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Galgo Fine Papers Organises Blood Donation Camp

To commemorate ten successful years of the Galgo Calendar, Galgo Fine Papers organised a blood donation camp at its premises in Okhla, New Delhi, supported by Okhla Printers and Providers Association (OPPA), on Saturday 27 April 2019. The 10th edition of the Galgo calendar is launched at Essex Farms, New Delhi on 5 April, 2019.…

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Urgent Appeal for Black People to Join Blood Donor Register

An urgent appeal has been launched to find more than 600 new black blood donors in Birmingham. New figures reveal theres a shortage of black people on the city’s donor register. NHS Blood and Transplant say they need 670 new black blood donors to join the Birmingham Donor Centre in order to help patients with…

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Device Helps Better Understand Causes and Mechanics of Rare Anemia

An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anemia – potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases. For most people with anemia; symptoms of tiredness and shortness of breath…

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Stranger Blesses Woman with Rare Anonymous Liver Transplant

For the past four years, Breana Shaw was living on borrowed time. Suffering from end-stage liver disease, the 30-year-old North Park resident was too sick to work and have a normal life, but not sick enough to qualify for a liver transplant from a cadaver donor. Then last December, she got the best Christmas present…

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Role Of Rare, Influential Cells In The Bone Marrow

Researchers have defined the roles of various cells in the bone marrow that are thought to control; the fate of the nearly half million blood cells that develop there each day. Scientists at NYU School of Medicine behind the new work say little had been known; about the fraction of cells examined in the study,…

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Medical System Don't Give Blood One Doctor is Trying to Change

Angela Scott has heard many reasons why she shouldn’t donate blood. Friends and family wonder what might really be done with it. They worry that someone might inject her with something. You can’t always trust the medical establishment, she is told. Still, Scott, who is black, donates blood whenever she can, knowing how important it is for those…

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Urgent Plea for Blood Donor to Help Ill Telford Six Year Old

The family of a six-year-old boy with a rare blood condition is making a desperate plea for potential bone marrow donors to come forward to help save the life of their son. Ihsan Khan of Leegomery spends much of his time in hospital since being diagnosed with aplastic anaemia last month, which affects his blood…

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Antiplatelet Compound for Acute Stroke Shows Promise

An experimental antiplatelet compound inhibited clot formation without increasing bleeding, a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current anticlotting therapies, according to new phase I research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. The results of the industry-sponsored trial are based on a first-in-human study of the new compound called ACT017.…

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Carries Out First Blood Transfusion

The critical care team from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) charity had to perform a pre-hospital blood transfusion on a male patient involved in an accident on April 12. This is the first time that the charity has used the blood products that have been stored and carried on the helicopters and rapid…

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Bone Marrow Donor Drive at Yale Offers Chance to Save a Life

In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department is once again holding a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10, who passed away in 2011.  The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at…

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Boy With Rare Disease Needs Bone Marrow Transplant

8-month-old Jackson Dermatis lives with a rare bone marrow disease and has been fighting for his life since he was born. “We only leave for doctors appointments and he gets blood transfusions every three weeks to survive so we go to the hospital for that and the hospitalizations when he gets sick,” said Jamie Dermatis,…

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'Kingpin' Stem Cell Help in the Understanding of Cancerous Tumors

The discovery of these ‘kingpin’ cells, named human pluripotent founder cells, along with the process of identifying the cells; is expected to open a new channel of research aimed at better understanding the growth of cancerous tumours and how human stem cells make decisions on what to become or not become. The study is publish today…