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  1. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Prohibited Species Donation Program. 679.26 Section 679...Management Measures § 679.26 Prohibited Species Donation Program. (a) Authorized species. The PSD program applies only to the...

  2. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Prohibited Species Donation Program. 679.26 Section 679...Management Measures § 679.26 Prohibited Species Donation Program. (a) Authorized species. The PSD program applies only to the...

  3. Do Specialized MBA Programs Cultivate Alumni Relationships and Donations?

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    Johnson, Jennifer Wiggins; Thomas, Veronica; Peck, Joann

    2010-01-01

    A recent trend among universities shifts from traditional MBA programs to specialized MBA offerings. Specialized programs are believed to cultivate stronger relationships with students, which lead to stronger alumni relationships and increased donations. This research tests this empirically by examining relationship perceptions and donation

  4. Equipment Program Program Description

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    Shyu, Mei-Ling

    Equipment Program Program Description · Emergency Equipment grants are intended as an aid to replace or repair intensively used equipment that unexpectedly breaks down or to upgrade existing equipment. The Emergency Equipment grants are not intended to cover routine or anticipated repair

  5. Fermilab Friends for Science Education Donation Form Your donation allows us to create new, innovative science education programs,

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    Fermilab Experiment E831

    Fermilab Friends for Science Education Donation Form Your donation allows us to create new, innovative science education programs, making the best use of unique Fermilab resources. Use this form if you designated by you, or as a memorial to a special event, honor or personal or family happening. The tree

  6. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 13 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Prohibited Species Donation Program. 679.26 Section 679.26 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA Management Measures §...

  7. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 13 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Prohibited Species Donation Program. 679.26 Section 679.26 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED) FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA Management Measures §...

  8. An overview of the roles and responsibilities of Chinese medical colleges in body donation programs.

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    Zhang, Luqing; Xiao, Ming; Gu, Mufeng; Zhang, Yongjie; Jin, Jianliang; Ding, Jiong

    2014-01-01

    The use of human tissue is critical for gross anatomy education in the health professions. Chinese medical colleges have faced a shortage of anatomical specimens over the past decade. While body donation plays an important role in overcoming this gap, this practice has only recently been introduced in China, and the donation rate is relatively low and fraught with a number of difficulties. In the past, traditional Chinese culture focused on preserving the human body intact, which often limited body donation. In recent years, the public has become more open toward body donation. At Nanjing Medical University, only 20 bodies were donated in 2001. After the university became involved in an organized body donation program, this number increased to 70 donated bodies per year (2007 to 2012). This article describes and reviews Chinese medical colleges as a special case study among body donation programs, particularly in terms of the multiple responsibilities and roles that such institutions must assume in the course of adopting these programs. Medical colleges in China must serve as advocates, coordinators, builders, managers, educators, and beneficiaries in undertaking body donation programs. It is important for medical colleges to recognize these pluripotent roles and educate the public in order to promote body donation programs. This case study may also effectively guide and encourage Chinese medical colleges in refining their own body donation programs in the future. PMID:24227762

  9. A Tale of Two Cities: Financing Two Voucher Programs for Substance Abusers Through Community Donations

    PubMed Central

    Amass, Leslie; Kamien, Jonathan

    2005-01-01

    Voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) is an effective drug abuse treatment, but the cost of VBRT rewards has limited its dissemination. Obtaining VBRT incentives through donations may be one way to overcome this barrier. Two direct mail campaigns solicited donations for use in VBRT for pregnant, postpartum, and parenting drug users in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Los Angeles, California. In Toronto, 19% of those contacted over 2 months donated $8,000 ($4,000/month) of goods and services. In Los Angeles, nearly 26% of those contacted over 34 months donated $161,000 ($4,472/month) of goods and services. Maintaining voucher programs by soliciting donations is feasible and sustainable. The methods in this article can serve as a guide for successful donation solicitation campaigns. Donations offer an alternative for obtaining VBRT rewards for substance abuse treatment and may increase its dissemination. PMID:15122959

  10. Quality Management of Body Donation Program at the University of Padova

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porzionato, Andrea; Macchi, Veronica; Stecco, Carla; Mazzi, Anna; Rambaldo, Anna; Sarasin, Gloria; Parenti, Anna; Scipioni, Antonio; De Caro, Raffaele

    2012-01-01

    Quality management improvement has become a recent focus of attention in medical education. The program for the donation of bodies and body parts (Body Donation Program) at the University of Padova has recently been subjected to a global quality management standard, the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The aim of the present work is to show how the…

  11. Symptoms of anxiety and depression in lesbian couples treated with donated sperm: a descriptive study

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    Borneskog, C; Sydsjö, G; Lampic, C; Bladh, M; Svanberg, AS

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate symptoms of anxiety and depression in lesbian couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatment (ART), and to study the relationship of demographic data, pregnancy outcome and future reproductive plans with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Design Descriptive, a part of the prospective longitudinal ‘Swedish study on gamete donation’. Setting All university clinics in Sweden performing gamete donation. Population A consecutive sample of 214 lesbian couples requesting assisted reproduction, 165 of whom participated. Methods Participants individually completed three study-specific questionnaires and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS): time point 1 (T1), at commencement of ART; time point 2 (T2), approximately 2 months after treatment; and time point 3 (T3), 2–5 years after first treatment. Main outcome measures Anxiety and depression (HADS), pregnancy outcome and future reproductive plans. Results The vast majority of lesbian women undergoing assisted reproduction reported no symptoms of anxiety and depression at the three assessment points. A higher percentage of the treated women, compared with the partners, reported symptoms of anxiety at T2 (14% versus 5%, P = 0.011) and T3 (10% versus 4%, P = 0.018), as well as symptoms of depression at T2 (4% versus 0%, P = 0.03) and T3 (3% versus 0%, P = 0.035). The overall pregnancy outcome was high; almost three-quarters of lesbian couples gave birth 2–5 years after sperm donation treatments. Open-ended comments illustrated joy and satisfaction about family building. Conclusion Lesbian women in Sweden reported good psychological health before and after treatment with donated sperm. PMID:23489411

  12. Science bowl Program Description

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    Science bowl Program Description The Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math. The Department

  13. Perceptions, Knowledge, Incentives, and Barriers of Brain Donation among African American Elders Enrolled in an Alzheimer's Research Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lambe, Susan; Cantwell, Nicole; Islam, Fareesa; Horvath, Kathy; Jefferson, Angela L.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: To learn about African American older adults' knowledge and perceptions of brain donation, factors that relate to participating or not participating in a brain donation research program, and methods to increase African American brain donation commitment rates in the context of an Alzheimer's disease (AD) research program. Design and…

  14. Factors Associated With African-American and White Elders’ Participation in a Brain Donation Program

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    Jefferson, Angela L.; Lambe, Susan; Cook, Elana; Pimontel, Monique; Palmisano, Joseph; Chaisson, Christine

    2010-01-01

    This study examined factors associated with brain donation program participation among African-American and White elders. By postal mail, participants were recruited from an Alzheimer’s research registry (all of whom had been invited to participate in the Center’s brain donation program) and asked to complete surveys assessing brain donation knowledge, trust in healthcare systems, and religiousness. African-American respondents completed a cultural mistrust inventory. Demographic, brain donation status, and literacy data (as assessed by the Wide Range Achievement Test-3 Reading subtest) were compiled from the respondents’ most recent registry visit. The survey response rate was 60% (n=184 White and n=49 Black respondents). Logistic regression, comparing religiousness, trust in healthcare institutions, and educational attainment, identified a single predictor (ie, religiousness) in the prediction of donation status among White respondents (P=0.008), whereas no predictors were observed for donation status among the Black respondents. Using all African-American donors and nondonors from the registry (n=68), comparisons revealed Wide Range Achievement Test-3 Reading score differences for African-American donors (46.8±5.9) and nondonors (42.8±8.4, P=0.02). Results suggest that increased religiousness is related to White elders’ decisions not to donate, whereas lower reading ability might be related to African-American participants’ decisions not to donate. PMID:20856099

  15. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CATASTROPHIC (CAT) LEAVE DONATION PROGRAM: DEMOGRAPHICS, ECONOMIC SECURITY, AND SOCIAL EQUITY.

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    Muller, Christina

    2015-01-01

    The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office reached an agreement with all CSU collective bargaining units and Employee Relations on a uniform Catastrophic (CAT) Leave Donation Program in 1992. The CAT Leave Donation Program allows employees to donate sick and/or vacation leave credits to employees who are incapacitated due to a catastrophic illness or injury and have exhausted all of their own leave credits. This also extends to employees with whom family illnesses are deemed catastrophic, thus requiring the employee to care for an immediate family member. Stakeholders include union represented employees who accrue leave credits as well as any employee who receives or donates hours of leave credits in the program. Other stakeholders include the family members and program administrators. PMID:26369237

  16. Human body donation programs in Sri Lanka: Buddhist perspectives.

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    Subasinghe, Sandeepani Kanchana; Jones, D Gareth

    2015-01-01

    Considerable attention is being given to the availability of bodies for anatomical education. This raises the question of the manner in which they are obtained, that is, whether they are unclaimed or donated. With increasing emphasis upon the ethical desirability of using body bequests, the spotlight tends to be focused on those countries with factors that militate against donations. However, little attention has been paid to cultures where donations are readily available. One such country is Sri Lanka where the majority of the Buddhist population follows Theravada Buddhism. Within this context, the expectation is that donations will be given selflessly without expecting anything in return. This is because donation of one's body has blessings for a better outcome now and in the afterlife. The ceremonies to honor donors are outlined, including details of the "Pirith Ceremony." The relevance for other cultures of these features of body donation is discussed paying especial attention to the meaning of altruism and consent, and justification for the anonymization of cadavers. The degree to which anatomy is integrated into the surrounding culture also emerges as significant. PMID:25689145

  17. Vacation Donation Donor/Recipient Refer to the Administrative Policy: Vacation Donation Program for Civil Service and Union-Represented Staff

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    Minnesota, University of

    ://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/hr/Leaves/VACATIONDONATION.html and corresponding Procedure: Requesting/Donating Paid Leave for Civil Service/Union-Represented Staff http Program for Civil Service and Union-Represented Staff http

  18. Financing a Voucher Program for Cocaine Abusers through Community Donations in Spain

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    Garcia-Rodriguez; Olaya; Secades-Villa, Roberto; Higgins, Stephen T.; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R.; Carballo, Jose L.

    2008-01-01

    This study analyzed the viability of financing a voucher program for cocaine addicts in Spain through public and private donations. Of the 136 companies contacted, 52 (38%) provided donations. The difference between the benefits (15,670[euros]/$20,371) and the costs (3,734[euros]/$4,854) was 11,936[euros]/$15,517. The type of reinforcer a company…

  19. Organ Donation From Deceased Donors: A Proactive Detection Program in Saudi Arabia.

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    Shaheen, Faissal A M; Souqiyyeh, Muhammad Ziad; Attar, Besher; Ibrahim, Amal; Alsayyari, Abdulla

    2015-11-01

    Several challenging obstacles remain to increasing the number of organ donations from deceased patients in a hospital setting. These include medical, administrative, and ethical issues. Possible medical obstacles include the failure of early recognition of possible donors and inadequate care of potential and actual donors. To maximize the use of donated organs, proper care of the donors and expedited donor consent cannot be overemphasized. The care rendered to patients should ensure appropriate perfusion and nutrition of the organs, with meticulous follow-up until organ recovery. For example, patients involved in accidents are presumed to be healthy, but many have no available medical history on file. At the time of organ recovery, unexpected infections or malignancies can be minimized by raising the index of suspicion of the presence of serious conditions in donors, especially in donors with unknown medical history. A careful physical examination and an appropriate and aggressive laboratory investigation may disclose the cause of suspected clinical conditions in these potential donors. Individuals who work in intensive care units are the main group of health care providers directly involved in the process of organ donation. Appointing a donor coordinator in each intensive care unit could improve all aspects of organ donation. Such coordination could harmonize efforts toward the goals mentioned above and surmount the obstacles encountered during deceased-donor organ donation. Here, we describe the preliminary results of the Proactive Detection Program, a collaboration between the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (the national organ donation and transplant supervising center) and intensive care units of donating hospitals. With its success in Saudi Arabia, it is hoped that it will be widely adopted in other regions. PMID:26640899

  20. 76 FR 40336 - Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-08

    ...NMFS announces the renewal of permits to SeaShare authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the prohibited species donation (PSD) program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD......

  1. Vacation Donation Contribution Refer to the Administrative Policy: Vacation Donation Program for Civil Service and Union-Represented Staff at

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    Minnesota, University of

    ://www.policy.umn.edu/Policies/hr/Leaves/VACATIONDONATION.html and corresponding Procedure: Requesting/Donating Paid Leave for Civil Service/Union-Represented Staff at http for Civil Service and Union-Represented Staff at http

  2. Mitochondrial donation Mitochondrial donation

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Mitochondrial donation Q&A: Mitochondrial donation #12;Mitochondrial donation What is mitochondrial DNA disease, and multiple different organs can be affected as mitochondria are present in all tissues? Mitochondrial DNA disease commonly affects multiple different organs, with symptoms including loss of movement

  3. Student Internship Programs Program Description

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    as an important workforce pipeline resource. The high school co-op program focuses on providing opportunities participants: total 1,206 Undergraduate students: 551 Graduate students: 391 High school co-op students: 27 per participant: May range from approximately $5,000 for a summer high school student to $75

  4. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.

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    PAQUETTE,D.E.; BENNETT,D.B.; DORSCH,W.R.; GOODE,G.A.; LEE,R.J.; KLAUS,K.; HOWE,R.F.; GEIGER,K.

    2002-05-31

    THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ORDER 5400.1, GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM, REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A GROUNDWATER PROTECTION PROGRAM. THE BNL GROUNDWATER PROTECTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF HOW THE LABORATORY ENSURES THAT PLANS FOR GROUNDWATER PROTECTION, MONITORING, AND RESTORATION ARE FULLY DEFINED, INTEGRATED, AND MANAGED IN A COST EFFECTIVE MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS.

  5. 34 CFR 675.32 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Program description. 675.32 Section 675...FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Job Location and Development Program § 675.32 Program description. An institution may...institutions, locates and develops jobs, including community...

  6. 34 CFR 675.32 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Program description. 675.32 Section 675...FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Job Location and Development Program § 675.32 Program description. An institution may...institutions, locates and develops jobs, including community...

  7. Radioluminescent lighting program description

    SciTech Connect

    1987-11-01

    For more than 30 years the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies have conducted research and development aimed at beneficial uses of products derived from its nuclear activities. An important and promising element of radiation technology is the Program for Radioluminescent (RL) development. For years simple RL devices, such as aircraft exit signs, have served necessary functions in society. Electrons exciting phosphors and producing light is a fundamental concept to which the layman can immediately relate, while gaining a balanced perspective concerning risk and safety. DOE`s RL lighting development program has advanced the technology with infrared RL markers for helipads which are not detectable without the aid of special viewers. These devices were used to aid in the evacuation of wounded from Grenada. Visible RL airfield lighting has been used to promote aviation safety in remote Eskimo communities in Alaska, and non-electric taxiway signs and markers in the corrosive saline soils of Florida airports. The current plan is to consolidate past accomplishments and develop RL devices and systems using advanced technology for new applications. The potential for improved performance that solid-matrix RL techniques offer has stimulated interest in a variety of innovative applications for which electric lighting has long been the only practical alternative. The program described in this document is intended to provide for an optimum development and application of RL technology while supporting the transfer of this technology to the private sector and providing an institutional perspective from which the longer range applications and ramifications of this technology can be anticipated.

  8. 40 CFR 123.22 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...the State program. (b) A description (including organization...portion of the program. (1) A description of the State agency staff who...State need not submit complete job descriptions for every employee carrying...

  9. 40 CFR 123.22 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...the State program. (b) A description (including organization...portion of the program. (1) A description of the State agency staff who...State need not submit complete job descriptions for every employee carrying...

  10. 40 CFR 271.6 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...the State program. (b) A description (including organization...portion of the program. (1) A description of the State agency staff who...State need not submit complete job descriptions for every employee carrying...

  11. 40 CFR 271.6 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...the State program. (b) A description (including organization...portion of the program. (1) A description of the State agency staff who...State need not submit complete job descriptions for every employee carrying...

  12. Locally Grown Internship Program Description

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    Mazzotti, Frank

    Locally Grown Internship Program Description J&C Tropicals, a well-established and growing national, and will finish the internship having gained experience in various aspects of farming and distributing locally Education Compensation: Paid Internship. TBD #12;Learning outcomes: -Student will learn different aspects

  13. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...distributor must be discarded under § 679.21(b). Fish that are determined to be unfit for human consumption...has been retained pursuant to the PSD program into fish meal, fish oil, or bone meal, and sell or trade these products....

  14. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...distributor must be discarded under § 679.21(b). Fish that are determined to be unfit for human consumption...has been retained pursuant to the PSD program into fish meal, fish oil, or bone meal, and sell or trade these products....

  15. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...distributor must be discarded under § 679.21(b). Fish that are determined to be unfit for human consumption...has been retained pursuant to the PSD program into fish meal, fish oil, or bone meal, and sell or trade these products....

  16. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... may be suspended, modified, or revoked, under 15 CFR part 904 for noncompliance with terms and... in the PSD program. The list of vessels and processors must include: (A) The vessel's or processor's Federal fisheries permit number or Federal processor permit number. (B) The name of the vessel owner...

  17. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., modified, or revoked, under 15 CFR part 904 for noncompliance with terms and conditions specified in the... program applies only to the following species: (1) Salmon. (2) Halibut delivered by catcher vessels using... permit issued for salmon or halibut remains in effect for a 3-year period after the selection notice...

  18. 40 CFR 145.23 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Program description. 145.23 Section 145.23 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STATE UIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS State Program Submissions § 145.23 Program description. Any State that seeks to administer a program under this...

  19. Arizona Study of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders and Brain and Body Donation Program

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    Beach, Thomas G.; Adler, Charles H.; Sue, Lucia I.; Serrano, Geidy; Shill, Holly A.; Walker, Douglas G.; Lue, LihFen; Roher, Alex E.; Dugger, Brittany N.; Maarouf, Chera; Birdsill, Alex C.; Intorcia, Anthony; Saxon-Labelle, Megan; Pullen, Joel; Scroggins, Alexander; Filon, Jessica; Scott, Sarah; Hoffman, Brittany; Garcia, Angelica; Caviness, John N.; Hentz, Joseph G.; Driver-Dunckley, Erika; Jacobson, Sandra A.; Davis, Kathryn J.; Belden, Christine M.; Long, Kathy E.; Malek-Ahmadi, Michael; Powell, Jessica J.; Gale, Lisa D.; Nicholson, Lisa R.; Caselli, Richard J.; Woodruff, Bryan K.; Rapscak, Steven Z.; Ahern, Geoffrey L.; Shi, Jiong; Burke, Anna D.; Reiman, Eric M.; Sabbagh, Marwan N.

    2015-01-01

    The Brain and Body Donation Program (BBDP) at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (http://www.brainandbodydonationprogram.org) started in 1987 with brain-only donations and currently has banked more than 1600 brains. More than 430 whole-body donations have been received since this service was commenced in 2005. The collective academic output of the BBDP is now described as the Arizona Study of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders (AZSAND). Most BBDP subjects are enrolled as cognitively normal volunteers residing in the retirement communities of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Specific recruitment efforts are also directed at subjects with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. The median age at death is 82. Subjects receive standardized general medical, neurological, neuropsychological and movement disorders assessments during life and more than 90% receive full pathological examinations by medically licensed pathologists after death. The Program has been funded through a combination of internal, federal and state of Arizona grants as well as user fees and pharmaceutical industry collaborations. Subsets of the Program are utilized by the US National Institute on Aging Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center and the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Brain and Tissue Resource for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders. Substantial funding has also been received from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The Program has made rapid autopsy a priority, with a 3.0-hour median postmortem interval for the entire collection. The median RNA Integrity Number (RIN) for frozen brain and body tissue is 8.9 and 7.4, respectively. More than 2500 tissue requests have been served and currently about 200 are served annually. These requests have been made by more than 400 investigators located in 32 US states and 15 countries. Tissue from the BBDP has contributed to more than 350 publications and more than 200 grant-funded projects. PMID:25619230

  20. Process Evaluation of a School-Based Education Program about Organ Donation and Registration, and the Intention for Continuance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reubsaet, A.; Reinaerts, E. B. M.; Brug, J.; van Hooff, J. P.; van den Borne, H. W.

    2004-01-01

    This paper describes the process evaluation of an organ donation education program for high school students aged 15-18 years of which the effectiveness was established. The program consisted of three components: a video with group discussion, an interactive computer-tailored program and a registration training session. A cross-sectional survey was…

  1. A student leadership model for promoting educational programs in organ donation and transplantation.

    PubMed

    Reville, P; Zhao, C; Perez, T; Nowacki, A S; Phillips, D; Bowen, G; Starling, N; Pflaum, B; Strickland, R; Fung, J; Askar, M

    2013-05-01

    The global organ shortage is the strongest factor for the increase in transplant wait time and deaths on waitlists. Here we describe a model for involving high school students in education research around organ donation and transplantation and capitalize on the strength of a pre-existing educational program offered by the local organ procurement organization (OPO). While training in education research at Cleveland Clinic, a high school student embarked on a collaborative project with the local OPO. The project involved evaluating three educational programs, selecting the most appropriate program for administration at her school, coordinating with the student's school administration and teachers, administering an assessment tool for the effectiveness of the program, and analyzing the results. The local OPO program that was selected for implementation consisted of a video presentation entitled "Share your life, share your decision" prepared by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), lectures by invited speakers and an educational assessment (pre- and post-education). The assessment survey included 3 multiple choice and 7 true/false questions. Compared to the over 2500 programs administered in the last 5 years by the local OPO, this program had a higher volume of participation (n = 353 compared to an average of 150 students/day). Students correctly classified transplantation status of more organ and tissues post-education (P < .0001 for both). For 5 out of the 7 true/false questions, students correctly answered questions more frequently post-education (P ? .002 for all). This experience included for the first time a formal assessment of the program which will be utilized to address targeted areas for specific improvements. This student collaborative model of involving students in organ donation and transplantation related education research has the potential to promote and maximize the effectiveness of educational programs targeting their peers. PMID:23726553

  2. Altruism in Terminal Cancer Patients and Rapid Tissue Donation Program: Does the Theory Apply?

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    Murphy, Devin; Pratt, Christie; Muñoz-Antonia, Teresita; Guerra, Lucy; Schabath, Matthew B; Leon, Marino E; Haura, Eric

    2013-01-01

    Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) is an advancing oncology research procedure for collecting tumors, metastases, and unaffected tissue 2 to 6 hours after death. Researchers can better determine rates of progression, response to treatment, and polymorphic differences among patients. Cancer patients may inquire about posthumous body donation for research to offer a personal contribution to research; however, there are barriers to recruiting for an RTD program. Physicians must reassure the patient that their treatment options and quality of care will not be compromised due to participating in RTD. In this commentary we discuss how theories of altruism may explain cancer patients’ desire to participate in an RTD program, the ethical concerns of health care professionals and patients and the use of altruism as a recruitment strategy. We offer recommendations for examining the cultural and ethical climate of the institution prior to initiating such a program such as examining the relationship of healthcare professionals and patients, identifying ethical concerns, and examining ways to promote acceptance and buy-in across professionals, patients, and families. PMID:23539332

  3. 42 CFR 430.0 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Program description. 430.0 Section 430.0 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Introduction; General Provisions § 430.0 Program description. Title XIX...

  4. 77 FR 43231 - Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2012 Through June 30, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-24

    ... officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2012 Through...

  5. 75 FR 41795 - Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2010 Through June 30, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-19

    ... officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2010 Through...

  6. 76 FR 43256 - Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2011 Through June 30, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-20

    ... officials. (See 7 CFR Part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2011 Through...

  7. 78 FR 45178 - Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-26

    ... CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) This... Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice...

  8. Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate Program Description

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Louis A.

    Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate Program Description TRU offers a one year Certificate in Water & Wastewater Utilities. This certificate is an entry level training and education program in the operation and maintenance of Water and Wastewater Treatment, Distribution, and Collection systems

  9. Health Care Providers’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD): Phase one of Establishing a Rapid Tissue Donation Program in Thoracic Oncology

    PubMed Central

    Schabath, Matthew B.; McIntyre, Jessica; Pratt, Christie; Gonzalez, Luis E.; Munoz-Antonia, Teresita; Haura, Eric B.; Quinn, Gwendolyn P.

    2014-01-01

    In preparation for the development of a Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) program, we surveyed health care providers (HCP) in our institution about knowledge and attitudes related to RTD with lung cancer patients. A 31-item web based survey was developed collecting data on demographics, knowledge and attitudes about RTD. The survey contained 3 items measuring participants’ knowledge about RTD, 5 items assessed attitudes about RTD recruitment, and 6 items assessed HCPs’ level of agreement with factors influencing decisions to discuss RTD. Response options were presented on a 5-point Likert scale. Ninety-one HCPs participated in the study. 66% indicated they had never heard of RTD prior to the survey, 78% rated knowledge of RTD as none or limited, and 95.6% reported not having ethical or religious concerns about discussing RTD with patients. The majority were either not comfortable (17.8%) or not sure if they felt comfortable discussing RTD with cancer patients (42.2%). 56.1% indicated their knowledge of RTD would plays an integral role in their decision to discuss RTD with patients. 71.4% reported concerns with RTD discussion and the emotional state of the patient. Physicians and nurses play an important role in initiating conversations about recruitment and donation to research that can ultimately influence uptake. Increasing HCP knowledge about RTD is a necessary step towards building and RTD program. Our study provides important information about characteristics associated with low levels of knowledge and practice related to RTD where additional education and training may be warranted. PMID:23557908

  10. An Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of Chinese Medical Colleges in Body Donation Programs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Luqing; Xiao, Ming; Gu, Mufeng; Zhang, Yongjie; Jin, Jianliang; Ding, Jiong

    2014-01-01

    The use of human tissue is critical for gross anatomy education in the health professions. Chinese medical colleges have faced a shortage of anatomical specimens over the past decade. While body donation plays an important role in overcoming this gap, this practice has only recently been introduced in China, and the donation rate is relatively low…

  11. 34 CFR 675.44 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Work-Colleges Program § 675.44 Program description. (a) An institution that satisfies the definition of “work-college” in § 675.41(a) and wishes to participate in the Work-Colleges program must apply to the Secretary at the time and in the manner...

  12. 34 CFR 675.44 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS Work-Colleges Program § 675.44 Program description...satisfies the definition of “work-college” in § 675.41(a) and wishes to participate in the Work-Colleges program must apply to the...

  13. 42 CFR 430.0 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Program description. 430.0 Section 430.0 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Introduction;...

  14. MONTANA BODY DONATION Each year many Montana residents make

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    in the case of eye removals, the Montana Body Donation Program cannot use the rest of the body following organ donation. However, if circumstances were not favorable for organ donation at death, we could useMONTANA BODY DONATION PROGRAM Each year many Montana residents make extraordinary gifts by donating

  15. EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATION TRAINING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SciTech Connect

    MITCHELL, L.J.

    2001-06-20

    This document establishes requirements for Emergency Response Organization Training. This program description applies to all Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) contractor and subcontractor employees who are identified to fulfill Hanford Site Emergency Response Organization (ERO) positions.

  16. "Model" Description of the PEC _____ Residency Program's Program Evaluation Committee

    E-print Network

    McShea, Daniel W.

    "Model" Description of the PEC _____ Residency Program's Program Evaluation Committee In accordance with the ACGME Common Program Requirement Section V.C.1.a) (2), the following describes our Program Evaluation __________ (? how frequently; must be at least annually), and renders a written and Annual Program Evaluation (APE

  17. Bachelor of Arts Program Description

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Louis A.

    services, including Disability Services, Counselling, Services for Aboriginal Students, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found at www.tru.ca/services Program Application Admissions

  18. Water & Wastewater Technology Diploma Program Description

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Louis A.

    Water & Wastewater Technology Diploma Program Description This two year, four semester diploma program prepares students to operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment, distribution, re of the first year of studies with a Certificate in Water and Wastewater Utilities or complete the entire

  19. Updated 06/13 Program description

    E-print Network

    Garfunkel, Eric

    Updated 06/13 Program description This fifteen month program starts in the fall semester and covers by education to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed Doctor pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results; #12;Updated

  20. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3... CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3 Video description of video...) Video description. The insertion of audio narrated descriptions of a television program's key...

  1. "1st Reads" Program Aims to Improve Book Donations and Processes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coffman, Steve

    2006-01-01

    Many people donate books to libraries, but too often they are titles that the librarians cannot use because they are usually too old, too passe, or too tattered and worn to be added to the library collection, and so they end up in library sales. Librarians in Riverside County, California and members of the Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI)…

  2. Speaking with Impact Group Learning Program Program Description

    E-print Network

    Huang, Wei

    will practice speaking skills during all four sessions. Session 1 focuses on fundamental public speaking skillsSpeaking with Impact Group Learning Program Program Description: The Speaking with Impact program, consisting of 4 half-day sessions, is designed for individuals developing their communication and public

  3. Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description

    E-print Network

    Michelson, David G.

    Alberta Alzheimer Research Program III Description The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (ASANT) and the Alberta Prion Research Institute (Prion Institute) present the Alberta Alzheimer for research directly related to Alzheimer's disease in areas related to understanding the fundamental

  4. 40 CFR 145.23 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... this part and 40 CFR part 144. For Class VI programs, a schedule for issuing permits within two years... responsibility requirements of §§ 144.51 and 144.52, and 40 CFR part 146; (7) A description of and schedule for... purpose of geologic sequestration or Class V experimental technology wells no longer being used...

  5. 15 CFR 290.3 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Program description. 290.3 Section 290... Director, shall provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers... dissemination of scientific, engineering, technical, and management information about manufacturing...

  6. 15 CFR 290.3 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Program description. 290.3 Section 290... Director, shall provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers... dissemination of scientific, engineering, technical, and management information about manufacturing...

  7. 15 CFR 290.3 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Program description. 290.3 Section 290... Director, shall provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers... dissemination of scientific, engineering, technical, and management information about manufacturing...

  8. 15 CFR 290.3 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Program description. 290.3 Section 290... Director, shall provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers... dissemination of scientific, engineering, technical, and management information about manufacturing...

  9. 15 CFR 290.3 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Program description. 290.3 Section 290... Director, shall provide technical and financial assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers... dissemination of scientific, engineering, technical, and management information about manufacturing...

  10. Introduction SWAS-VTSSS program description

    E-print Network

    Lawrence, Deborah

    Acidic deposition, or "acid rain" in popular terminology, is an insidious form of pollution. Its origins· Introduction · SWAS-VTSSS program description · Exposure to acidic deposition · Watershed response to acidic deposition · Model analysis · Change in acid-base chemistry · Other streamwater changes

  11. 24 CFR 92.61 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, implementing regulations at 49 CFR... lobbying required by 24 CFR part 87, together with disclosure forms, if required by 24 CFR part 87. ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Program description. 92.61...

  12. 40 CFR 281.21 - Description of state program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Description of state program. 281.21 Section...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVAL OF STATE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS... § 281.21 Description of state program. A state...

  13. 40 CFR 281.21 - Description of state program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Description of state program. 281.21 Section...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVAL OF STATE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS... § 281.21 Description of state program. A state...

  14. “Mortui Vivos Docent” or Who Gives His Body to Science? The Analysis of the Personal Questionnaires of Polish Donors in the Conscious Body Donation Program

    PubMed Central

    Kuszewski, Piotr; Kostro, Karol; ?o?, Andrzej; K?akus, Piotr

    2015-01-01

    The Conscious Body Donation Program conducted since 2003 by the Department of Human Anatomy, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice was the first innovative project aimed at obtaining informed donors' bodies for the purpose of teaching anatomy in Poland. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the declared donors' characteristics and to establish the possible motivation for body donation. A total of 244 application files were reviewed and the following information was analyzed: donor’s age, age at which the decision to donate the body was made, donor’s place of residence and declared nationality, family background, education and profession, family structure and religion. Our results showed that mainly elderly people decided to donate their bodies (68.5 ± 11.84 years), living mostly in large and medium-sized cities. Men - donors often lived in small towns. Most of the donors were of blue-collar parentage, completed secondary education and at the time of taking decision to donate where married and retired. Widows were more likely to make the decision to donate than widowers. Most of our donors were Catholic. Our analysis of the profile of Polish donors may be useful to understand better for which groups of people death is not to be perceived as the end, and may become a value, which can be beneficial to living people. PMID:25790303

  15. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3... CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3 Video description of video.... (2) Video programming provider. Any video programming distributor and any other entity that...

  16. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3... CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3 Video description of video.... (2) Video programming provider. Any video programming distributor and any other entity that...

  17. Request for donations 1. Donation project

    E-print Network

    Gruen, Sonja

    Request for donations 1. Donation project Research to elucidate causes, and to develop therapies, of mental disorders (schizophrenia, autism and mood disorders); solicited donations 2. Activity professionals and other researchers in organizations within Japan and abroadare indispensable. With your support

  18. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3 Section 79.3 Telecommunication... BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3...

  19. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3 Section 79.3 Telecommunication... BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3...

  20. 679.26 Prohibited Species Donation Program 50 CFR 679b26.doc 679.26 Prohibited Species Donation Program Page 1 of 3

    E-print Network

    's expertise in providing for the distribution of food product from remote Alaskan locations to hunger relief this program will be distributed to hunger relief agencies, food bank networks, or food bank distributors providing food resources to hunger relief agencies, food bank networks, or food bank distributors. (viii

  1. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3... CLOSED CAPTIONING AND VIDEO DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING § 79.3 Video description of video programming. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section the following definitions shall apply:...

  2. Oocyte donation.

    PubMed

    Klein, Jeffrey; Sauer, Mark V

    2002-06-01

    Oocyte donation affords women with ovarian failure, advanced reproductive age, heritable conditions or recurrent implantation failure the ability to conceive. Recipients must be medically screened carefully prior to attempting pregnancy. Egg donors should also be healthy and pose no infectious or genetic risk to the recipient or offspring. Donor and recipient menstrual cycles are synchronized so that embryos are transferred to a receptive endometrium. Donors are prescribed injectible gonadotrophins to achieve multifollicular growth. Recipient endometrial priming begins with 2 weeks (or more) of oestradiol, with progesterone added to the regimen 3-4 days prior to the transfer of embryos. Pregnancy rates following egg donation are among the highest observed following assisted reproduction. Despite advanced reproductive age, perinatal and obstetric outcomes are generally good. Techniques (i.e. germinal vesicle transfer, donor ooplasm, and ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation techniques) may permit the recipient to provide some genetic contribution to offspring and are currently under investigation. PMID:12099663

  3. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3... ACCESSIBILITY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING Video Programming Owners, Providers, and Distributors § 79.3 Video description of video programming. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section the following...

  4. AOIPS 3 user's guide. Volume 2: Program descriptions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schotz, Steve S.; Piper, Thomas S.; Negri, Andrew J.

    1990-01-01

    The Atmospheric and Oceanographic Information Processing System (AOIPS) 3 is the version of the AOIPS software as of April 1989. The AOIPS software was developed jointly by the Goddard Space Flight Center and General Sciences Corporation. A detailed description of very AOIPS program is presented. It is intended to serve as a reference for such items as program functionality, program operational instructions, and input/output variable descriptions. Program descriptions are derived from the on-line help information. Each program description is divided into two sections. The functional description section describes the purpose of the program and contains any pertinent operational information. The program description sections lists the program variables as they appear on-line, and describes them in detail.

  5. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Video description of video programming. 79.3 Section 79.3 Telecommunication...CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES ACCESSIBILITY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING Video Programming Owners,...

  6. 44 CFR 360.2 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Description of program. 360.2 Section 360.2 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT § 360.2 Description of program. (a) The program is designed for all States...

  7. Request for donations 1. Donation project

    E-print Network

    Gruen, Sonja

    Request for donations 1. Donation project Cheiron School 2015 2. Activity to be supported (1. An annual event, the Cheiron School organized by the Asia-Oceania Forum for Synchrotron Radiation Research longtime supporters of this event donated funds in 2014 as well. With your continued support we hope

  8. Request for donations 1. Donation project

    E-print Network

    Fukai, Tomoki

    ) Income Subsidies for operations 8,000,000 yen Other organizations 2,000,000 yen (JASRI, KEK) Donations 1Request for donations 1. Donation project Cheiron School 2013 2. Activity to be supported (1 synchrotron radiation in the Asia Oceania region. An annual event, the Cheiron School organized by the Asia

  9. Space Station Program Description Document. Books 1-7

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    The Space Station Program Description Document is summarized. The six volumes include: (1) introduction and summary; (2) mission description; (3) systems requirements and characteristics; (4) advanced development; (6) system operations; and (7) program plan. Volume 5 was deleted as a separate book.

