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NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...onors). Fourteen of the 20 U.S. public cord blood banks
already participate in NMDP's network and list their cords on the NMDP Registry. Member U.S. transplant centers have electronic access to the NMDP search databases, which shortens the average search time for donors and cord blood units to seconds. "...
Cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries not being adequately addressed
...development promotes international cell and tissue banks
and the ability to collect long-term treatment follow-up data....
Farmworkers' paradox: Stanford study shows field laborers not eating what they grow
...have received healthier government foods from food banks
that supply much of their menu. "If you want to effect change it's not enough to educate people," Winkleby said. "Individual behavior is influenced by the environments in which you live. Men living in the labor camps are primarily single, poor; they ...
Technology to improve care at the bedside and beyond
... at the Indiana University School of Medicine. "If banks
can have ATM machines all over the place while protecting the confidentiality and security of financial data, why can't we do the same thing with health data, allowing those who need access to medical data to be able to do so, no matter if they are i...
Simple formula predicts blood needs in heart surgery
...might need it." The savings to hospitals and blood banks
would be realized primarily in the reduced costs and manpower involved in the cross-matching process, Lappas said. On average, it costs about $55 to cross-match each unit of blood, meaning that $220 is typically spent for every surgery, whether the b...
How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change
...ficiency practitioners and enlightening commercial banks
to ease access to local financing for such project...t and borrowing priorities. Meanwhile, commercial banks
in these countries are generally unfamiliar with financing projects designed to achieve cost savings...
New preservative increases shelf life of blood platelets - decreases risk of harmful reactions
...le to patients and provide a cost-savings to blood banks
which discard millions of dollars worth of outdated platelets each year. Researchers monitored two groups of platelets derived from whole blood donations. The first group of platelets was stored in plasma, while the second group was stored in the art...
Older blood associated with worse outcomes after repeat heart surgery
...sfused into heart surgery patients. National blood banks
require that blood can be stored for only 42 days after donation. After that time, unused blood must be discarded. "Scientists have long known that red blood cells undergo significant changes during their storage, but little had been known about whet...
New technology addresses female fertility preservation
...system establishes a core technology for human egg banks
for preservation of fertility." The technology mimics the ovary and its environment. Follicles (each follicle has one egg) from mice were grown in vitro until fully matured by providing the follicles and eggs with the necessary hormones for develop...
Upgrading donor lung quality to improve availability
...donor-management program on a large scale at organ banks
around the U.S., with a procurement rate approaching 25 percent, would nearly double the number of lung transplantation procedures, significantly decrease lengthy wait times and potentially eliminate many of the deaths that occur among patients await...
Sperm banks unpopular with patients MUHC researchers investigate why
MONTREAL, 5 October 2006 -- Sperm banks
are unpopular, even with patients suffering from c...MUHC) researcher Dr. Peter Chan examines why sperm banks
are such an underused resource. The new study published in a recent issue of the scientific journal ...
Blood transfusions raise heart patients' infection and death risk -- especially women
... These findings may help guide hospitals and blood banks
in deciding whether to filter donated blood to reduce the levels of white blood cells. This practice is increasingly common, but not yet universal, in the United States. The study is based on analysis of data from all Medicare beneficiaries ages 65...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...ry and Economics, Paris. Encouragingly, Indian banks
not included in the initial partnership have launc...Bank, were added as partners this year. Although banks
in India are required to make 40% of their loans in priority sectors (e.g. causes with strong social...
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
... Heavy rains caused the River Thames to burst its banks
on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes in Britains university city of Oxford. The flooding across England and Wales has left tens of thousands without electricity and water. The Environment Agency still has three severe flood warni...