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July 23, 2013

A Double Blessing: The Mexican Red Cross Donation

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

As an international patient coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I have had many opportunities to work with patients to ensure that they receive the best medical care and attention. Helping patients is our number one priority at the International Patients Center. Last year, we had a unique opportunity to reach beyond our four walls […]

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Tags: Arizona, Carlos Bloch, Cruz Roja, David Reidy, Donation, International Patients Center, Los Mochis, Mexican Red Cross, Mexico, Mila Vargas, Robert Ferrigni, Sinaloa


December 10, 2012

Fifty Years of Saving Lives

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

David Bakken’s blood donation “career” had an inconspicuous start. Years ago, his young daughter needed eye surgery, and he donated blood as a way to help pay for the surgery. “At that time, they paid $25 for each donation,” Bakken recently¬†told¬†KAAL-TV. But the thing is, Bakken didn’t stop. He kept donating. And donating. Now, 50 […]

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Tags: Award, blood donor, David Bakken, Donation, Manish Gandhi, Mayo Clinic, Sean Hong


April 22, 2009

Organ Donation is the Gift of Life

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Nearly 100,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are on the national organ transplant waiting list awaiting a life saving transplant. About 100 new names are added to the list daily. On an average day, 77 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But thousands more never get the call from their transplant center […]

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Tags: Donate Life, Donation, organ donation, Transplant


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