  10. Kidney paired donation.

    PubMed

    Wallis, C Bradley; Samy, Kannan P; Roth, Alvin E; Rees, Michael A

    2011-07-01

    Kidney paired donation (KPD) was first suggested in 1986, but it was not until 2000 when the first paired donation transplant was performed in the USA. In the past decade, KPD has become the fastest growing source of transplantable kidneys, overcoming the barrier faced by living donors deemed incompatible with their intended recipients. This review provides a basic overview of the concepts and challenges faced by KPD as we prepare for a national pilot program with the United Network for Organ Sharing. Several different algorithms have been creatively implemented in the USA and elsewhere to transplant paired donors, each method uniquely contributing to the success of KPD. As the paired donor pool grows, the problem of determining allocation strategies that maximize equity and utility will become increasingly important as the transplant community seeks to balance quality and quantity in choosing the best matches. Financing for paired donation is a major issue, as philanthropy alone cannot support the emerging national system. We also discuss the advent of altruistic or non-directed donors in KPD, and the important role of chains in addition to exchanges. This review is designed to provide insight into the challenges that face the emerging national KPD system in the USA, now 5 years into its development. PMID:21454351

  11. 40 CFR 123.22 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...the Administrator. If uniform national forms are used, they may be modified to include the State Agency's name, address, logo, and other similar information, as appropriate, in place of EPA's. (e) A complete description of the State's...

  12. World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: Portugal.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Soares de Melo, Alvaro; Cristovao, Artur F. A. C.

    The case descriptions of two adult education programs in Portual contained in this document are part of a set that reflects a cooperative effort by adult educators to increase international understanding of various educational programs for adults in their societal context. A face sheet for each program provides this information: name,…

  13. 40 CFR 501.12 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...SEWAGE SLUDGE STATE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REGULATIONS Development... , the “State sludge management agency”) to facilitate communications between EPA and the...established sewage sludge management program that has been...

  14. 40 CFR 501.12 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...SEWAGE SLUDGE STATE SLUDGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REGULATIONS Development... , the “State sludge management agency”) to facilitate communications between EPA and the...established sewage sludge management program that has been...

  15. Updated 07/13 Program description

    E-print Network

    Garfunkel, Eric

    liberal arts and basic science education followed by three years of professional physician assistant are awarded a Masters degree by Rutgers. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National/MPH program. This program is offered by the Physician Assistant Program in conjunction with the Rutgers School

  16. Donating Peripheral Blood Stem Cells

    MedlinePLUS

    ... this page Print this page Donating peripheral blood stem cells Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation is a nonsurgical procedure to ... PBSC Donating bone marrow Donor experiences Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation is one of two methods ...

  17. 8 CFR 245a.30 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT LIFE Act Amendments Family Unity Provisions § 245a.30 Description of program. This Subpart C implements the Family Unity provisions of section 1504 of the LIFE...

  18. 8 CFR 245a.30 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT LIFE Act Amendments Family Unity Provisions § 245a.30 Description of program. This Subpart C implements the Family Unity provisions of section 1504 of the LIFE Act...

  19. 8 CFR 245a.30 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT LIFE Act Amendments Family Unity Provisions § 245a.30 Description of program. This Subpart C implements the Family Unity provisions of section 1504 of the LIFE Act...

  20. 8 CFR 245a.30 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT LIFE Act Amendments Family Unity Provisions § 245a.30 Description of program. This Subpart C implements the Family Unity provisions of section 1504 of the LIFE...

  1. 8 CFR 245a.30 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT LIFE Act Amendments Family Unity Provisions § 245a.30 Description of program. This Subpart C implements the Family Unity provisions of section 1504 of the LIFE Act...

  2. Organ Donation and Transplantation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... my body to medical science? Can non-resident aliens donate and receive organs? Why should minorities be ... improving lives. Return to top Can non-resident aliens donate and receive organs? Non-resident aliens can ...

  3. Blood Donation Process

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of Pathogen?Reduced Blood Components Specialist in Blood Bank Technology AABB-Fenwal Scholarships Calendar of Events Research ... You Donate To donate blood, find a blood bank near you using AABB’s blood bank locator. Then, ...

  4. [Blood donation in urban areas].

    PubMed

    Charpentier, F

    2013-05-01

    Medical and technical developments increase the difficulty to provide sufficient safe blood for all patients in developed countries and their sociodemographic and societal changes. Sufficient national blood supply remains a reached, however still actual, challenge. Tomorrow is prepared today: the management of blood donation programs both in line with these developments and with social marketing strategies is one of the keys to success. If the main components of this organization are well known (mobile blood drives in various appropriate environments, and permanent blood donation centers) their proportions in the whole process must evolve and their contents require adaptations, especially for whole blood donation in urban areas. We have to focus on the people's way of life changes related to increasing urbanization of the society and prominent position taken by very large cities. This requires targeting several goals: to draw the attention of the potential blood-giving candidate, to get into position to collect him when he will decide it, to give meaning and recognition to his "sacrifice" (give time rather than donate blood) and to give him desire and opportunity to come back and donate one more time. In this strategy, permanent blood centers in urban areas have significant potential for whole blood collection, highlighted by the decrease of apheresis technology requirements. This potential requires profound changes in their location, conception and organization. The concept of Maison Du Don (MDD) reflects these changes. PMID:23597586

  5. Body donation in India: social awareness, willingness, and associated factors.

    PubMed

    Rokade, Shrikant A; Gaikawad, Anjana P

    2012-01-01

    With the attendant rise of the number of medical colleges in India over past few decades, the demand for cadavers used in medical education and research is growing. However, there is an insufficient supply of donated cadavers available for dissection. This study was undertaken to assess the general population's awareness of body donation programs and willingness to donate in the State of Maharashtra, India. The willingness of participants to donate was compared with age, gender, and education of the respondents. A total of 625 adult individuals from the State of Maharashtra participated in a survey composed of questions about age, sex, education, awareness of body donation programs, and willingness to donate. It was found that 90.9% of the medical colleges surveyed reported an inadequate supply of cadavers. Of the general population, 32.1% of respondents were aware of body donation, compared to 95.83% of health care professionals. However, only 19.5% of the general population and 44.9% of health care professionals were willing to donate their bodies for anatomical education. Younger age groups, males, graduates, and postgraduates were found more willing to donate their bodies. Organ donation was preferred over body donation. A lack of awareness about body donation was the main factor responsible for respondents' "no body donation" response in the general population, along with firm religious beliefs and customs, the fear that the donated body will not be treated with respect and dignity, and the unacceptability of the dissection of one's own body. To overcome the current shortage of donated cadavers, efforts should be undertaken to change the mindset of the wider Indian society toward body donation. The authors believe this is possible through awareness campaigns and that prospective donors' concerns should be addressed appropriately. Proper guidance and assistance regarding body donation should be easily available for potential donors. PMID:22278885

  6. Program Description Effective January 1, 2014, our Employee Assistance Program provider, The Wellness Corporation, has been

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Ellen

    Program Description Effective January 1, 2014, our Employee Assistance Program provider · Retirement Planning · Deferred Compensation Wesleyan University Employee Assistance Program #12;Budget/traumatic incident could include a coworker's serious illness, death or suicide, a threatening or violent incident

  7. Donation Form DONOR INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Montréal, Université de

    Donation Form DONOR INFORMATION First and Last Names: Organization Name: Address: Contact Name: Email: ONE DONATION, 5 WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 1. Support students in their educational needs for student scholarships. This will be ensured through the placement of 80% of all donations

  8. Solid Waste Program technical baseline description

    SciTech Connect

    Carlson, A.B.

    1994-07-01

    The system engineering approach has been taken to describe the technical baseline under which the Solid Waste Program is currently operating. The document contains a mission analysis, function analysis, system definition, documentation requirements, facility and project bases, and uncertainties facing the program.

  9. The View of Religious Officials on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the Zeytinburnu District of Istanbul.

    PubMed

    Tarhan, Merve; Dalar, Levent; Yildirimoglu, Huseyin; Sayar, Adnan; Altin, Sedat

    2015-12-01

    One of the obstacles to organ donation and transplantation in Turkey is that of religious beliefs and, at this point, religious officials constitute a key aspect of this problem. Positive or negative viewpoints held by religious officials regarding organ donation and transplantation are influential in guiding the public. This descriptive study was conducted for the purpose of describing religious officials' viewpoints on this subject. To determine the opinions of 40 religious officials from among the imams and muezzins working in Zeytinburnu District Mufti (Religious Officials Superior) Station who participated in a normal meeting in April and who fully completed the survey. A 27-question survey form was used that consisted of open-ended and closed questions, 5 of which were on socio-demographic characteristics, 13 on viewpoints on organ donation and transplantation, and 9 on the Islamic viewpoint regarding organ donation and transplantation. For the analysis of the results, Student's t test and one-way ANOVA tests were used. It was found that all of the religious officials believed in the importance of organ donation, 80 % considered donating their organs, and 5 % had made an organ donation. Of the religious officials who had not donated organs, 35 % gave an answer that there was no specific reason and 27.5 % stated that they had never considered the subject. While the number of those stating that they would donate the organs of a close associate who had died, 77.5 % of them who did not want to donate gave as their reason the idea that if it were him, he would perhaps not want to give his organs after death. Of the religious officials questioned, 92.5 % asserted that the religion of Islam looked positively on organ donation and transplantation, 55 % stated that the knowledge of religious officials in the country was inadequate regarding this subject, and 65 % said that for interest in organ donation to increase, religious officials should make speeches and raise the issue with the public in conversations, meetings, and sermons. Fully 85 % asserted that for interest in organ donation in Turkey to increase, religious officials have to lead on the subject. Of those questioned, 52.5 % considered their knowledge on organ donation and transplantation to be adequate and that they had obtained 52.5 % of such information from seminars/conferences, 50 % from television/radio, and 45 % from Directorate of Religious Affairs publications. However, 40 % expressed that they did not know where organ donations were made. One reason for inadequate organ donation in Turkey is that of incorrect religious beliefs. Thus, it is necessary that informative efforts are made by the Directorate of Religious Affairs through in-house training programs, and that healthcare, religious, and legal officials work jointly to inform the public about organ donation, organ transplantation, and brain death. Additionally, religious officials should donate organs by the way of example and, to increase their sensitivity, healthcare professionals should go more frequently to mosques and Mufti Stations. PMID:26668846

  10. 7 CFR 240.4 - Cash in lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions. 240.4...NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS CASH IN LIEU OF DONATED...lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions....

  11. 7 CFR 240.4 - Cash in lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions. 240.4...NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS CASH IN LIEU OF DONATED...lieu of donated foods for nonresidential child and adult care institutions....

  12. Police and Justice Diploma ProgramDescription

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    Gosselin, Louis A.

    .tru.ca/arts/programs/justice-studies Additional information regarding various TRU support services, including Aboriginal Student Support, Disability Services, Counselling, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found

  13. Early Childhood Education Diploma Program Description

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    Gosselin, Louis A.

    services, including Aboriginal Student Support, Disability Services, Counselling, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found at www.tru.ca Program Application Admissions Checklist Please

  14. Developmental Standard Term Certificate (DSTC) Program Description

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    Gosselin, Louis A.

    various TRU support services, including Disability Services, Counselling, Services for Aboriginal Students and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found at www.tru.ca/services Program

  15. Updated 06/13 Program description

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    ; ambulatory nutrition care; obstetric and pediatric rotations, rehabilitation, geriatrics, oral health health promotion, multi-skilling, food service systems management and specialty dietetics practice aids for use in patient instruction or community based health promotion and disease prevention programs

  16. Verification of Golog Programs over Description Logic Actions

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    Baader, Franz

    Verification of Golog Programs over Description Logic Actions Franz Baader and Benjamin Zarrieß-level action programming languages such as Golog have successfully been used to model the behavior of autonomous agents. In addition to a logic-based action formalism for describing the environment

  17. UCLA CalTeach-Math Junior Year Program Description

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    Ferguson, Thomas S.

    8 UCLA CalTeach-Math Junior Year Program Description: o Pedagogical Content Preparation: The Math 103ABC Seminar Students in the junior year program take Math 103ABC, Observation and Participation: Mathematics Instruction. Each quarter of the Math 103 sequence is a 2 unit seminar course designed to expose

  18. Phoenix, Arizona Basic Educational Skills Project Program Description.

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    Biestman, Margot; And Others

    This document describes the planning and implementation of the 1979 Basic Educational Skills (BES) Project in the Palmdale and King schools of South Phoenix, Arizona. The program description includes some background information on the community, the school and the staff. This is followed by detailed analyses of the four program components: parent…

  19. Updated 06/13 Program description

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    by programs that provide services to individuals living with serious mental illnesses. These include assertive and clinical preparation for professional roles in psychiatric rehabilitation and community mental health and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition

  20. Updated 06/13 Program description

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    to provide supportive services to individuals living with serious mental illnesses. The A.S. degree program and rehabilitation techniques needed to begin a career as a mental health practitioner. Lectures, interactive and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition

  1. Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program Description

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    Gosselin, Louis A.

    , Science, and Social Studies (any combination of Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Economics, First Nations Studies Earth Science Japanese Spanish English Korean Technology Industrial Ed These 24 credits may a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program, which integrates two years of theoretical and pedagogical study

  2. Description of Professional Master's Athletic Training Programs

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    Bowman, Thomas G.; Pitney, William A.; Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Dodge, Thomas M.

    2015-01-01

    Context: Professional master's (PM) athletic training programs (ATPs) are becoming more popular as the profession debates what the entry-level degree should be for athletic training. More information is needed related to the potential benefits of PM ATPs. Objective: Describe the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)…

  3. 40 CFR 501.12 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... tracking and enforcement program (see 40 CFR 501.16 and 501.17). (f)(1) An inventory of all POTWs and other TWTDS that are subject to regulations promulgated pursuant to 40 CFR part 503 and subject to the State... 501.12 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SEWAGE SLUDGE...

  4. 40 CFR 501.12 - Program description.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... tracking and enforcement program (see 40 CFR 501.16 and 501.17). (f)(1) An inventory of all POTWs and other TWTDS that are subject to regulations promulgated pursuant to 40 CFR part 503 and subject to the State... 501.12 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SEWAGE SLUDGE...

  5. Updated 06/13 Program description

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    impressions, trimming study models, fabricating custom trays and temporary crowns; and preparing base plates information required on-line courses by the University. Please refer to our website for a comprehensive list of requirements for on-line courses. on our website. As the program is short-term, it is very comprehensive

  6. Narrowing the organ donation gap: hospital development methods that maximize hospital donation potential.

    PubMed

    Shirley, S; Cutler, J; Heymann, C; Hart, M

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to identify and describe this organ procurement organization's hospital development methods that have markedly increased the quantity and quality of organ donor referrals. Procedures used include the establishment of organ donor programs (hospital donor programs) within each donor hospital. The goal for these hospital donor programs is to monitor and maximize organ procurement within each institution. Routine quality assurance or death audits along with referral data from the organ procurement organization's database provide both the organ procurement organization and the hospital donor program with the necessary information to evaluate organ procurement strengths and weaknesses. This data is used in concert with ongoing development activities, which include, but are not limited to, physician and staff education and frequent marketing visits. Early referral to the organ procurement organization of all nonsurvivable head injuries for evaluation as potential organ donors, and a timely request for donation by the organ procurement organization coordinator are emphasized. The results of these efforts have been gratifying. In 1989, 138 referrals and 41 organ donations occurred. In 1990, 174 referrals and 66 organ donations occurred. In 1991, 213 referrals and 71 organ donations occurred. In 1992, 228 referrals and 70 organ donations occurred. In the first 6 months of 1993, 146 referrals and 40 organ donations occurred, for a prorated figure of 292 referrals and 80 organ donations annually. In conclusion, these results appear to validate the benefits of this approach and its significant contribution to narrowing the donation supply and demand gap. PMID:7803422

  7. English Language Studies Program Description The English Language Studies Program is designed to improve students' Academic

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    09/2014 English Language Studies Program Description The English Language Studies Program for Academic Purposes (PEAP) English Language Studies 10 (Low Intermediate) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) English Language Studies 20 (Intermediate) English Language Studies 30 (Upper Intermediate) English

  8. Guidelines for drug donations.

    PubMed Central

    Hogerzeil, H. V.; Couper, M. R.; Gray, R.

    1997-01-01

    Drug donations are usually given in response to acute emergencies, but they can also be part of development aid. Donations may be given directly by governments, by non-governmental organisations, as corporate donations (direct or through private voluntary organisations), or as private donations to single health facilities. Although there are legitimate differences between these donations, basic rules should apply to them all. This common core of "good donation practice" is the basis for new guidelines which have recently been issued by the World Health Organisation after consultation with all relevant United Nations agencies, the Red Cross, and other major international agencies active in humanitarian emergency relief. This article summarises the need for such guidelines, the development process, the core principles, and the guidelines themselves and gives practical advice to recipients and donor agencies. PMID:9116555

  9. Guidelines for drug donations.

    PubMed

    Hogerzeil, H V; Couper, M R; Gray, R

    1997-03-01

    Drug donations are usually given in response to acute emergencies, but they can also be part of development aid. Donations may be given directly by governments, by non-governmental organisations, as corporate donations (direct or through private voluntary organisations), or as private donations to single health facilities. Although there are legitimate differences between these donations, basic rules should apply to them all. This common core of "good donation practice" is the basis for new guidelines which have recently been issued by the World Health Organisation after consultation with all relevant United Nations agencies, the Red Cross, and other major international agencies active in humanitarian emergency relief. This article summarises the need for such guidelines, the development process, the core principles, and the guidelines themselves and gives practical advice to recipients and donor agencies. PMID:9116555

  10. Planning for Uncertainty and Fallbacks Can Increase the Number of Transplants in a Kidney-Paired Donation Program.

    PubMed

    Bray, M; Wang, W; Song, P X-K; Leichtman, A B; Rees, M A; Ashby, V B; Eikstadt, R; Goulding, A; Kalbfleisch, J D

    2015-10-01

    A kidney-paired donation (KPD) pool consists of transplant candidates and their incompatible donors, along with nondirected donors (NDDs). In a match run, exchanges are arranged among pairs in the pool via cycles, as well as chains created from NDDs. A problem of importance is how to arrange cycles and chains to optimize the number of transplants. We outline and examine, through example and by simulation, four schemes for selecting potential matches in a realistic model of a KPD system; proposed schemes take account of probabilities that chosen transplants may not be completed as well as allowing for contingency plans when the optimal solution fails. Using data on candidate/donor pairs and NDDs from the Alliance for Paired Donation, the simulations extend over 8 match runs, with 30 pairs and 1 NDD added between each run. Schemes that incorporate uncertainties and fallbacks into the selection process yield substantially more transplants on average, increasing the number of transplants by as much as 40% compared to a standard selection scheme. The gain depends on the degree of uncertainty in the system. The proposed approaches can be easily implemented and provide substantial advantages over current KPD matching algorithms. PMID:26372837

  11. RESFEN 3.1: Program description

    SciTech Connect

    Mitchell, R.; Huang, J.; Arasteh, D.; Sullivan, R.; Phillip, S.

    1999-08-01

    Today's energy-efficient windows can dramatically lower the heating and cooling costs associated with windows while increasing occupant comfort and minimizing window surface condensation problems. However, consumers are often confused about how to pick the most efficient window for a residence. Product information typically offers window properties U-factors or R-values, Solar Heat Gain Coefficients or Shading Coefficients, and air leakage rates. However, the relative importance of these properties depends on site-and building-specific conditions. Furthermore, these properties are based on static evaluation conditions that are very different from the real situation a window will be used in. A computer tool such as RESFEN can help consumers and builders pick the most energy-efficient and cost-effective window for a given application, whether it is a new home, an addition, or a window replacement. It calculates heating and cooling energy use and associated costs as well as peak heating and cooling demand for specific window products. Users define a specific scenario by specifying house type (single-story or two-story), geographic location, orientation, electricity and gas cost, and building configuration details (such as wall, floor, and HVAC system type). Users also specify size, shading and thermal properties of the window they wish to investigate. The thermal properties that RESFEN requires are U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and air leakage rate. RESFEN calculates the energy and cost implications of the window compared to an insulated wall. The relative energy and cost impacts of two different windows can be compared . RESFEN 3.0 was a major improvement over previous versions because it performs hourly calculations using aversion of the DOE 21E (LBL 1980, Winkelmann et al. 1993) energy analysis simulation program. RESFEN 3.1 incorporates additional improvements including input assumptions for the base case buildings taken from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Annual Energy Subcommittee's efforts. Table 6-2 lists the input assumptions used in RESFEN 3.1, along with those from the previous version. These assumptions are reviewed continually and maybe refined in future versions to more accurately reflect typical building configurations and operation.

  12. Program Description: Rutgers Business School Pre-College Enrichment Program (PREP) is a highly

    E-print Network

    Program Description: Rutgers Business School ­ Pre-College Enrichment Program (PREP) is a highly portfolio. The PREP program is designed to introduce high-performing and high-potential high school juniors program will result in the high school juniors earning 3 academic course credits toward the completion

  13. 24 CFR 582.100 - Program component descriptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Program component descriptions. 582.100 Section 582.100 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...

  14. 24 CFR 582.100 - Program component descriptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Program component descriptions. 582.100 Section 582.100 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT...

  15. A Descriptive Study of Urban School Counseling Programs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl; Mitchell, Natasha

    2005-01-01

    A descriptive study was implemented to determine how urban school counselors adhere to the Gysbers and Henderson (2000) and Myrick (1993) models of school counseling programs. One hundred and two counselors in six urban centers (New York; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Trenton, NJ," and Baltimore) completed the Urban School Counselor…

  16. A simulation model for wind energy storage systems. Volume 3: Program descriptions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Warren, A. W.; Edsinger, R. W.; Burroughs, J. D.

    1977-01-01

    Program descriptions, flow charts, and program listings for the SIMWEST model generation program, the simulation program, the file maintenance program, and the printer plotter program are given. For Vol 2, see .

  17. APPROVAL & IMPLEMENTATION Donations Management

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    Huang, Haiying

    Ver 2.0 11/2013 T-i ANNEX T DONATIONS MANAGEMENT #12;Ver 2.0 11/2013 T-ii APPROVAL & IMPLEMENTATION Annex T Donations Management This emergency management plan is hereby approved. This plan is effective ______________________________ ________________________ Seth Ressl Date Director Student Affairs, Division of Greek Life and University Events

  18. Request for donations 1. Donation project

    E-print Network

    Gruen, Sonja

    methods for the early discovery of disease, and technology to provide support for visually impaired of retinal degeneration Low vision care (development of rehabilitation and life support technology. Donation period November 7, 2013 through March 31, 2018 5. Expenditure plan Research to develop

  19. Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) data base reporting software user's guide and system description. Volume 2: Program descriptions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    The structure and functions of each reporting software program for the Software Engineering Laboratory data base are described. Baseline diagrams, module descriptions, and listings of program generation files are included.

  20. Program Description Effective January 1, 2014, our Employee Assistance Program provider, The Wellness Corporation, has been

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Ellen

    Program Description Effective January 1, 2014, our Employee Assistance Program provider Employee Assistance Program #12;Budget and Debt Consultation Services If you are faced with budget and/traumatic incident could include a coworker's serious illness, death or suicide, a threatening or violent incident

  1. Program Description Human Resource Management & PHR Prep program will

    E-print Network

    Garfunkel, Eric

    or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. Self-paced Executive & Custom Training We understand that you and your organization face challeng- es that are complex and your. Please contact us to discuss making this, or any of our courses, into a custom tailored program to fit

  2. IMP: Interactive mass properties program. Volume 1: Program description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stewart, W. A.

    1976-01-01

    A method of computing a weights and center of gravity analysis of a flight vehicle using interactive graphical capabilities of the Adage 340 computer is described. The equations used to calculate area, volume, and mass properties are based on elemental surface characteristics. The input/output methods employ the graphic support of the Adage computer. Several interactive program options are available for analyzing the mass properties of a vehicle. These options are explained.

  3. Platelet Donation (Apheresis)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... also help save lives. Donate Now Find CPR Classes American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED ... Testing Clinical Services Infectious Disease Testing Reimbursement Resources Educational Resources PACS Therapeutic Apheresis Our Supporters Blood App ...

  4. Types of Blood Donations

    MedlinePLUS

    ... also help save lives. Donate Now Find CPR Classes American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED ... Testing Clinical Services Infectious Disease Testing Reimbursement Resources Educational Resources PACS Therapeutic Apheresis Our Supporters Blood App ...

  5. Blood Donation Process

    MedlinePLUS

    ... also help save lives. Donate Now Find CPR Classes American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED ... Testing Clinical Services Infectious Disease Testing Reimbursement Resources Educational Resources PACS Therapeutic Apheresis Our Supporters Blood App ...

  6. Organ donation experiences of family members.

    PubMed

    Manuel, April; Solberg, Shirley; MacDonald, Sandra

    2010-01-01

    The objective of this qualitative research study was to describe and interpret what life is like for individuals who have consented to donate the organs of a deceased relative for transplantation. This study captures the meaning of this phenomenon in a way to help nurses develop new insights into the lives of these individuals, enable them to implement strategies to better assist and support the family, and perhaps decrease barriers to organ donation. Thematic analysis of the participants' narrative descriptions identified five essential themes: the struggle to acknowledge the death, the need for a positive outcome of the death, creating a living memory, buying time, and the significance of support networks in the organ donation decision. The integration of these themes revealed the essence of the experience as creating of a sense of peace. These five themes and the essence of the experience are discussed in relation to the literature, followed by recommendations for future nursing practice, education, and research. PMID:20629462

  7. FEDERAL PROGRAMS -REPRESENTATIVE LIST March 2015 or Agency Programs Description Website

    E-print Network

    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    FEDERAL PROGRAMS - REPRESENTATIVE LIST March 2015 Federal Department or Agency Programs Description Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities

  8. Body Donation in India: Social Awareness, Willingness, and Associated Factors

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rokade, Shrikant A.; Gaikawad, Anjana P.

    2012-01-01

    With the attendant rise of the number of medical colleges in India over past few decades, the demand for cadavers used in medical education and research is growing. However, there is an insufficient supply of donated cadavers available for dissection. This study was undertaken to assess the general population's awareness of body donation programs

  9. Environmental Program Description for the Tank Farm Contractor

    SciTech Connect

    POWELL, P.A.

    2000-04-20

    This Environmental Program Description has been developed in support of the Integrated Environmental, Safety, and Health Management System and consistent with the goals of DOE/RL-96-50, Hanford Strategic Plan. This Environmental Program Plan was developed in support of the Integrated Environment, Safety, and Health Management System Description for the Tank Farm Contractor (ISMS) (RPP-MP-003), which establishes a single, defined environmental, safety, and health management system that integrates requirements into the work planning and execution processes to protect workers, the public, and the environment. The ISMS also provides mechanisms for increasing worker involvement in work planning, including hazard and environmental impact identification, analysis, and control; work execution; and feedback/improvement processes. The ISMS plan consists of five core functions. Each section of this plan describes the activities (formerly known as the Tank Waste Remediation System) of the Tank Farm Contractor (TFC) environmental organization according to the following core functions: Establish Environmental Policy and Define Work Scope; Identify Hazards, Environmental Impacts, and Requirements; Analyze Hazards and Environmental Impacts and Implement Controls; Provide Feedback and Continuous Improvement; and Perform Work within Controls.

  10. Defaults and donation decisions.

    PubMed

    Johnson, Eric J; Goldstein, Daniel G

    2004-12-27

    The well-documented shortage of donated organs suggests that greater effort should be made to increase the number of individuals who decide to become potential donors. We examine the role of one factor: the no-action default for agreement. We first argue that such decisions are constructed in response to the question, and therefore influenced by the form of the question. We then describe research that shows that presumed consent increases agreement to be a donor, and compare countries with opt-in (explicit consent) and opt-out (presumed consent) defaults. Our analysis shows that opt-in countries have much higher rates of apparent agreement with donation, and a statistically significant higher rate of donations, even with appropriate statistical controls. We close by discussing the costs and benefits associated with both defaults as well as mandated choice. PMID:15614141

  11. RLS and blood donation

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    Burchell, Brendan J.; Allen, Richard P.; Miller, Jessica K.; Hening, Wayne A.; Earley, Christopher J.

    2009-01-01

    or vegan), height and weight, and donors were asked on how many occasions in the past they had donated blood. Because of the way in which donors are rewarded with bronze, silver and gold medals, donors can usually provide this information accurately... Vegetarian or vegan 80 Table 2 Contributions of blood donation variables to binary logistic regression models with sex 4 B.J. Burchell et al. / Sleep MSilber and Richardson reported on a very small sample of eight RLS patients who were frequent blood donors...

  12. Organ Donation and Transplantation Statistics

    MedlinePLUS

    ... NKF Newsroom Contact Us You are here Home » Organ Donation and Transplantation Statistics There are currently 122,403 ... Becoming a Donor 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation . Find out how to become a living kidney ...

  13. 77 FR 48102 - Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-13

    ...Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission...show that providing captions on their programming would be economically burdensome. DATES...requirements for closed captioning on video programming to ensure access by persons with...

  14. Public awareness of blood donation in Central Saudi Arabia

    PubMed Central

    Abolfotouh, Mostafa A; Al-Assiri, Mohammed H; Al-Omani, Manar; Al Johar, Alwaleed; Al Hakbani, Abdulaziz; Alaskar, Ahmed S

    2014-01-01

    Introduction In Saudi Arabia, voluntary donors are the only source of blood donation. The aim of this study was to assess the level of public knowledge and attitude toward blood donation in Saudi Arabia. Methods Using a previously validated questionnaire that comprises 38 questions to assess the levels of knowledge, attitudes, and motivations towards blood donation, 469 Saudi adults who attended different shopping malls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were surveyed. Multiple regression analyses were used to identify the significant predictors of blood donation, with the significance set at P<0.05. Results Approximately half of all subjects (53.3%) reported that they had previously donated blood, 39% of whom had donated more than once. The knowledge percentage mean score was 58.07%, denoting a poor level of knowledge, with only 11.9% reporting a good level of knowledge. The attitude percentage mean score towards donation was 75.45%, reflecting a neutral attitude towards donating blood, with 31.6% reporting a positive attitude. Donation was significantly more prevalent among males than females (66% versus 13.3%; P<0.001). After adjustment for confounders, a higher knowledge score (t=2.59; P=0.01), a higher attitude score (t=3.26; P=0.001), and male sex (t=10.45; P<0.001) were significant predictors of blood donation. An inability to reach the blood donation centers and a fear of anemia were the main reasons for females not donating blood (49.9% and 35.7%, respectively), whereas a lack of time was the main reason for males (59.5%). Conclusion Prevalence of blood donation was less than satisfactory among the Saudi public, probably due to misconceptions, poor knowledge, and unfavorable attitude to donation. Educational programs are necessary to increase the level of knowledge and improve the attitude of the Saudi public toward blood donation. Providing mobile blood collection units nearer to individuals’ places of work to reduce their time costs of donating is a necessity. PMID:25152628

  15. Controversies in kidney paired donation.

    PubMed

    Gentry, Sommer E; Montgomery, Robert A; Segev, Dorry L

    2012-07-01

    Kidney paired donation represented 10% of living kidney donation in the United States in 2011. National registries around the world and several separate registries in the United States arrange paired donations, although with significant variations in their practices. Concerns about ethical considerations, clinical advisability, and the quantitative effectiveness of these approaches in paired donation result in these variations. For instance, although donor travel can be burdensome and might discourage paired donation, it was nearly universal until convincing analysis showed that living donor kidneys can sustain many hours of cold ischemia time without adverse consequences. Opinions also differ about whether the last donor in a chain of paired donation transplants initiated by a nondirected donor should donate immediately to someone on the deceased donor wait-list (a domino or closed chain) or should be asked to wait some length of time and donate to start another sequence of paired donations later (an open chain); some argue that asking the donor to donate later may be coercive, and others focus on balancing the probability that the waiting donor withdraws versus the number of additional transplants if the chain can be continued. Other controversies in paired donation include simultaneous versus nonsimultaneous donor operations, whether to enroll compatible pairs, and interactions with desensitization protocols. Efforts to expand public awareness of and participation in paired donation are needed to generate more transplant opportunities. PMID:22732046

  16. Program MASTERCALC: an interactive computer program for radioanalytical computations. Description and operating instructions

    SciTech Connect

    Goode, W.

    1980-10-01

    MASTERCALC is a computer program written to support radioanalytical computations in the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) Environmental Surveillance Group. Included in the program are routines for gross alpha and beta, /sup 3/H, gross gamma, /sup 90/Sr and alpha spectroscopic determinations. A description of MASTERCALC is presented and its source listing is included. Operating instructions and example computing sessions are given for each type of analysis.

  17. International Journal of Parallel Programming , Vol . 26, No. 4, 1998 Optimization of Machine Descriptions

    E-print Network

    Hwu, Wen-mei W.

    International Journal of Parallel Programming , Vol . 26, No. 4, 1998 Optimization of Machine 1997; revised April 1998 A machine description facility allows compiler writers to specify machine (ILP) optimizing compiler. The machine description (MDES) facility should support quick development

  18. SIRU utilization. Volume 2: Software description and program documentation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Oehrle, J.; Whittredge, R.

    1973-01-01

    A complete description of the additional analysis, development and evaluation provided for the SIRU system as identified in the requirements for the SIRU utilization program is presented. The SIRU configuration is a modular inertial subsystem with hardware and software features that achieve fault tolerant operational capabilities. The SIRU redundant hardware design is formulated about a six gyro and six accelerometer instrument module package. The modules are mounted in this package so that their measurement input axes form a unique symmetrical pattern that corresponds to the array of perpendiculars to the faces of a regular dodecahedron. This six axes array provides redundant independent sensing and the symmetry enables the formulation of an optimal software redundant data processing structure with self-contained fault detection and isolation (FDI) capabilities. Documentation of the additional software and software modifications required to implement the utilization capabilities includes assembly listings and flow charts

  19. Distinctiveness and Influence of Subjective Norms, Personal Descriptive and Injunctive Norms, and Societal Descriptive and Injunctive Norms on Behavioral Intent: A Case of Two Behaviors Critical to Organ Donation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Park, Hee Sun; Smith, Sandi W.

    2007-01-01

    The effects of the attitudinal, normative, and perceived behavioral control (PBC) components of the theory of planned behavior and personal- and societal-level descriptive and injunctive norms were investigated with regard to their impact on the intent to enroll on a state organ-donor registry and the intent to engage in family discussion about…

  20. Donation after cardiocirculatory death in Canada

    PubMed Central

    Shemie, Sam D.; Baker, Andrew J.; Knoll, Greg; Wall, William; Rocker, Graeme; Howes, Daniel; Davidson, Janet; Pagliarello, Joe; Chambers-Evans, Jane; Cockfield, Sandra; Farrell, Catherine; Glannon, Walter; Gourlay, William; Grant, David; Langevin, Stéphan; Wheelock, Brian; Young, Kimberly; Dossetor, John

    2006-01-01

    These recommendations are the result of a national, multidisciplinary, year-long process to discuss whether and how to proceed with organ donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD) in Canada. A national forum was held in February 2005 to discuss and develop recommendations on the principles, procedures and practice related to DCD, including ethical and legal considerations. At the forum's conclusion, a strong majority of participants supported proceeding with DCD programs in Canada. The forum also recognized the need to formulate and emphasize core values to guide the development of programs and protocols based on the medical, ethical and legal framework established at this meeting. Although end-of-life care should routinely include the opportunity to donate organs and tissues, the duty of care toward dying patients and their families remains the dominant priority of health care teams. The complexity and profound implications of death are recognized and should be respected, along with differing personal, ethnocultural and religious perspectives on death and donation. Decisions around withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, management of the dying process and the determination of death by cardiocirculatory criteria should be separate from and independent of donation and transplant processes. The recommendations in this report are intended to guide individual programs, regional health authorities and jurisdictions in the development of DCD protocols. Programs will develop based on local leadership and advance planning that includes education and engagement of stakeholders, mechanisms to assure safety and quality and public information. We recommend that programs begin with controlled DCD within the intensive care unit where (after a consensual decision to withdraw life-sustaining therapy) death is anticipated, but has not yet occurred, and unhurried consent discussions can be held. Uncontrolled donation (where death has occurred after unanticipated cardiac arrest) should only be considered after a controlled DCD program is well established. Although we recommend that programs commence with kidney donation, regional transplant expertise may guide the inclusion of other organs. The impact of DCD, including pre-and post-mortem interventions, on donor family experiences, organ availability, graft function and recipient survival should be carefully documented and studied. PMID:17124739

  1. English Language Studies Program Description The English Language Studies Program is designed to improve students' Academic English

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    1 07/2015 English Language Studies Program Description The English Language Studies Program for Academic Purposes (PEAP) · English Language Studies 10 (Low Intermediate) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) · English Language Studies 20 (Intermediate) · English Language Studies 30 (Upper Intermediate

  2. 40 CFR 239.4 - Narrative description of state permit program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Narrative description of state permit program. 239...AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PERMIT PROGRAM DETERMINATION...facilities within the state's jurisdiction that... (1) For municipal solid waste landfill...

