
  • The new guidelines reduce the donation deferral period for sexually active gay and bisexual men from 12 months to three, meaning these otherwise healthy men will now have to abstain from same-sex sexual activity for 90 days before they are eligible to donate blood. (
  • This deferral period has been left in place because there is a "window period" after infection with blood-borne viruses where they are not detectable. (
  • In Spain, the deferral period is six months following the change of a sexual partner, whether the would-be donor is heterosexual or gay. (
  • But Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust said: "The remaining deferral regulation for sexually active gay men is based on their heightened risk, as a group, of sexually acquired blood-borne viruses. (
  • Heading the list is Marcus Raney Dios who donated 130 pints of blood. (
  • Donor Satia Debataraja Mamora gave 120 pints, Awang Jaya Bujang contributed 100 pints while Basil Wee Chee Min donated 95 pints. (
  • Other top donors are Ibrahim Razak, Jelo Salus and Mohamad Idi (90 pints each), Abdullah Tobeng and Jamil Bujang (85 pints each). (
  • Laila's challenge trophy for top women blood donor group went to the Federation of Kuching and Samarahan Division Chinese Associations, which collected 119 pints. (
  • Some blood banks also report calls from donors angry that the Red Cross threw away 49,000 pints collected after the September 11 attacks and wondering why they should donate again. (
  • David Cass, 64, who has given blood since 1964, said his award is particularly special as his wife needed 11 pints after a major operation. (
  • Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. (
  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood and one blood donation can save up to 3 lives. (
  • I think if we, as a group, band together to make this like a movement as a Chinese community, work together to generate more donors, and save more lives, that's why I'm passionate about this," he said. (
  • In addition to the obvious benefit of helping to save another animal's life, there is sometimes a monetary reward for donating your pet's blood. (
  • She credits her survival to the donors-she required more than 100 units of blood-and the doctors who helped save her life. (
  • Blood donors save lives and there is no artificial or laboratory engineered blood for donation hence the need to equip our blood banks with enough stocks so that our patient don't suffer in times of emergences looking for donors. (
  • Also sharing a picture of him and his wife Surekha donating blood, he wrote, "On this #WorldBloodDonorsDay congratulating all Blood Donors & particularly my #BloodBrothers & Sisters who help save lives. (
  • It's a great fortune that we can save precious lives thru such simple actions & form a bond for life wid fellow humans, through blood #DonateBloodSaveLives. (
  • Chiranjeevi runs blood banks in the city and has always urged his fans to donate blood and save lives. (
  • When a life is on the line with a grim medical condition, when the prognosis is poor and surgical intervention is the sole alternative, when a blood transfusion is required to save the patient Beevo gets the call here. (
  • Educational institutions were called on by the Western Cape Blood Services (WCBS) to challenge each other to see who donates the most units of blood, and the institutions brought it on. (
  • The blood drives are spaced 56 days apart so that anyone who donates at the blood drive in January will be eligible to donate again at the one in March. (
  • Beevo the Blood Horse, as he is fondly known, donates blood at least once a month. (
  • And, widespread flu across the U.S. has resulted in lower turnout at blood drives. (
  • Finally, donors and volunteers will be honoured at the various blood drives sites. (
  • Many blood banks rely on a humanlike system, sponsoring blood drives and recruiting volunteers. (
  • One hundred and sixteen voluntary blood donors, Southern Thailand origin, were recruited for thalassemia and Hb E screening by red blood cell indices/dichlorophenolindophenol precipitation test. (
  • We carried out a retrospective study on student voluntary blood donors in Mansoura University, Egypt. (
  • So far, only 40 countries have established a 100% voluntary blood donation system. (
  • shared another donor Sergey Terekhov. (
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Blood donation centers in some areas are noticing a pattern: corporate drives are attracting fewer donors, and they believe it's because of the economy. (
  • The severe flu season is hurting blood supplies at donation centers around the country. (
  • A regular donor, she saw the email urging healthy donors to give now and decided to act. (
  • Almost everyone can contribute to saving a life, either by becoming a regular donor or - if health reasons prevent that - by volunteering to help on blood donation days. (
  • Germany is the only country in the European Union that allows blood donation from paid donors. (
  • Too many countries, including emerging economies, still rely on family replacement donors (a member from the patient's family donating his/her blood) or paid donors. (
  • Broward County blood donors appeared within moments of the first sorties, making special blood drives unnecessary this week despite increased military requests, local officials said on Thursday. (
  • The industry has counted more than 12,000 blood drives canceled, some immediately and others set for coming months. (
  • The white bus travels to blood drives organized by breeders, dog clubs, veterinarians and others in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland to collect blood for its well-known veterinary hospital. (
  • For example, blood drives were canceled this past weekend in several states from the Midwest to the East Coast due to a large winter storm. (
  • Volunteer at the blood drives in your community. (
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital is calling on residents in the Lake Houston community to donate blood for its upcoming area blood drives. (
  • Mosques in Florida have been holding blood drives to check for more matches. (
  • Spring blood drives get underway on Friday with the events starting in Whitefish, West Glacier, Kalispell, and Saint Ignatius. (
  • His fans often commemorate him on his birthday by conducting blood donation drives too. (
  • In many cases, a majority of the blood is donated during workplace drives. (
  • About 60% to 70% of the blood the organization collects comes from mobile blood drives hosted by groups like employers and schools. (
  • The BHS had held monthly blood drives with Blue Ridge, but those are now at risk of ending, which would cause a bigger shortage. (
  • Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. (
  • Anyone older than 16 years old (with parental consent) is eligible to donate blood. (
  • To be eligible to donate blood a person must be at least 17 years of age, be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. (
  • Any healthy person who is at least 17 years of age is eligible to donate at the Central Florida Blood Bank, and there is no upper age restriction. (
  • I inquired on a national plasma donor site, was directed to CSL Plasma in Clifton NJ, and a donor concierge from LeapCure reached out. (
  • James Christopher Harrison (born 27 December 1936), OAM, also known as the Man with the Golden Arm, is a blood plasma donor from Australia whose unusual plasma composition has been used to make a treatment for Rhesus disease. (
  • Screening blood donors. (
  • Borst-Eilers E , Moes M . Screening blood donors. (
  • Although the Red Cross has tested all its blood for the HTLV III antibody since 1985, Keller explained that the initial interview conducted by bloodmobile personnel with each donor is very important as a first step in the screening process. (
  • In addition, Tanoto said they even created a mobile app that streamlined the donor screening and application process. (
  • She says her service is part of an international effort to create an effective screening tool that could look for XMRV in all donated blood, should a definitive link to chronic fatigue be found. (
  • Not all dogs are fit to donate blood, and they must undergo a screening process to determine whether they are. (
  • Safe blood is guaranteed by actions that minimize the possibility of transfusiontransmitted diseases including the clinical and epidemiological screening of donors and serological testing (2) . (
  • The safest way to manage a donor base, in our view, is to ensure that you are screening every single individual donor and that it's behaviour based,'she said. (
  • and CBS staff collect tubes of blood for screening of infectious disease. (
  • To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App. (
  • Donors can also fill out a RapidPass online as a pre-donation reading and health questionnaire and can enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. (
  • Additionally, donors will receive concerts to the Heart/Jason Bonhman concert on July 12 and July 13. (
  • When Stanford does a mobile drive, it's allowing fewer donors on the bus at a time. (
  • But when workers are laid off or aren't replaced after retirements and buyouts, there are fewer donors. (
  • Carlson says The Red Cross has been pleasantly surprised by the number of new blood donors across Montana during the pandemic. (
  • The donor's blood type must be either "O" or "A." And crucially, their red blood cells must be missing a common antigen called "Indian B. (
  • The blood donor history questionnaires are designed to aid blood establishments in evaluating a prospective donor's history relative to current known blood safety risks, FDA regulations and recommendations, and AABB Standards. (
  • User Brochure (UB) - instructions for blood establishment staff on how to use all the materials in evaluating a donor's eligibility to donate blood, as well as maintenance of and revisions to the materials. (
  • Designed by Philadelphia-based Cryometrics Inc., a donor's blood may be examined by using computer imaging technology. (
  • It only takes 20 minutes of a donor's time, and the donor dogs aren't sedated. (
  • Is your organization too small to host a bloodmobile, but would still like to get involved in blood donation as a group? (
  • The organization said that two matching donors have been located in the United States. (
  • The organization is reaching out to donors and groups, encouraging them to come to one of its centers if an event is canceled and donate blood if they feel healthy. (
  • Safe blood is a fundamental need for the health system of any country," said Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). (
  • We are deeply disappointed to have put our donors in this position," the organization said. (
  • Amid what it s calling an urgent need for blood, the Food and Drug Administration revised its blood donor guidelines on Thursday, significantly easing the restrictions on men who have sex with men. (
  • When I reported last year about the urgent need for blood donors I received many comments from gay men that they would like to donate but were unable to. (
  • please those who have type AB blood. (
  • AB is considered the worst blood type. (
  • What is everyones blood type? (
  • At the age of eight, Jacqueline needed heart surgery, but there was a shortage of type O negative blood. (
  • Learn more about the importance of type O negative blood . (
  • Donors do not need to know their blood type. (
  • Fasani, who has a blood disorder, has an O-negative blood type, and she said she received more than 100 units of blood to keep her and her baby alive. (
  • O-negative blood is a rare blood type. (
  • Instead the ship operates a system where there are usually 30 donors for each blood type. (
  • Stocks of O-negative, the only blood type everyone can use, are especially worrisome. (
  • It's especially looking for Type O-negative blood. (
  • When veterinarians purchase blood from a bank, they get the universal blood type, which can be used once on almost any animal without much chance of side effects or adverse reactions. (
  • Her heart must be sound (no murmur), and she must have the universal blood type (the bank will type the animal's blood). (
  • Such findings would indicate that, from the practical point of view, the possible sensitization of women to an unusual blood type with unfortunate results in a future child are greatly enhanced by the use of the husband's blood in transfusion. (
  • Whether it's a car accident or some type of emergency, it's always multiple units of blood needed. (
  • At the OSU Veterinary Medicine College and Hospital, the 4 year old horse with that extra "e" in his name and with a rare blood type has ascended to near legendary status a tall and hefty blood brother, of sorts, to many ill and ailing equines in Oklahoma. (
  • Pinnock hinted at an additional benefit: donors would know their blood type or group. (
  • The report from the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) says that for HIV it varies from nine to 15 days, depending on the type of test. (
  • Their blood type is needed most readily in trauma situations, and emergency rooms across the country cannot survive without it. (
  • Others use captive colonies, often made up of retired racing greyhounds, a breed that frequently has a universal blood type. (