Month: December 2016
#blood donation nz
Double red cell donation is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you.
Why Should You Do It?
You may already know about the ongoing need for blood and the importance of your donations through the American Red Cross. Whole blood donations contain red blood cells, platelets, plasma and white blood cells. Red blood cells are the most frequently used blood component and are needed by almost every type of patient requiring transfusion. If you meet certain criteria, double red cell donation allows you to safely donate two units of red cells during one appointment as an automated donation process. It is as safe as whole blood donation.
How Is a Double Red Cell Donation Different?
During your double red cell donation, blood is drawn from one arm and drawn through a sterile, single-use needle set to a machine. The machine separates and collects two units of red cells and then safely returns the remaining blood components, along with some saline, back to you through the same arm.
John – Double Red Cell Donor
- Save time and make your donation go further. If you are extremely busy, committed to donating blood and an eligible type O, A negative or B negative donor, double red cell donation may be ideal for you. Each procedure lets you give more of the product that is needed most by patients. Double red cell donation takes approximately 30 minutes longer than a whole blood donation and you can donate approximately every four months.
- Feel better: With all of your platelets and plasma returned to you along with some saline, you don t lose the liquid portion of your blood and may feel more hydrated after your donation.
Am I Eligible to Donate?
In addition to meeting other whole blood donor qualifications, you must also meet specific criteria for donating double red cells, especially for hemoglobin, weight and height. The thresholds for each vary by gender as well as by the device used to collect the blood. A representative from the Red Cross in your area can provide you with the requirements for the collection device currently used.
#blood donation nz
50% of all babies come before their due date so it is important to be prepared with your CordBank Collection Kit.
Every day we get calls from families whose children could benefit from being treated with their own cord blood but they either weren’t aware of the chance to store it at birth or they didn’t think they’d ever need it.
The birth of your child is a chance to ensure that this doesn’t happen to your family.
“No one told me about cord blood banking until my daughter became terminally ill. By then it was too late. Expectant parents in NZ need to be aware of the option to save their newborn’s cord blood at birth.”
Saving your baby’s cord blood could save your baby’s life
Saving the stem cells from your newborn’s umbilical cord provides your family with access to these potent cells which can save and change lives, whether during childhood or later in life. This is because stem cells are the body’s master cells. They create our organs, tissues, blood and immune system. Read about the benefits of cord blood banking .
You only get one chance
You need to register with CordBank before your baby is born so you can collect these precious stem cells at birth. The precious stem cells may future proof your child and give them the chance to overcome illness and injury now and tomorrow. Learn more about the steps involved.
Harness the power of stem cells for your family
Cord blood has been used after cancer treatment for the last 30 years. Emerging uses for a child s own cord blood include the treatment of brain injury. Type 1 diabetes. autism. hearing loss. spinal injury and the reversal of paralysis.
Be prepared for the future
At just four years old, Auckland local Frances was diagnosed with a stage four Neuroblastoma (a cancer of the nervous system.) Her parents were told to take her home to die. But armed with Frances’ cord blood they fought back and their daughter survived.
View Frances’ uplifting story of how courage and cord blood beat cancer.
A small price to pay
Our children are so precious
We banked our baby’s cord cells as we appreciated that it could only be done at birth, if we didn’t do it then and we needed them it would be too late. We already pay insurance for just about everything else, and our child’s lives are priceless compared to all those things.
Maia got a second chance
Treated in 2008 with her own cord blood, New Zealander Maia Friedlander and her family got a second chance at life
Wise Words from Dr Young
Founding director of the W M Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience Professor at Rutgers, Dr Young s trial uses cord blood to repair spinal cord injury.
Learn how banking your childs cord blood could save their life Today or Tomorrow.
Find out how it works and what you need to know to get started.
The Association of Jersey Charities is the representative body of the majority of charitable organisations operating in Jersey.
Presently the Association has 311 member charities and these range from branches of national charities to small local charities, clubs, societies and support groups.