  3. 40 CFR 239.4 - Narrative description of state permit program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Narrative description of state permit program. 239...AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PERMIT PROGRAM DETERMINATION...facilities within the state's jurisdiction that... (1) For municipal solid waste landfill...

  4. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES GUIDELINES AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

    E-print Network

    Azad, Abdul-Majeed

    /STTR Program · Publications Subvention Program · STEM Research Innovation Program · Summer Research Awards/STTR Program 15 ... Publications Subvention Program 16 ... STEM Research Innovation Program 18 ... Summer of Intent 01 December 2015 Full Proposal 19 January 2016 STEM Research Innovation Program Letter of Intent

  5. Environmental Compliance and Protection Program Description Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    SciTech Connect

    Bechtel Jacobs

    2009-02-26

    The objective of the Environmental Compliance and Protection (EC and P) Program Description (PD) is to establish minimum environmental compliance requirements and natural resources protection goals for the Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC (BJC) Oak Ridge Environmental Management Cleanup Contract (EMCC) Contract Number DE-AC05-98OR22700-M198. This PD establishes the work practices necessary to ensure protection of the environment during the performance of EMCC work activities on the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, by BJC employees and subcontractor personnel. Both BJC and subcontractor personnel are required to implement this PD. A majority of the decontamination and demolition (D and D) activities and media (e.g., soil and groundwater) remediation response actions at DOE sites on the ORR are conducted under the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). CERCLA activities are governed by individual CERCLA decision documents (e.g., Record of Decision [ROD] or Action Memorandum) and according to requirements stated in the Federal Facility Agreement for the Oak Ridge Reservation (DOE 1992). Applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) for the selected remedy are the requirements for environmental remediation responses (e.g., removal actions and remedial actions) conducted under CERCLA.

  6. The AutoBayes Program Synthesis System: System Description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fischer, Bernd; Pressburger, Thomas; Rosu, Grigore; Schumann, Johann; Norvog, Peter (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    AUTOBAYES is a fully automatic program synthesis system for the statistical data analysis domain. Its input is a concise description of a data analysis problem in the form of a statistical model; its output is optimized and fully documented C/C++ code which can be linked dynamically into the Matlab and Octave environments. AUTOBAYES synthesizes code by a schema-guided deductive process. Schemas (i.e., code templates with associated semantic constraints) are applied to the original problem and recursively to emerging subproblems. AUTOBAYES complements this approach by symbolic computation to derive closed-form solutions whenever possible. In this paper, we concentrate on the interaction between the symbolic computations and the deductive synthesis process. A statistical model specifies for each problem variable (i.e., data or parameter) its properties and dependencies in the form of a probability distribution, A typical data analysis task is to estimate the best possible parameter values from the given observations or measurements. The following example models normal-distributed data but takes prior information (e.g., from previous experiments) on the data's mean value and variance into account.

  7. Computer Program for Calculation of Complex Chemical Equilibrium Compositions and Applications II. Users Manual and Program Description. 2; Users Manual and Program Description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McBride, Bonnie J.; Gordon, Sanford

    1996-01-01

    This users manual is the second part of a two-part report describing the NASA Lewis CEA (Chemical Equilibrium with Applications) program. The program obtains chemical equilibrium compositions of complex mixtures with applications to several types of problems. The topics presented in this manual are: (1) details for preparing input data sets; (2) a description of output tables for various types of problems; (3) the overall modular organization of the program with information on how to make modifications; (4) a description of the function of each subroutine; (5) error messages and their significance; and (6) a number of examples that illustrate various types of problems handled by CEA and that cover many of the options available in both input and output. Seven appendixes give information on the thermodynamic and thermal transport data used in CEA; some information on common variables used in or generated by the equilibrium module; and output tables for 14 example problems. The CEA program was written in ANSI standard FORTRAN 77. CEA should work on any system with sufficient storage. There are about 6300 lines in the source code, which uses about 225 kilobytes of memory. The compiled program takes about 975 kilobytes.

  8. State Organ Donation Legislation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... State Revenue Sources Legal Consent ME/C Facilitation Donation Education Living Donor Support Voluntary Contributions State-Provided Funds UAGA Version Donor Designation Registries Driver’s Lic. Schools Driver Education Tax Benefit Leave of Absence Public Private Total: ... HRSA.gov's privacy protection may not be available at the external link. The information contained in this Web site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Because the charts in this Web site represent only a general summary of the legislation described and because legislation in this area changes often, we recommend that you consult with your local organ procurement organization or your State Attorney General's Office ...

  9. Psychosocial variables associated with willingness to donate organs.

    PubMed Central

    Nolan, B E; Spanos, N P

    1989-01-01

    Questionnaires were administered to 108 university psychology students to investigate attitudes and behaviour related to organ donation. Three groups (committed, uncommitted and opposed) were identified. A multivariate analysis of variance showed that, compared with uncommitted donors, committed donors felt better informed about organ donation, had discussed donation more often with family members and knew more people who had signed donor cards. The subjects in the opposed group and those in the uncommitted group cited different reasons for not signing a donor card. Empathy, religious beliefs and attitudes about death did not affect willingness to donate. Analyses of the interaction between willingness to donate one's own organs and willingness to donate those of a family member revealed a monotonic increase in willingness to donate the organs of a family member as the type of recipient became more personally relevant. Our findings indicate that when health care professionals request donor organs the potential recipients must be presented to the potential donors in a personally relevant manner. Educational programs must be developed to train medical personnel in how to effectively ask for organs without coercing the potential donor or invading the privacy of the potential recipient. PMID:2731099

  10. Donation FAQs (Bone and Tissue Allografts)

    MedlinePLUS

    ... allografts? Is there a difference between tissue and organ donation? What tissues can be donated? How are the ... Top Is there a difference between tissue and organ donation? In general, organ donors must be brain dead, ...

  11. Corporate Political Donations: Investment or Agency?

    E-print Network

    Aggarwal, Rajesh K.; Meschke, Felix; Wang, Tracy Yue

    2012-04-01

    of a positive effect of donating to winners in either presidential or congressional elections. Importantly, we generally find that donating to either winners or losers is associated with worse returns than not donating at all. This provides us with a... no immediate benefits from donations. Second, firms that do not donate are generally left out in the election event studies of donations to winners and losers.1 However, an examination of non- donors provides valuable information about the motives...

  12. Addressing Program Fidelity Using Onsite Observations and Program Provider Descriptions of Program Delivery

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Melde, Chris; Esbensen, Finn-Aage; Tusinski, Karin

    2006-01-01

    Over the past quarter-century, evaluation researchers have recognized the importance of documenting implementation practices of programs as they are transferred from controlled to real-world settings. As programs become widely disseminated in the general population, there is a tendency for practitioners to alter programs in a manner more conducive…

  13. Geological formation - drill string dynamic interaction finite-element program (GEODYN). Phase 1. Theoretical description

    SciTech Connect

    Baird, J.A.; Apostal, M.C.; Rotelli, R.L. Jr.; Tinianow, M.A.; Wormley, D.N.

    1984-06-01

    The Theoretical Description for the GEODYN interactive finite-element computer program is presented. The program is capable of performing the analysis of the three-dimensional transient dynamic response of a Polycrystalline Diamond Compact Bit-Bit Sub arising from the intermittent contact of the bit with the downhole rock formations. The program accommodates nonlinear, time-dependent, loading and boundary conditions.

  14. Preface to Version 1 This report contains a description of computer programs prepared for the SCEC

    E-print Network

    Preface to Version 1 This report contains a description of computer programs prepared for the SCEC University. The program package, VISCO1D, is designed to handle computation of deformation fields related the variety of problems that can be solved with VISCO1D. Acknowledgments. The computer programs described here

  15. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Nielsen Media Research, a television audience measurement service, based on television viewership in the counties that make up each DMA. (2) Second Audio Program (SAP) channel. A channel containing the frequency-modulated second audio program...

  16. 47 CFR 79.3 - Video description of video programming.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...based on television viewership in the counties that make up each DMA. (2) Second Audio Program (SAP) channel. A channel...based on television viewership in the counties that make up each DMA. (2) Video programming provider. Any video...

  17. The experimental clean combustor program: Description and status

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Niedzwiecki, R. W.; Jones, R. E.

    1974-01-01

    The objectives, program plan, schedule, pollution and performance goals, program approaches to pollution reduction, and status of the project are presented. Advanced supersonic transport and combustion noise programs are also discussed. The phases of the program consist of the following: (1) screening of low pollutant combustors, (2) refinement of the best combustors, and (3) engine demonstration of the best combustors. It is stated that all combustor designs investigated appear capable of achieving the idle pollutant goals with additional development effort.

  18. Learn and Serve America. Higher Education Program Descriptions, 1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.

    This report lists higher education programs sponsored by Learn and Serve America which provides models and resources for teachers integrating service learning into classrooms from kindergarten through college. These programs have two primary objectives: (1) to support service-learning programs that meet unmet community needs, and (2) to build…

  19. RSAT Programs for Young Offenders in California: A Descriptive Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hegamin, Angela; Farabee, David

    2003-01-01

    The present study sought to identify drug treatment issues unique to corrections-based residential drug treatment programs for youthful offenders. Based upon qualitative data collected from program administrators and wards at three institution-based substance abuse treatment programs in California, four themes were identified which hold important…

  20. 78 FR 40421 - Inquiry Regarding Video Description in Video Programming Distributed on Television and on the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-05

    ..., published at 76 FR 55585, September 8, 2011, reinstating the video description rules previously vacated by..., 63 FR 24121 (1998). Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by... description rules when it permits its subscribers to access linear video programming via tablets,...

  1. [Descriptive study of 43 nutritional education programs in Venezuela].

    PubMed

    Dehollaín, P L; Pérez Schael, I; Sfeir, L

    1983-06-01

    This study aimed to determine the existing resources and specific characteristics of non-formal nutrition education programs in Venezuela. Of the 174 institutions initially contacted, 43 were involved in these activities-22 official and 21 private institutions. The bulk of the programs fell under the official health sector and the private food industry. While objectives of the former were to motivate and educate the audience, the latter's goal was basically commercial. Forty-three per cent of the program content dealt with basic nutrition concepts; only 19% of programs included information on breast feeding, and maternal and child nutrition. There is a significantly greater use of interpersonal communication (65%) as compared to mass media (35%), irrespective of the type of institution. In the majority of programs, the nutritionist-dietitians and medical doctors carry out their activities, primarily oriented towards homemakers and school-age children. The official health sector gears its programs toward the poor, while the main interest of private industry are the middle and upper class communities. A total of 46% of the official programs and 55% of the private institutions do not include an evaluation component. It is concluded that the nutrition education programs in the country appear to follow traditional concepts as far as objectives, program content, media and target groups are concerned. This could have contributed to the apparent lack of impact of non-formal nutrition education in the country; thus the re-planning of existing programs, is suggested. This should be based on well-defined and measurable objectives: include messages geared toward the practical solution of specific nutrition problems, and the use of combined techniques of social communication with as much participation of the community as possible, not only in program implementation but also in its conception and planning. PMID:6673677

  2. Clinical fellowship training in pathology informatics: A program description

    PubMed Central

    Gilbertson, John R.; McClintock, David S.; Lee, Roy E.; Onozato, Maristela; Kuo, Frank C.; Beckwith, Bruce A.; Yagi, Yukako; Dighe, Anand S.; Gudewicz, Tom M.; Le, Long P.; Wilbur, David C.; Kim, Ji Yeon; Brodsky, Victor B.; Black-Schaffer, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    Background: In 2007, our healthcare system established a clinical fellowship program in pathology informatics. In 2011, the program benchmarked its structure and operations against a 2009 white paper “Program requirements for fellowship education in the subspecialty of clinical informatics”, endorsed by the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) that described a proposal for a general clinical informatics fellowship program. Methods: A group of program faculty members and fellows compared each of the proposed requirements in the white paper with the fellowship program's written charter and operations. The majority of white paper proposals aligned closely with the rules and activities in our program and comparison was straightforward. In some proposals, however, differences in terminology, approach, and philosophy made comparison less direct, and in those cases, the thinking of the group was recorded. After the initial evaluation, the remainder of the faculty reviewed the results and any disagreements were resolved. Results: The most important finding of the study was how closely the white paper proposals for a general clinical informatics fellowship program aligned with the reality of our existing pathology informatics fellowship. The program charter and operations of the program were judged to be concordant with the great majority of specific white paper proposals. However, there were some areas of discrepancy and the reasons for the discrepancies are discussed in the manuscript. Conclusions: After the comparison, we conclude that the existing pathology informatics fellowship could easily meet all substantive proposals put forth in the 2009 clinical informatics program requirements white paper. There was also agreement on a number of philosophical issues, such as the advantages of multiple fellows, the need for core knowledge and skill sets, and the need to maintain clinical skills during informatics training. However, there were other issues, such as a requirement for a 2-year fellowship and for informatics fellowships to be done after primary board certification, that pathology should consider carefully as it moves toward a subspecialty status and board certification. PMID:22530179

  3. The Identification and Description of Exemplary Bilingual Education Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Campeau, Peggie L.; And Others

    This is the final report of one of three studies in an overall project entitled "Evaluation of Bilingual Education Programs." The objectives of this study were to: (1) identify and recommend as exemplary up to 10 bilingual education programs for submission to the Dissemination Review Panel (DRP) of the Education Division, DHEW, and (2) develop…

  4. HISD After-School Opportunities Programs Description 1990-91.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kirkpatrick, Nanda D.; And Others

    This report describes after-school programs available in the Houston (Texas) Independent School District (HISD). Fifty-nine sites offer either after-school child care or instruction to elementary school students in the HISD. Magnet's Extended Instructional Day program is the largest and the Houston Committee for Private Sector Initiatives'…

  5. World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: Cameroon.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nyemba, J. A.

    This document contains two case studies of adult education programs in Cameroon. Both case studies begin with a "face sheet" on which is recorded basic information about the program and the case study itself. One case study is intended to evaluate the impact of the agricultural university center in the Dschang area from 1977-1987 and to provide…

  6. [The costs of altruism in organ donation case analysis].

    PubMed

    Netza Cardoso, Cruz; Casas Martínez, María Luz Lina; Ramírez García, Hugo

    2010-01-01

    Three main assumptions were considered for the structure of donation programs during the decade of the sixties: the first states that people, through altruism, would feel committed with the affected and therefore incentivized to donate. The second one states that the human body can not be valued in mercantile terms; therefore organ donation should not be done free of any charges. The last one states donation does not represent any type of harm or damage for the donor. Today, more tan four decades away from their instauration, these three assumptions have been violated and modified due to the way in which they were socialized through the donation protocols. Altruism did not seem to be as generalized as expected, and organ commerce has already gone beyond the legislative frameworks that intended to prevent it; one example is the case of India. In this paper we analyze--through two objectives--the repercussions and impact that took effect in four cases registered in the National Institute of Cardiology (Instituto Nacional de Cardiología) "Ignacio Chávez" in Mexico City. First objective: to describe the economical costs that the altruism-based donation protocol caused on the participant families. Second objective: to reflect on other costs that affected donators due to organ donation. It was found on the reviewed cases that repercussions can go beyond the economical issues; labor related, emotional and ethical repercussions were found too due to a undeniable sensation of reification that donors experience in view of the mechanization of the study protocol they undergo, specially when results are not the optimum. We circumscribe this paper’s analysis to living donors. PMID:20886909

  7. What Happens to Donated Blood?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... also help save lives. Donate Now Find CPR Classes American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED ... Testing Clinical Services Infectious Disease Testing Reimbursement Resources Educational Resources PACS Therapeutic Apheresis Our Supporters Blood App ...

  8. Gender disparity in organ donation.

    PubMed

    Steinman, Judith L

    2006-12-01

    Organ donation is affected by legal, cultural, religious, and racial factors, as well as by health considerations. Although organs in and of themselves are gender neutral and can be exchanged between the sexes, women account for up to two thirds of all organ donations. There are no clear reasons why women are more willing to undergo the risks of surgery than are men, nor is this gender disparity mirrored in the demand for donated organs. More men than women are recipients, and women are less likely to complete the necessary steps to receive donated organs. Internationally, ethical concern has been focused on possible human rights violations in the harvesting of organs from prisoners and, in poor countries, on the trafficking of organs from girls and women who are expected to financially help their families by selling their organs. PMID:17582366

  9. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... for such program (7 CFR parts 210, 225, and 226) or are otherwise suitable for use in such program; (2... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false State processing of donated foods. 250.30 Section 250.30 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION...

  10. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... for such program (7 CFR parts 210, 225, and 226) or are otherwise suitable for use in such program; (2... 7 Agriculture 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false State processing of donated foods. 250.30 Section 250.30 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION...

  11. Description of the programs and facilities of the Physics Division

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-10-01

    The major emphasis of our experimental nuclear physics research is in Heavy-Ion Physics, centered at the recently completed ATLAS facility. ATLAS is a designated National User Facility and is based on superconducting radio-frequency technology developed in the Physics Division. In addition, the Division has strong programs in Medium-Energy Physics and in Weak-Interaction Physics as well as in accelerator development. Our nuclear theory research spans a wide range of interests including nuclear dynamics with subnucleonic degrees of freedom, dynamics of many-nucleon systems, nuclear structure, and heavy-ion interactions. This research makes contact with experimental research programs in intermediate-energy and heavy-ion physics, both within the Division and on the national scale. The Atomic Physics program, the largest of which is accelerator-based, primarily uses ATLAS, a 5-MV Dynamitron accelerator and a highly stable 150-kV accelerator. A synchrotron-based atomic physics program has recently been initiated with current research with the National Synchrotron Light Source in preparation for a program at the Advanced Photon Source, at Argonne. The principal interests of the Atomic Physics program are in the interactions of fast atomic and molecular ions with solids and gases and in the laser spectroscopy of exotic species. The program is currently being expanded to take advantage of the unique research opportunities in synchrotron-based research that will present themselves when the Advanced Photon Source comes on line at Argonne. These topics are discussed briefly in this report.

  12. 44 CFR 360.2 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN...and Instructor Courses, (iii) Technical Workshops on Disaster Recovery or Hazard Mitigation. (2) Government and...

  13. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Program Description

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Louis A.

    Disability Services, Counselling, Services for Aboriginal Students, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found at www.tru.ca/services Program Application Admissions Checklist Please

  14. LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    The program EPHEMS computes the orbital parameters for up to two vehicles orbiting the earth for up to 549 days. The data represents a continuous swath about the earth, producing tables which can be used to determine when and if certain land segments will be covered. The program GRID processes NASA's climatology tape to obtain the weather indices along with associated latitudes and longitudes. The program LUMP takes substrata historical data and sample segment ID, crop window, crop window error and statistical data, checks for valid input parameters and generates the segment ID file, crop window file and the substrata historical file. Finally, the System Error Executive (SEE) Program checks YES error and truth data, CAMS error data, and signature extension data for validity and missing elements. A message is printed for each error found.

  15. LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    Given the swath table files, the segment set for one country and cloud cover data, the SAGE program determines how many times and under what conditions each segment is accessed by satellites. The program writes a record for each segment on a data file which contains the pertinent acquisition data. The weather data file can also be generated from a NASA supplied tape. The Segment Acquisition Selector Program (SACS) selects data from the segment reference file based upon data input manually and from a crop window file. It writes the extracted data to a data acquisition file and prints two summary reports. The POUT program reads from associated LACIE files and produces printed reports. The major types of reports that can be produced are: (1) Substrate Reference Data Reports, (2) Population Mean, Standard Deviation and Histogram Reports, (3) Histograms of Monte Carlo Statistics Reports, and (4) Frequency of Sample Segment Acquisitions Reports.

  16. The FORTRAN static source code analyzer program (SAP) system description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Decker, W.; Taylor, W.; Merwarth, P.; Oneill, M.; Goorevich, C.; Waligora, S.

    1982-01-01

    A source code analyzer program (SAP) designed to assist personnel in conducting studies of FORTRAN programs is described. The SAP scans FORTRAN source code and produces reports that present statistics and measures of statements and structures that make up a module. The processing performed by SAP and of the routines, COMMON blocks, and files used by SAP are described. The system generation procedure for SAP is also presented.

  17. Leadership Styles at Middle- and Early-College Programs: A Quantitative Descriptive Correlational Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berksteiner, Earl J.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative descriptive correlational study was to determine if associations existed between middle- and early-college (MEC) principals' leadership styles, teacher motivation, and teacher satisfaction. MEC programs were programs designed to assist high school students who were not served well in a traditional setting (Middle…

  18. World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: St. Lucia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Campbell, Dunstan; Sandmann, Lorilee

    This document contains a case description of an adult education program in St. Lucia, a volcanic island in the Windward group of the West Indies. The case study is part of a set that reflects a cooperative effort by adult educators to increase international understanding of various educational programs for adults in their societal context. A face…

  19. LACIE performance predictor final operational capability program description, volume 3

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    The requirements and processing logic for the LACIE Error Model program (LEM) are described. This program is an integral part of the Large Area Crop Inventory Experiment (LACIE) system. LEM is that portion of the LPP (LACIE Performance Predictor) which simulates the sample segment classification, strata yield estimation, and production aggregation. LEM controls repetitive Monte Carlo trials based on input error distributions to obtain statistical estimates of the wheat area, yield, and production at different levels of aggregation. LEM interfaces with the rest of the LPP through a set of data files.

  20. Media Literacy Education Program Evaluators: What's the Job Description, Again?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DaCosta, Kneia Octavia

    2012-01-01

    School program evaluation researchers face a set of overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field: For the sake of "the data" and in quest of "the truth," am I a shrewd researcher before all else? For the sake of community-building and establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school…

  1. World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: Australia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Neill, Barry; And Others

    This document contains 24 case studies of adult education in Australia: (1) N.S.W. (New South Wales) Department of Agriculture Home Study Program (O'Neill); (2) Increasing Citizen Participation in Local Government (Holderness-Roddam); (3) School for Seniors (Benham and Vickers); (4) Community Living Project (Bleechmore); (5) Learning for the Less…

  2. Coca-Cola Hispanic Education Fund: Los Angeles Program Description.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles, CA.

    The Coca-Cola Hispanic Education Fund was created in response to the high school dropout problem in Los Angeles. The Fund enables the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles to build upon the successful relationship it has developed in the Hispanic community and maximizes the effectiveness of existing student support programs by directing needy…

  3. 44 CFR 360.2 - Description of program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Workshops on Disaster Recovery or Hazard Mitigation. (2) Government and recipient conducted courses: Responsibilities in these courses fall jointly upon Federal and State government as agreed in the planning for the... the greatest degree of sophistication in program planning and delivery on the part of the...

  4. 75 FR 873 - Extramural Support Reimbursement of Travel and Subsistence Expenses Toward Living Organ Donation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-06

    ... Subsistence Expenses Toward Living Organ Donation Program AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration... reimbursement for qualifying travel and subsistence expenses related to live organ donation. The existing... subsistence expenses in the Federal Register (70 FR 59760). On April 9, 2007, HRSA published a Request...

  5. Office of radiation and indoor air: Program description

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-06-01

    The goal of the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air is to protect the public and the environment from exposures to radiation and indoor air pollutants. The Office develops protection criteria, standards, and policies and works with other programs within EPA and other agencies to control radiation and indoor air pollution exposures; provides technical assistance to states through EPA`s regional offices and other agencies having radiation and indoor air protection programs; directs an environmental radiation monitoring program; responds to radiological emergencies; and evaluates and assesses the overall risk and impact of radiation and indoor air pollution. The Office is EPA`s lead office for intra- and interagency activities coordinated through the Committee for Indoor Air Quality. It coordinates with and assists the Office of Enforcement in enforcement activities where EPA has jurisdiction. The Office disseminates information and works with state and local governments, industry and professional groups, and citizens to promote actions to reduce exposures to harmful levels of radiation and indoor air pollutants.

  6. Quality assurance program description: Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant, Part 1. Revision 3

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    This document describes the Department of Energy`s Richland Field Office (DOE-RL) quality assurance (QA) program for the processing of high-level waste as well as the Vitrification Project Quality Assurance Program for the design and construction of the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP). It also identifies and describes the planned activities that constitute the required quality assurance program for the HWVP. This program applies to the broad scope of quality-affecting activities associated with the overall HWVP Facility. Quality-affecting activities include designing, purchasing, fabricating, handling, shipping, storing, cleaning, erecting, installing, inspecting, testing, maintaining, repairing, and modifying. Also included are the development, qualification, and production of waste forms which may be safely used to dispose of high-level radioactive waste resulting from national defense activities. The HWVP QA program is made up of many constituent programs that are being implemented by the participating organizations. This Quality Assurance program description is intended to outline and define the scope and application of the major programs that make up the HWVP QA program. It provides a means by which the overall program can be managed and directed to achieve its objectives. Subsequent parts of this description will identify the program`s objectives, its scope, application, and structure.

  7. Description of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

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    Not Available

    1980-09-01

    The background and the results to date of the Department of Energy program to identify and evaluate the radiological conditions at sites formerly utilized by the Corps of Engineers' Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) are summarized. The sites of concern were federally, privately, and institutionally owned and were used primarily for research, processing, and storage of uranium and thorium ores, concentrates, or residues. Some sites were subsequently released for other purposes without radiological restriction. Surveys have been conducted since 1974 to document radiological conditions at such sites. Based on radiological surveys, sites are identified in this document that require, or are projected to require, remedial action to remove potential restrictions on the use of the property due to the presence of residual low-level radioactive contamination. Specific recommendations for each site will result from more detailed environmental and engineering surveys to be conducted at those sites and, if necessary, an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement will be prepared. Section 3.0 describes the current standards and guidelines now being used to conduct remedial actions. Current authority of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to proceed with remedial actions and the new authority required are summarized. A plan to implement the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) in accordance with the new authority is presented, including the objectives, scope, general approach, and a summary schedule. Key issues affecting schedule and cost are discussed.

  8. Professional education and hospital development for organ donation.

    PubMed

    Fukushima, N; Konaka, S; Kato, O; Ashikari, J

    2012-05-01

    Because of the strict Organ Transplantation Act, only 81 brain dead (BD) organ donations had been performed in Japan for 13 years since 1997. The Act was revised on July 17, 2010, allowing, organs to be donated after BD with consent from the family, if the subject had not denied organ donation previously. This act has lead to an expectation of a 6-7-fold increase in BD donation. The 82 organ procurement coordinators (OPC) in Japan include 32 belonging to the Japanese Organ Network (JOT) and the others to each administrative division. JOT has guideline manuals of standard roles and procedures of OPC during organ procurement from BD and cardiac death donors. To manage the increased organ donations after the revision of the act, we have modified the education system. First, we modified the guideline manuals for OPC to correspond to the revised Transplant Act and governmental guidelines. Second, all OPC gathered in a meeting room to learn the new organ procurement system to deal with the revised Transplant Act and guidelines. Third, a special education program for 2 months was provided for the 10 newcomers. Last, the practical training in each donor case for newcomers was performed by older OPC. Topics of the education program were the revised transplant act and guidelines, family approach to organ donation, BD diagnosis, donor evaluation and management, organ procurement and preservation, allocation system, hospital development and family care. In the future, each OPC will be divided into special categories, such as the donor family OPC, the donor management OPC, and the operating room OPC. Therefore, we need to construct separate special education programs for each category. PMID:22564564

  9. The Plasma Interaction Experiment (PIX) description and test program. [electrometers

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    Ignaczak, L. R.; Haley, F. A.; Domino, E. J.; Culp, D. H.; Shaker, F. J.

    1978-01-01

    The plasma interaction experiment (PIX) is a battery powered preprogrammed auxiliary payload on the LANDSAT-C launch. This experiment is part of a larger program to investigate space plasma interactions with spacecraft surfaces and components. The varying plasma densities encountered during available telemetry coverage periods are deemed sufficient to determine first order interactions between the space plasma environment and the biased experimental surfaces. The specific objectives of the PIX flight experiment are to measure the plasma coupling current and the negative voltage breakdown characteristics of a solar array segment and a gold plated steel disk. Measurements will be made over a range of surface voltages up to plus or minus kilovolt. The orbital environment will provide a range of plasma densities. The experimental surfaces will be voltage biased in a preprogrammed step sequence to optimize the data returned for each plasma region and for the available telemetry coverage.

  10. Compensation and egg donation for research.

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    Robertson, John A

    2006-12-01

    Financial compensation to egg donors for their time and inconvenience in donating is established in the United States as ethically and legally acceptable. That system should be extended to egg donation for research. PMID:17126180

  11. FAQ: Blood Donation and Organ Transplant

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    ... Surveillance Software Health Education Public Service Videos Blood Donation & Organ Transplant Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir On ... to weeks (not month or years) before their donation. Currently, most organs are not screened for West Nile virus. This ...

  12. Attitudes to Cadaveric Organ Donation in Irish Preclinical Medical Students

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    Cahill, Kevin C.; Ettarh, Rajunor R.

    2011-01-01

    There is a worldwide shortage of organs for transplantation. It has been shown that the attitude of healthcare professionals can improve the rates of organ donation, and that educational programs aimed at improving both attitudes and knowledge base of professionals can have positive outcomes. Although there has been research carried out on this…

  13. Voluntary organ donation system adapted to Chinese cultural values and social reality.

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    Huang, Jiefu; Millis, J Michael; Mao, Yilei; Millis, M Andrew; Sang, Xinting; Zhong, Shouxian

    2015-04-01

    Organ donation and transplant systems have unique characteristics based on the local culture and socioeconomic context. China's transplant and organ donation systems developed without regulatory oversight until 2006 when regulation and policy were developed and then implemented over the next several years. Most recently, the pilot project of establishing a voluntary citizen-based deceased donor program was established. The pilot program addressed the legal, financial, and cultural barriers to organ donation in China. The pilot program has evolved into a national program. Significantly, it established a uniquely Chinese donor classification system. The Chinese donor classification system recognizes donation after brain death (category I), donation after circulatory death (category II), and donation after brain death followed by circulatory death (category III). Through August 2014, the system has identified 2326 donors and provided 6416 organs that have been allocated though a transparent organ allocation system. The estimated number of donors in 2014 is 1147. As China's attitudes toward organ donation have matured and evolved and as China, as a nation, is taking its place on the world stage, it is recognizing that its past practice of using organs from executed prisoners is not sustainable. It is time to recognize that the efforts to regulate transplantation and provide voluntary citizen-based deceased organ donation have been successful and that China should use this system to provide organs for all transplants in every province and hospital in China. At the national organ transplant congress on October 30, 2014, the Chairman of the China's national organ donation and transplantation committee, Jeifu Huang required all hospitals to stop using organs from executed prisoners immediately and the civilian organ donation will be sole source for organ transplant in China starting January 2015. PMID:25545626

  14. Geomagnetic Cutoff Rigidity Computer Program: Theory, Software Description and Example

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    Smart, D. F.; Shea, M. A.

    2001-01-01

    The access of charged particles to the earth from space through the geomagnetic field has been of interest since the discovery of the cosmic radiation. The early cosmic ray measurements found that cosmic ray intensity was ordered by the magnetic latitude and the concept of cutoff rigidity was developed. The pioneering work of Stoermer resulted in the theory of particle motion in the geomagnetic field, but the fundamental mathematical equations developed have 'no solution in closed form'. This difficulty has forced researchers to use the 'brute force' technique of numerical integration of individual trajectories to ascertain the behavior of trajectory families or groups. This requires that many of the trajectories must be traced in order to determine what energy (or rigidity) a charged particle must have to penetrate the magnetic field and arrive at a specified position. It turned out the cutoff rigidity was not a simple quantity but had many unanticipated complexities that required many hundreds if not thousands of individual trajectory calculations to solve. The accurate calculation of particle trajectories in the earth's magnetic field is a fundamental problem that limited the efficient utilization of cosmic ray measurements during the early years of cosmic ray research. As the power of computers has improved over the decades, the numerical integration procedure has grown more tractable, and magnetic field models of increasing accuracy and complexity have been utilized. This report is documentation of a general FORTRAN computer program to trace the trajectory of a charged particle of a specified rigidity from a specified position and direction through a model of the geomagnetic field.

  15. Norris University Center FOOD DONATION FORM

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    these items to the student organization identified on this form. Donator #1: Date: (Signature) Donator #2Norris University Center FOOD DONATION FORM ***Forms must be turned in at least 10 business days prior to the event date*** ***NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY*** PART A: COMPLETED BY STUDENT ORGANIZATION

  16. Compensated kidney donation: an ethical review of the Iranian model.

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    Bagheri, Alireza

    2006-09-01

    Iran has a program of compensated kidney donation from living unrelated (LUR) donors since 1997. The aim of the program was to address the increasing demand for kidney transplantation in a morally sound manner. The program was successful in terms of increasing the number of kidneys available for transplantation. This paper presents a critical review of the program and its clinical status. Denying organ donors legitimate compensation because of the understandable fear of an organ trade is not morally justifiable, and the Iranian model of compensated LUR kidney donation offers substantial benefits that overcome these concerns. Despite its benefits, the program lacks secure measures to prevent the risk of a direct monetary relationship between donors and recipients, and it must be revised in order to be morally justifiable. PMID:17091561

  17. INITIATIVE ENROLLMENT MARKETING STRATEGY Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed

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    Saldin, Dilano

    will include a new presence in 20 out of state high schools. Media expansion will also include social mediaINITIATIVE ­ ENROLLMENT MARKETING STRATEGY Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed New Enrollment Marketing Strategy 1. The more collaborative approach to enrollment

  18. 7 CFR 4290.10 - Description of the Rural Business Investment Company Program.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Description of the Rural Business Investment Company Program. 4290.10 Section 4290.10 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE AND RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANY (âRBICâ)...

  19. Mathematical description and program documentation for CLASSY, an adaptive maximum likelihood clustering method

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    Lennington, R. K.; Rassbach, M. E.

    1979-01-01

    Discussed in this report is the clustering algorithm CLASSY, including detailed descriptions of its general structure and mathematical background and of the various major subroutines. The report provides a development of the logic and equations used with specific reference to program variables. Some comments on timing and proposed optimization techniques are included.

  20. Program Description Inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology,

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    Program Description Inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century

  1. Minnesota Department of Education Agricultural Education Program Descriptions 01.0000-01.9095

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    Minnesota Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This document provides a brief compilation of descriptions of agricultural education programs linked to Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiative in Minnesota. Agriculture Exploration courses focus on the animal sciences, plant sciences, natural resource sciences, agricultural business and marketing, and leadership development. Agribusiness…

  2. Page 1 of 3 Program Description for the Scholars for a Healthy

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    Page 1 of 3 Program Description for the Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative Background The Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative was established in 2013 by the State of Oregon to address two and underserved communities, key legislative officials partnered with OHSU to create the Scholars for a Healthy

  3. INITIATIVE MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed

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    Saldin, Dilano

    mobile strategy will include the following: Mobile-friendly version of PAWS & responsive design (mobileINITIATIVE ­ MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT Description and details about the program or initiative using mobile technologies. Adoption of these technologies will allow UWM to communicate with students

  4. 77 FR 48102 - Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming

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    2012-08-13

    ... Commission adopted an Order, published at 76 FR 67376, November 1, 2011 and at 76 FR 67377, November 1, 2011... Rulemaking (the NPRM), published at 76 FR 67397, November 1, 2011, proposing to amend Sec. 79.1 of its rules... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 79 Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming AGENCY:...

