News tagged with blood donors
Canadian health authorities lifted Wednesday what was effectively a ban on gay men giving blood, announcing new rules making men who have not had sex with men in the past five years eligible.
HIV & AIDS 19 hours ago | not rated yet | 1
Nearly 20 percent of kidneys that are recovered from deceased donors in the U.S. are refused for transplant due to factors ranging from scarring in small blood vessels of the kidney's filtering units to the organ going too ...
Medical research May 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acute bleeding in adults after administration of the anti-clotting drug warfarin and ...
Medications Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
It's well known that blood donors perform a vital, life-saving community service, but for some, regular blood donation is an important part of staying healthy.
Other Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors in Russia accidentally infected a 16-month-old girl with HIV during a blood transfusion, investigators said Monday, opening a criminal probe into the case.
HIV & AIDS Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new protein that controls the presence of the Vel blood group antigen on our red blood cells. The discovery makes it possible to use simple DNA testing ...
Genetics Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More than 50,000 stem cell transplants are performed each year worldwide. A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators may have solved a major issue of expanding adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Transplants of blood-forming stem cells from umbilical cord blood may be an effective alternative to transplants of matched donor bone marrow stem cells to treat children with a rare, debilitating disease known as Hurler's ...
Medical research Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
UPMC surgeons have performed a "breathing lung" transplant using a portable machine that provides a constant supply of blood and nutrients to the donor organs, which doctors say has the potential to keep them healthier and ...
Other Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Subtle changes in messaging can have a profound impact on the effectiveness of charitable messages such as calls for blood donations, according to research published March 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Eileen Chou f ...
Other Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Bone marrow transplant is a key treatment for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood disorders.
Medical research Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(AP)—The Swiss Red Cross is slashing its supply of donor blood to Greece because the financially stricken country has failed to pay its bills on time, the head of the group's transfusion service said Tuesday.
Other Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In 2006, the lab of Dr. David Ginsburg at the Life Sciences Institute put a call out for siblings attending the University of Michigan to donate blood for a study of blood-clotting disorders.
Medical research Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hideaki Kato discovered his true identity by accident. During his medical training a decade ago, the now 39-year-old Japanese doctor was performing blood tests on family members when he learned something ...
Other Jan 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
Surgeons in Zurich have carried out a complex, multi-organ transplant, hospital officials said Thursday, claiming the lessons learned would benefit patients with tumours that attack multiple organs.
Surgery Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0