A Charities Law has been passed, November 2014, giving a definition of charity and the provision to set up a charities commission. Until a commissioner is appointed to do this, there is no central register or regulation of local charities. As yet we do not have a timetable for this.
The Association of Jersey Charities exists to provide guidance to and be a source of funding for its members. Jersey charities are welcome to apply to be members, but to establish as a local charity is not dependent upon Association membership.
The Association receives the Jersey share of the Channel Islands’ Lottery profits from the Economic Development Ministry to distribute to our members according to need. This funding is therefore dependant on the success of the Lottery.
We would urge our members to support the Channel Islands’ Lottery so that the the Economic Development Ministry and the Association can continue to support your vital work.
You will also be able to find out more about volunteering opportunities, how to donate to your favourite charity, visit our events diary page which lists charity events on the island and much much more!
Here Are the Most Overpaid Charity CEOs in America
Charity Navigator, the website of choice for determining which charities operate most effectively, has released its annual study of CEO pay at charity groups. Only 11 charities in America pay their leaders over $1 million. Here they are.
We should note that Charity Navigator is hardly some witch-hunting band of socialists; in fact, the group says in its report. we want donors to understand and appreciate that the top nonprofit leaders, those who are sought after for their ability to manage multi-million to multi-billion dollar institutions and who are tasked with the mammoth goal of helping to make the world a better place, command significant salaries. On the other hand, in our opinion, it is evident that seven-figure salaries do not seem warranted, even in the largest sized charities. The median CEO pay at the more than 3,000 charities studied is $126,000. For large charities, defined as those with more than $13.5 million in annual expenses, the median pay was $244,000.
With that context in mind, here are the only charities that pay their leaders more than $1 million per year:
Of the 3,929 charities included in the study, only 11 paid their top executive more than $1 million (in our last study that looked at 2010 data there were 6). All 11 are large charities (total expenses $13.5 million) that are located in the South (3), Northeast (3), Mid-Atlantic (2), Pacific West (1). Mountain West (1) and Southwest (1). Furthermore, this list is comprised of 3 Education charities (American University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Rockefeller University) 1 Arts, Culture, Humanities charities (Metropolitan Museum of Art), 2 Public Benefit charities (The Heritage Foundation, National Center for Missing Exploited Children), 3 Human Services charities (Boys Girls Clubs of America, Goodwill Southern California, Miami Jewish Health Systems) and 2 Health charities (National Jewish Health, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation).
Use this information as you will. If you re interested in getting the maximum amount of lifesaving benefit for your money (rather than helping to subsidize a seven-figure salary for a CEO), here is a list of charities you may wish to look into.
#blood donation nz
Sathya Sai International Organisation of New Zealand
Blood the life sustaining fluid circulating in the arteries and veins of all human beings is essential for living. It accounts for 7% of the human body weight with an average adult having a blood volume of roughly 5 litres which is composed of plasma and different kinds of cells. These blood cells consists of red blood cells ,white blood cells, Platelets and plasma. By volume the red blood cells constitute about 45% of whole blood and plasma about 54.3% and white cells about 0.7%
Red cells contain haemoglobin, a complex iron-containing protein that carries oxygen throughout the body and gives blood its red colour.
White blood cells are part of the body’s immune system. they destroy and remove old or aberrant cells and cellular debris. as well attack infectious agents and foreign substance.
Platelets they take part in blood clotting (coagulation).
With the advancement of science, blood can now be donated by individuals, stored in liquid or plasama form and used again when required by another. Blood donation once every four months would not cause any problem to the donor and in fact could be a service that is not only good for physical but also spiritual health. Blood banks in hospitals are often in dire need of blood to replenish their stock levels in the blood bank and at desperate times needing to appeal for donations.
NZ Sai blood donation drives
“The fulfillment of man’s life on earth consists in filling himself with love of God and transmuting that love into acts of service; service to man who is the embodiment of God. If man has no love in him and he does not show it with beings in all creation. he is but a burden to earth.”