  5. Attitudes of Australian chiropractic students toward whole body donation: a cross-sectional study.

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    Alexander, Michelle; Marten, Mathew; Stewart, Ella; Serafin, Stanley; Štrkalj, Goran

    2014-01-01

    Cadavers play an important role in anatomy education. In Australia, bodies for anatomy education are acquired only through donations. To gain insight into educational dynamics in an anatomy laboratory as well as to facilitate body donation programs and thanksgiving ceremonies, it is important to understand students' attitudes toward body donation. In this cross-sectional study, the attitudes of Macquarie University's first, second, and fifth year chiropractic students toward body donation were investigated. Macquarie University chiropractic students have a four semester long anatomy program, which includes cadaver-based instruction on prosected specimens. A questionnaire was used to record respondents' demographics and attitudes toward body donation: personal, by a relative, and by a stranger. It was found that ethnicity and religion affect attitudes toward body donation, with Australian students being more willing to donate a stranger's body and atheists and agnostics being more willing to donate in general. Furthermore, willingness to donate one's own or a family member's body decreases as year of study increases, suggesting a possible negative impact of exposure to cadavers in the anatomy laboratory. This was only true, however, after controlling for age. Thus, the impact of viewing and handling prosected specimens, which is the norm in anatomy classes in Australia, may not be as strong as dissecting cadavers. It is suggested that anatomists and educators prepare students for cadaver-based instruction as well as exhibit sensitivity to cultural differences in how students approach working with cadavers, when informing different communities about body donation programs and in devising thanksgiving ceremonies. PMID:23861139

  6. Legal and ethical aspects of organ donation and transplantation.

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    Shroff, Sunil

    2009-07-01

    The legislation called the Transplantation of Human Organ Act (THO) was passed in India in 1994 to streamline organ donation and transplantation activities. Broadly, the act accepted brain death as a form of death and made the sale of organs a punishable offence. With the acceptance of brain death, it became possible to not only undertake kidney transplantations but also start other solid organ transplants like liver, heart, lungs, and pancreas. Despite the THO legislation, organ commerce and kidney scandals are regularly reported in the Indian media. In most instances, the implementation of the law has been flawed and more often than once its provisions have been abused. Parallel to the living related and unrelated donation program, the deceased donation program has slowly evolved in a few states. In approximately one-third of all liver transplants, the organs have come from the deceased donor program as have all the hearts and pancreas transplants. In these states, a few hospitals along with committed NGOs have kept the momentum of the deceased donor program. The MOHAN Foundation (NGO based in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh) has facilitated 400 of the 1,300 deceased organ transplants performed in the country over the last 14 years. To overcome organ shortage, developed countries are re-looking at the ethics of unrelated programs and there seems to be a move towards making this an acceptable legal alternative. The supply of deceased donors in these countries has peaked and there has been no further increase over the last few years. India is currently having a deceased donation rate of 0.05 to 0.08 per million population. We need to find a solution on how we can utilize the potentially large pool of trauma-related brain deaths for organ donation. This year in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Government has passed seven special orders. These orders are expected to streamline the activity of deceased donors and help increase their numbers. Recently, on July 30, 2008, the Government brought in a few new amendments as a Gazette with the purpose of putting a stop to organ commerce. The ethics of commerce in organ donation and transplant tourism has been widely criticized by international bodies. The legal and ethical principles that we follow universally with organ donation and transplantation are also important for the future as these may be used to resolve our conflicts related to emerging sciences such as cloning, tissue engineering, and stem cells. PMID:19881131

  7. Legal and ethical aspects of organ donation and transplantation

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    Shroff, Sunil

    2009-01-01

    The legislation called the Transplantation of Human Organ Act (THO) was passed in India in 1994 to streamline organ donation and transplantation activities. Broadly, the act accepted brain death as a form of death and made the sale of organs a punishable offence. With the acceptance of brain death, it became possible to not only undertake kidney transplantations but also start other solid organ transplants like liver, heart, lungs, and pancreas. Despite the THO legislation, organ commerce and kidney scandals are regularly reported in the Indian media. In most instances, the implementation of the law has been flawed and more often than once its provisions have been abused. Parallel to the living related and unrelated donation program, the deceased donation program has slowly evolved in a few states. In approximately one-third of all liver transplants, the organs have come from the deceased donor program as have all the hearts and pancreas transplants. In these states, a few hospitals along with committed NGOs have kept the momentum of the deceased donor program. The MOHAN Foundation (NGO based in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh) has facilitated 400 of the 1,300 deceased organ transplants performed in the country over the last 14 years. To overcome organ shortage, developed countries are re-looking at the ethics of unrelated programs and there seems to be a move towards making this an acceptable legal alternative. The supply of deceased donors in these countries has peaked and there has been no further increase over the last few years. India is currently having a deceased donation rate of 0.05 to 0.08 per million population. We need to find a solution on how we can utilize the potentially large pool of trauma-related brain deaths for organ donation. This year in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Government has passed seven special orders. These orders are expected to streamline the activity of deceased donors and help increase their numbers. Recently, on July 30, 2008, the Government brought in a few new amendments as a Gazette with the purpose of putting a stop to organ commerce. The ethics of commerce in organ donation and transplant tourism has been widely criticized by international bodies. The legal and ethical principles that we follow universally with organ donation and transplantation are also important for the future as these may be used to resolve our conflicts related to emerging sciences such as cloning, tissue engineering, and stem cells. PMID:19881131

  8. The Impact of Federal Commodity Donations on the School Lunch Program. Department of Agriculture. Report to the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.

    The Department of Agriculture's program for purchasing and distributing commodities for the school lunch program was reviewed in 15 school districts, one very large, one medium sized, and one small school district in each of five states--California, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The objectives of the review were to (1) assess the…

  9. Description of CASCOMP Comprehensive Airship Sizing and Performance Computer Program, Volume 2

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    Davis, J.

    1975-01-01

    The computer program CASCOMP, which may be used in comparative design studies of lighter than air vehicles by rapidly providing airship size and mission performance data, was prepared and documented. The program can be used to define design requirements such as weight breakdown, required propulsive power, and physical dimensions of airships which are designed to meet specified mission requirements. The program is also useful in sensitivity studies involving both design trade-offs and performance trade-offs. The input to the program primarily consists of a series of single point values such as hull overall fineness ratio, number of engines, airship hull and empennage drag coefficients, description of the mission profile, and weights of fixed equipment, fixed useful load and payload. In order to minimize computation time, the program makes ample use of optional computation paths.

  10. Hahn Horticulture Garden Auction Descriptions Live Auction

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    Virginia Tech

    Hahn Horticulture Garden Auction Descriptions Live Auction: · Key West Vacation Donated by Anne://www.preferredpropertieskeywest.com/key-west-vacation-rentals/pagitt- house-2 · Garden Trip to 3 Philadelphia Area Public Gardens Donated by Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer, Mt garden in the Philadelphia area with a 20% discount on rooms at a great bed and breakfast, The Inn

  11. Development of a weight/sizing design synthesis computer program. Volume 2: Program Description

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    Garrison, J. M.

    1973-01-01

    The program for the computerized analysis of weight estimation relationships for those elements of the space shuttle vehicle which contribute a significant portion of the inert weight is discussed. A listing of each module and subroutine of the program is presented. Included are a generalized flow chart describing the subroutine linkage of the complete program and detailed flow charts for each subprogram.

  12. Live kidney donation from a person with haemophilia.

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    McCauley, Christopher; Masengu, Agnes; Courtney, Aisling E; Benson, Gary

    2015-01-01

    There are many documented cases of a person with haemophilia successfully receiving a solid organ transplant, including liver and kidney. However, there is no literature reporting live organ donation by a person with haemophilia. Presumably, this is because the associated risks of excessive bleeding, inhibitor development after a period of intensive treatment with factor replacement and the possibility of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmission in those previously treated with blood products, are considered excessive. This case describes a 24-year-old man who was diagnosed with mild haemophilia A during his pretransplant work up as a potential live kidney donor to his sister. He then went on to successfully donate his kidney, without complications. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description of a person with haemophilia being a living organ donor. PMID:26628308

  13. Rural Bridging Program for Southeast Regional College. Program Description and Final Report.

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    Ast, Harley J.

    Southeast Regional College's Rural Bridging Program was developed to provided unemployed men and women with a variety of learning experiences designed to prepare them for employment or further education. Specifically, the 24-week program assisted participants in identifying personal attributes and needs related to career development; exploring new…

  14. Oakton Community College: Early Childhood Career Opportunities (ECCO) Program. Program Description Based on Grant Abstract.

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    Kerwin, Sheila

    The Early Childhood Career Opportunities (ECCO) Program is a 21-week program of intensive training that provides limited-English-proficient Hispanic, Indian, and Pakistani adult students with the required skills for entry-level positions in the child care field. Courses in early childhood focus on child growth and development, introduction to…

  15. Exploring Donation Decisions: Beliefs and Preferences for Organ Donation in Australia

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    Hyde, Melissa K.; White, Katherine M.

    2010-01-01

    The authors explored common beliefs and preferences for posthumous and living organ donation in Australia where organ donation rates are low and little research exists. Content analysis of discussions revealed the advantage of prolonging/saving life whereas disadvantages differed according to donation context. A range of people/groups perceived to…

  16. Radar Ocean Wave Spectrometer (ROWS) preprocessing program (PREROWS2.EXE). User's manual and program description

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    Vaughn, Charles R.

    1993-01-01

    This Technical Memorandum is a user's manual with additional program documentation for the computer program PREROWS2.EXE. PREROWS2 works with data collected by an ocean wave spectrometer that uses radar (ROWS) as an active remote sensor. The original ROWS data acquisition subsystem was replaced with a PC in 1990. PREROWS2.EXE is a compiled QuickBasic 4.5 program that unpacks the recorded data, displays various variables, and provides for copying blocks of data from the original 8mm tape to a PC file.

  17. 46 CFR 71.50-15 - Description of the Alternative Hull Examination (AHE) Program for certain passenger vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Description of the Alternative Hull Examination (AHE) Program for certain passenger vessels. 71.50-15 Section 71.50-15 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PASSENGER VESSELS INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION Drydocking § 71.50-15 Description of the Alternative Hull Examination...

  18. Description of the Weatherization Assistance Program in larger multifamily buildings for Program Year 1989

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    MacDonald, J.M.

    1993-04-01

    The efforts of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) in larger multifamily buildings were examined for Program Year 1989. The results show that about 20,000 dwellings in these multifamily buildings were served under the Program that year. This is 9% of the total number of units served nationally, while costs were 7% of total national costs. High levels of activity in larger multifamily buildings were reported for some States, with New York accounting for half of all the residences treated. Owner investment is an important strategy in New York for improving their efforts. A wide range of measures was installed, but the materials costs for the measures are dominated by the cost of windows (80% of the total for that year). Where the whole building was treated, $561 was invested per unit, while for partial-building work the total invested was $417. The energy savings and cost effectiveness of the Program were not estimated, because energy use and cost data adequate for developing such estimates could not be obtained.

  19. Organ donation: a communitarian approach.

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    Etzioni, Amitai

    2003-03-01

    Recently, various suggestions have been made to respond to the increasingly great shortage of organs by paying for them. Because of the undesirable side effects of such approaches (commodification, injustice, and costs), a communitarian approach should be tried first. A communitarian approach to the problem of organ shortage entails changing the moral culture so that members of society will recognize that donating one's organs, once they are no longer of use to the donor, is the moral (right) thing to do. This approach requires much greater and deeper efforts than sharing information and making public service announcements. It entails a moral dialogue, in which the public is engaged, leading to a change in what people expect from one another. Among the devices that could help change the moral culture are a public statement, endorsed by community members and leaders, that expresses the community sense that donation "is what a good person does" and a community-specific web page that lists those who have made the commitment. A change in law so that a person's wishes in the matter are recognized as final and binding are also desired. This position paper deals only with cadaver organs and not living donors. PMID:12807104

  20. Performance Analysis and Design Synthesis (PADS) computer program. Volume 2: Program description, part 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    The Performance Analysis and Design Synthesis (PADS) computer program has a two-fold purpose. It can size launch vehicles in conjunction with calculus-of-variations optimal trajectories and can also be used as a general-purpose branched trajectory optimization program. In the former use, it has the Space Shuttle Synthesis Program as well as a simplified stage weight module for optimally sizing manned recoverable launch vehicles. For trajectory optimization alone or with sizing, PADS has two trajectory modules. The first trajectory module uses the method of steepest descent; the second employs the method of quasilinearization, which requires a starting solution from the first trajectory module. For Volume 1 see N73-13199.

  1. An adaptive maneuvering logic computer program for the simulation of one-to-one air-to-air combat. Volume 2: Program description

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    Burgin, G. H.; Owens, A. J.

    1975-01-01

    A detailed description is presented of the computer programs in order to provide an understanding of the mathematical and geometrical relationships as implemented in the programs. The individual sbbroutines and their underlying mathematical relationships are described, and the required input data and the output provided by the program are explained. The relationship of the adaptive maneuvering logic program with the program to drive the differential maneuvering simulator is discussed.

  2. The Books in Bill Clinton's Donation.

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    Zhang, Hongyang; Webb, T. D.

    2002-01-01

    Explains President Clinton's donation of books about the United States to the Peking University Library and compares it to a donation of Chinese books from the Peking University library to the library of Kapiolani Community College (Hawaii). Suggests appropriate directions for U.S.-China academic library cooperation and for international academic…

  3. Female College Students' Perceptions of Organ Donation

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    Boland, Kathleen; Baker, Kerrie

    2010-01-01

    The current process of organ donation in the U.S. relies on the premise of altruism or voluntary consent. Yet, human organs available for donation and transplant do not meet current demands. The literature has suggested that college students, who represent a large group of potential healthy organ donors, often are not part of donor pools. Before…

  4. National Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative

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    ... this animated video to see what happens during organ donation and transplantation, how someone becomes a donor, and ... html()); }); $("#mosaic #leftImages").html(randomizer(images, 42 )); Why Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation? Number of people waiting for an organ people ...

  5. Program Description Through OSU's Degree Partnership Program, you can be jointly admitted and

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    a community college to OSU · A wide variety of student life resources at OSU: · Student internship programs Consideration Admission Requirements First-Year Students Transfer Students Grade-Point Average Minimum high Foreign Language (two years) two years of the same high school-level foreign language, or earning a grade

  6. WINDOW 4. 0: Program description. A PC program for analyzing the thermal performance of fenestration products

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    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    WINDOW 4.0 is a publicly available IBM PC compatible computer program developed by the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for calculating total window thermal performance indices (e.g. U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, shading coefficients, and visible transmittances). WINDOW 4.0 provides a versatile heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The program can be used to design and develop new products, to rate and compare performance characteristics of all types of window products, to assist educators in teaching heat transfer through windows, and to help public officials in developing building energy codes. WINDOW 4.0 is a major revision to WINDOW 3.1 and we strongly urge all users to read this manual before using the program. Users who need professional assistance with the WINDOW 4.0 program or other window performance simulation issues are encouraged to contact one or more of the NFRC-accredited Simulation Laboratories. A list of these accredited simulation professionals is available from the NFRC.

  7. The Oral Communication Program: Program Description and Model Proposal for a Communication across the Curriculum Emphasis.

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    Cronin, Michael; Glenn, Phillip

    This paper describes the Oral Communication Program (OCP) developed at Radford University (Virginia) and discusses key components for a proposal to acquire funding from public or private granting agencies. Analogous to the writing-across-the-curriculum movement, the OCP encourages faculty in all academic areas to incorporate oral communication…

  8. ‘Only systems thinking can improve family planning program in Pakistan’: A descriptive qualitative study

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    Zafar, Saira; Shaikh, Babar Tasneem

    2014-01-01

    Background: Family Planning (FP) program in Pakistan has been struggling to achieve the desired indicators. Despite a well-timed initiation of the program in late 50s, fertility decline has been sparingly slow. As a result, rapid population growth is impeding economic development in the country. A high population growth rate, the current fertility rate, a stagnant contraceptive prevalence rate and high unmet need remain challenging targets for population policies and FP programs. To accelerate the pace of FP programs and targets concerned, it is imperative to develop and adopt a holistic approach and strategy for plugging the gaps in various components of the health system: service delivery, information systems, drugs-supplies, technology and logistics, Human Resources (HRs), financing, and governance. Hence, World Health Organization (WHO) health systems building blocks present a practical framework for overall health system strengthening. Methods: This descriptive qualitative study, through 23 in-depth interviews, explored the factors related to the health system, and those responsible for a disappointing FP program in Pakistan. Provincial representatives from Population Welfare and Health departments, donor agencies and non-governmental organizations involved with FP programs were included in the study to document the perspective of all stakeholders. Content analysis was done manually to generate nodes, sub-nodes and themes. Results: Performance of FP programs is not satisfactory as shown by the indicators, and these programs have not been able to deliver the desired outcomes. Interviewees agreed that inadequate prioritization given to the FP program by successive governments has led to this situation. There are issues with all health system areas, including governance, strategies, funding, financial management, service delivery systems, HRs, technology and logistic systems, and Management Information System (MIS); these have encumbered the pace of success of the program. All stakeholders need to join hands to complement efforts and to capitalize on each other’s strengths, plugging the gaps in all the components of FP programming. Conclusion: All WHO health system building blocks are interrelated and need to be strengthened, if the demographic targets are to be achieved. With this approach, the health system shall be capable of delivering fair and responsive FP services. PMID:25489597

  9. Stress influences environmental donation behavior in men.

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    Sollberger, Silja; Bernauer, Thomas; Ehlert, Ulrike

    2016-01-01

    Stress has been found to have both positive and negative effects on prosocial behavior, suggesting the involvement of moderating factors such as context and underlying motives. In the present study, we investigated the conditions under which acute stress leads to an increase vs. decrease in environmental donation behavior as an indicator of prosocial behavior. In particular, we examined whether the effects of stress depended on preexisting pro-environmental orientation and stage of the donation decision (whether or not to donate vs. the amount to be donated). Male participants with either high (N=40) or low (N=39) pro-environmental orientation were randomly assigned to a social stress test or a control condition. Salivary cortisol was assessed repeatedly before and after stress induction. At the end of the experiment, all subjects were presented with an opportunity to donate a portion of their monetary compensation to a climate protection foundation. We found that stress significantly increased donation frequency, but only in subjects with low pro-environmental orientation. Congruously, their decision to donate was positively associated with cortisol response to the stress test and the emotion regulation strategy mood repair, as well as accompanied by an increase in subjective calmness. In contrast, among the participants who decided to donate, stress significantly reduced the donated amount of money, regardless of pro-environmental orientation. In conclusion, our findings suggest that acute stress might generally activate more self-serving motivations, such as making oneself feel better and securing one's own material interests. Importantly, however, a strong pro-environmental orientation partially prevented these effects. PMID:26546784

  10. Performance Analysis and Design Synthesis (PADS) computer program. Volume 2: Program description, part 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1972-01-01

    The QL module of the Performance Analysis and Design Synthesis (PADS) computer program is described. Execution of this module is initiated when and if subroutine PADSI calls subroutine GROPE. Subroutine GROPE controls the high level logical flow of the QL module. The purpose of the module is to determine a trajectory that satisfies the necessary variational conditions for optimal performance. The module achieves this by solving a nonlinear multi-point boundary value problem. The numerical method employed is described. It is an iterative technique that converges quadratically when it does converge. The three basic steps of the module are: (1) initialization, (2) iteration, and (3) culmination. For Volume 1 see N73-13199.

  11. Student Success Donation/Gift Solicitation Policy Several Student Success departments have a long history of receiving ongoing, outside

    E-print Network

    on occasion solicit donations and/or gifts for program enhancement from both internal university entities by Endowment Funds Section 5.14 Non-Resident Alien Payments Gifts to State Employees The practice of offering

  12. Ocean Margins Program: Closure on the global carbon cycle. Program description

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    Riches, M.R.

    1994-08-01

    The Department of Energy`s Ocean Margins Program (OMP) is designed to quantitatively assess the importance of coastal ocean systems in the global carbon cycle. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, human energy-related activities have dramatically altered the global carbon cycle, and consequently, this cycle is not presently in a steady-state. To reduce major uncertainties in predicting future global environmental quality, it is imperative to understand the sources and sinks of atmospheric CO{sub 2}, the role of anthropogenic activities in disrupting the natural carbon cycle, and the effects of, and feedbacks between, these activities and the natural carbon cycle. Due to continuously increased loading of nutrients to the margins, which, globally, is related to the rate of human population growth and high population densities in coastal states, biological carbon fixation has been stimulated. Depending on the fate of the fixed carbon, this stimulation has the potential to mitigate the anthropogenically derived Co{sub 2}. Determining the factors that control the magnitude of carbon exchanges between the ocean margins and the atmosphere, and the subsequent fate of this carbon, is crucial to predicting the strength and capacity of the oceans to absorb excess anthropogenic atmospheric CO{sub 2}. The goals of the OMP are to: quantify the ecological and biogeochemical processes and mechanisms that define the cycling, flux, and storage of carbon and other biogenic elements at the land/ocean interface; identify how ocean-margin sources and sinks of carbon change in response to human activities; and determine whether continental shelves are quantitatively significant in removing atmospheric carbon dioxide and isolating it via burial in sediments or export to the interior of the open ocean.

  13. Fixed-bed gasification research using US coals. Volume 1. Program and facility description

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    Thimsen, D.; Maurer, R.E.; Poole, A.R.; Pui, D.; Liu, B.; Kittleson, D.

    1984-10-01

    The United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines, Twin Cities Research Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota is the site of a 6.5 foot diameter Wellman-Galusha gasifier, installed in 1977-1978. This gasifier, combustor/incinerator, and flue gas scrubber system in the past had been operated jointly by Bureau of Mines personnel, personnel from member companies of the Mining and Industrial Fuel Gas Group, and United States Department of Energy personnel-consultants. Numerous tests using a variety of coals have to date been performed. In May of 1982, Black, Sivalls and Bryson, Incorporated (BS and B) was awarded the contract to plan, execute, and report gasification test performance data from this small industrial fixed-bed gasification test facility. BS and B is responsible for program administration, test planning, test execution, and all documentation of program activities and test reports. The University of Minnesota, Particle Technology Laboratory (UMPTL) is subcontractor to BS and B to monitor process parameters, and provide analysis for material inputs and outputs. This report is the initial volume in a series of reports describing the fixed-bed gasification of US coals at the Bureau of Mines, Twin Cities Research Center. A history of the program is given in Section 1 and a thorough description of the facility in Section 2. The operation of the facility is described in Section 3. Monitoring systems and procedures are described in Sections 4 and 5. Data reduction tools are outlined in Section 6. There is no executive summary or conclusions as this volume serves only to describe the research program. Subsequent volumes will detail each gasification test and other pertinent results of the gasification program. 32 references, 23 figures, 15 tables.

  14. Assessing families' and patients' attitudes toward brain donation for research purposes in a Brazilian population sample.

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    Fonseca, M K; Rodrigues-Neto, E; Costa, A S R; Rockembach, M A B C; Padilha, R S; Fernandez, L L; Oliveira, F H; Garcia, L P; Hilbig, A

    2015-06-01

    The neuropathological examination of postmortem human brain tissue is an essential resource for the definitive diagnosis and research on neurodegenerative diseases. Due to the growing need of donated brains to supply the Brain Banks, the understanding of the factors associated with the consent for the donation in our context is an important aspect of the process of brain donation. The verbal answers and the donation consent rate were evaluated in three groups: 30 relatives of patients who underwent verification of the cause of death, 14 patients assisted at a neurology ambulatory outpatient clinic, and 18 patients' relatives. The donation consent rates were of 46.6, 92.8 and 88.8 %, respectively. The main reasons for refusal were the disagreement with the autopsy, philosophical and religious issues, objections from other family members, and the consideration of the wishes of the deceased. The consent was specially motivated by the interest in the advances of scientific knowledge, altruistic reasons and the personal experiences with the disease. Factors as the emotional fragility at the moment of death, the beliefs, family matters, and the lack of knowledge are key elements in the donation process. Future goals include the establishment of a brain donor program with the support of academic institutions, hospitals, scientists, community, patient's associations and autopsy assistants. Approaching patients and relatives in specialized ambulatories clinic during assistance is probably the most efficient mean of obtaining brains for research. PMID:25098349

  15. Unspecified kidney donation--a review of principles, practice and potential.

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    Sharif, Adnan

    2013-06-27

    Unspecified kidney donation is an emerging resource to bridge the gap between supply and demand of kidneys for transplantation. However, uncertainty remains among both the transplantation community and lay public with regard to the intention, motivation, and legitimacy of such donors. Even within programs that use unspecified kidney donors, there is a lack of consensus regarding how to optimize the potential of the gifted kidney (and indirectly potentiate the altruistic benefit for the donor). Despite emerging guidance on how to work up unspecified donors, centers have adopted individualized unspecified donor pathways with regards to assessment, evaluation, and use. There are a variety of models for unspecified kidney donation, ranging from donation directly to deceased-donor waiting lists to benefit one recipient or chain transplantations occurring simultaneously (domino-paired donation) or nonsimultaneously (extended altruistic donor chains) to benefit many. After a brief exploration on the basis of altruism, this review will discuss the assessment, evaluation, and reported outcomes associated with unspecified kidney donation. It will also critique current utilization models and highlight some unresolved controversies. The aim is to highlight the principles, practice, and potential of unspecified kidney donation to bridge the current disparate international practice. PMID:23778567

  16. HZETRN: Description of a free-space ion and nucleon transport and shielding computer program

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    Wilson, John W.; Badavi, Francis F.; Cucinotta, Francis A.; Shinn, Judy L.; Badhwar, Gautam D.; Silberberg, R.; Tsao, C. H.; Townsend, Lawrence W.; Tripathi, Ram K.

    1995-01-01

    The high-charge-and energy (HZE) transport computer program HZETRN is developed to address the problems of free-space radiation transport and shielding. The HZETRN program is intended specifically for the design engineer who is interested in obtaining fast and accurate dosimetric information for the design and construction of space modules and devices. The program is based on a one-dimensional space-marching formulation of the Boltzmann transport equation with a straight-ahead approximation. The effect of the long-range Coulomb force and electron interaction is treated as a continuous slowing-down process. Atomic (electronic) stopping power coefficients with energies above a few A MeV are calculated by using Bethe's theory including Bragg's rule, Ziegler's shell corrections, and effective charge. Nuclear absorption cross sections are obtained from fits to quantum calculations and total cross sections are obtained with a Ramsauer formalism. Nuclear fragmentation cross sections are calculated with a semiempirical abrasion-ablation fragmentation model. The relation of the final computer code to the Boltzmann equation is discussed in the context of simplifying assumptions. A detailed description of the flow of the computer code, input requirements, sample output, and compatibility requirements for non-VAX platforms are provided.

  17. Governed financial incentives as an alternative to altruistic organ donation.

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    Ghods, Ahad J

    2004-12-01

    In 1984, an offensive proposal for kidney sales by a US physician led the National Organ Transplant Act to become a law in the United States. Similar legislation passed in many other countries. An ethical consensus developed around the world that there should be no monetary compensation for transplantable organs, either from living or deceased persons. Unfortunately, the altruistic supply of organs has been much less than adequate, and thousands of patients die each year waiting for organ transplantation. As the altruistic system of organ donation has met with failure, some from the transplant community believe that altruism alone is not enough to satisfy the needs of the thousands of patients on organ transplant waiting lists, and providing some financial incentives or social benefits to organ sources is necessary to increase the number of cadaveric or living organ donations. In this article, the many controversies surrounding altruistic and compensated organ donation systems are discussed. The Iran model for renal transplantation, a compensated and well-regulated living-unrelated donor renal transplantation program that has successfully eliminated a renal transplant waiting list in Iran, is briefly reviewed. PMID:15859932

  18. [Organs, tissues, and cells donation in Mexico].

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    Moreno-Treviño, María Guadalupe; Rivera-Silva, Gerardo

    2015-01-01

    Transplants are one of the most important advances of modern medicine; in the last 50 years in our country there have been more than fifty thousand transplants, which makes it clear that this is one of the most sought-after medical practices not only in Mexico but worldwide. In life, it is possible for a person to donate a kidney, a lung or a liver segment. When brain death occurs it is possible for a person to donate kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, blood, hematopoietic cells, bone marrow, bones, corneas, heart valves, tendons, and arteries. However, the culture of organ donation is not widespread among Mexicans, hence in our country there is not even 50 % of the number of donations recommended by WHO, which impacts the number of patients who are waiting for an organ or tissue, which causes many of them die before receiving them. PMID:26506496

  19. [Cultural diversity in gamete and embryos donation].

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    Epelboin, S

    2014-09-01

    Through gamete and embryo donation have successively emerged new ways of designing individuals who, in turn, have generated mutations in the concept of parenthood. A debate is open to the society, which often raises ideological cleavages. Indeed, donation practices mobilize the conflicting interests of donor of gametes, the recipient couple, child, whose origins are complex, although his filiation is legally clear. Its place in the family genealogy can be examined in relation to other societies, which admit plural concepts called "classificatory" kinship. They set up role partition between parents and educators. Setting anthropological perspective provides a broadening of the reflection to answer questions from the donation practices, including genealogical questions of revelation to the child of his conception, his incorporation in family and social group and the importance of compensation of donation. PMID:25153433

  20. 78 FR 76728 - Charitable Donation Accounts

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    2013-12-19

    ...donation account, a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle, as an activity...primarily an investment vehicle benefitting the...existing non-CDA hybrid accounts that...account (CDA) is a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle, satisfying...

  1. 78 FR 57539 - Charitable Donation Accounts

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    2013-09-19

    ...donation account (CDA), a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle described below, as an...account (``CDA'') is a hybrid charitable and investment vehicle, satisfying the conditions...establish a CDA using a trust vehicle, the trustee must...

  2. 7 CFR 210.4 - Cash and donated food assistance to States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Cash and donated food assistance to States. 210.4 Section 210.4 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM Reimbursement Process for States and School Food Authorities...

  3. 78 FR 57539 - Charitable Donation Accounts

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    ... contributions and donations is among an FCU's incidental powers.\\2\\ \\1\\ 12 U.S.C. 1757(17). \\2\\ 44 FR 56691 (Oct. 2, 1979); 64 FR 19441 (Apr. 21, 1999); 12 CFR 721.3. Between 1999 and 2012, FCU donations were... create charitable foundations. \\3\\ 12 CFR 701.25(a) (2011). \\4\\ Id. 12 CFR 701.25(b). \\5\\ 77 FR...

  4. Issues of gender in gamete donation.

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    Haimes, E

    1993-01-01

    Gamete donation refers to the practice whereby either semen or eggs are donated by a third party to enable infertile individuals or couples to become parents. This paper examines the way in which gender is deployed as a resource for organizing the meanings attached to that practice. The gender aspects of gamete donation are not always immediately apparent since semen and egg donation are often described as being essentially the same. However, a closer examination indicates that behind the claim of equivalence lies a set of unstated assumptions about their difference. These assumptions are tied to ideas about the ways in which men and women are thought to behave more generally in relation to reproduction and the family. This paper draws on two sources of empirical data to reveal how these assumptions are used: first, data from a detailed analysis of the Warnock Report (established by the British Government in 1982 to inquire into and make recommendations on techniques of human fertilization and embryology), which includes a cross-national and historical comparison with other government reports; second, data from a series of in-depth interviews with members of the Warnock Committee. The analysis of the reports suggests that historically semen donation was associated with 'deviant' sexuality (masturbation, adultery, illegitimacy) though paradoxically the extant nature of semen donation was then used to justify the acceptance of egg donation in later reports. This is despite the fact that in these later reports there are clear, albeit implicit, distinctions drawn between the two procedures in terms of donor motivation, the risks of being a donor, and the consequences of donation.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8424188

  5. Free blood donation mobile applications.

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    Ouhbi, Sofia; Fernández-Alemán, José Luis; Toval, Ambrosio; Idri, Ali; Pozo, José Rivera

    2015-05-01

    Blood donation (BD) is a noble act and mobile applications (apps) can help increase awareness about it. This paper analyzes and assesses the characteristics of free apps for BD as regards features and functionality. A search in Google Play, Apple Apps store, Blackberry App World and Windows Mobile App store was carried out to select 169 free BD apps from the 188 apps identified. The results presented in this paper show that the majority of the apps selected have been developed for the Android operating system. Moreover, most of the apps selected are available to help users search for donors. Few of the apps could not be installed and/or accessed. Of those that could be installed: half of them do not require any kind of authentication; a few of them are available in more than one language; half of them have a geographical restriction; around 60 % of them do not notify the user of BD events and requests; one, which is available for Android and iOS, can connect with a laboratory; around 45 % of them allow users to share information via social networks, and the majority of them do not provide BD recommendations. These results are used as a basis to provide app developers with certain recommendations. There is a need for better BD apps with more features in order to increase the number of volunteer donors. PMID:25732077

  6. U.S.-MEXICO BORDER PROGRAM ARIZONA BORDER STUDY--DESCRIPTIVE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA

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    The Descriptive Questionnaire data set provides demographic information about each of the households and indicates the primary respondent within each residence. The information is from 249 Descriptive Questionnaires for 249 households. The database contains only a portion of th...

  7. Mandatory counseling for gamete donation recipients: ethical dilemmas.

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    Benward, Jean

    2015-09-01

    Mental health professionals have engaged in mandatory pretreatment counseling and assessment of patients seeking treatment at IVF programs in the United States since the 1980s. At present, most recipient patients undergoing IVF with egg or embryo donation in the United States are required to meet with a mental health professional for one pretreatment session. Mandatory counseling of gamete recipients is fraught with ethical questions for the mental health professional. Attention to issues of autonomy, confidentiality, role clarity, along with self-evaluation and openness with the patient can help lessen the impact of these ethical challenges. PMID:26235569

  8. Organ donation knowledge, willingness, and beliefs of motor vehicle clerks.

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    Rodrigue, James R; Fleishman, Aaron; Fitzpatrick, Sean; Boger, Matthew

    2014-11-27

    Motor vehicle (MV) clerks are at the epicenter of organ donor registration. We show that MV clerks (n = 225) in two northeastern states have knowledge gaps and negative beliefs about organ donation. A majority believe it may be possible to buy organs on the black market (81%) and that recovery from brain death is possible (65%), whereas nearly half believe that doctors might not work as hard to save the life of a registered donor (46%). Organ procurement organizations should conduct formal educational programming with MV staff, considering their prominent role in the donor registration process. PMID:25222015

  9. Urban Profiles in Prevention: A Descriptive Summary of Prevention Programs in Urban School Districts in the Western Region.

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    Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities.

    This document describes 18 drug use prevention progams in metropolitan urban school districts in the following seven western states: (1) California; (2) Hawaii; (3) Idaho; (4) Montana; (5) Nevada; (6) Oregon; and (7) Washington. Each description outlines the level of commitment of each urban district, abilities within each program to collaborate…

  10. SRB-3D Solid Rocket Booster performance prediction program. Volume 1: Engineering description/users information manual

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    Winkler, J. C.

    1976-01-01

    The modified Solid Rocket Booster Performance Evaluation Model (SRB-3D) was developed as an extension to the internal ballistics module of the SRB-2 performance program. This manual contains the engineering description of SRB-3D which describes the approach used to develop the 3D concept and an explanation of the modifications which were necessary to implement these concepts.

  11. HIGHWAY 3. 1: An enhanced HIGHWAY routing model: Program description, methodology, and revised user's manual

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    Johnson, P.E.; Joy, D.S. ); Clarke, D.B.; Jacobi, J.M. . Transportation Center)

    1993-03-01

    The HIGHWAY program provides a flexible tool for predicting highway routes for transporting radioactive materials in the United States. The HIGHWAY data base is essentially a computerized road atlas that currently describes over 240,000 miles of highways. Complete descriptions of all Interstate System and most US highways (except those that parallel a nearby Interstate highway) are included in the data base. Many of the principal state highways and a number of local and county highways are also identified. The data base also includes locations of nuclear facilities and major airports. Several different types of routes may be calculated, depending on a set of user-supplied constraints. Routes are calculated by minimizing the total impedance between the origin and the destination. Basically, the impedance is defined as a function of distance and driving time along a particular highway segment. Several routing constraints can be imposed during the calculations. One of the special features of the HIGHWAY model is its ability to calculate routes that maximize use of Interstate System highways. This feature allows the user to predict routes for shipments of radioactive materials that conform to the US Department of Transportation routing regulations. Other features of the model include the ability to predict routes that bypass a specific state, city, town, or highway segment. Two special features have been incorporated in HIGHWAY, version 3.1. The first is the ability to automatically calculate alternative routes. Frequently, there are a number of routes between the source and destination that vary slightly in distance and estimated driving time. The HIGHWAY program offers a selection of different but nearly equal routes. The second special feature is the capability to calculate route-specific population density statistics. The population density distribution is calculated for each highway segment in the route and is reported on a state-by-state basis.

  12. [Blood donation: mechanic solidarity versus organic solidarity].

