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Fla. donor registry reaches 8 million enrollees
In Florida, the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry has signed up 8 million eye, tissue and organ donors through online registration and driver's license renewals. "Florida's registry strives to give hope to the more than 123,000 men, women and children awaiting the gift of a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States today," Donate Life Florida Chairwoman Jennifer Krouse said. WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Scientists generate stem cells that repair blood vessels
Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine have reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells into endothelial colony forming cells found in umbilical cord blood. The cells have potent blood vessel-forming properties that could potentially treat patients with peripheral artery disease. In mice, the cells proliferated, repaired blood vessels and restored blood flow in damaged retinas and limbs. The study appeared in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Business Standard (India)/Indo-Asian News Service
Call for proposals
The AATB is accepting proposals for a quantitative risk assessment on West Nile Virus transmission via allograft tissue transplants. Read more and submit your proposal by completing this form by Nov. 15.
AATB October webinar
- October webinar: Bridging the Gap with Our Funeral Home Partners.
- Speakers: Christopher Donhost and David Fox from Sierra Donor Services.
- Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Register today.
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