2015 Blood donation drive dates
Dates: To be confirmed
Venue: 21 Great South Road
Times: 10AM – 3PM
Sai devotes first started donating blood in mid 1995 at The Bhartiya Mandir (Temple), using the moile unit, for two years. Due to health and safety issues, the mobile unit was stopped. From 1999 the moblie unit took donations at the Mount Roskill Primary school hall for a further two years before a decision was made to use the New Zealand Blood Bank centre in Great South Road. This venue is still currently being used.
The Sai blood drive that initially started with three collections per year has now been reduced to two due to most donors being vegetarians with some having low iron counts and need to manage costs as the New Zealand Blood Bank opens on Saturday exclusively for the Sathya Sai Organisation.
Within the Sai Organistion, this liquid donation is commonly referred to as “Liquid Love” as it is the love for another that prompts the donation. The thought and the selfless approach by the devotee wanting to help another is manifested in the form of blood being the liquid love. What a tremendous service! So simple and with minimum of fuss. The amount of blood donated per donor is 470ml which on an average takes around 7 minutes.
There are two blood donation drives per year. The first is around March, close to the Guru Purniamma festival and the second is in November, a week before Swami’s birthday.
The staff of the New Zealand Blood Bank are always looking forward for this day as the whole day is filled with fun, getting to meet Sai members, as well to the general public who notice that the blood bank is open and come in to donate blood. The ladies from our organisation take control of serving juice, teas and very tasty varieties of savouries, kindly provided by all centres for all donors and staff.
We also have a GP from our organisation to see donors who may have some other medical issues or just need a quick glucose or BP check.
Am I Eligible to donate?
New donors are accepted from their 16th birthday up to their 66th birthday.
Existing/Regular donors are accepted up to their 71st birthday.
Regular donors from 71st to their 76th birthday may be accepted subject to authorisation by a NZBS Medical Officer (please enquire at your next donation if you fall within these age limits).
Weigh at least 50kg.
First time donors must also meet height and weight criteria.
You must be in good health at the time you donate.
You cannot donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection.
If you have recently had a tattoo or body piercing you cannot donate for 6 months from the date of the procedure.
If you have visited the dentist for a minor procedure you must wait 24 hours before donating; for major work wait a month.
You must not have lived in the United Kingdom, France or the Republic of Ireland between 1980 and 1996 for a cumulative 6 months or more
Travel to areas where tropical diseases are endemic, e.g. malaria, may result in a temporary deferral.
You must have eaten some food during the four hours prior to donation.
You must bring appropriate identification with you each time you donate.
Acceptable ID is a document or a combination of documents, which contains three (3) unique points of personal information. For further information’s one must ring 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325)
Please use the form below to contact us if you have any queries
#good will donation
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At Goodwill, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live independently, earn wages and achieve their dreams. We’re committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals, whether it’s earning a credential or degree, planning for your next career, polishing your job search and interview skills, getting your finances in order or overcoming a challenge specific to your experience or background.
Ready to take that next step in your career? There s no time like the present to get started. Don’t worry about what you don’t know or can’t do – dream about what you can learn and accomplish. Goodwill’s supportive and knowledgeable staff members are here to help you identify and develop the skills you need to grow in your profession.
A job is just the first step! Goodwill offers a diverse range of services to help ensure you maintain a strong family and stable finances. As you maintain your job and advance your career, you may need support to help stretch your dollars or save for the future, and to get assistance with things like childcare, transportation and housing. If we don’t offer a specific service in-house, we’ll do our best to connect you with community partners that can help you achieve your goals.
Careers at Goodwill
Goodwill® is in the business of putting people to work. That’s why our own employees are so important to the critical work we do. We strive to recruit motivated, talented people who are passionate about their work and passionate about our mission.
#disabled veterans donations
CLOTHING . Ladies, mens, kids, children s, baby. purses, belts, ties, wallets, dresses, shirts, pants, shoes. Virtually all types of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories.
TOYS . Stuffed animals, board games, dolls, action figures, and sports equipment.
ELECTRONIC . Stereo, radio, Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation, computers. laptops. monitors. DVD players, cameras, typewriters, and electronics. All types of small kitchen appliances.