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    Pereima, Rosane Suely May Rodrigues; Reibnitz, Kenya Schmidt; Martini, Jussara Gue; Nitschke, Rosane Gonçalves

    2010-01-01

    The article offers a reflection of blood donation in an hemocenter of Santa Catarina, with a mechanic and organic solidarity approach. It discuss the way of life in contemporary globalization and the cult of speed in a context pervaded by uncertainties and adversities. People live in a fast world, making social interaction difficult, contributing to the weakening of values and attitudes that could improve the quality of life. Considering the difficulties of everyday contemporary society, concerning Brazilian hemotherapy history on blood donation, there is a perception that attitudes and values, such as solidarity, have been modifying in subtle ways with a background of current events. It searches for understanding of blood donation as mechanic and organic solidarity. PMID:20521008

  13. Payment for egg donation and surrogacy.

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    Steinbock, Bonnie

    2004-09-01

    This article examines the ethics of egg donation. It begins by looking at objections to noncommercial gamete donation, and then takes up criticism of commercial egg donation. After discussing arguments based on concern for offspring, inequality, commodification, exploitation of donors, and threats to the family, I conclude that some payment to donors is ethically acceptable. Donors should not be paid for their eggs, but rather they should be compensated for the burdens of egg retrieval. Making the distinction between compensation for burdens and payment for a product has the advantages of limiting payment, not distinguishing between donors on the basis of their traits, and ensuring that donors are paid regardless of the number or quality of eggs retrieved. PMID:15365592

  14. Unified description of structure and reactions: implementing the Nuclear Field Theory program

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    Ricardo A. Broglia; Pier Francesco Bortignon; Francisco Barranco; Enrico Vigezzi; Andrea Idini; Gregory Potel

    2015-11-12

    The modern theory of the atomic nucleus results from the merging of the liquid drop (Niels Bohr and Fritz Kalckar) and of the shell model (Marie Goeppert Meyer and Axel Jensen), which contributed the concepts of collective excitations and of independent-particle motion respectively. The unification of these apparently contradictory views in terms of the particle-vibration (rotation) coupling (Aage Bohr and Ben Mottelson) has allowed for an ever increasingly complete, accurate and detailed description of the nuclear structure, Nuclear Field Theory (NFT, developed by the Copenhagen-Buenos Aires collaboration) providing a powerful quantal embodiment. In keeping with the fact that reactions are not only at the basis of quantum mechanics (statistical interpretation, Max Born) , but also the specific tools to probe the atomic nucleus, NFT is being extended to deal with processes which involve the continuum in an intrinsic fashion, so as to be able to treat them on an equal footing with those associated with discrete states (nuclear structure). As a result, spectroscopic studies of transfer to continuum states could eventually use at profit the NFT rules, extended to take care of recoil effects. In the present contribution we review the implementation of the NFT program of structure and reactions, setting special emphasis on open problems and outstanding predictions.

  15. Impact of a Bereavement and Donation Service incorporating mandatory 'required referral' on organ donation rates: a model for the implementation of the Organ Donation Taskforce's recommendations.

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    Murphy, F; Cochran, D; Thornton, S

    2009-08-01

    In 2008 the Organ Donation Taskforce published its recommendations for increasing organ donation in the UK by 50% over 5 years. Bolton NHS Trust has addressed the problem of low rates of organ donation by amalgamating Bereavement and Donation Services and introducing a trigger to refer automatically all potential organ donors to the regional transplant donor co-ordinators. We audited the ability of the new service to deliver the aims and recommendations of the Organ Donation Taskforce. Following the changes in service provision the number of tissue donors rose from six in 2002 to 246 in 2007. In the same period solid organ donation rates remained unchanged. The introduction of an automatic trigger for referral of potential donors in 2007 resulted in 31 referrals and 11 successful multi-organ donors. The current service exceeds the aims of the Taskforce and offers the potential to meet UK organ donation targets without resorting to an 'opt out' system of presumed consent. PMID:19604184

  16. The Missouri A+ Schools Program: A Descriptive Study of the Implementation and Alignment of Career Pathways and the A+ Schools Program.

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    Martin, Barbara N.; Neal, Vicki

    A descriptive study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of career pathways and the extent of their alignment within the high school curriculum and the Missouri A+ Schools Program, which builds on other reform efforts such as tech prep and school-to-work to provide all students with a quality education focused on careers and an academic…

  17. 75 FR 17843 - National Donate Life Month, 2010

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    2010-04-07

    ...most difficult of circumstances through organ, tissue, stem cell, and blood donation. During National Donate Life Month...forces to boost the number of organ, tissue, blood, and stem cell donors throughout our Nation. [[Page 17844

  18. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

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    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false State processing of donated foods. 250.30 Section 250.30 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  19. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

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    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false State processing of donated foods. 250.30 Section 250.30 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  20. 77 FR 50447 - Federal Management Regulation; Donation of Surplus Personal Property

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    ...Title to a Vehicle, Standard Form 97 (SF 97); and (3) make minor clarifying edits...donation program customers regarding the use of SF 97, The United States Government Certificate...This proposed amendment clarifies that the SF 97 itself is not a motor vehicle...

  1. 78 FR 3023 - Draft Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation

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    2013-01-15

    ...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to establish a policy that covers Service procedures for accepting, using, and recognizing donations. This draft donations policy is an extension of the Department of the Interior's guidance on donations, found in the Departmental Manual (DM) at 374 DM 6. It focuses on the ethical considerations of all types of donations, as opposed to our......

  2. West Nile Virus Positive Blood Donation and Subsequent Entomological Investigation, Austria, 2014

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    Kolodziejek, Jolanta; Seidel, Bernhard; Jungbauer, Christof; Dimmel, Katharina; Kolodziejek, Michael; Rudolf, Ivo; Hubálek, Zdenek; Allerberger, Franz; Nowotny, Norbert

    2015-01-01

    The detection of West Nile virus (WNV) nucleic acid in a blood donation from Vienna, Austria, as well as in Culex pipiens pupae and egg rafts, sampled close to the donor’s residence, is reported. Complete genomic sequences of the human- and mosquito-derived viruses were established, genetically compared and phylogenetically analyzed. The viruses were not identical, but closely related to each other and to recent Czech and Italian isolates, indicating co-circulation of related WNV strains within a confined geographic area. The detection of WNV in a blood donation originating from an area with low WNV prevalence in humans (only three serologically diagnosed cases between 2008 and 2014) is surprising and emphasizes the importance of WNV nucleic acid testing of blood donations even in such areas, along with active mosquito surveillance programs. PMID:25961567

  3. 39 CFR 777.51 - Acceptance of donations.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Acceptance of donations. 777.51 Section 777.51 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE SPECIAL REGULATIONS RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION POLICIES Donations § 777.51 Acceptance of donations. Nothing in these regulations shall prevent...

  4. 78 FR 3023 - Draft Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation

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    2013-01-15

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service RIN 1018-AY36 Draft Policy on Donations, Fundraising, and Solicitation AGENCY..., and provides general guidance on fundraising by non-Federal entities on the Service's behalf. It also..., fundraising, and solicitation. While donations can be a means to further our mission, not all donations...

  5. Solicited Donation Application Form To: The President, RIKEN

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    Gruen, Sonja

    (mailing address for donation receipt, etc.) Name / name of organization: Administrative contact and titleSolicited Donation Application Form Date: To: The President, RIKEN In support of RIKEN's activities, I / we would like to make the following donation to RIKEN . Applicant: Title: Company: Address (home

  6. NORRIS UNIVERSITY CENTER'S STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOOD DONATION AND

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    NORRIS UNIVERSITY CENTER'S STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOOD DONATION AND SPECIAL FOOD REQUEST POLICIES recognized student organizations to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages (donated and/or purchased by local businesses for donations.) 2. Student organizations requesting to bring purchased food items into the Center

  7. Tissue Donation as part of End of Life Care Guidance

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    Huang, Xun

    or Organ and Tissue Donation overcomes misunderstandings and facilitates the fulfilling of people's wishesTissue Donation as part of End of Life Care Guidance It is important that people are given consider Tissue Donation? One tissue donor can enhance the lives of 50 people through the transplantation

  8. Solicited Donation Application Form To: The President, RIKEN

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    Fukai, Tomoki

    for donation receipt, etc.) Name / name of organization: Administrative contact and title(if applicableSolicited Donation Application Form Date: To: The President, RIKEN In support of RIKEN's activities, I / we would like to make the following donation to RIKEN . Applicant: Title: Company: Address (home

  9. Blood Donation and Transfusion: A Primer for Health Educators.

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    Felts, W. Michael; Glascoff, Mary A.

    1991-01-01

    Presents a primer for health educators about blood donation and transfusion, examining the nature of human blood, the background of blood transfusion, blood donation criteria, risks related to homologous blood transfusion, directed blood donation, potential alternatives to homologous transfusion, and resources for education on the subject. (SM)

  10. Consent to organ donation: a review.

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    Siminoff, Laura A; Agyemang, Amma A; Traino, Heather M

    2013-03-01

    Successful transplant medicine hinges on consent to deceased organ donation. Yet rates of consent remain suboptimal. To increase the availability of transplantable organs, several policy strategies along with a rich body of evidence aimed at identifying best practices for obtaining consent have accumulated. This review describes past and current policies and practices, presents evidence illustrating the impact of these policies and practices on consent, and summarizes future directions and recommendations for the field. Key findings include evidence that although past policies such as required request have been unsuccessful, the recent policy, first-person authorization, shows promise. Additionally, practices such as decoupling and detailed discussions of brain death are unwarranted. On the other hand, the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaboration was successful. We also underscore the impact of alternative procedures such as donation after cardiac death. Last, effective communication that is delivered by trained, caring requesters at the appropriate time, in a supportive environment, and allows sufficient time for families to make an informed decision, optimizes the request process. Organ procurement organizations' adoption of such request practices, implementation of evidence-based policies regarding donation after cardiac death, and further investigations of the medical basis for dual brain death examinations are recommended. PMID:23448829

  11. Donating Your Tissue for Research (Video)

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    Tissue donation for cancer research can be meaningful to patients and medical researchers. Through personal stories, this video highlights perspectives from cancer survivor Sue Scott, her physician-researcher, Christian Hinrichs, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, and pathologist and cancer survivor, Hala Makhlouf, MD, PhD.

  12. A Descriptive Analysis of Pharmacy Continuing Education Programs Offered by ACPE-Approved Providers in 1989.

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    Shannon, Michael C.; Schnobrich, Kathleen

    1991-01-01

    Data from 249 providers of pharmacy continuing education and for 6,670 programs for 1989 are summarized and compared with data from 1980 and 1985. Results show more providers, a 2.5-fold increase in programs offered, slightly lower tuition per program, continued decrease in program length, and increased availability of correspondence programs.…

  13. Book and Journals Donation Policy Books: The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library accepts book donations that

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    Book and Journals Donation Policy Books: The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library accepts book donations that support the collection. If the Library is unable to accept your donation, due to space and staffing limitations, the alternative disposition list http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/departments/journal-and-book

  14. Does financial compensation for living kidney donation change willingness to donate?

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    Gordon, E J; Patel, C H; Sohn, M-W; Hippen, B; Sherman, L A

    2015-01-01

    The potential use of financial compensation to increase living kidney donation rates remains controversial in potentially introducing undue inducement of vulnerable populations to donate. This cross-sectional study assessed amounts of financial compensation that would generate motivation and an undue inducement to donate to family/friends or strangers. Individuals leaving six Departments of Motor Vehicles were surveyed. Of the 210 participants who provided verbal consent (94% participation rate), respondents' willingness to donate would not change (70%), or would increase (29%) with compensation. Median lowest amounts of financial compensation for which participants would begin to consider donating a kidney were $5000 for family/friends, and $10,000 for strangers; respondents reporting $0 for family/friends (52%) or strangers (26%) were excluded from analysis. Median lowest amounts of financial compensation for which participants could no longer decline (perceive an undue inducement) were $50,000 for family/friends, and $100,000 for strangers; respondents reporting $0 for family/friends (44%) or strangers (23%) were excluded from analysis. The two most preferred forms of compensation included: direct payment of money (61%) and paid leave (21%). The two most preferred uses of compensation included: paying off debt (38%) and paying nonmedical expenses associated with the transplant (29%). Findings suggest tolerance for, but little practical impact of, financial compensation. Certain compensation amounts could motivate the public to donate without being perceived as an undue inducement. PMID:25425398

  15. 78 FR 40421 - Inquiry Regarding Video Description in Video Programming Distributed on Television and on the...

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    2013-07-05

    ...quarter of video-described prime time or children's programming.\\7\\ In addition...calendar quarter during prime time or children's programming on each of the top...to access linear video programming via tablets, laptops, personal computers,...

  16. Donor motivations, associated risks and ethical considerations of oocyte donation.

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    Boutelle, Amy L

    2014-01-01

    Three decades after the first reported successful cases, oocyte donation continues to grow in popularity and regard as an established method to aid women in achieving their reproductive goals. As a result of the increased demand for donated oocytes, many young women in the U.S. volunteer to undergo complex medical procedures to donate their oocytes in return for financial compensation. To best care for these women before, during and after donation, it is important to explore donor characteristics and motivations, discuss the safety of the donation procedure and examine the ethical issues related to this process. PMID:24750650

  17. Facebook as a medium for promoting statement of intent for organ donation: 5-years of experience.

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    Brzezi?ski, Micha?; Klikowicz, Pawe?

    2015-01-01

    The number of potential registered organ donors does not cover the actual demand in most developed countries. Therefore, methods increasing awareness and interest in organ donation, including modern tools of social marketing, are being researched worldwide. The aim of this paper is to present our 5-year experiences with a Facebook networking campaign - the Dawca.pl Club. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and educate Polish society on tissue, cell, and organ transplants, to increase public acceptance for transplants as a treatment method, and to increase the number of voluntary donors signing consents for organ donation. The project is based on the idea of creating a community promoting transplantation, focused around the Dawca.pl Club. At present the club has over 48,000 registered members - people who declared willingness to donate their organs after death. We present a description of members of this social networking service, the possibilities of using it to promote transplants and organ donation, and the efficacy of selected schemes for creating and publishing content on Facebook. The example of Dawca.pl shows that 2-way relations, spread over time, are required for social media to effectively engage and exert influence in a chosen sphere of public health and medicine. Unfortunately, at this time it is difficult to assess how such campaigns, apart from raising social awareness and acceptance, will affect the number of transplantations of organs from living and deceased donors. PMID:25761524

  18. Calculation of inviscid surface streamlines and heat transfer on shuttle type configurations. Part 2: Description of computer program

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    Dejarnette, F. R.; Jones, M. H.

    1971-01-01

    A description of the computer program used for heating rate calculation for blunt bodies in hypersonic flow is given. The main program and each subprogram are described by defining the pertinent symbols involved and presenting a detailed flow diagram and complete computer program listing. Input and output parameters are discussed in detail. Listings are given for the computation of heating rates on (1) a blunted 15 deg half-angle cone at 20 deg incidence and Mach 10.6, (2) a blunted 70 deg slab delta wing at 10 deg incidence and Mach 8, and (3) the HL-10 lifting body at 20 deg incidence and Mach 10. In addition, the computer program output for two streamlines on the blunted 15 deg half-angle cone is listed. For Part 1, see N71-36186.

  19. Parental attitudes toward pediatric organ donation: a survey.

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    Walker, J A; McGrath, P J; MacDonald, N E; Wells, G; Petrusic, W; Nolan, B E

    1990-01-01

    We conducted a telephone survey of parents in the National Capital Region to assess their intention to donate their child's organs and to provide physicians with information that could help alleviate their concerns about approaching parents for consent. Of 339 parents who agreed to answer questions after being given details of their child's "death" 288 (85%) said that they would be willing to donate their child's organs. The degree of willingness was associated with the certainty of death, altruism and empathy toward children in need of an organ, previous discussion of organ donation with a family member and knowledge of an adolescent or adult child's attitude toward donation. Factors that inhibited the intention to donate included uncertainty of death, insufficient information from medical professionals and fear of multilation. The child's age was not significantly associated with intention to donate. Concordance between the results and actual donation rates in Canada and the United States supports the generalizability of the survey findings. PMID:2350757

  20. The diffusion of the distance Entomology Master's Degree Program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln: A descriptive case study

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    Hubbell, Jody M.

    This study explored three selected phases of Rogers' (1995) Diffusion of Innovations Theory to examine the diffusion process of the distance Entomology Master's Degree program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. A qualitative descriptive case study approach incorporated semi-structured interviews with individuals involved in one or more of the three stages: Development, Implementation, and Institutionalization. Documents and archival evidence were used to triangulate findings. This research analyzed descriptions of the program as it moved from the Development, to the Implementation, and finally, the Institutionalization stages of diffusion. Each respective stage was examined through open and axial coding. Process coding identified themes common to two or more diffusion stages, and explored the evolution of themes from one diffusion stage to the next. At a time of significant budget constraints, many departments were faced with the possibility of merger or dissolution. The Entomology Master's Degree Program evolved from being an entrepreneurial means to prevent departmental dissolution to eventually being viewed as a model for the development of similar programs across this university and other institutions of higher education. During this evolution, the program was reinvented to meet the broader needs of industry and a global student market. One finding not consistent with Rogers' model was that smaller, rather than larger, departmental size contributed to the success of the program. Within this small department, faculty members were able to share their experiences and knowledge with each other on a regular basis, which promoted greater acceptance of the distance program. How quality and rigor may be defined and measured was a key issue in each respective stage. In this specific case, quality and rigor was initially a comparison of on-campus and distance course content and then moved to program-based assessment and measures of student outcomes such as job placement rates.

  1. The trend of body donation for education based on Korean social and religious culture.

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    Park, Jong-Tae; Jang, Yoonsun; Park, Min Sun; Pae, Calvin; Park, Jinyi; Hu, Kyung-Seok; Park, Jin-Seo; Han, Seung-Ho; Koh, Ki-Seok; Kim, Hee-Jin

    2011-01-01

    Until a century ago, Korean medicine was based mainly on Oriental philosophies and ideas. From a religious perspective, Chinese Confucianism was prevalent in Korea at that time. Since Confucianists believe that it is against one's filial duty to harm his or her body, given to them by their parents, most Koreans did not donate their bodies or organs for education in the past. However, by the end of the 20th century, a unique fusion of Western and Oriental medicines were produced on the Korean Peninsula, revolutionizing traditional perspectives on the human body, mortality, and the relationship of medical science to society. Koreans began to think about others' lives as well as their own by realizing the importance of donating one's organs and bodies for scientific purposes. Since then, the number of people donating their bodies to Korean medical and dental schools for the purpose of improving academic learning has increased dramatically. In response, Korean medical schools have begun to hold various types of funeral ceremonies to honor body donors. We have compared such ceremonies performed in Korea with those performed in the United States of America and Taiwan. These ceremonies are viewed as a suitable way to pay proper respect to the dead and to promote knowledge about body donation programs in Korea. Overall, the transition of religions and social ethics in Korea has greatly facilitated body bequeathal programs, benefiting both medical education and the Korean public health administration. PMID:21265035

  2. Psychological aspects of organ donation: a critical review and synthesis of individual and next-of-kin donation decisions.

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    Radecki, C M; Jaccard, J

    1997-03-01

    This article presents a critical review of psychological perspectives on organ donation. The review considers individual decisions to donate organs posthumously and next-of-kin consent decisions. A theoretical analysis of intention to donate is presented for both types of donation decisions, and the literature is reviewed within the context of the proposed framework. Donation decisions are examined as a function of attitude toward donation and the religious, cultural, altruistic, normative, and knowledge-based beliefs that comprise the attitude. Consent decisions are primarily influenced by prior knowledge of the deceased individual's wishes. An alternative conceptual model is offered to explain the basis of consent decisions in the absence of this knowledge. Suggestions are offered to improve measurement strategy and to guide theoretically based organ donation research within selected disciplines of psychology. PMID:9269891

  3. System description of the Repository-Only System for the FY 1990 systems integration program studies. [CONTAINS GLOSSARY

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    McKee, R.W.; Young, J.R.; Konzek, G.J.

    1991-07-01

    This document provides both functional and physical descriptions of a conceptual high-level waste management system defined as a Repository-Only System. Its purpose is to provide a basis for required system computer modeling and system studies initiated in FY 1990 under the Systems Integration Program of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM). The Repository-Only System is designed to accept 3000 MTU per year of spent fuel and 400 equivalent MTU per year of high-level wastes disposal in the geologic repository. This document contains both functional descriptions of the processes in the waste management system and physical descriptions of the equipment and facilities necessary for performance of those processes. These descriptions contain the level of detail needed for the projected systems analysis studies. The Repository-Only System contains all system components, from the waste storage facilities of the waste generators to the underground facilities for final disposal of the wastes. The major facilities in the system are the waste generator waste storage facilities, a repository facility that packages the wastes and than emplaces them in the geologic repository, and the transportation equipment and facilities for transporting the wastes between these major facilities. 18 refs., 39 figs.

  4. Can donated media placements reach intended audiences?

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    Cooper, Crystale Purvis; Gelb, Cynthia A; Chu, Jennifer; Polonec, Lindsey

    2013-09-01

    Donated media placements for public service announcements (PSAs) can be difficult to secure, and may not always reach intended audiences. Strategies used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign (SFL) to obtain donated media placements include producing a diverse mix of high-quality PSAs, co-branding with state and tribal health agencies, securing celebrity involvement, monitoring media trends to identify new distribution opportunities, and strategically timing the release of PSAs. To investigate open-ended recall of PSAs promoting colorectal cancer screening, CDC conducted 12 focus groups in three U.S. cities with men and women either nearing age 50 years, when screening is recommended to begin, or aged 50-75 years who were not in compliance with screening guidelines. In most focus groups, multiple participants recalled exposure to PSAs promoting colorectal cancer screening, and most of these individuals reported having seen SFL PSAs on television, in transit stations, or on the sides of public buses. Some participants reported exposure to SFL PSAs without prompting from the moderator, as they explained how they learned about the disease. Several participants reported learning key campaign messages from PSAs, including that colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 50 years and screening can find polyps so they can be removed before becoming cancerous. Donated media placements can reach and educate mass audiences, including millions of U.S. adults who have not been screened appropriately for colorectal cancer. PMID:23720533

  5. A Descriptive Study of Wisconsin PK-12 Virtual Public School Program Operations and Management

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    Banker, Margaret M.

    2012-01-01

    E-Learning as it pertains to public education is in its infancy in America. There is limited research on what operational design, development, and management attributes of virtual school programs foster student achievement. The Wisconsin Department of Instruction has not developed or adopted program standards for E-Learning programs. The purpose…

  6. Cognitive Restructuring through Dreams and Imagery: Descriptive Analysis of a Women's Prison-Based Program

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    DeHart, Dana

    2010-01-01

    This report describes process and outcome evaluation of an innovative program based in a women's maximum-security correctional facility. Methodology included review of program materials, unobtrusive observation of group process, participant evaluation forms, focus groups, and individual interviews with current and former program participants.…

  7. Exercise in clinical cancer care: a call to action and program development description

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    Santa Mina, D.; Alibhai, S.M.H.; Matthew, A.G.; Guglietti, C.L.; Steele, J.; Trachtenberg, J.; Ritvo, P.G.

    2012-01-01

    A large and convincing body of evidence demonstrates the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors during and after treatment. Based on that literature, more cancer survivors should be offered exercise support and programming. Unfortunately, exercise programs remain an exception rather than the norm in cancer care. Not surprisingly, common barriers to the implementation of exercise programs in oncology include limited resources, expertise, and awareness of benefits on the part of patients and clinicians. To improve the accessibility and cost-effectiveness of cancer exercise programs, one proposed strategy is to combine the resources of hospital and community-based programs with home-based exercise instruction. The present paper highlights current literature regarding exercise programming for cancer survivors, describes the development of an exercise program for cancer patients in Toronto, Canada, and offers experiential insights into the integration of exercise into oncologic care. PMID:22670103

  8. A Descriptive Profile of Physical Education Teachers and Programs in Atlantic Canada

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    Randall, Lynn; Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Fletcher, Tim

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the extent to which quality physical education is currently being taught in Atlantic Canada. We used survey methods to generate descriptive data indicating: (a) the backgrounds of those who teach physical education and (b) what is being taught in physical education. Our findings suggest physical…

  9. Program Slicing of Hardware Description E. M. Clarke 1 M. Fujita 2 S. P. Rajan 3

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    Hardware description languages (HDLs) are used today to describe circuits at all levels. In large HDL system architecture to low­level circuit implementations suitable for synthesis. HDL source of HDL designs (one such system for VHDL is described in [2]). It is well recognized that the fundamental

  10. We are a separate not-for-profit approved by the IRS as a 501 c 3 charitable educational institution. Our Federal and State TAX ID 04-2475405 is necessary when listing your donation on tax returns. Our program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department o

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    Snider, Barry B.

    institution. Our Federal and State TAX ID 04- 2475405 is necessary when listing your donation on tax returns, with the support of garden expert Judy Fallows. Now with a donation from the Firefly Scientists the ability to engage children in activities · Demonstrate knowledge of organic gardening · Work

  11. Description of texts of auxiliary programs for processing video information. Part 2: SUODH program of automated separation of quasihomogeneous formations

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    Borisenko, V. I.; Chesalin, L. S.

    1980-01-01

    The algorithm, block diagram, complete text, and instructions are given for the use of a computer program to separate formations whose spectral characteristics are constant on the average. The initial material for operating the computer program presented is video information in a standard color-superposition format.

  12. The basic structure of community early intervention programs for children with autism: provider descriptions.

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    Stahmer, Aubyn C

    2007-08-01

    Autism researchers have identified a set of common effective practice elements for early intervention (EI) (e.g., intensive programming). The current study examined the reported use of common elements of effective interventions in community EI settings. Eighty EI providers reported about their programs. The majority of participants reported using common effective elements, however, the depth and quality of the use of these elements was highly variable. Taking community program structure into account in future research will facilitate the development of methodologies, which immediately fit into the context of community programming rather than requiring program adaptation for use in the real world. Recommendations for using current community program structure to improve use of evidence-based practices are discussed. PMID:17086438

  13. The Basic Structure of Community Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism: Provider Descriptions

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    Stahmer, Aubyn C.

    2007-01-01

    Autism researchers have identified a set of common effective practice elements for early intervention (EI) (e.g., intensive programming). The current study examined the reported about use of common elements of effective interventions in community EI settings. Eighty EI providers reported about their programs. The majority of participants reported using common effective elements, however, the depth and quality of the use of these elements was highly variable. Taking community program structure into account in future research will facilitate the development of methodologies, which immediately fit into the context of community programming rather than requiring program adaptation for use in the real world. Recommendations for using current community program structure to improve use of evidence-based practices are discussed. PMID:17086438

  14. Hypersonic ramjet experiment project. Phase 1: Computer program description, ramjet and scramjet cycle performance

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    Jackson, R. J.; Wang, T. T.

    1974-01-01

    A computer program was developed to describe the performance of ramjet and scramjet cycles. The program performs one dimensional calculations of the equilibrium, real-gas internal flow properties of the engine. The program can be used for the following: (1) preliminary design calculation and (2) design analysis of internal flow properties corresponding to stipulated flow areas. Only the combustion of hydrogen in air is considered in this case.

  15. The Lineage of Children Born by Sperm Donation: A Shiite Perspective

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    Tavakkoli, Saeid Nazari

    2015-01-01

    Background Despite the meager role of the masculine agent in infertility (the low number of infertile men than women infertile), there are men whose wives are unable to become pregnant due to the absence of sperm, decreased numbers of sperm or lack of sufficient motile sperm. Utilizing donated sperm is a method that enables these families to have children. The use of this method prompts us to ask different questions, among which is the quality of the child’s relation to the sperm donor, the sterile man and his wife. In this research we intend to study the issue of lineage of those who use heterogeneous insemination. Materials and Methods This analytical-descriptive research gathered relevant data in a Literature search. After a description of the fundamentals and definitions, juridical texts were subsequently analyzed and one of the viewpoints regarding lineage related to infertility treatment by donated sperm was selected. Results There are three persons that have a possible legal relationship to the child born from this method -the sperm donor (biological father), the wife’s husband (social father) and the wife (mother). In treating infertility with donated sperm, there is neither a third party to make the possibility of attribution of the child nor is there a doubt that the child is the result of insemination of the woman’s egg with the donated sperm rather than the husband’s sperm as he has a lack of sperm. Conclusion The child born by heterogeneous insemination only has a relation with the sperm donor and the woman contributing her egg. This child is eligible for all parental rights and obligations. These children are not related to the sterile man. PMID:26644865

  16. Awareness of Religious Leaders’ Fatwa and Willingness to Donate Organ

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    Afzal Aghaee, M.; Dehghani, M.; Sadeghi, M.; Khaleghi, E.

    2015-01-01

    Background: It is believed that religious leaders’ positive attitude towards organ donation can be an effective factor in Muslims’ inclination to donate organs. Objective: To assess the knowledge of freshmen students in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences about religious leaders’ fatwa on organ donation and its effect on their willingness to donate organs. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 on 400 freshmen of various medical disciplines, selected using a simple random sampling in Mashhad, Iran. Data were collected by a valid and reliable researcher-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed by multiple logistic regression analysis. Results: 41.5% of the students were aware of religious authorities’ views on organ donation and 55.6% were willing to donate organs. Participants’ main reasons for lack of willingness to donate organs included the fear of organ donation before the brain death is confirmed (52%), unwillingness to disfigure their body (51%), and belief in the burial of organs (50%). The willingness to organ donation for students who were aware of religious leaders opinion was more than twice more than those who were not (OR: 2.56, 95% CI: 1.75–4.52). Also, female gender, the Shia religion and awareness of the correct definition of brain death were associated factors affecting the desire to donate organs, although their effects were not statistically significant on regression model. Conclusion: A considerable proportion of students were not aware of the religious leaders’ fatwa on organ donation. The most important factor for the desire to donate organs was the awareness of religious leaders’ fatwa. Therefore, it seems necessary that religious leaders’ fatwa be known to all by appropriate methods. PMID:26576261

  17. Facility description. THTF Mod 3 ORNL PWR BDHT separate-effects program

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    Felde, D.K.; Durall, R.L.; Gould, S.S.; Mailen, G.S.; Sutton, A.G.; Fraysier, D.J.; Keith, E.C.; Ott, L.J.; Wolfe, J.E.

    1982-09-01

    This report describes the Thermal-Hydraulic Test Facility (THTF) as modified for tests with Bundle 3, a 64-rod bundle of indirectly electrically heated fuel rod simulators. The report provides a description of the basic facility and instrumentation as well as a test-specific facility description for each of the primary tests run at the THTF during the operational period from June 1979 to February 1981. The primary tests include the Small-Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA)-I Test Series, the transient Upflow Film Boiling Tests, the Steady-State Upflow Film Boiling Test Series, the Double-Ended Cold-Leg Break Test, the Small-Break LOCA-II Test Series, and the Intermediate-Flow Heat Transfer Test Series. Two major modifications made to the bundle and test section over this period are also described.

  18. Descriptive Assessment of Exercise Program on Fitness and Correlates of Participation

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    Lanier, Angela Baldwin; Jackson, Erica Marie; Azar-Dickens, John; Anderson, Brock; Briggs, Meredith

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To assess health-related fitness, physical activity correlates, and completion of a half-marathon using a 3-day training program in a college community. Methods: 26 volunteers participated in a 20-week, half-marathon training program. Results: All participants completed the half-marathon. Positive changes in health-related fitness and…

  19. Description of an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for Multidiagnostic Clients with Eating Disorders

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    Federici, Anita; Wisniewski, Lucene; Ben-Porath, Denise

    2012-01-01

    The authors describe an intensive outpatient dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for multidiagnostic clients with eating disorders who had not responded adequately to standard, empirically supported treatments for eating disorders. The program integrates DBT with empirically supported cognitive behavior therapy approaches that are well…

  20. The Basic Structure of Community Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism: Provider Descriptions

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    Stahmer, Aubyn C.

    2007-01-01

    Autism researchers have identified a set of common effective practice elements for early intervention (EI) (e.g., intensive programming). The current study examined the reported use of common elements of effective interventions in community EI settings. Eighty EI providers reported about their programs. The majority of participants reported using…

  1. A Descriptive Evaluation of the Federal Class-Size Reduction Program: Final Report

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    Millsap, Mary Ann; Giancola, Jennifer; Smith, W. Carter; Hunt, Dana; Humphrey, Daniel C.; Wechsler, Marjorie E.; Riehl, Lori M.

    2004-01-01

    The federal Class-Size Reduction (CSR) Program, P.L. 105-277, begun in Fiscal Year 1999, represented a major federal commitment to help school districts hire additional qualified teachers, especially in the early elementary grades, so children would learn in smaller classes. The CSR program also allowed funds to be spent as professional…

  2. Team Program in World History, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Mass. Course Description.

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    Pratt, Fran; And Others

    A team-teaching program in ninth-grade world history at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts, is described. Developed by the teachers who share the course, the program emphasizes flexibility in classroom arrangement and learning group size in order to serve the needs of individual students. The goals of the team…

  3. Baylor SBIRT Medical Residency Training Program: Model Description and Initial Evaluation

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    Bray, James H.; Kowalchuk, Alicia; Waters, Vicki; Laufman, Larry; Shilling, Elizabeth H.

    2012-01-01

    The Baylor College of Medicine SBIRT Medical Residency Training Program is a multilevel project that trains residents and faculty in evidenced-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) methods for alcohol and substance use problems. This paper describes the training program and provides initial evaluation after the…

  4. The NAVIGATE Program for First-Episode Psychosis: Rationale, Overview, and Description of Psychosocial Components.

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    Mueser, Kim T; Penn, David L; Addington, Jean; Brunette, Mary F; Gingerich, Susan; Glynn, Shirley M; Lynde, David W; Gottlieb, Jennifer D; Meyer-Kalos, Piper; McGurk, Susan R; Cather, Corinne; Saade, Sylvia; Robinson, Delbert G; Schooler, Nina R; Rosenheck, Robert A; Kane, John M

    2015-07-01

    Comprehensive coordinated specialty care programs for first-episode psychosis have been widely implemented in other countries but not in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health's Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) initiative focused on the development and evaluation of first-episode treatment programs designed for the U.S. health care system. This article describes the background, rationale, and nature of the intervention developed by the RAISE Early Treatment Program project-known as the NAVIGATE program-with a particular focus on its psychosocial components. NAVIGATE is a team-based, multicomponent treatment program designed to be implemented in routine mental health treatment settings and aimed at guiding people with a first episode of psychosis (and their families) toward psychological and functional health. The core services provided in the NAVIGATE program include the family education program (FEP), individual resiliency training (IRT), supported employment and education (SEE), and individualized medication treatment. NAVIGATE embraces a shared decision-making approach with a focus on strengths and resiliency and on collaboration with clients and family members in treatment planning and reviews. The NAVIGATE program has the potential to fill an important gap in the U.S. health care system by providing a comprehensive intervention specially designed to meet the unique treatment needs of persons recovering from a first episode of psychosis. A cluster-randomized controlled trial comparing NAVIGATE with usual community care has recently been completed. PMID:25772766

  5. Oklahoma's Pilot Early Childhood Program Birth through Three Years: Description, Evaluation, and Policy Implications

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    Horm, Diane M.; Goble, Carla B.; Boatright, Michelle; Decker, Cindy G.; Noble, Nichol; Norris, Deborah J.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the initiation of a statewide public-private partnership to expand and enhance services for infants, toddlers, and their families. It presents information regarding the initiation and implementation of the project; the program requirements, including those for professional development; and the design of a three-phase program

  6. The National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program. A Descriptive Analysis of High-Achieving Hispanic Students.

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    Clewell, Beatriz Chu; Joy, Myra Ficklen

    In 1984, a study was conducted to assess the degree to which the goals of the National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program were being met. The purposes of the study were to: (1) describe the pool of applicants in 1983-84, the program's first year, and compare Hispanic Scholars (winners) with Hispanic Honorable Mentions (awardees) and Semifinalists who…

  7. Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant Quality Assurance Program description: Overview and applications. Revision 3, Part 1

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    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    This document (Parts 1 and 2) describes the requirements that must be implemented during the design and construction phases for the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant Project Quality Assurance Program. This program is being implemented to ensure the acceptability of high-level radioactive canistered waste forms produced by the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant for disposal in a licensed federal repository.