BOOKS . Hardcover, softcover, fiction and non-fictions, e-readers.
SMALL FURNITURE . Mirrors, nightstands, headboards, and office chairs.
OTHER. Bikes. musical instruments. small filing cabinets, garage sale leftovers, small appliances: microwaves, blenders, toasters, coffee makers, and almost anything else.
#disabled veterans donations
Free Donation Pickup Service – Every Item Makes A Difference!
If you have items that you would like to donate, please either call us at (800) 435-7328 or complete the form below and we will contact you with a scheduled day for pickup of your items.
Please note that in most areas, we schedule donation pickups for one day each week. To find out what day we pickup in your area, please enter your zipcode below:
Charitable Contribution Information:
Donation Pickup Policy:
We leave the acceptance of all items to our driver’s discretion. All items must be in good condition and can be easily sold in our Thrift Store. Our driver may leave behind items that they feel may not be sellable in our stores. All items must be on ground level for our drivers – Drivers are not able to go up or down stairs in order to pickup items.
All fields marked with * are required.
Please note, we are unable to accept
the following items for donation:
- Furniture Requiring Repair, Reupholstery or Extensive Cleaning
- Large Appliances
(Washers, Dryers, Refridgerators, Stoves, Etc.)
- Non-Functional or Broken Electronics
- Computers or Computer Parts
- CRT Monitors
(Working Flat Screen Monitors are OK)
- Console Televisions
(Working Flat Screen TVs are OK)
- Console Stereo Systems
- Metal Desks
- Large Metal Tables
- Large Non-Desktop Copy Machines
- Water Beds Water Bed Frames
- Mattresses and Box Springs
- Hospital Beds
- Library Books
Pickup of all items are left to
our driver’s discretion, including:
- Pianos / Organs
- Portable TVs
- Damaged items
- Items with excessive wear
#list of charities
Global Rich List
Feeling a little richer?
Richer and ready to give some of your new found wealth to those who need it most? Support our chosen charity and feel a whole lot better for the rest of your day.
CARE International fights poverty and injustice in over 80 countries around the world to help the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty.
Why are you doing this?
In this era of austerity, we’re still as obsessed with wealth (or our apparent lack of it) as ever. But while we may not all be oil barons or oligarchs, the vast majority of us are better off than we realise. We wanted to help people to see this. And raise some much needed funds for our favourite charities while we did it.
Who are you?
We’re Poke. a creative company with digital at its heart. We build simple things and complex, living systems and we’re proud to say you won’t always be able to tell which is which. Big, small, sexy, sensible, or (like this) thought provoking – whatever works.
How do you calculate all of this?
We’ve offered two possible rankings – by income and by wealth. This requires a slightly different approach for each track; we’ve also tried to achieve the right balance between usability and rigour.
For the income track, we’ve used the most recent (2008) statistics from the World Bank, based on household surveys. Here we rank you against the entire world population at the time of the surveys, estimated at 6.69 billion people.
For the wealth track, we’ve primarily relied on 2012 estimates from Credit Suisse. who have focussed on the adult population of the world, estimated as 4.59 billion people.
For currency conversion we use Purchasing Power Parity Dollars (PPP$) in order to take into account the difference in cost of living between countries; PPP$ are also less susceptible to short term fluctuations.
After calculating the distribution of wealth or income, we then use a statistical model to estimate your rank.
Notes on calculated statistics
For the Malaria net statistic, we used GiveWell.org – this is fully costed and takes into account administrative costs.
For international salaries, we used the Occupational Wages around the World (OWW) Database. based on data collected by the ILO. a UN agency.
We estimated the price of a 330ml can of premium-brand cola to be 0.75 USD (PPP$ take care of the rest).
We took the cost of feeding a family of four a very basic diet to be $60 per month. This statistic came from the World Food Programme (a UN agency). although there is little supporting information connected with this data point.
For working time statistics, we assume people work 1,920 hours a year (40 hours a week, 48 weeks a year). For the iPhone-only statistic (sorry Android fans), we assume you work 8 hours a day.