  8. Altruism and reward: motivational compatibility in deceased organ donation.

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    Voo, Teck Chuan

    2015-03-01

    Acts of helping others are often based on mixed motivations. Based on this claim, it has been argued that the use of a financial reward to incentivize organ donation is compatible with promoting altruism in organ donation. In its report Human Bodies: Donation for Medicine and Research, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics uses this argument to justify its suggestion to pilot a funeral payment scheme to incentivize people to register for deceased organ donation in the UK. In this article, I cast a sceptical eye on the above Nuffield report's argument that its proposed funeral payment scheme would prompt deceased organ donations that remain altruistic (as defined by and valued the report). Specifically, I illustrate how this scheme may prompt various forms of mixed motivations which would not satisfy the report's definition of altruism. Insofar as the scheme produces an expectation of the reward, it stands diametrical to promoting an 'altruistic perspective'. My minimal goal in this article is to argue that altruism is not motivationally compatible with reward as an incentive for donation. My broader goal is to argue that if a financial reward is used to incentivize organ donation, then we should recognize that the donation system is no longer aiming to promote altruism. Rewarded donation would not be altruistic but it may be ethical given a persistent organ shortage situation. PMID:24547770

  9. Financial compensation for deceased organ donation in China.

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    Wu, Xiaoliang; Fang, Qiang

    2013-06-01

    In March 2010, China launched a pilot programme of deceased donor organ donation in 10 provinces and cities. However, the deceased donor donation rate in China remains significantly lower than in Spain and other Western countries. In order to provide incentive for deceased donor organ donation, five pilot provinces and cities have subsequently launched a financial compensation policy. Financial compensation can be considered to include two main forms, the 'thank you' form and the 'help' form. The 'thank you' form is an expression of gratitude on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China for consenting to donation. The 'help' form is social welfare support for needy families. PMID:23322684

  10. Can we create ethnically diverse skeletal collection from donated bodies?

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    Weiss, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    Understanding bone health is least invasively and most effectively done through studying skeletal remains that reflect the living populations who will benefit from the knowledge produced through research. Donated body collections that accurately represent modern populations are needed for osteological insights to be applied to clinical practices. However, even though the US is growing increasingly diverse, donated body collections still suffer from a lack of ethnic diversity. Most individuals who donate their whole-bodies after death are European-American. Reasons for a lack of ethnic diversity stem from past injustices and present religious norms. Increasing body donation among minorities in the US and abroad may be difficult. PMID:25775919

  11. Coercion and choice in parent-child live kidney donation.

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    Burnell, Philippa; Hulton, Sally-Anne; Draper, Heather

    2015-04-01

    This paper explores whether donor-parents felt coerced to donate a kidney to their child. There is a paucity of UK literature on parental live kidney donors and the voluntariness of their decision-making. Data were gathered as part of a study exploring parental experiences of consenting for live donation at a UK specialist children's hospital. Parents who donated a kidney to their child between September 2006 and December 2010 and who consented at their child's hospital to be referred to an adult unit for consideration for live donation were invited to participate. Of the 19 eligible parents, seven fathers and three mothers consented to be interviewed. Their primary motivation for donation was being a parent (more specifically, the parent of a sick child). Participants expressed this in terms of parental love and concern. Participants conveyed certainty about their decision and viewed live donation as a positive opportunity. Most participants regarded the decision to donate, or not donate, as one every parent is entitled to make for their own reasons. In discussing our findings, we argue that when parents do not separate their child's interests from their own, this does not necessarily compromise autonomous decision-making: using one's own moral values to constrain one's own choices can be compatible with voluntary decision-making. Indeed, choices may be more constrained when parents are unable to donate, because this reduces the options available to parents to help their child. PMID:25378550

  12. Development of an integrative cessation program for co-smokers of cigarettes and cannabis: demand analysis, program description, and acceptability

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Tobacco and cannabis use are strongly interrelated, but current national and international cessation programs typically focus on one substance, and address the other substance either only marginally or not at all. This study aimed to identify the demand for, and describe the development and content of, the first integrative group cessation program for co-smokers of cigarettes and cannabis. Methods First, a preliminary study using expert interviews, user focus groups with (ex-)smokers, and an online survey was conducted to investigate the demand for, and potential content of, an integrative smoking cessation program (ISCP) for tobacco and cannabis co-smokers. This study revealed that both experts and co-smokers considered an ISCP to be useful but expected only modest levels of readiness for participation. Based on the findings of the preliminary study, an interdisciplinary expert team developed a course concept and a recruitment strategy. The developed group cessation program is based on current treatment techniques (such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, and self-control training) and structured into six course sessions. The program was evaluated regarding its acceptability among participants and course instructors. Results Both the participants and course instructors evaluated the course positively. Participants and instructors especially appreciated the group discussions and the modules that were aimed at developing personal strategies that could be applied during simultaneous cessation of tobacco and cannabis, such as dealing with craving, withdrawal, and high-risk situations. Conclusions There is a clear demand for a double cessation program for co-users of cigarettes and cannabis, and the first group cessation program tailored for these users has been developed and evaluated for acceptability. In the near future, the feasibility of the program will be evaluated. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN15248397 PMID:24025478

  13. Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program summary report compilation. Volume 2-A: Resource description, program history, wells tested, university and company based research, site restoration

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    John, C.J.; Maciasz, G.; Harder, B.J.

    1998-06-01

    The US Department of Energy established a geopressured-geothermal energy program in the mid 1970`s as one response to America`s need to develop alternate energy resources in view of the increasing dependence on imported fossil fuel energy. This program continued for 17 years and approximately two hundred million dollars were expended for various types of research and well testing to thoroughly investigate this alternative energy source. This volume describes the following studies: Geopressured-geothermal resource description; Resource origin and sediment type; Gulf Coast resource extent; Resource estimates; Project history; Authorizing legislation; Program objectives; Perceived constraints; Program activities and structure; Well testing; Program management; Program cost summary; Funding history; Resource characterization; Wells of opportunity; Edna Delcambre No. 1 well; Edna Delcambre well recompletion; Fairfax Foster Sutter No. 2 well; Beulah Simon No. 2 well; P.E. Girouard No. 1 well; Prairie Canal No. 1 well; Crown Zellerbach No. 2 well; Alice C. Plantation No. 2 well; Tenneco Fee N No. 1 well; Pauline Kraft No. 1 well; Saldana well No. 2; G.M. Koelemay well No. 1; Willis Hulin No. 1 well; Investigations of other wells of opportunity; Clovis A. Kennedy No. 1 well; Watkins-Miller No. 1 well; Lucien J. Richard et al No. 1 well; and the C and K-Frank A. Godchaux, III, well No. 1.

  14. GEODYN system description, volume 1. [computer program for estimation of orbit and geodetic parameters

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chin, M. M.; Goad, C. C.; Martin, T. V.

    1972-01-01

    A computer program for the estimation of orbit and geodetic parameters is presented. The areas in which the program is operational are defined. The specific uses of the program are given as: (1) determination of definitive orbits, (2) tracking instrument calibration, (3) satellite operational predictions, and (4) geodetic parameter estimation. The relationship between the various elements in the solution of the orbit and geodetic parameter estimation problem is analyzed. The solution of the problems corresponds to the orbit generation mode in the first case and to the data reduction mode in the second case.

  15. The benchmark aeroelastic models program: Description and highlights of initial results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bennett, Robert M.; Eckstrom, Clinton V.; Rivera, Jose A., Jr.; Dansberry, Bryan E.; Farmer, Moses G.; Durham, Michael H.

    1991-01-01

    An experimental effort was implemented in aeroelasticity called the Benchmark Models Program. The primary purpose of this program is to provide the necessary data to evaluate computational fluid dynamic codes for aeroelastic analysis. It also focuses on increasing the understanding of the physics of unsteady flows and providing data for empirical design. An overview is given of this program and some results obtained in the initial tests are highlighted. The tests that were completed include measurement of unsteady pressures during flutter of rigid wing with a NACA 0012 airfoil section and dynamic response measurements of a flexible rectangular wing with a thick circular arc airfoil undergoing shock boundary layer oscillations.

  16. Donating in good faith or getting into trouble Religion and organ donation revisited

    PubMed Central

    Oliver, Mike; Ahmed, Aimun; Woywodt, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    There is worldwide shortage of organs for solid-organ transplantation. Many obstacles to deceased and live donation have been described and addressed, such as lack of understanding of the medical process, the issue of the definition of brain death, public awareness of the need for transplants, and many others. However, it is clear that the striking differences in deceased and live donation rates between different countries are only partly explained by these factors and many cultural and social reasons have been invoked to explain these observations. We believe that one obstacle to both deceased and live donation that is less well appreciated is that of religious concerns. Looking at the major faiths and religions worldwide, it is reassuring to see that most of them encourage donation. However, there is also scepticism amongst some of them, often relating to the concept of brain death and/or the processes surrounding death itself. It is worthwhile for transplant teams to be broadly aware of the issues and also to be mindful of resources for counselling. We believe that increased awareness of these issues within the transplant community will enable us to discuss these openly with patients, if they so wish. PMID:24175198

  17. Salicylate and acetaminophen in donated blood.

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    MacIntyre, A; Gray, J D; Gorelick, M; Renton, K

    1986-08-01

    Blood donors in Canada are asked to volunteer their history of drug ingestion within the previous 24 hours. The authors analysed 400 serum samples from blood donors for acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and acetaminophen, two commonly used nonprescription drugs. Although 16 of the samples contained ASA and 10 acetaminophen (2 contained both drugs), none of the donors had volunteered that they had ingested those medications before donating blood. The possible role of these drugs in some of the unexplained reactions to transfusions is considered. PMID:3730981

  18. Organ donation: a significant marketing challenge.

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    Clarke, Roberta N

    2007-01-01

    Unlike most health care markets, the organ donation market is one where patients are the marketers, prospective donors are the customers, and no payment is allowed in the exchange process. The assumption that altruistic behavior by donors would satisfy the need for organs has proven woefully untrue. As a result, those needing organs have resorted to relying on unwilling or impoverished donors, to having to promote themselves on websites which have achieved success for only small numbers of patients, or to waiting for organs which they may never receive. This remains a still unsolved marketing challenge. PMID:19042535

  19. TELECOMMUTING Description

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    TELECOMMUTING Description Telecommuting allows employees to work remotely. Modern technology makes the need to be physically present in an office. Employees can work from home or a satellite office either space needs, employ- ee turnover rates, and recruiting or training costs. These programs are ideal

  20. Biases among hospital personnel concerning donation of specific organs and tissues: implications for the donation discussion and education.

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    Verble, M; Worth, J

    1997-06-01

    Previous research has established that healthcare professionals who are being trained to talk with families about donation have strong personal preferences for and aversions to the donation of specific organs and tissues. This article examines the possible reasons for such preferences and/or aversions. Among the population studied, strong personal preferences for donation of specific anatomical gifts predominantly were associated with pragmatic and moral or ethical justifications. Strong aversions were associated with pragmatic reasoning and mystical thinking, represented as ancient fears. The findings suggest the need for changes in the way the donation option is offered to families and the way hospital personnel are educated. PMID:9295592

  1. SBMS Home Page | Program Descriptions | Instructions | Definitions | View Comments | Revision Record | Toggle Highlighting

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    ) supports excellence in our science and technology missions through development of a quality culture Record | Toggle Highlighting Contents Introduction Applicability Approach Policy Quality Assurance Program Approval and Changes Quality Assurance and Integrated Safety Management (ISM) Graded Approach

  2. 13 CFR 108.10 - Description of the New Markets Venture Capital Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... developmental venture capital program for the purpose of promoting economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas and among individuals living in such...

  3. 13 CFR 108.10 - Description of the New Markets Venture Capital Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... developmental venture capital program for the purpose of promoting economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas and among individuals living in such...

  4. Supporting the Pathway to the Professoriate: A Descriptive Overview of a Faculty Development Program

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    Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; Flowers, Lamont A.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education, a future faculty program designed to encourage doctoral students to enter the professoriate and study the African American experience in education.

  5. Computer model for refinery operations with emphasis on jet fuel production. Volume 1: Program description

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    Dunbar, D. N.; Tunnah, B. G.

    1978-01-01

    A FORTRAN computer program is described for predicting the flow streams and material, energy, and economic balances of a typical petroleum refinery, with particular emphasis on production of aviation turbine fuel of varying end point and hydrogen content specifications. The program has provision for shale oil and coal oil in addition to petroleum crudes. A case study feature permits dependent cases to be run for parametric or optimization studies by input of only the variables which are changed from the base case.

  6. Support Method of Model Description Error Detection on a Programming Environment for Multi Agent Simulation

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    Itakura, Kota; Hatakeyama, Go; Akiyoshi, Masanori; Komoda, Norihisa

    Recently, there are various proposals on tool for multi-agent simulation. However, in such simulation tools, analysts who do not have programming skill spend a lot of time to develop programs because notation of simulation models is not defined sufficiently and programming language is varied on tools. To solve this problem, a programming environment that defines the notation of simulation model has poposed. In this environment, analysts can design simulation with a graph representation and get the program code without writing programs. However, it is difficult to find errors that cause unintended behavior in simulation. Therefore, we propose a support method as a model debugger which helps users to find errors. The debugger generates candidates of errors, using a user's report of unintended behavior based on “typical report patterns”. Candidates of errors are extracted from “tree structure of error-inducing factors” that consists of source patterns of errors. In this paper, we executed experiments that compare time needed for examinees to find errors. Experimental results show the time to find errors by utilizing our model debugger is shortened.

  7. 42 CFR 410.55 - Services related to kidney donations: Conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. 410.55 ...Services § 410.55 Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. Medicare...that are furnished in connection with a kidney donation— (a) If the kidney...

  8. 42 CFR 410.55 - Services related to kidney donations: Conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. 410.55 ...Services § 410.55 Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. Medicare...that are furnished in connection with a kidney donation— (a) If the kidney...

  9. 42 CFR 410.55 - Services related to kidney donations: Conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. 410.55 ...Services § 410.55 Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. Medicare...that are furnished in connection with a kidney donation— (a) If the kidney...

  10. 42 CFR 410.55 - Services related to kidney donations: Conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. 410.55 ...Services § 410.55 Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. Medicare...that are furnished in connection with a kidney donation— (a) If the kidney...

  11. 42 CFR 410.55 - Services related to kidney donations: Conditions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. 410.55 ...Services § 410.55 Services related to kidney donations: Conditions. Medicare...that are furnished in connection with a kidney donation— (a) If the kidney...

  12. 75 FR 15403 - Information Collection, Procurement of Agricultural Commodities for Foreign Donation

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    2010-03-29

    ...Abstract: The United States donates agricultural commodities overseas to meet famine or other relief requirements, to combat malnutrition, and sells or donates commodities to promote economic development. To accommodate these donations, CCC issues...

  13. Job Description China Internship Program -Get Work Experience Abroad CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its 2015

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    Job Description China Internship Program - Get Work Experience Abroad CRCC Asia is seeking ambitious, talented and hardworking students and graduates for its 2015 China Internship Program and in international teams. Our internships last 1, 2, or 3 months. There are many sectors available including

  14. The Role of Extension Nutrition Education in Student Achievement of Nutrition Standards in Grades K-3: A Descriptive Evaluation of a School-Based Program

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    Arnold, Mary E.; Schreiber, Debera

    2012-01-01

    This article reports the results of a descriptive evaluation of the impact of an in-school Extension nutrition education program in a small, very rural county. The evaluation focused on understanding the nature of the role the Extension educator plays in delivering nutrition education, the impact of the program on student learning and achievement…

  15. WINDOW 4.0: Program description. A PC program for analyzing the thermal performance of fenestration products

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    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    WINDOW 4.0 is a publicly available IBM PC compatible computer program developed by the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for calculating total window thermal performance indices (e.g. U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, shading coefficients, and visible transmittances). WINDOW 4.0 provides a versatile heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The program can be used to design and develop new products, to rate and compare performance characteristics of all types of window products, to assist educators in teaching heat transfer through windows, and to help public officials in developing building energy codes. WINDOW 4.0 is a major revision to WINDOW 3.1 and we strongly urge all users to read this manual before using the program. Users who need professional assistance with the WINDOW 4.0 program or other window performance simulation issues are encouraged to contact one or more of the NFRC-accredited Simulation Laboratories. A list of these accredited simulation professionals is available from the NFRC.

  16. Functional process descriptions for the program to develop the Nuclear Waste Management System

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    Woods, T.W.

    1991-09-01

    The Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is executing a plan for improvement of the systems implemented to carry out its responsibilities under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA). As part of the plan, OCRWM is performing a systems engineering analysis of both the physical system, i.e., the Nuclear Waste Management System (NWMS), and the programmatic functions that must be accomplished to bring the physical system into being. The purpose of the program analysis is to provide a systematic identification and definition of all program functions, functional process flows, and function products necessary and sufficient to provide the physical system. The analysis resulting from this approach provides a basis for development of a comprehensive and integrated set of policies, standard practices, and procedures for the effective and efficient execution of the program. Thus, this analysis will form a basis for revising current OCRWM policies and procedures, or developing new ones is necessary. The primary purposes of this report are as follows: (1) summarizes the major functional processes and process flows that have been developed as a part of the program analysis, and (2) provide an introduction and assistance in understanding the detailed analysis information contained in the three volume report titled The Analysis of the Program to Develop the Nuclear Waste Management System (Woods 1991a).

  17. Defining the vital condition for organ donation.

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    Bellomo, Rinaldo; Zamperetti, Nereo

    2007-01-01

    The issue of organ donation and of how the donor pool can or should be increased is one with significant practical, ethical and logistic implications. Here we comment on an article advocating a paradigm change in the so-called "dead donor rule". Such change would involve the societal and legal abandonment of the above rule and the introduction of mandated choice. In this commentary, we review some of the problems associated with the proposed changes as well as the problems associated with the current model. We emphasize the continuing problems with the definition of death and the physiological process of dying; we discuss the difficulties associated with a dichotomous view of death; we review the difficulties with non-beating heart donation and emphasize the current limitations of society's understanding of these complex issues. We conclude that public education remains the best approach and that such education should not be merely promotion of a particular ideology but honest debate of what is socially and morally acceptable and appropriate given the changes in vital organ support technology and the need to respect patient autonomy. PMID:18021447

  18. Enhanced TCAS 2/CDTI traffic Sensor digital simulation model and program description

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    Goka, T.

    1984-01-01

    Digital simulation models of enhanced TCAS 2/CDTI traffic sensors are developed, based on actual or projected operational and performance characteristics. Two enhanced Traffic (or Threat) Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems are considered. A digital simulation program is developed in FORTRAN. The program contains an executive with a semireal time batch processing capability. The simulation program can be interfaced with other modules with a minimum requirement. Both the traffic sensor and CAS logic modules are validated by means of extensive simulation runs. Selected validation cases are discussed in detail, and capabilities and limitations of the actual and simulated systems are noted. The TCAS systems are not specifically intended for Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) applications. These systems are sufficiently general to allow implementation of CDTI functions within the real systems' constraints.

  19. NASA broad-specification fuels combustion technology program: Status and description

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    Fear, J. S.

    1979-01-01

    The program presented is a contracted effort to evolve and demonstrate the technology required to utilize broad-specification fuels in current and next generation commercial Conventional Takeoff and Landing aircraft engines, and to verify this technology in full-scale engine tests in 1983. The program consists of three phases: Combustor Concept Screening, Combustor Optimization Testing, and Engine Verification Testing. The development and screening of the combustion system designs for the CF6-80 engine and the JT9D-7 engine, respectively, in high-pressure sector test rigs are reported.

  20. Continuing Care in High Schools: A Descriptive Study of Recovery High School Programs

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    Finch, Andrew J.; Moberg, D. Paul; Krupp, Amanda Lawton

    2014-01-01

    Data from 17 recovery high schools suggest programs are dynamic and vary in enrollment, fiscal stability, governance, staffing, and organizational structure. Schools struggle with enrollment, funding, lack of primary treatment accessibility, academic rigor, and institutional support. Still, for adolescents having received treatment for substance abuse, recovery schools appear to successfully function as continuing care providers reinforcing and sustaining therapeutic benefits gained from treatment. Small size and therapeutic programming allow for a potentially broader continuum of services than currently exists in most of the schools. Recovery schools thus provide a useful design for continuing care warranting further study and policy support. PMID:24591808

  1. Body Donation after Death: The Mental Setup of Educated People

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    Sarkar, Aniruddha; Mandal, Shyamash

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Without dissection of cadavers teaching and learning of anatomy is nearly difficult; there remains a gap between the practical knowledge and the gathered theoretical knowledge. But there is a scarcity in the availability of the donated bodies for the sake of medical education. On the other hand a large number of people in our country are in waiting list for organ transplantation which could be overcome by deceased organ donation. Aim Aim of the study was to evaluate the awareness regarding body donation after death. Materials and Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students, engineering students and doctors in Indian population. Total 300 participants were answered the questionnaire providing information about the knowledge and attitude towards body and organ donation. Result 46.33% of entire study group had strongly positive attitude about cadaveric organ donation and 17% had no idea about this. 18% of total participants were unwilling for body donation after death. Conclusion The present study has been done elaborately to find out the different barriers for body or organ donation. It is clear from the study that though there is high level of awareness, nobody has filled up the pledge form till now. It indicates that there is a gap between the knowledge and motivation for organ and body donation after death which has to be overcome by proper guidance and education. Media and other voluntary organisations could take an important role for this purpose. PMID:26266106

  2. Donation Intentions for Cancer Genetics Research Among African Americans

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    McDonald, Jasmine A.; Weathers, Benita; Barg, Frances K.; Troxel, Andrea B.; Shea, Judy A.; Bowen, Deborah; Guerra, Carmen E.

    2012-01-01

    Aims: Scientific agencies rely on individuals to donate their DNA to support research on chronic conditions that disproportionately affect African Americans; however, donation is variable in this population. The purpose of this study was to identify sociodemographic characteristics, health care variables, and cultural values having significant independent associations with intentions to donate blood or saliva samples for cancer genetics research among African American adults. Method: Cross-sectional survey of donation intentions. Results: The majority of respondents (73%) were willing to donate a biological sample for cancer genetics research. The results of the multivariate regression model found that respondents who received care at a facility other than a doctor's office (e.g., community center) were about five times more likely to be willing to donate a sample for cancer genetics research (odds ratio [OR]=5.28, 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.16–24.12, p=0.03); whereas, greater levels of religiosity (OR=0.09, 95% CI=0.01–0.75, p=0.02) and present temporal orientation (OR=0.23, 95% CI=0.06–0.79, p=0.02) were associated with a lower likelihood of donating a sample. Conclusion: Efforts to enhance donation of biological samples for cancer genetics research may need to target diverse clinical sites for recruitment. Additionally, recruitment materials may need to address cultural values related to religiosity and present temporal orientation. PMID:22224593

  3. Factors that motivate and hinder blood donation in Greece

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    Marantidou, O; Loukopoulou, L; Zervou, E; Martinis, G; Egglezou, A; Fountouli, P; Dimoxenous, P; Parara, M; Gavalaki, M; Maniatis, A

    2007-01-01

    Donations in Greece are insufficient to cover the high transfusion needs arising from large numbers of thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia patients and the implementation of new surgical techniques. Efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, and to render blood supplies safer and manageable must focus on recruiting and retaining more volunteer donors and on converting the large pool of replacement donors. The aim of the study was to gain insight into public perception regarding the risks of donation and transfusion and to identify the factors that would motivate more people in Greece to regularly donate blood. Questionnaires were distributed to 1600 donors at the blood bank and visitors to hospitals at 11 locations across the country. Data on demographics, donation behaviour, incentives, risk perception and attitudes towards donation and transfusion were analysed separately for volunteer and replacement donors and non-donors. The results showed that women and young people donate the least in Greece. Also, many donors do not donate because they are not reminded to. A small percentage of donors confessed to having concealed part of the truth to background questions. Overall, incentives to donate were considered important and included future availability of blood for self or family, paid leave from work and free blood tests. Recruitment and retention efforts should include better communication with current donors, and raising awareness among eligible donors. Staff should be educated in soliciting information from potential donors, and incentives should be better aligned to avoid conflict with ethical values and ensure honesty in the prescreening process. PMID:18067648

  4. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false State processing of donated foods. 250.30 Section 250.30 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES...

  5. 50 CFR 12.36 - Donation or loan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...at any time. (c) Wildlife and plants may be donated to individual American Indians for the practice of traditional American Indian religions. Any donation...golden eagles to American Indians may only be made to individuals...items. (d) Edible wildlife, fit for human...

  6. 77 FR 20495 - National Donate Life Month, 2012

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    2012-04-05

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8792 of April 2, 2012 National Donate Life Month, 2012 By the President of... national character. During National Donate Life Month, we reflect on that essential quality and recommit...

  7. 78 FR 20217 - National Donate Life Month, 2013

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    ... hundred and thirty- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-07921 Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am] Billing code... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8950 of March 29, 2013 National Donate Life Month, 2013 By the President of... commitment to one another. During National Donate Life Month, we renew the call for organ and tissue...

  8. 75 FR 17843 - National Donate Life Month, 2010

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    ... of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-8026 Filed 4-6-10; 8... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8491 of April 1, 2010 National Donate Life Month, 2010 By the President of.... During National Donate Life Month, we honor donors who provide others with a second chance for a...

  9. Directed organ donation: is the donor the owner?

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    Cronin, Antonia J; Price, David

    2010-01-01

    The issue of directed donation of organs from deceased donors for transplantation has recently risen to the fore, given greater significance by the relatively stagnant rate of deceased donor donation in the UK. Although its status and legitimacy is explicitly recognized across the USA, elsewhere a more cautious, if not entirely negative, stance has been taken. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Human Tissue Act 2004, and in Scotland the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006, are both silent in this regard. Although so-called conditional donation, donation to (or perhaps withheld from) a specific class, has been outlawed as a product of guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Health issued in the wake of the controversial incident occurring in the North of England in 1998, its intended application to ‘directed’ donation is less certain. Directed and conditional donations challenge the traditional construct of altruistic donation and impartial (equitable) allocation in a very immediate and striking fashion. They implicitly raise important questions as to whether the body or parts of the body are capable of being owned, and by whom. This paper attempts to explore the notion of donor ownership of body parts and its implications for both directed and conditional donation. PMID:20890462

  10. Characterizing donation behavior from psychophysiological indices of narrative experience

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    Correa, Kelly A.; Stone, Bradly T.; Stikic, Maja; Johnson, Robin R.; Berka, Chris

    2015-01-01

    Research on narrative persuasion has yet to investigate whether this process influences behavior. The current study explored whether: (1) a narrative could persuade participants to donate to a charity, a prosocial, behavioral decision; (2) psychophysiological metrics can delineate the differences between donation/non-donation behaviors; and (3) donation behavior can be correlated with measures of psychophysiology, self-reported reactions to the narrative, and intrinsic characteristics. Participants (n = 49) completed personality/disposition questionnaires, viewed one of two versions of a narrative while EEG and ECG were recorded, completed a questionnaire regarding their reactions to the narrative, and were given an opportunity to donate to a charity related to the themes of the narrative. Results showed that: (1) 34.7% of participants donated; (2) psychophysiological metrics successfully delineated between donation behaviors and the effects of narrative version; and (3) psychophysiology and reactions to the narrative were better able to explain the variance (88 and 65%, respectively) in the amount donated than all 3 metrics combined as well as any metric alone. These findings demonstrate the promise of narrative persuasion for influencing prosocial, behavioral decisions. Our results also illustrate the utility of the previously stated metrics for understanding and possibly even manipulating behaviors resulting from narrative persuasion. PMID:26379488

  11. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

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    2014-01-01

    ...sufficient purchases of substitutable food for commercial production and...is substitution, the donated foods shall be used by the processor...agency determine if the quality analysis meets the requirements set...the contract. When donated foods are nonsubstitutable, the...

  12. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...sufficient purchases of substitutable food for commercial production and...is substitution, the donated foods shall be used by the processor...agency determine if the quality analysis meets the requirements set...the contract. When donated foods are nonsubstitutable, the...

  13. 7 CFR 250.30 - State processing of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...sufficient purchases of substitutable food for commercial production and...is substitution, the donated foods shall be used by the processor...agency determine if the quality analysis meets the requirements set...the contract. When donated foods are nonsubstitutable, the...

  14. 7 CFR 3015.53 - Valuation of donated services.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Valuation of donated services. 3015.53 Section 3015....53 Valuation of donated services. (a) Volunteer services. Unpaid services provided to a recipient by... labor market. In either case, a reasonable amount for fringe benefits may be included in the...

  15. 7 CFR 3015.53 - Valuation of donated services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Valuation of donated services. 3015.53 Section 3015....53 Valuation of donated services. (a) Volunteer services. Unpaid services provided to a recipient by... labor market. In either case, a reasonable amount for fringe benefits may be included in the...

  16. 7 CFR 3015.53 - Valuation of donated services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Valuation of donated services. 3015.53 Section 3015....53 Valuation of donated services. (a) Volunteer services. Unpaid services provided to a recipient by... labor market. In either case, a reasonable amount for fringe benefits may be included in the...

  17. 7 CFR 3015.53 - Valuation of donated services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Valuation of donated services. 3015.53 Section 3015....53 Valuation of donated services. (a) Volunteer services. Unpaid services provided to a recipient by... labor market. In either case, a reasonable amount for fringe benefits may be included in the...

  18. 7 CFR 3015.53 - Valuation of donated services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Valuation of donated services. 3015.53 Section 3015....53 Valuation of donated services. (a) Volunteer services. Unpaid services provided to a recipient by... labor market. In either case, a reasonable amount for fringe benefits may be included in the...

  19. Voluntary Body Donation: The Gift that Lives on Forever

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    Saritha, S.; Rao, M. Vittoo; Sumangala; Supriya, G.; Kumar, Praveen

    2012-10-01

    Body donation is a gracious act, Shankarcharaya firmly believed in concept of Body Donation or Organ Donation and said Iddham sharirum paropakarum i.e. the body is for use of others and death is not the end, it is the beginning. Anatomy is important basic subject for medicalstudents, both U.G. & P.G. Best method of Anatomy learning is by dissection on human cadavers, which remains principle teaching tool. Human cadavers for purpose of study are a scarcity with mushrooming of medical institutions in this country. Unclaimed bodies are no more origin of cadavers. Whole Body donation is the need of the hour. A Voluntary Body Donation is defined as the act of giving oneís Body after death for Medical research and education. In this article a survey was done in S.V.S. Medical & Dental Colleges Faculty members and medical exhibition visitors which include lawyers, engineers, teachers and others during the year of 2010. The body donation including organ donation and various factors such as age, religion, culture and donorís attitude are discussed. Body donation provides the students and medical researchers with unparalleled opportunities to study the human body. Computers nor books cannot totally replace body dissection in learning the anatomy.

  20. Using Standardized Patients to Educate Medical Students about Organ Donation

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    Feeley, Thomas Hugh; Anker, Ashley E.; Soriano, Rainier; Friedman, Erica

    2010-01-01

    Medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine participated in an intervention designed to promote knowledge and improved communication skills related to cadaveric organ donation. The intervention required students to interact with a standardized patient for approximately 10 minutes and respond to questions posed about organ donation in a…

  1. An Empirical Exploration of Selected Policy Options in Organ Donation.

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    Klenow, Daniel J.; Youngs, George A., Jr.

    1995-01-01

    Presents findings from a mail survey of 414 persons regarding organ transplantation and donation policy issues. Gauged three measures of support for organ donation: donor card commitment, required request of next-of-kin support, and weak presumed consent support. High levels of support exist for organ donor cards and the next-of-kin law. Little…

  2. Unified description of structure and reactions: implementing the Nuclear Field Theory program

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    Broglia, Ricardo A; Barranco, Francisco; Vigezzi, Enrico; Idini, Andrea; Potel, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    The modern theory of the atomic nucleus results from the merging of the liquid drop (Niels Bohr and Fritz Kalckar) and of the shell model (Marie Goeppert Meyer and Axel Jensen), which contributed the concepts of collective excitations and of independent-particle motion respectively. The unification of these apparently contradictory views in terms of the particle-vibration (rotation) coupling (Aage Bohr and Ben Mottelson) has allowed for an ever increasingly complete, accurate and detailed description of the nuclear structure, Nuclear Field Theory (NFT, developed by the Copenhagen-Buenos Aires collaboration) providing a powerful quantal embodiment. In keeping with the fact that reactions are not only at the basis of quantum mechanics (statistical interpretation, Max Born) , but also the specific tools to probe the atomic nucleus, NFT is being extended to deal with processes which involve the continuum in an intrinsic fashion, so as to be able to treat them on an equal footing with those associated with discret...

  3. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions

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    2014-01-01

    ... dosimetry for health protection application; (3) to determine the physical and chemical mechanisms of... production and use. For example, the program develops information on the physical, chemical and biological... fuels and chemicals, microbial conversions or renewable materials and biological systems for...

  4. RHD Students Title Last Name First Name Research Topic Program Description School Primary Supervisor Email Address

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    Fleming, Andrew J.

    An Investigation into MicroRNA Regulation of Tetraspanins CD151 and CD9 in Breast and Prostate Cancer Progression of a MultiComponent Lifestyle Program on Weight Loss and Biomarkers in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Ph of Fat1 Cadherin and Identification of Novel Biomarkers for Acute Leukemia PhD (Medical Biochemistry

  5. A Descriptive and Analytic Study of Compensatory Reading Programs. Final Report. Volume II.

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    Trismen, Donald A.; And Others

    Observations were conducted in 29 elementary schools in which reading instruction had been found to be effective, as well as in classes from less effective schools, in order to determine the characteristics which were associated with effective and ineffective compensatory reading programs. The schools' membership in a cluster (partially effective,…

  6. A Cooperative Training Program for Students with Severe Behavior Problems: Description and Comparative Evaluation.

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    Reganick, Karol A.

    The Cooperative Training Program was implemented with 20 students having severe behavior problems, to augment a classroom employability curriculum. Educators and business managers at a local Perkins restaurant worked cooperatively to design a new curriculum and recruitment procedure to benefit both students and the business. A continuous and…

  7. Upward Bound Math-Science: Program Description and Interim Impact Estimates

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    Olsen, Robert; Seftor, Neil; Silva, Tim; Myers, David; DesRoches, David; Young, Julie

    2007-01-01

    To help address continuing disparities in academic achievement and under-representation of disadvantaged groups in math and science majors and careers, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) established a math and science initiative in 1990 within Upward Bound, a federal grant program known as Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) designed to provide…

  8. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions

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    2011-01-01

    ... scientific problems in medicine, biology and the environment. The goals of the program are accomplished... health effects associated with such agents; (4) to support fundamental research in structural biology... Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology. This includes development of radioisotopes and new...

  9. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... scientific problems in medicine, biology and the environment. The goals of the program are accomplished... health effects associated with such agents; (4) to support fundamental research in structural biology... Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology. This includes development of radioisotopes and new...

  10. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... scientific problems in medicine, biology and the environment. The goals of the program are accomplished... health effects associated with such agents; (4) to support fundamental research in structural biology... Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology. This includes development of radioisotopes and new...

  11. 10 CFR Appendix A to Part 605 - The Energy Research Program Office Descriptions

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... scientific problems in medicine, biology and the environment. The goals of the program are accomplished... health effects associated with such agents; (4) to support fundamental research in structural biology... Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Biology. This includes development of radioisotopes and new...

  12. Description and evaluation of a hearing conservation program in use in a professional symphony orchestra.

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    O'Brien, Ian; Driscoll, Tim; Ackermann, Bronwen

    2015-04-01

    Professional orchestral musicians risk permanent hearing loss while playing their instruments. Protecting the hearing of these musicians in the workplace is critical to their ongoing ability to play their instruments, but typical workplace hearing conservation measures can have very damaging effects on the product (music) and the musicians' abilities to hear one another sufficiently. To enable effective intervention, orchestras as employers must encourage engagement with hearing protection programs and implement controls while preserving the integrity of the music. To achieve this, typical approaches used in other industries must be redesigned to suit this unique workplace. In response to these challenges, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Brisbane, Australia) introduced a comprehensive hearing conservation strategy in 2005 based upon best practice at the time. This strategy-which has been regularly refined-continues to be implemented on a daily basis. This investigation aimed to assess the successes, difficulties, and practical viability of the program. To achieve this a process evaluation was carried out, incorporating archival analyses, player and management focus groups, and an interview with the program's administrator. Results show the program has successfully become integrated into the orchestra's and the musicians' daily operations and significantly contributes to managing the risk of hearing loss in this population. While there is room for improvement in the orchestra's approach-particularly regarding usable personal protective devices and improved education and training, results are encouraging. This study provides a basis for those wishing to implement or evaluate similar paradigms. PMID:25381186

  13. Description of an Introductory Learning Strategies Course for the Job Skills Educational Program.

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    Murphy, Debra Ann; Derry, Sharon J.

    The Job Skills Educational Program (JSEP), currently under development for the Army Research Institute, embeds learner strategies training within the context of a basic skills computer-assisted instruction curriculum. The curriculum is designed for low-ability soldiers, and consists largely of instruction in the domain of intellectual skills. An…

  14. Skylab S191, S192 program descriptions. [earth radiation data analysis

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    Mack, M.

    1976-01-01

    Software developed to assist in assessing and analyzing earth radiation data obtained from Skylab S191 and S192 experiments are described. A block data generation routine is included along with a plot program for the S191 experiment. Changes in format from that of the original JSC tapes are discussed.

  15. Description and Evaluation of the Webster's Diacritical Markings. Computer-Assisted Instructional Program. Summary Report.