How do you process your donations?
Donations will go to CARE International UK. For information about how CARE collects and processes personal data, please visit http://www.careinternational.org.uk/privacy-policy
#blood donation statistics
56 Facts About Blood and Blood Donation
One for each day between your blood donation!
- 4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions.
- Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used each day in the United States.
- Every three seconds someone needs blood.
- One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood
- Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people’s lives.
- The average adult has 10 pints of blood in his or her body.
- One unit of blood is roughly the equivalent of one pint
- Blood makes up about 7% of your body’s weight
- A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body.
- The average red blood cell transfusion is 3.4 pints
- Blood fights against infection and help heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
- There are four main blood types: A, B, AB, and O. AB is the universal recipient and O negative is the universal donor.
- Blood centers often run short of type O and B blood.
- Shortages of all types of blood occur during the summer and winter holidays.
- If all blood donors gave 2 to 4 times a year, it would help prevent blood shortages.
- If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood.
- About three gallons of blood supports the entire nation’s blood needs for one minute
- Blood donation takes four steps: medical history, quick physical, donation, and snacks.
- The actual blood donation usually takes less than 10 minutes. The entire process, from when you sign in to the time you leave, takes about 45 minutes.
- Giving blood will not decrease your strength.
- You cannot get AIDS or any other infectious disease by donating blood.
- Fourteen tests, 11 of which are for infectious diseases, are performed on each unit of donated blood.
- Any company, community organization, place of worship or individual may contact their local community blood center to host a blood drive.
- People donate blood out of a sense of duty and community spirit, not to make money. They are not paid for their donation.
- Much of today’s medical care depends on a steady supply of blood from health donors.
- One unit of blood can be separated into several components (red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets, and cryoprecipitate).
- Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s organs and tissue.
- There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood.
- Red blood cells live about 120 days in the circulatory system.
- Platelets help blood to clot and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live.
- Apheresis is a special kind of blood donation that allows a donor to give specific blood components, such as platelets.
- Donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection.
- Donated platelets must be used within five days of collection.
- Plasma can be frozen and used for up to a year.
- Plasma is a pale yellow mixture of water, proteins, and salts.
- Plasma, which is 90% water, constitutes 55% of blood volume.
- Healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red cells, plasma and platelets.
- People who have been in car accidents and suffered massive blood loss can need transfusions of 50 pints or more of red blood cells.
- The average bone marrow transplant requires 120 units of platelets and about 20 units of red blood cells. Patients undergoing bone marrow transplants need platelets donations from about 120 people and red blood cells from about 20 people.
- Severe burn victims can need 20 units of platelets during their treatment.
- Children being treated for cancer, premature infants, and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types.
- Anemic patients need blood transfusions to increase their iron levels.
- Cancer, transplant and trauma patients and patients undergoing open-heart surgery require platelet transfusions to survive.
- Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that affect more than 80,000 people in the United States, 98% of whom are of African descent. Some patients with complications from severe sickle cell disease receive blood transfusions every month – up to 4 pints at a time.
- In the days following the September 11th attacks, a half a million people donated blood.
- Females receive 53% of blood transfused; males receive 47%.
- 94% of all blood donors are registered voters.
- 60% of the US population is eligible to donate – only 5% do on a yearly basis.
- 17% of non-donors cite never thought about it as the main reason for not giving, while 15% say they’re too busy . The #1 reason donors say they give is because they want to help others
- After donating blood, you replace these red blood cells within 3 to 4 weeks. It takes eight weeks to restore the iron lost after donating.
- Granulocytes, a type of white blood cell, roll along blood vessel walls in search of bacteria to eat.
- White cells are the body’s primary defense against infection.
- There is no substitute for human blood.
- It’s about Life.
- Since a pint is a pound, you lose a pound every time you donate blood.
- Anyone who is in good health, is at least 16 years old, and weighs at least 110 pounds may donate blood every 56 days.
Last Modified: January 16, 2014
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