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    von Feldt, James R.; Subtelny, Joanne

    The Webster diacritical system provides a discrete symbol for each sound and designates the appropriate syllable to be stressed in any polysyllabic word; the symbol system presents cues for correct production, auditory discriminiation, and visual recognition of new words in print and as visual speech gestures. The Webster's Diacritical CAI Program

  16. Upward Communication Programs within United States Non-Industrial Corporations: A Description and Analysis.

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    Terry, Virginia Fulton

    To determine the effectiveness of upward communication programs within nonindustrial companies in the United States, a study was devised that examined the ways in which top management and employees communicate. Of the 130 respondents to a survey of 300 top nonindustrial companies, 62 companies acknowledged that they maintained some type of upward…

  17. National Evaluation of the PUSH for Excellence Project: Phase 1. Program Descriptions.

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    American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.

    Based on a field study conducted from March 1979 to June 1979, this document describes the PUSH for Excellence projects in three demonstration sites: Chicago, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. The PUSH for Excellence Program is intended to increase student motivation and responsibility, create an atmosphere of order and discipline in the public…

  18. A Bachelor of Science Toxicology Program: Description, Resources, Student Profiles and Graduate Placement.

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    Ferguson, Paul W.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    The nine-year experience of the Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy in developing an undergraduate toxicology program is described. A survey of 128 graduates revealed student characteristics and graduate employment and/or education patterns. Common job duties included industrial hygiene, analytical chemistry, technical writing,…

  19. A Description and Evaluation of Vocational Teacher Training Programs in the State of Rhode Island.

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    Prull, Richard W.; Very, Philip S.

    To evaluate undergraduate vocational teacher preparation programs in the state of Rhode Island, the 117 vocational educational graduates of the four institutions were surveyed to determine their opinions concerning their college experience. Responses from 66 graduates indicated that: (1) State needs are being fulfilled in vocational business…

  20. The Impact and Evaluation of Two School-Based Interventions on Intention to Register an Organ Donation Preference

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    Reubsaet, A.; Brug, J.; Kitslaar, J.; Van Hooff, J. P.; van den Borne, H. W.

    2004-01-01

    The present paper describes the impact and evaluation of two intervention components--a video with group discussion and an interactive computer-tailored program--in order to encourage adolescents to register their organ donation preference. Studies were conducted in school during regular school hours. The video with group discussion in class had a…

  1. ICU Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Towards their Role in the Organ Donation Process from Brain-Dead Patients and Factors Influencing it in Iran

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    Masoumian Hoseini, S. T.; Manzari, Z.; Khaleghi, I.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Nowadays, ICU nurses play a significant role in the care of brain-dead patients and their families. Therefore, their knowledge, attitude and practice towards this issue are extremely important to the success of organ donation. Objective: To assess ICU nurses’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards their role in the organ donation process from brain-dead patients and factors influencing it in Iran. Methods: In a cross-sectional analytical study, 90 ICU nurses working in Ghaem and Emam Reza Hospitals affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences were selected through a stratified random sampling. Data were collected from the participants by a questionnaire included demographic information, and factors influencing the nurses knowledge, attitude, and practice towards their roles in the organ donation process. Results: 90 nurses participated in this study. 70% of the research subjects had spoken with their own families about organ donation; 20% had organ donation cards. The mean±SD score of nurses’ knowledge was 49.13±9.6, attitude 21.49±14.32, and practice was 3.66±6.04. 80% of nurses had a mean knowledge about their roles in the organ donation process; 82% agreed with their roles in this process, and 97% showed weak practice in this regard. Conclusion: Nurses did not have adequate knowledge, attitude, and practice towards their role in organ donation process. It is suggested to include nursing courses on the organ donation process and organ transplantation as well as educational programs to acquaint nurses with their roles in the organ donation process. PMID:26306156

  2. Public attitudes toward donation of body parts, particularly the eye.

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    Basu, P K; Hazariwala, K M; Chipman, M L

    1989-08-01

    A survey of 595 metropolitan Toronto residents aged 16 years or older was done during 1986-87 to assess their interest in organ and tissue donation in general and their willingness to donate eyes in particular. Subjects were selected at random from the telephone directory and were interviewed on the telephone with a prepared questionnaire. Most of the respondents were aware of the value and types of organ and tissue transplantation. Although 63% expressed a willingness to donate body parts, only 37% had signed the organ donation portion of their driver's licence or an organ donor card. The respondents who were unwilling to donate body parts expressed certain deep-rooted anxieties and fears. More public education is needed to allay the fears and misunderstandings that remain in the minds of many potential donors. PMID:2766087

  3. A Confirmatory Analysis of the Organ Donation Readiness Index: Measuring the Potential for Organ Donations among African Americans

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    Rice, Christopher; Tamburlin, Judith

    2004-01-01

    The need for transplant exceeds the number of available organs. Antigen compatible organs are particularly scarce for African Americans because of their proportionately lower rate of donations. This study presents a measure of organ donation readiness. Examination of the factor structure and a test of weak invariance were conducted on…

  4. The pollution reduction technology program for can-annular combustor engines - Description and results

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    Roberts, R.; Fiorentino, A. J.; Diehl, L.

    1976-01-01

    Pollutant reduction and performance characteristics were determined for three successively more advanced combustor concepts. Program Element I consisted of minor modifications to the current production JT8D combustor and fuel system to evaluate means of improved fuel preparation and changes to the basic airflow distribution. Element II addressed versions of the two-staged Vorbix (vortex burning and mixing) combustor and represented a moderate increase in hardware complexity and difficulty of development. The concept selected for Element III employed vaporized fuel as a means of achieving minimum emission levels and represented the greatest difficulty of development and adaptation to the JT8D engine. Test results indicate that the Element I single-stage combustors were capable of dramatic improvement in idle pollutants. The multistage combustors evaluated in Program Elements II and III simultaneously reduced CO, THC and NOx emissions, but were unable to satisfy the current 1979 EPA standards.

  5. Ventures in science status report, Summer 1992. [Program description and Evaluation Report

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    Fredrick, Wayne C.

    1992-01-01

    The Ventures in Science summer program is directed towards students who are from underrepresented minority groups in mathematics and science professions. The target group of 40 was drawn from eligible students who will be entering high school freshman in the fall of 1992. 450 students applied. The theme for the summer is Chicago as an Ecosystem. The students are instructed in integrated math and science (2 hours), English/ESL (1 1/2 hrs.), counseling (1 hr.) and, physical education (1 hr.) each day four days a week. Integrated math and science are team taught. Parents are invited to participate in two workshops that will be presented based on their input. Parents may also visit the program at any time and participate in any field trip.

  6. Aerodynamic preliminary analysis system. Part 2: User's manual and program description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Divan, P.; Dunn, K.; Kojima, J.

    1978-01-01

    A comprehensive aerodynamic analysis program based on linearized potential theory is described. The solution treats thickness and attitude problems at subsonic and supersonic speeds. Three dimensional configurations with or without jet flaps having multiple nonplanar surfaces of arbitrary planform and open or closed slender bodies or noncircular contour are analyzed. Longitudinal and lateral-directional static and rotary derivative solutions are generated. The analysis is implemented on a time sharing system in conjunction with an input tablet digitizer and an interactive graphics input/output display and editing terminal to maximize its responsiveness to the preliminary analysis problem. Nominal case computation time of 45 CPU seconds on the CDC 175 for a 200 panel simulation indicates the program provides an efficient analysis for systematically performing various aerodynamic configuration tradeoff and evaluation studies.

  7. DEUS computer evaluation model. Volume 1. Program descriptive manual. Final report

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    Anand, A.K.; Hall, E.W.; Oplinger, J.L.; Priestley, R.R.; Sweeney, J.H. III

    1982-12-01

    Recent changes in tax laws and fuel uses have provided new incentives for installing cogeneration systems. Prior studies primarily consider the effects on industry. EPRI, therefore, sponsored the DEUS (Dual Energy Use Systems) Analysis of Cogeneration Systems to evaluate industrial cogeneration from the utility perspective and to determine the extent to which potential benefits would accure to a utility in representative site-specific industrial applications. The objectives of this project are to develop a methodology and translate it into a computer program to analyze cogeneration systems from a utility perspective. A computer program was developed that compares a cogeneration system to a no-cogeneration system in an industry with specified heat and power requirements. The economic comparison is based on user-specified utility rate data, including industrial rates and rates for purchases of electricity from cogenerators under Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). The industrial heat and power requirements and the utility rate data can be specified in a time varying profile for up to 36 periods in a year. The program has the capability to evaluate systems using up to four fuel streams for two sizing options - one matches the maximum thermal load, the other matches both the maximum thermal load and a specified power output. Based on system capital and operating costs, the economics are determined for industrial, utility, and third-party ownership. For industrial ownership the industry can either sell all net power generated and buy back all needed site power. For use as a screening tool, a data base of performance and cost for a nocogeneration and several cogeneration systems is built into the program. System part load performance and applicable fuel characteristics are included. For application studies, the user must determine and specify the performance and cost characteristics for particular systems.

  8. Probing Emissions of Military Cargo Aircraft: Description of a Joint Field Measurement Program

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    Cheng, Mengdawn; Corporan, E.; DeWitt, M.; Spicer, C.; Holdren, M.; Cowen, K.; Harris, B.; Shores, R.; Hashmonay, R.; Kaganan, R.

    2008-01-01

    Direct emissions of NOx, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter (PM) by aircraft contribute to the pollutant levels found in the atmosphere. Aircraft emissions can be injected at the ground level or directly at the high altitude in flight. Conversion of the precursor gases into secondary PM is one of the pathways for the increased atmospheric PM. Atmospheric PM interacts with solar radiation altering atmospheric radiation balance and potentially contributing to global and regional climate changes. Also, direct emissions of air toxics, ozone precursors and PM from aircraft in and around civilian airports and military air bases can worsen local air quality in non-attainment and/or maintenance areas. These emissions need to be quantified. However, the current EPA methods for particle emission measurements from such sources, modified Method 5 and Conditional Test Method 039, are gravimetric-based, and it is anticipated that these methods will not be suitable for current and future generations of aircraft turbine engines, whose particle mass emissions are low. To evaluate measurement approaches for military aircraft emissions, two complementary projects were initiated in 2005. A joint field campaign between these two programs was executed during the first week of October 2005 at the Kentucky Air National Guard (KYANG) base in Louisville, KY. This campaign represented the first in a series of field studies for each program funded by the DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and provided the basis for cross-comparison of the sampling approaches and measurement techniques employed by the respective program teams. This paper describes the overall programmatic of the multi-year SERDP aircraft emissions research and presents a summary of the results from the joint field campaign.

  9. The advanced low-emissions catalytic-combuster program. Phase 1: Description and status

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Szaniszlo, A. J.

    1979-01-01

    An overview of the ongoing program is presented. Objectives, plan, schedule, pollution and performance goals, catalyst advantages, present problems, and the present status of identified combustor concepts are discussed. The possible increase in upper atmosphere oxides of nitrogen (NOx) levels due to aircraft number density increases was predicted to adversely decrease ozone concentration levels. A technique for achieving low NOx emission levels was experimentally demonstrated with a lean, premixing prevaporizing flame-tube combustor.

  10. AutoBayes/CC: Combining Program Synthesis with Automatic Code Certification: System Description

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    Whalen, Michael; Schumann, Johann; Fischer, Bernd; Clancy, Daniel (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Code certification is a lightweight approach to formally demonstrate software quality. It concentrates on aspects of software quality that can be defined and formalized via properties, e.g., operator safety or memory safety. Its basic idea is to require code producers to provide formal proofs that their code satisfies these quality properties. The proofs serve as certificates which can be checked independently, by the code consumer or by certification authorities, e.g., the FAA. It is the idea underlying such approaches as proof-carrying code [6]. Code certification can be viewed as a more practical version of traditional Hoare-style program verification. The properties to be verified are fairly simple and regular so that it is often possible to use an automated theorem prover to automatically discharge all emerging proof obligations. Usually, however, the programmer must still splice auxiliary annotations (e.g., loop invariants) into the program to facilitate the proofs. For complex properties or larger programs this quickly becomes the limiting factor for the applicability of current certification approaches.

  11. A descriptive study evaluating perinatal healthcare providers' perspectives of palliative programming in 3 Canadian institutions.

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    Stenekes, Simone J; Ens, Carla D L; Harlos, Michael; Chochinov, Harvey Max; Mytopher, Kristine

    2014-01-01

    A paucity of research has evaluated the perspectives of the broader healthcare team regarding perinatal palliative care. This study examines the views of healthcare providers involved in perinatal palliative care in 3 tertiary care hospitals in Canada. Developing an understanding of their perspectives of care provision, as well as the interactions that took place with families and other teams while providing perinatal palliative care, was of interest. Twenty-nine healthcare providers were involved in 4 focus groups and 5 individual interviews. Data were transcribed and content analysis was undertaken. The overarching theme of communication materialized from the data. Within this theme were 3 subthemes, each highlighting an aspect of communication that impacted care provision: connecting through proximity, protected time and dedicated space, and flexibility and formality. The study also describes a model of integrated perinatal palliative care program development and explains where each of the 3 sites falls along this continuum. The development of formal programs in these facilities is varied and recommendations are included to enhance communication and assist in providing improved and integrated programming. PMID:24992245

  12. Physics Division Argonne National Laboratory description of the programs and facilities.

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    Thayer, K.J.

    1999-05-24

    The ANL Physics Division traces its roots to nuclear physics research at the University of Chicago around the time of the second world war. Following the move from the University of Chicago out to the present Argonne site and the formation of Argonne National Laboratory: the Physics Division has had a tradition of research into fundamental aspects of nuclear and atomic physics. Initially, the emphasis was on areas such as neutron physics, mass spectrometry, and theoretical studies of the nuclear shell model. Maria Goeppert Maier was an employee in the Physics Division during the time she did her Nobel-Prize-winning work on the nuclear shell model. These interests diversified and at the present time the research addresses a wide range of current problems in nuclear and atomic physics. The major emphasis of the current experimental nuclear physics research is in heavy-ion physics, centered around the ATLAS facility (Argonne Tandem-Linac Accelerator System) with its new injector providing intense, energetic ion beams over the fill mass range up to uranium. ATLAS is a designated National User Facility and is based on superconducting radio-frequency technology developed in the Physics Division. A small program continues in accelerator development. In addition, the Division has a strong program in medium-energy nuclear physics carried out at a variety of major national and international facilities. The nuclear theory research in the Division spans a wide range of interests including nuclear dynamics with subnucleonic degrees of freedom, dynamics of many-nucleon systems, nuclear structure, and heavy-ion interactions. This research makes contact with experimental research programs in intermediate-energy and heavy-ion physics, both within the Division and on the national and international scale. The Physics Division traditionally has strong connections with the nation's universities. We have many visiting faculty members and we encourage students to participate in our programs for performing thesis research. The Division in early 1999 has 105 full-time members [36 regular scientific (Ph.D. level) staff, 19 postdoctoral appointees and visitors, and 50 technical, administrative, and secretarial personnel] and an annual operating budget of about $17 million. On average, the Division annually supports 50 graduate and undergraduate students.

  13. State, federal statutes guide organ donation procedures.

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    Sipes, D D

    1987-06-01

    To assist in improving the network of organ donors and recipients and in raising public awareness, Congress enacted the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984. The act established an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, created a Task Force on Organ Transplantation, and made in unlawful to sell or buy human organs for transplantation for "valuable consideration." At the state level, legislation has closely followed the procedures outlined in the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. But despite the state and federal statutes, a critical shortage of organs and tissues for transplantation persists. Addressing this problem, approximately 31 states have passed legislation that requires hospitals to request approval for donations from the relatives of potential donors. A generally positive public attitude toward organ transplantation suggests that eventually such legislation could help to increase the supply of organs. In the meantime, however, organ selection and prioritizing processes, particularly those which relate to geographic distribution, will continue to be closely scrutinized. PMID:10282294

  14. Description and comparison of geologic maps with FRAGSTATS - A spatial statistics program

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    Raines, G.L.

    2002-01-01

    FRAGSTATS is a public-domain GIS implementation of a set of spatial statistics that address a fundamental problem in GIS applications, description and comparison of maps. The spatial statistics from the 1:2,500,000-scale United States geologic map of Nevada, the central United States, and the northeastern United States quantify the differences in complexity and variability between these three geologic terranes. Nevada is defined by a large number of patches of small size and low size variability, whereas the Central area has a small number of patches with smaller relative size variability. All three areas have similar map-unit shape complexity with Nevada having the lowest. Based on the density of edges, the areas can be ranked from highest to lowest, as Nevada, Central, and Northeast. The Shannon diversity index ranks the areas from highest to lowest, as Northeast, Nevada, and Central, but the Shannon evenness index ranks them from highest to lowest, as Northeast, Central, and Nevada. These rankings may reflect the influence of folding in the Northeast and Central areas as opposed to basin and range extension in Nevada. The core areas statistic ranks the areas for spatial accuracy from highest to lowest, as Central, Northeast, and Nevada, with Northeast and Nevada being similar. For a scale comparison, the FRAGSTATS statistics quantify the increased complexity and spatial accuracy that is inherent in going from small- to larger-scale maps. For example for 1:2,500,000-1:500,000-scale maps of Nevada, respectively, the area weighted fractal dimension increase from 1.1 to 1.18, and the total core areas index almost doubles from 39.09 to 63.38. In addition, the fractal dimensions discriminate gross lithology and tectonic terranes. ?? 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Umbilical cord blood donation: public or private?

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    Ballen, K K; Verter, F; Kurtzberg, J

    2015-10-01

    Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a graft source for patients with malignant or genetic diseases who can be cured by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), but who do not have an appropriately HLA-matched family or volunteer unrelated adult donor. Starting in the 1990s, unrelated UCB banks were established, accepting donations from term deliveries and storing UCB units for public use. An estimated 730?000 UCB units have been donated and stored to date and ?35?000 UCB transplants have been performed worldwide. Over the past 20 years, private and family banks have grown rapidly, storing ?4 million UCB units for a particular patient or family, usually charging an up-front and yearly storage fee; therefore, these banks are able to be financially sustainable without releasing UCB units. Private banks are not obligated to fulfill the same regulatory requirements of the public banks. The public banks have released ?30 times more UCB units for therapy. Some countries have transitioned to an integrated banking model, a hybrid of public and family banking. Today, pregnant women, their families, obstetrical providers and pediatricians are faced with multiple choices about the disposition of their newborn's cord blood. In this commentary, we review the progress of UCB banking technology; we also analyze the current data on pediatric and adult unrelated UCB, including the recent expansion of interest in transplantation for hemoglobinopathies, and discuss emerging studies on the use of autologous UCB for neurologic diseases and regenerative medicine. We will review worldwide approaches to UCB banking, ethical considerations, criteria for public and family banking, integrated banking ideas and future strategies for UCB banking. PMID:26030051

  16. The experimental clean combustor program: Description and status to November 1975

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    Niedzwiecki, R. W.

    1975-01-01

    The generation of technology was studied for the development of advanced commercial CTOL aircraft engines with lower exhaust emissions than current aircraft. The program is in three phases. Phase 1, already completed, consisted of screening tests of low pollution combustor concepts. Phase 2, currently in progress, consists of test rig refinement of the most promising combustor concepts. Phase 2 test results are reported. Phase 3, also currently in progress, consists of incorporating and evaluating the best combustors as part of a complete engine. Engine test plans and pollution sampling techniques are described in this report. Program pollution goals, specified at engine idle and take-off conditions, are idle emission index value of 20 and 4 for carbon monoxide (CO) and total unburned hydrocarbons (THC), respectively, and at take-off are an oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission index level of 10 and a smoke number of 15. Pollution data were obtained at all engine operating conditions. Results are presented in terms of emission index and also in terms of the Environmental Protection Agency's 1979 Standards Parameter.

  17. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project document control and Records Management Program Description

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    MARTIN, B.M.

    2000-05-18

    The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project document control and records management program, as defined within this document, is based on a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements, Department of Energy (DOE) and Project Hanford and SNF Project-specific direction and guidance. The SNF Project Execution Plan, HNF-3552, requires the control of documents and management of records under the auspices of configuration control, conduct of operations, training, quality assurance, work control, records management, data management, engineering and design control, operational readiness review, and project management and turnover. Implementation of the controls, systems, and processes necessary to ensure compliance with applicable requirements is facilitated through plans, directives, and procedures within the Project Hanford Management System (PHMS) and the SNF Project internal technical and administrative procedures systems. The documents cited within this document are those which directly establish or define the SNF Project document control and records management program. There are many peripheral documents that establish requirements and provide direction pertinent to managing specific types of documents that, for the sake of brevity and clarity, are not cited within this document.

  18. Description of a user-oriented geographic information system - The resource analysis program

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    Tilmann, S. E.; Mokma, D. L.

    1980-01-01

    This paper describes the Resource Analysis Program, an applied geographic information system. Several applications are presented which utilized soil, and other natural resource data, to develop integrated maps and data analyses. These applications demonstrate the methods of analysis and the philosophy of approach used in the mapping system. The applications are evaluated in reference to four major needs of a functional mapping system: data capture, data libraries, data analysis, and mapping and data display. These four criteria are then used to describe an effort to develop the next generation of applied mapping systems. This approach uses inexpensive microcomputers for field applications and should prove to be a viable entry point for users heretofore unable or unwilling to venture into applied computer mapping.

  19. Description of the Prometheus Program Alternator/Thruster Integration Laboratory (ATIL)

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    Baez, Anastacio N.; Birchenough, Arthur G.; Lebron-Velilla, Ramon C.; Gonzalez, Marcelo C.

    2005-01-01

    The Project Prometheus Alternator Electric Thruster Integration Laboratory's (ATIL) primary two objectives are to obtain test data to influence the power conversion and electric propulsion systems design, and to assist in developing the primary power quality specifications prior to system Preliminary Design Review (PDR). ATIL is being developed in stages or configurations of increasing fidelity and complexity in order to support the various phases of the Prometheus program. ATIL provides a timely insight of the electrical interactions between a representative Permanent Magnet Generator, its associated control schemes, realistic electric system loads, and an operating electric propulsion thruster. The ATIL main elements are an electrically driven 100 kWe Alternator Test Unit (ATU), an alternator controller using parasitic loads, and a thruster Power Processing Unit (PPU) breadboard. This paper describes the ATIL components, its development approach, preliminary integration test results, and current status.

  20. Advanced program development management software system. Software description and user's manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    The objectives of this project were to apply emerging techniques and tools from the computer science discipline of paperless management to the activities of the Space Transportation and Exploration Office (PT01) in Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Program Development, thereby enhancing the productivity of the workforce, the quality of the data products, and the collection, dissemination, and storage of information. The approach used to accomplish the objectives emphasized the utilization of finished form (off-the-shelf) software products to the greatest extent possible without impacting the performance of the end product, to pursue developments when necessary in the rapid prototyping environment to provide a mechanism for frequent feedback from the users, and to provide a full range of user support functions during the development process to promote testing of the software.

  1. The influence of socioeconomic and demographic variables on willingness to donate cadaveric human organs in Malaysia.

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    Rasiah, Rajah; Manikam, Rishya; Chandarsekaran, Sankara K; Thangiah, Govindamal; Puspharajan, Saravanan; Swaminathan, Dasan

    2014-11-01

    The growing shortage in human organs has raised serious concerns. To address this problem, we examine in this article the association between demographic and socioeconomic factors, and respondents' willingness to donate cadaveric organs using a large survey of Malaysian adults aged 18 years and above.A convenience sampling method was used to extract information from a total of 10,350 participants from Metropolitan Kuala Lumpur over the period of April 2, 2013 to February 29, 2014. In addition to analyzing the data using incidence of willingness to donate by demographic and socioeconomic factors, we carried out logistic regression analysis to estimate the odds ratio of respondents' willingness to become cadaveric organ donors controlling for age.About less than a third of the participants pledged to donate their organs upon death with women (35.6%) showing a higher incidence compared with men (33.2%). The Chinese (35.7%) and Malays (35.0%) pledged to contribute more than the Indians (31.6%) and the logistic regressions show that Malays (adjusted odds ration [OR]?= 1.18) and Chinese (adjusted OR = 1.21) are more likely to donate than Indians (reference group). The results by religion were significant among Muslims and Hindus but not Buddhists. The likelihood of Muslims donating was the lowest (adjusted OR = 0.26). Income was also highly significant but the relationship with willingness to donate was negative. Against tertiary education, all other occupations were significant. However, the respondents with primary education enjoyed the highest adjusted OR (5.46) whereas that of secondary (0.48) and higher secondary (0.83) education was low. Among occupations (against supervisory, clerical, and direct workers), it was significant only among the unemployed and managers with adjusted OR of 1.50 and 1.58, respectively.Sex, education, ethnicity, religion, and income are important demographic and socioeconomic influences on the likelihood of Malaysians willing to become cadaveric organ donors. The Malaysian evidence suggests that awareness programs should be targeted at men, Muslims, Hindus, Malays, and the rich more than the others. PMID:25415665

  2. [Organ donation after euthanasia. Handle with great care].

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    Abdo, W F Farid

    2014-01-01

    Recently, organ donation after euthanasia has been a topic of discussion in the Dutch media and scientific literature. Unfortunately, both the articles in question and the media interviews contained several unsubstantiated statements. This article describes the background of organ donation after euthanasia and refutes some of the recent statements. It discusses why it is expected that organ donation after euthanasia will result in a far fewer additional organ donors that originally stated. In conclusion, euthanasia is a topic that should be handled with great care. PMID:25492739

  3. [Evaluation of measurements intended to develop regularity of blood donation].

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    Folléa, G; Bigey, F; Wagner, A; Vives, C; Cazenave, J P

    1998-08-01

    An increase in the regularity of blood donation is desirable for two main reasons. First, the lower incidence of viral disease markers in regular donors when compared to first donors could help to reduce risks of transmissible diseases. Second, a higher frequency of donation could contribute to a more satisfactory supply of blood products. Two measures implemented with the aim of increasing the regularity of blood donation were evaluated: (i) an increase in the annual frequency of blood collection by mobile teams at collection sites, and (ii) a "next donation document" given to each donor indicating the earliest possible date of the next donation. The regularity index was calculated as the mean number of cellular donations (whole blood and platelet apheresis) per donor per year, over two consecutive periods: 1-7-1993-30-6-1994 (P1) and 1-7-1994-30-6-1995 (P2). The junction of these two periods corresponded to the date of introduction of the "next donation document" and to the time of reinforcement of the mobile collection frequency. First donors in either period were not taken into account in the study. A significant relationship was observed between the annual frequency of mobile collection and the average number of donations per donor (comparison test of two means on large samples, p < 0.001 in all the cases excepted those of stable mobile collection numbers). Thus, in the first period, the average donation rate was the lowest on sites having only one mobile collection per year (M: 1.55, W: 1.38) and the highest on sites with five mobile collections per year (M: 2.05, W: 1.71). These average numbers significantly increased in the second period as compared to the first (M: +4.8%, W: +1.8%; comparison test of two means from paired series, p < 0.001), as did the yearly frequency of mobile blood collections (+9.2%). On the other hand, the "next donation document" was not associated to any change in the regularity index. The results of this study therefore showed an increase in the frequency of visits of mobile collection teams to be the main factor leading to an improvement in the regularity of blood donation. Moreover, this evolution was associated with a decrease in the incidence of viral markers detected at donation. PMID:9789963

  4. PR-EDB: Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base, Version 2. Revision 2, Program description

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    Stallmann, F.W.; Wang, J.A.; Kam, F.B.K.; Taylor, B.J.

    1994-01-01

    Investigations of regulatory issues such as vessel integrity over plant life, vessel failure, and sufficiency of current codes Standard Review Plans (SRP`s) and Guides for license renewal can be greatly expedited by the use of a well-designed computerized data base. Also, such a data base is essential for the validation of embrittlement prediction models by researchers. The Power Reactor Embrittlement Data Base (PR-EDB) is such a comprehensive collection of data for US commercial nuclear reactors. The current version of the PR-EDB contains the Charpy test data that were irradiated in 252 capsules of 96 reactors and consists of 207 data points for heat-affected-zone (HAZ) materials (98 different HAZ), 227 data points for weld materials (105 different welds), 524 data points for base materials (136 different base materials), including 297 plate data points (85 different plates), 119 forging data points (31) different forging), and 108 correlation monitor materials data points (3 different plates). The data files are given in dBASE format and can be accessed with any computer using the DOS operating system. ``User-friendly`` utility programs are used to retrieve and select specific data, manipulate data, display data to the screen or printer, and to fit and plot Charpy impact data. The results of several studies investigated are presented in Appendix D.

  5. INTERLINE 5. 0 -- An expanded railroad routing model: Program description, methodology, and revised user's manual

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    Johnson, P.E.; Joy, D.S. ); Clarke, D.B.; Jacobi, J.M. . Transportation Center)

    1993-03-01

    A rail routine model, INTERLINE, has been developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate potential routes for transporting radioactive materials. In Version 5.0, the INTERLINE routing algorithms have been enhanced to include the ability to predict alternative routes, barge routes, and population statistics for any route. The INTERLINE railroad network is essentially a computerized rail atlas describing the US railroad system. All rail lines, with the exception of industrial spurs, are included in the network. Inland waterways and deep water routes along with their interchange points with the US railroadsystem are also included. The network contains over 15,000 rail and barge segments (links) and over 13,000 stations, interchange points, ports, and other locations (nodes). The INTERLINE model has been converted to operate on an IBM-compatible personal computer. At least a 286 computer with a hard disk containing approximately 6 MB of free space is recommended. Enhanced program performance will be obtained by using arandom-access memory drive on a 386 or 486 computer.

  6. Donation of Library Materials to the University of Arizona Poetry Center

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    Ziurys, Lucy M.

    if the materials you would like to donate are already in the collection. As a small organization with limited spaceDonation of Library Materials to the University of Arizona Poetry Center Your interest in donating: Learn More Library Materials When considering making a donation of library materials to the Poetry

  7. 3 CFR 8491 - Proclamation 8491 of April 1, 2010. National Donate Life Month, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... of circumstances through organ, tissue, stem cell, and blood donation. During National Donate Life... Americans to share this precious gift. Today, over 100,000 Americans await donation on the Organ Procurement... Department of Health and Human Services especially encourages minorities to consider donation. Visit...

  8. Why might people donate tissue for cancer research? Insights from organ/tissue/blood donation and clinical research.

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    Axler, Renata E; Irvine, Rob; Lipworth, Wendy; Morrell, Bronwen; Kerridge, Ian H

    2008-01-01

    Little is known about why patients with cancer do or do not donate their biopsied/cancerous tissue to research. A review of the literature on motivations to participate in clinical research and to donate tissues/organs for therapeutic use may provide some insights relevant to tumour banking research. While more research is necessary, a better understanding of the factors that motivate patients to give or refuse consent to tumour banking may ultimately improve consent practices, public trust and donation rates. PMID:19096227

  9. Blood Transfusion and Donation - Multiple Languages: MedlinePlus

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Supplements Videos & Tools You Are Here: Home ? Multiple Languages ? All Health Topics ? Blood Transfusion and Donation URL ... this page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/bloodtransfusionanddonation.html Other topics A-Z A B ...

  10. Donations to Colleges Decline for the First Time since 1988.

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    Blumenstyk, Goldie

    2003-01-01

    Discusses findings from a survey on voluntary giving to higher education, which found that a sharp drop in alumni giving in 2002 spurred a dip in colleges' overall donations for the first time in 14 years. (EV)

  11. Experiencing organ donation: feelings of relatives after consent1

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    Fernandes, Marli Elisa Nascimento; Bittencourt, Zélia Zilda Lourenço de Camargo; Boin, Ilka de Fátima Santana Ferreira

    2015-01-01

    Objective: to identify experiences and feelings on the organ donation process, from the perspective of a relative of an organ donor in a transplant unit. Method: this was exploratory research using a qualitative approach, performed with seven family members of different organ donors, selected by a lottery. Sociodemographic data and the experiences regarding the donation process were collected through semi-structured interviews. The language material was transcribed and submitted to content analysis. Results: poor sensitivity of the medical staff communicating the relative's brain death - the potential donor - and the lack of socio-emotional support prior to the situation experienced by the family was highlighted by participants. Conclusions: the study identified the need to provide social-emotional support for families facing the experience of the organ donation process. From these findings, other care and management practices in health must be discussed to impact the strengthening of the family ties, post-donation, as well as the organ procurement indexes. PMID:26487140

  12. 18 CFR 367.4261 - Account 426.1, Donations.

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    2011-04-01

    ...Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY REGULATIONS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING...include all payments or donations for charitable, social or community welfare...

  13. 38 CFR 60.3 - Other donated temporary lodging.

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    2014-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) FISHER HOUSES AND OTHER TEMPORARY LODGING ...receives, from a source other than the Fisher House Foundation, an undesignated donation...lodging will be designated as if it were Fisher House lodging or be treated as...

  14. 38 CFR 60.3 - Other donated temporary lodging.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (CONTINUED) FISHER HOUSES AND OTHER TEMPORARY LODGING ...receives, from a source other than the Fisher House Foundation, an undesignated donation...lodging will be designated as if it were Fisher House lodging or be treated as...

  15. Organ donation video messaging in motor vehicle offices: results of a randomized trial.

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    Rodrigue, James R; Fleishman, Aaron; Fitzpatrick, Sean; Boger, Matthew

    2015-12-01

    Context-Since nearly all registered organ donors in the United States signed up via a driver's license transaction, motor vehicle (MV) offices represent an important venue for organ donation education. Objective-To evaluate the impact of organ donation video messaging in MV offices. Design-A 2-group (usual care vs usual care + video messaging) randomized trial with baseline, intervention, and follow-up assessment phases. Setting-Twenty-eight MV offices in Massachusetts. Intervention-Usual care comprised education of MV clerks, display of organ donation print materials (ie, posters, brochures, signing mats), and a volunteer ambassador program. The intervention included video messaging with silent (subtitled) segments highlighting individuals affected by donation, playing on a recursive loop on monitors in MV waiting rooms. Main Outcome Measures-Aggregate monthly donor designation rates at MV offices (primary) and percentage of MV customers who registered as donors after viewing the video (secondary). Results-Controlling for baseline donor designation rate, analysis of covariance showed a significant group effect for intervention phase (F= 7.3, P= .01). The usual-care group had a significantly higher aggregate monthly donor designation rate than the intervention group had. In the logistic regression model of customer surveys (n = 912), prior donor designation (? = -1.29, odds ratio [OR] = 0.27 [95% CI = 0.20-0.37], P < .001), white race (? = 0.57 OR = 1.77 [95% CI = 1.23-2.54], P = .002), and viewing the intervention video (? = 0.73, OR = 1.54 [95% CI = 1.24-2.60], P= .01) were statistically significant predictors of donor registration on the day of the survey. Conclusion-The relatively low uptake of the video intervention by customers most likely contributed to the negative trial finding. PMID:26645928

  16. INITIATIVE Implementation of WordPress Content Management System Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed

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    Saldin, Dilano

    INITIATIVE Implementation of WordPress Content Management System Description and details about the program or initiative that is being proposed The WordPress Implementation project will provide the WordPress current requirements, and is no longer viable, long term. The selection of WordPress takes into account

  17. The Role of Values, Moral Norms, and Descriptive Norms in Building Occupant Responses to an Energy-Efficiency Pilot Program and to Framing of Related Messages

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    Arpan, Laura M.; Barooah, Prabir; Subramany, Rahul

    2015-01-01

    This study examined building occupants' responses associated with an occupant-based energy-efficiency pilot in a university building. The influence of occupants' values and norms as well as effects of two educational message frames (descriptive vs. moral norms cues) on program support were tested. Occupants' personal moral norm to conserve energy…

  18. The Sidebar Computer Program, a seismic-shaking intensity meter: users' manual and software description

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    Evans, John R.

    2003-01-01

    The SideBar computer program provides a visual display of seismic shaking intensity as recorded at one specific seismograph. This software allows a user to tap into the seismic data recorded on that specific seismograph and to display the overall level of shaking at the single location where that seismograph resides (usually the same place the user is). From this shaking level, SideBar also estimates the potential for damage nearby. SideBar cannot tell you the “Richter magnitude” of the earthquake (see box), only how hard the ground shook locally and this estimate of how much damage is likely in the neighborhood. This combination of local effects is called the “seismic intensity”. SideBar runs on a standard desktop or laptop PC, and is intended for the media, schools, emergency responders, and any other group hosting a seismograph and who want to know immediately after an earthquake the levels of shaking measured by that instrument. These local values can be used to inform the public and help initiate appropriate local emergency response activities in the minutes between the earthquake and availability of the broader coverage provided by the USGS over the Web, notably by ShakeMap. For example, for instruments installed in schools, the level of shaking and likely damage at the school could immediately be Web broadcast and parents could quickly determine the likely safety of their children—their biggest postearthquake concern. Also, in the event of a Web outage, SideBar may be a continuing primary source of local emergency response information for some additional minutes. Specifically, SideBar interprets the peak level of acceleration (that is, the force of shaking, as a percentage of the force of gravity) as well as the peak velocity, or highest speed, at which the ground moves. Using these two basic measurements, SideBar computes what is called Instrumental Intensity—a close approximation of the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale, or “MMI” (using the Wald et al., 1999a, relationships between acceleration, velocity, and shaking intensity). Intensity is a measure of local shaking strength and the potential for damage—of how bad the earthquake effects were locally. The intensity level is what SideBar displays most prominently on the PC monitor. Intensity is shown as a large, colored bar that gets taller and changes color up a rainbow from blues toward reds as the shaking level increases. As opposed to earthquake magnitudes, which are reported as decimal values (like “7.6”), intensity is traditionally given as a Roman numeral, with “I” to “X+” assigned to levels of potential damage and perceived shaking strength. For good measure, SideBar shows the actual values of the force of shaking (peak ground acceleration as a percentage of gravity) and the speed of ground motion (peak ground velocity in inches per second, by default, or in centimeters per second, if you wish), both these values as decimal numbers. SideBar also remembers the most recent earthquakes (for up to one week), and can store as many of these previous earthquakes as the user allows (and as the user’s PC has room for)—typically thousands. SideBar also remembers forever the three largest earthquakes it has seen and all earthquakes over intensity IV so that one never loses particularly important events.

  19. Environmental geology, Allegheny County and vicinity, Pennsylvania; description of a program and its results

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    Briggs, Reginald Peter

    1977-01-01

    Past land-use practices, including mining, in Allegheny County, Pa., have resulted in three principal environmental problems, exclusive of air and water contamination. They are flooding, landsliding, and subsidence over underground mines. In 1973, information was most complete relative to flooding and least complete relative to landsliding. Accordingly, in July 1973, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) entered into an agreement by which the USGS undertook studies chiefly aimed at increasing knowledge of landsliding and mine subsidence relative to land use, but having other ramifications as well, as part of a larger ARC 'Land-use and physical-resource analysis' (LUPRA) program. The chief geographic focus was Allegheny County, but adjacent areas were included in some investigations. Resulting products, exclusive of this report, are: 1. Forty-three provisional maps of landslide, distribution and susceptibility and of land modified by man in Allegheny County, 1:24,000 scale, 7? -minute quadrangle format, released to open files. 2. Four USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies (MF) maps of Allegheny County showing (a) bedrock, MF685A; (b) susceptibility to landsliding, MF-685B ; (c) coal-mining features, MF-685C; and (d) zones that can be affected by flooding, landsliding and undermining, MF-685D; all at the scale of 1:50,000. 3. Two MF maps showing coal-mining activity and related information and sites of recorded mine-subsidence events, and one MF map classifying land surface by relative potentiality of mine subsidence, in Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties, Pa., at a scale of 1:125,000--MF-693A through MF-693C. 4. A companion report to the Allegheny County map of susceptibility to landsliding--USGS Circular 728. 5. Five MF maps, largely in chart form, describing interaction of the shallow ground-water regime with mining-related problems, landsliding, heavy storm precipitation, and other features and processes, largely in Allegheny County--MF-641A through MF-641E. Map products are directly applicable to general classification of land for susceptibility to landsliding and mine subsidence and, to a lesser extent, flooding and engineering characteristics. The hydrogeologic charts enable greater understanding of environmental effects of ground water. All products are guides to expected conditions, but none are substitutes for detailed investigations of specific sites by competent technical personnel on the ground. Specific results and findings are: 1. Knowledge of .susceptibility to landsliding in Allegheny County now is adequate for application to countywide land-use planning. 2. About 110 mi2 (285. km2), or 15 percent, of the county has some significant degree of susceptibility to landsliding. 3. Although a general classification of land in Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties relative to mine-subsidence incidents was prepared, data are wholly inadequate for even moderately precise prediction of subsidence events over previously mined-out areas; the accumulation of adequate data might not repay the effort in terms of damage prevention. 4. Commonwealth-of-Pennsylvania regulations, have been very successful in limiting mine-subsidence damage over areas mined after 1966. 5. Undermining and consequent subsidence may have affected the ground-water regime more widely than heretofore believed. Except for the earth-disturbance inventory that resulted in the maps of susceptibility to landsliding and man-modified land, methods used in the studies .largely were conventional. The inventory and ensuing analysis combined aerial photographic interpretation with field work and incorporation of existing data. The. method worked very well for the purposes of defining distribution of landslides and areas having different susceptibilities to landsliding. However, if susceptibility to landsliding alone had been the goal, this could

  20. A practical Israeli strategy for appealing for organ donation.

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    Ashkenazi, Tamar; Klein, Moti

    2013-06-01

    CONTEXT-Most reports on organ donation have been related to the importance of support for families, explanations of brain death, and the appeal for organ donation. In contrast, no reports have addressed organ donation from the perspective of intervention in cases of "sudden mourning" and the practical aspects of how to facilitate donation in such cases. OBJECTIVE-To develop a specific strategy for professional intervention in cases of imminent death to bring the family to a state of cognitive and emotional preparedness that will enable them to accept the tragic news, donate organs, and then take leave of the deceased. METHOD-The strategy presented here was developed on the basis of the records of donor coordinators who documented their interaction with families; consultations with professionals in the fields of marketing, persuasion, and negotiating; research conducted on families who did or did not donate organs; and statements made by family members of donors in focus and support groups in more than 10 years. RESULTS-The strategic approach includes early-stage rules such as staff self-awareness, and then later, critical stages of the process that take place before and at the time of determination of brain death: preparation for and the notification of death itself and the request for organ donation, including persuasion skills, coping with resistance and expressions of anger, and physical leave-taking from the deceased. CONCLUSIONS-The flexible, strategic approach set out here is designed to maximize the chances of procuring organ donation while protecting the family's rights and welfare. PMID:23782666

  1. [Advances in the study of nitric oxide-donating drugs].

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    Zhang, Yi-hua; Peng, Si-xun

    2009-11-01

    Nitric oxide (NO) as a messenger and/or effector plays important roles in vivo. The decreased availability of NO or dysfunction in NO signaling has often been implicated in the development and progression of diseases, and design and research of NO-donating drugs has become one of the important strategies in drug discovery. In connection with authors' scientific practice, this article reviews the recent advances in the research of NO-donating drugs. PMID:21355319

  2. Factors that motivate and hinder blood donation in Greece.

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    Marantidou, O; Loukopoulou, L; Zervou, E; Martinis, G; Egglezou, A; Fountouli, P; Dimoxenous, P; Parara, M; Gavalaki, M; Maniatis, A

    2007-12-01

    Donations in Greece are insufficient to cover the high transfusion needs arising from large numbers of thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia patients and the implementation of new surgical techniques. Efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, and to render blood supplies safer and manageable must focus on recruiting and retaining more volunteer donors and on converting the large pool of replacement donors. The aim of the study was to gain insight into public perception regarding the risks of donation and transfusion and to identify the factors that would motivate more people in Greece to regularly donate blood. Questionnaires were distributed to 1,600 donors at the blood bank and visitors to hospitals at 11 locations across the country. Data on demographics, donation behaviour, incentives, risk perception and attitudes towards donation and transfusion were analysed separately for volunteer and replacement donors and non-donors. The results showed that women and young people donate the least in Greece. Also, many donors do not donate because they are not reminded to. A small percentage of donors confessed to having concealed part of the truth to background questions. Overall, incentives to donate were considered important and included future availability of blood for self or family, paid leave from work and free blood tests. Recruitment and retention efforts should include better communication with current donors, and raising awareness among eligible donors. Staff should be educated in soliciting information from potential donors, and incentives should be better aligned to avoid conflict with ethical values and ensure honesty in the prescreening process. PMID:18067648

  3. [Blood donation: Representations and issues associated with blood product collection].

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    Loquier, B; Zegierman, A; Pelletier, B

    2015-08-01

    In order to answer to its aim of standardised self-sufficiency, the Établissement français du sang (main French national platform for blood donation) needs to know well the donors, what moves them, what motivates them, and the meaning that they give to their action. This knowledge allows the EFS to better understand the different sensitivities among donors, and therefore to improve the strategy regarding loyalty or/and newcomers. In this paper we follow, without attempting to be fully exhaustive, the evolution of the research regarding blood donation. The aim is to highlight the role played by social and historical representations regarding donation in general. In a given community, its norms, and its values influence both the image of donors as well as the meaning attached to the act itself of donation. Moreover, these norms have also influenced the way that research has tried to analyse this topic. The initial studies conducted in this field tried generally to understand the meaning and the symbolism attached to the act of blood donation. Later on, researchers started to focus on the assessment of notions such as generosity, and then solidarity. Nowadays, research is more focused on describing the population that gives blood. They are more scrutinised through their socio-demographic traits (who they are) than through the specific study of how they donate, the reasons behind the decision to act and the notion of satisfaction. PMID:26112917

  4. EFFECTS OF MESSAGE FRAMING AND EXEMPLARS ON PROMOTING ORGAN DONATION (,) (.).

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    Chien, Yu-Hung; Chang, Wen-Te

    2015-12-01

    -People in many countries are unwilling to donate organs. Drawing on previous research regarding the use of message framing and the theory of exemplification promoting intentions to donate organs, this study examined messaging strategies. This study used a 2 × 2 between-subjects factorial design to examine the joint effects of gain/loss frames and statistical/exemplar appeals on the intentions of 189 Taiwanese college students (108 women, 81 men; age range = 19-24 yr., M = 21.6, SD = 2.9) regarding organ donation. Each participant was randomly assigned to read one of four versions of an organ donation promotional message and then to complete a questionnaire. The analysis of variance showed a significant interaction between the two factors. Loss-exemplar messages elicited significantly more positive intentions toward donation than did loss-statistical messages. There was no significant difference between the statistical and exemplar appeals observed under the gain-framed condition. The practical implications of developing effective organ donation promotional materials and the limitations of this study are discussed. PMID:26595292

  5. Consideration for a donation--economic aspects.

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    Jellinek, Samuel

    2004-01-01

    This article considers the economic aspects involved in introducing and putting into operation the model proposed by the author of this article. It rests on the premise that it would be worthwhile to provide money or other economic consideration in order to encourage and hence increase donations of human organs for transplant, whether from living or deceased donors. The model is based on an official central body, which would coordinate receipt of organs from donors, payment to the donors and distribution of the organs to patients, who would not pay anything for receiving the organ and would not even have any contact with the seller-donor. The purpose of this article is to try to examine and prove, that increasing the supply of human organs, whether from living or deceased persons by providing money or some other economic incentive would not only save the lives of persons waiting for organs, but also bring about substantial financial saving to the social community in general and the health system in particular, and thereby make available additional resources for saving lives, shorten the queues and benefit the weaker levels of society. We will show this through examining the various financial costs. This covers both the expense of treating various patients who need transplants on the one hand and the estimated costs to the community, including the patients and their families, on the other hand--as well as the loss of work force to the economy, payment of pensions, care from welfare organizations, etc. PMID:15270481

  6. Cardiac failure, transplantation and donation: current perspectives.

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    Ashraf, O; Sharif, H

    2015-08-01

    Cardiac failure remains a significant source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple treatment options exist and have variable safety and reliability. Stem cell grafting and left ventricular assist device implantation are two of the promising recent techniques that have a bright future as transient and permanent therapies for end-stage heart failure. For the moment though they serve largely as bridges to cardiac transplantation, the definitive management of the failing heart. Cardiac transplantation itself is facing a number of challenges that limit its widespread usage globally. This review aims to obtain current perspectives on heart failure treatment, particularly among the three abovementioned modalities, whilst highlighting briefly some of the other novel treatment alternatives emerging globally. A comprehensive review of literature is undertaken from the past few years to understand the recent advancements, knowledge and research trends in this arena. An attempt is also made to understand the factors limiting the employment of modern management principles in the treatment of heart failure in the developing world, with particular emphasis on cardiac donation and transplantation; and the steps that could be taken to improve the desperately low recipient to donor ratio across the globe. PMID:23719618

  7. HIGHWAY 3.1: An enhanced HIGHWAY routing model: Program description, methodology, and revised user`s manual

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    Johnson, P.E.; Joy, D.S.; Clarke, D.B.; Jacobi, J.M.

    1993-03-01

    The HIGHWAY program provides a flexible tool for predicting highway routes for transporting radioactive materials in the United States. The HIGHWAY data base is essentially a computerized road atlas that currently describes over 240,000 miles of highways. Complete descriptions of all Interstate System and most US highways (except those that parallel a nearby Interstate highway) are included in the data base. Many of the principal state highways and a number of local and county highways are also identified. The data base also includes locations of nuclear facilities and major airports. Several different types of routes may be calculated, depending on a set of user-supplied constraints. Routes are calculated by minimizing the total impedance between the origin and the destination. Basically, the impedance is defined as a function of distance and driving time along a particular highway segment. Several routing constraints can be imposed during the calculations. One of the special features of the HIGHWAY model is its ability to calculate routes that maximize use of Interstate System highways. This feature allows the user to predict routes for shipments of radioactive materials that conform to the US Department of Transportation routing regulations. Other features of the model include the ability to predict routes that bypass a specific state, city, town, or highway segment. Two special features have been incorporated in HIGHWAY, version 3.1. The first is the ability to automatically calculate alternative routes. Frequently, there are a number of routes between the source and destination that vary slightly in distance and estimated driving time. The HIGHWAY program offers a selection of different but nearly equal routes. The second special feature is the capability to calculate route-specific population density statistics. The population density distribution is calculated for each highway segment in the route and is reported on a state-by-state basis.

  8. Description of the Mountain Cloud Chemistry Program version of the PLUVIUS MOD 5. 0 reactive storm simulation model

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    Luecken, D.J.; Whiteman, C.D.; Chapman, E.G.; Andrews, G.L.; Bader, D.C.

    1987-07-01

    Damage to forest ecosystems on mountains in the eastern United States has prompted a study conducted for the US Environmental Protection Agency's Mountain Cloud Chemistry Program (MCCP). This study has led to the development of a numerical model called MCCP PLUVIUS, which has been used to investigate the chemical transformations and cloud droplet deposition in shallow, nonprecipitating orographic clouds. The MCCP PLUVIUS model was developed as a specialized version of the existing PLUVIUS MOD 5.0 reactive storm model. It is capable of simulating aerosol scavenging, nonreactive gas scavenging, aqueous phase SO/sub 2/ reactions, and cloud water deposition. A description of the new model is provided along with information on model inputs and outputs, as well as suggestions for its further development. The MCCP PLUVIUS incorporates a new method to determine the depth of the layer of air which flows over a mountaintop to produce an orographic cloud event. It provides a new method for calculating hydrogen ion concentrations, and provides updated expressions and values for solubility, dissociation and reaction rate constants.

  9. An adaptive maneuvering logic computer program for the simulation of one-on-one air-to-air combat. Volume 1: General description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burgin, G. H.; Fogel, L. J.; Phelps, J. P.

    1975-01-01

    A technique for computer simulation of air combat is described. Volume 1 decribes the computer program and its development in general terms. Two versions of the program exist. Both incorporate a logic for selecting and executing air combat maneuvers with performance models of specific fighter aircraft. In the batch processing version the flight paths of two aircraft engaged in interactive aerial combat and controlled by the same logic are computed. The realtime version permits human pilots to fly air-to-air combat against the adaptive maneuvering logic (AML) in Langley Differential Maneuvering Simulator (DMS). Volume 2 consists of a detailed description of the computer programs.

  10. Management Diploma Program Description

    E-print Network

    Gosselin, Louis A.

    .tru.ca/business Additional information regarding various TRU support services, including Services for Aboriginal Students, Disability Services, Counselling, and Student Awards and Financial Aid, as well as Housing can be found

  11. Doppler ion program description

    SciTech Connect

    Henline, P.

    1980-12-01

    The Doppler spectrometer is a conventional Czerny-Turner grating spectrometer with a 1024 channel multiple detector. Light is dispersed across the detector, and its output yields a spectrum covering approximately 200 A. The width of the spectral peak is directly proportional to the temperature of the emitting ions, and determination of the impurity ion temperature allows one to infer the plasma ion temperature. The Doppler ion software system developed at General Atomic uses a TRACOR Northern 1710-31 and an LSI-11/2. The exact configuration of Doublet III is different from TRACOR Northern systems at other facilities.

  12. Program documentation. Program description and user information for the hydraulics/auxiliary power unit (HYDRA) computer program. [for the space shuttle orbiter

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    Redwine, W. J.

    1979-01-01

    A timeline containing altitude, control surface deflection rates and angles, hinge moment loads, thrust vector control gimbal rates, and main throttle settings is used to derive the model. The timeline is constructed from the output of one or more trajectory simulation programs.

  13. Evaluation of living kidney donors: variables that affect donation.

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    Moore, Deonna R; Feurer, Irene D; Zaydfudim, Victor; Hoy, Haley; Zavala, Edward Y; Shaffer, David; Schaefer, Heidi; Moore, Derek E

    2012-12-01

    Approximately 10000 deceased donor organs are available yearly for 85 000 US patients awaiting kidney transplant. Living kidney donation is essential to close this gap and offers better survival rates. However, nationally, 80% of potential donors evaluated fail to donate. Nurse coordinators who perform predonation screening and education need additional insight into the large number of potential donors who fail to complete the donation process. Reasons for nondonation in donor candidates undergoing medical evaluation, and variables affecting nondonation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center between 2004 and 2009 are examined. Multivariable logistic regression models are used to test the effects of age and race on donation status and reasons for nondonation. Summary data are frequencies, percentages, and means (SD). The sample included 706 candidates (63% female, 80% white; mean age, 40 [SD, 12] years). Almost half (46%) received clearance to donate. Undiagnosed hypertension (14%), abnormal glucose tolerance (10%), and protein-urea (9%) were the most prevalent medical reasons for nondonation. About 13% of candidates changed their minds during evaluation. Analyses demonstrated an increased likelihood of older candidates (P < .001) and a decreased likelihood of white candidates (P = .007) being excluded from donation. Within the nondonation group, increased age was associated with undiagnosed hypertension and abnormal glucose tolerance (both race-adjusted, P = .01). Younger candidates (race-adjusted, P = .003) and African Americans (age-adjusted, P = .04) were more likely to decide against donation. The most prevalent medical reasons for nondonation could be identified through enhanced prescreening, and improved preevaluation education could decrease nondonation rates. PMID:23187057

  14. Current practices of organ donation and transplantation among different French-speaking countries and regions.

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    Squifflet, J P; Barrou, B; Rifle, G

    2011-11-01

    The aim of the "Transplantation Sans Frontières" (TSF) questionnaire, which was sent to French-speaking centers in 6 different countries and regions, was to establish the current status of organ donation and transplantation in their environments. It was also to examine ways to collaborate and exchange scientific information, teaching, and training in the field of organ transplantation. The French Society of Transplantation and the Agency of Biomedicine already offer specific programs to expand local activities, and the World Health Organization (WHO) regulates them. Therefore, TSF could be a coordinating platform in the near future. PMID:22099803

  15. Knowledge of family health program practitioners in Brazil about sickle cell disease: a descriptive, cross-sectional study

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    2011-01-01

    Background Although sickle cell disease is an important public health problem in Brazil, there is a gap in the literature on the level of knowledge of primary health care professionals about the treatment and management of sickle cell disease. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge about sickle cell disease of physicians and nurses who work in the Family Health Program in a region of Brazil with a high prevalence of this disease. Methods This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted at the municipality of Montes Claros, in the north of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Study participants included 96 physicians and nurses who work at the Family Health Program in an urban area of the city. Data was collected using an original, partially tested questionnaire based on health care check points for children with sickle cell disease established in educational protocols from the State Health Secretary of Minas Gerais and the Ministry of Health. The structured questionnaire contained 47 questions addressing three axes: epidemiology (8 questions); clinical manifestations (13 questions); and management of children with sickle cell disease (26 questions). Knowledge was measured through mean correct responses to proposed questions. Ethical principles were respected and this project was approved by the Committee of Ethics in Research. Results 59.4% (57) of the study participants were nurses and 40.6% (39) were physicians. The median length of training and median length of service in primary health care were 4.3 (2.8-8.0) years and 4.0 (2.0-7.1) years, respectively. The mean performance in knowledge tests was < 75%, with 5.7/8 (SD = 1.4) for the "epidemiology" questions; 8.6/13 (SD = 2.2) for "clinical manifestations"; and 17.0/26 (SD = 2.9) for "management of children with sickle cell disease" questions; resulting in a mean total of 31.4/47 (SD = 5.10) correct responses. A statistically significant association was found between the number of correct responses and family health care qualifications (p = 0.015). Conclusion There is an urgent need to improve primary health care professional training in the care of children with sickle cell disease. PMID:21854618

  16. Philosophy of organ donation: Review of ethical facets

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    Dalal, Aparna R

    2015-01-01

    Transplantation ethics is a philosophy that incorporates systematizing, defending and advocating concepts of right and wrong conduct related to organ donation. As the demand for organs increases, it is essential to ensure that new and innovative laws, policies and strategies of increasing organ supply are bioethical and are founded on the principles of altruism and utilitarianism. In the field of organ transplantation, role of altruism and medical ethics values are significant to the welfare of the society. This article reviews several fundamental ethical principles, prevailing organ donation consent laws, incentives and policies related to the field of transplantation. The Ethical and Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death outline criteria for death and organ retrieval. Presumed consent laws prevalent mostly in European countries maintain that the default choice of an individual would be to donate organs unless opted otherwise. Explicit consent laws require organ donation to be proactively affirmed with state registries. The Declaration of Istanbul outlines principles against organ trafficking and transplant tourism. World Health Organization’s Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation aim at ensuring transparency in organ procurement and allocation. The ethics of financial incentives and non-financial incentives such as incorporation of non-medical criteria in organ priority allocation have also been reviewed in detail. PMID:26131406

  17. Organ Donation Campaigns: Perspective of Dialysis Patient's Family Members

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    TUMIN, Makmor; RAJA ARIFFIN, Raja Noriza; MOHD SATAR, NurulHuda; NG, Kok-Peng; LIM, Soo-Kun; CHONG, Chin-Sieng

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Background Solving the dilemma of the organ shortage in Malaysia requires educating Malaysians about organ donation and transplantation. This paper aims at exploring the average Malaysian households ’ preferred channels of campaigns and the preferred campaigners in a family setting, targeting at the dialysis family members. Methods We analyzed the responses of 350 respondents regarding organ donation campaigns. The respondents are 2 family members of 175 dialysis patients from 3 different institutions. The information on respondents’ willingness to donate and preferred method and channel of organ donation campaign were collected through questionnaire. Results Malaysian families have a good tendency to welcome campaigns in both the public and private (their homes) spheres. We also found that campaigns facilitated by the electronic media (Television and Radio) and executed by experienced doctors are expected to optimize the outcomes of organ donation, in general. Chi-square tests show that there are no significant differences in welcoming campaigns among ethnics. However, ethnics preferences over the campaign methods and campaigners are significantly different (P <0.05). Conclusion Ethnic differences imply that necessary modifications on the campaign channels and campaigners should also be taken under consideration. By identifying the preferred channel and campaigners, this study hopes to shed some light on the ways to overcome the problem of organ shortage in Malaysia. PMID:25909060

  18. Why we should, in fact, pay for egg donation.

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    Thompson, Charis

    2007-03-01

    In this perspective, I shall argue that women who donate eggs solely for human embryonic stem cell research ought to be compensated. My argument rests on three inter-related principles. First, it is important to recruit the healthiest possible egg donors to minimize the risks of donation. This would relieve pressure to donate on those suffering from diseases that might be treatable with stem cell-based therapies, who are likely to be at greater risk from donation. Second, I believe that it is crucial to be pro-active in building representative stem cell banks, especially in stem cell initiatives paid for, in part, by the public/government. The right of all groups to participate in and benefit from equitable and safe research must be developed for egg donors as for other kinds of research participants. Particular attention should be paid to the opinions and desires of women from historically underserved populations as to how to conduct donations and guide research so as to serve all members of society. Third, reasonable payment would undermine tendencies for domestic and international black and grey egg markets for stem cell research to develop. I then suggest replacing the question of compensation with the question of harm mitigation as the central donor protection issue. PMID:17465752

  19. Philosophy of organ donation: Review of ethical facets.

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    Dalal, Aparna R

    2015-06-24

    Transplantation ethics is a philosophy that incorporates systematizing, defending and advocating concepts of right and wrong conduct related to organ donation. As the demand for organs increases, it is essential to ensure that new and innovative laws, policies and strategies of increasing organ supply are bioethical and are founded on the principles of altruism and utilitarianism. In the field of organ transplantation, role of altruism and medical ethics values are significant to the welfare of the society. This article reviews several fundamental ethical principles, prevailing organ donation consent laws, incentives and policies related to the field of transplantation. The Ethical and Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death outline criteria for death and organ retrieval. Presumed consent laws prevalent mostly in European countries maintain that the default choice of an individual would be to donate organs unless opted otherwise. Explicit consent laws require organ donation to be proactively affirmed with state registries. The Declaration of Istanbul outlines principles against organ trafficking and transplant tourism. World Health Organization's Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation aim at ensuring transparency in organ procurement and allocation. The ethics of financial incentives and non-financial incentives such as incorporation of non-medical criteria in organ priority allocation have also been reviewed in detail. PMID:26131406

  20. Obtaining consent for organ donation in nine NSW metropolitan hospitals.

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    Chapman, J R; Hibberd, A D; McCosker, C; Thompson, J F; Ross, W; Mahony, J; Byth, P; MacDonald, G J

    1995-02-01

    Organ donation rates vary markedly around the world. In an attempt to analyse why some patients' families are not asked about organ donation, the case notes of 6080 patients who died over a twelve-month period from April 1991 to March 1992 in nine hospitals in Sydney, NSW, were studied. Irreversible coma occurred in 515 patients. Of these, 177 were considered to be potentially brain dead donors, 126 of whom had a formal diagnosis of brain death. The clinicians caring for the patients at the time of death were asked at follow-up about the reasons for not considering donation, or the reasons for family refusal. Consent to proceed to organ donation was requested in 112 cases (49 donated and 63 refused) and not requested in 65. Analysis of the proportions asked and consenting in each hospital revealed no correlation. Half of the families refusing gave no reason (24/50) while eleven gave religious or cultural reasons, and six expressed a desire to prevent mutilation of the body as their primary reason for not consenting. There was universal failure to gain consent from families when the patient was not in an Intensive Care Unit. Analysis of those patients of whom consent was not sought showed that they died more quickly after admission, were older and died from causes other than trauma or intracranial haemorrhage. The odds of the family being asked dropped by about half as the age increased from one group to the next.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7778753

  1. How critical care nurses' roles and education affect organ donation.

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    Jawoniyi, Oluwafunmilayo Ololade; Gormley, Kevin

    Organ and tissue dysfunction and failure cause high mortality rates around the world. Tissue and organs transplantation is an established, cost-effective, life-saving treatment for patients with organ failure. However, there is a large gap between the need for and the supply of donor organs. Acute and critical care nurses have a central role in the organ donation process, from identifying and assessing potential donors and supporting their families to involvement in logistics. Nurses with an in-depth knowledge of donation understand its clinical and technical aspects as well as the moral and legal considerations. Nurses have a major role to play in tackling organ and tissue shortages. Such a role cannot be adequately performed if nurses are not fully educated about donation and transplant. Such education could be incorporated into mandatory training and completed by all nurses. PMID:26153810

  2. Donation of eggs in assisted reproduction and informed consent.

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    Uroz, Victoria; Guerra, Lucia

    2009-09-01

    In Spain, there exists an increasing amount of advertising for the donation of eggs for assisted reproduction. This study attempts to assess: (1) scientific evidence available about adverse effects of egg donation; (2) characteristics of the information given in the informed consent to donors; and (3) the legality of this advertising. The main results are: (1) Many severe problems are associated with induction of ovulation, as ovarian hyperstimulation (reported frequencies from 5.9 to 15%), thromboembolism, hepatic failure and increased risk of ovarian, breast, endometrial and colon cancer. (2) Informed consent for egg donors is very incomplete, according to the Spanish law 41/2002 on Patient's Information. (3) Current advertising to promote egg donation does not respect, among others, law 14/2006 about Assisted Human Reproduction, as it includes reference to economic compensation or benefits but no information about the risks. Deontological and judicial disciplinary procedures should be initiated to protect donors' rights. PMID:20157970

  3. 50 CFR 679.26 - Prohibited Species Donation Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., modified, or revoked, under 15 CFR part 904 for noncompliance with terms and conditions specified in the... a modified list of delivery locations to the Regional Administrator. (c) Reporting and recordkeeping... consumption. (2) Fish that are determined to be unfit for human consumption prior to delivery to an...

  4. Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power. Report of the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program. Volume IX. Reactor and fuel cycle description

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01

    The Nonproliferation Alterntive Systems Assessment Program (NASAP) has characterized and assessed various reactor/fuel-cycle systems. Volume IX provides, in summary form, the technical descriptions of the reactor/fuel-cycle systems studied. This includes the status of the system technology, as well as a discussion of the safety, environmental, and licensing needs from a technical perspective. This information was then used in developing the research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) program, including its cost and time frame, to advance the existing technology to the level needed for commercial use. Wherever possible, the cost data are given as ranges to reflect the uncertainties in the estimates.

  5. Platelet donation drives: a novel initiative to recruit platelet donors.

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    Tendulkar, Anita; Shah, Sneha; Patil, Dipali; Tambe, Manisha

    2014-06-01

    The most important strategy to ensure a safe and an adequate supply of blood and blood products is motivation, recruitment, selection and retention of voluntary non remunerated blood donors. With a view of the increased platelet necessity in our oncology setup, the first platelet donation drive in the city and to the best of our knowledge, in India was conducted by our hospital in November 2009. The aim was to identify target groups and expand our donor database. It was also essential that the donor's contribution is acknowledged and appropriately felicitated. A campaign called "Save a Life" was initiated and publicized locally. A core team consisting of Transfusion Medicine specialists, clinicians and an NGO (nongovernment organization) was formed. The best suitable date and venue were finalized for the platelet camp. The audience was addressed and willing donors were registered as volunteer platelet donors with our institute. In a span of 40 months, 15 platelet camps were organized in colleges, social organizations, and corporate offices. A total of 1035 donors were registered out of which, 382 (37%) donated platelets in our hospital. 125/382 (33.2%) donated Single Donor Platelets (SDP) more than once. The largest number of platelet donations by a single camp donor was 24 times. Due to multiple donations from donors, the SDP number was enhanced considerably and lead to addition of 699 SDP units to our inventory. The annual indoor and camp voluntary platelet donor numbers increased from 142 in 2006 to 631 in 2012 due to platelet drives. All platelet donations were altruistic as no incentives were offered to the donors. Ready availability of platelets and planning SDP inventory as per patient blood group requirements had a positive impact on clinical services. PMID:24793425

  6. Increasing organ donation by presumed consent and allocation priority: Chile

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    2015-01-01

    Abstract Chile, a middle-income country, recently joined Israel and Singapore as the world’s only countries to require reciprocity as a precondition for organ transplantation. The Chilean reform includes opt-out provisions designed to foster donation and priority for organ transplantation for registered people. Although the reform has had serious difficulties in achieving its mission, it can be reviewed by other countries that seek to address the serious shortage of organs. As increased organ donation can substantially enhance or save more lives, the effect on organ availability due to incentives arising from rules of preference should not be underestimated. PMID:25767299

  7. Increasing organ donation by presumed consent and allocation priority: Chile.

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    Zúñiga-Fajuri, Alejandra

    2015-03-01

    Chile, a middle-income country, recently joined Israel and Singapore as the world's only countries to require reciprocity as a precondition for organ transplantation. The Chilean reform includes opt-out provisions designed to foster donation and priority for organ transplantation for registered people. Although the reform has had serious difficulties in achieving its mission, it can be reviewed by other countries that seek to address the serious shortage of organs. As increased organ donation can substantially enhance or save more lives, the effect on organ availability due to incentives arising from rules of preference should not be underestimated. PMID:25767299

  8. 7 CFR 250.51 - Crediting for, and use of, donated foods.

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    2012-01-01

    ...and use of, donated foods. 250.51 Section 250.51 Agriculture Regulations of the...ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND AREAS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION Donated...Service Management Companies § 250.51 Crediting for, and use of,...

  9. 7 CFR 250.51 - Crediting for, and use of, donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...and use of, donated foods. 250.51 Section 250.51 Agriculture Regulations of the...ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND AREAS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION Donated...Service Management Companies § 250.51 Crediting for, and use of,...

  10. 7 CFR 250.51 - Crediting for, and use of, donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...and use of, donated foods. 250.51 Section 250.51 Agriculture Regulations of the...ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND AREAS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION Donated...Service Management Companies § 250.51 Crediting for, and use of,...

  11. 7 CFR 250.59 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.59 Section 250.59 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  12. 7 CFR 250.14 - Warehousing, distribution and storage of donated foods.

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    2012-01-01

    ...Warehousing, distribution and storage of donated foods. 250.14 Section 250.14 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  13. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.52 Section 250.52 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  14. 7 CFR 250.59 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.59 Section 250.59 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  15. 7 CFR 250.59 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.59 Section 250.59 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  16. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.52 Section 250.52 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  17. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.52 Section 250.52 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  18. 3 CFR 8491 - Proclamation 8491 of April 1, 2010. National Donate Life Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...most difficult of circumstances through organ, tissue, stem cell, and blood donation. During National Donate Life...forces to boost the number of organ, tissue, blood, and stem cell donors throughout our Nation. IN WITNESS...

  19. 7 CFR 250.13 - Distribution and control of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...false Distribution and control of donated foods. 250.13 Section 250.13 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  20. 7 CFR 250.13 - Distribution and control of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...false Distribution and control of donated foods. 250.13 Section 250.13 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  1. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.52 Section 250.52 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  2. 7 CFR 250.51 - Crediting for, and use of, donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Crediting for, and use of, donated foods. 250.51 Section 250.51 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  3. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.52 Section 250.52 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  4. 7 CFR 250.59 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.59 Section 250.59 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  5. 7 CFR 250.51 - Crediting for, and use of, donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Crediting for, and use of, donated foods. 250.51 Section 250.51 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  6. 7 CFR 250.59 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Storage and inventory management of donated foods. 250.59 Section 250.59 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  7. 7 CFR 250.14 - Warehousing, distribution and storage of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Warehousing, distribution and storage of donated foods. 250.14 Section 250.14 Agriculture...Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF FOODS...

  8. Promoting Blood Donation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Role of Culture and Interventions 

    E-print Network

    Appiah, Bernard

    2013-12-13

    Inadequate blood donation is a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study examines the influence of culture and communication on blood donation in Sub-Saharan Africa, with particular focus on Ghana. The literature...

  9. Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations Debate 24 February 2015, House of Lords, Main Chamber 2.30pm

    E-print Network

    Rambaut, Andrew

    Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations Debate 24 February 2015 and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015. We do not support the fatal amendment. The Regulations

  10. Insights into the properties of the Local (Orion) spiral arm. NGC 2302: First results and description of the program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Costa, Edgardo; Moitinho, André; Radiszc, Matías; Muñoz, Ricardo R.; Carraro, Giovanni; Vázquez, Ruben A.; Servajean, Elise

    2015-08-01

    Context. The spiral structure of the Milky Way (MW) is highly uncertain and is the subject of much discussion nowadays. Even the spiral structure close to the Sun and the real nature of the so-called Local or Orion arm are poorly known. Aims: We present the first result from a program that determines the properties of the Local (Orion) spiral arm (LOA), together with a full description of the program. In this context we have made a comprehensive study of the young LOA open cluster NGC 2302, which includes a UBVRI photometric analysis and determination of its kinematic properties - proper motion (PM) and radial velocity (RV) - and of its orbital parameters. Methods: Making a geometric registration of our ad-hoc first- and second-epoch CCD frames (12-year timeframe), we determined the mean PM of NGC 2302 relative to the local field of disk stars, and, through a comparison with the UCAC4 catalog, we transformed this relative PM into an absolute one. Using medium-resolution spectroscopy of 26 stars in the field of NGC 2302, we derived its mean RV. We determined the cluster's structure, center, and radius by means of a density analysis of star counts. Photometric diagrams for several color combinations were built using our data, which allowed us to identify the stellar populations present in the field of NGC 2302 and to carry out our photometric membership analysis. Isochrone fits to the photometric diagrams allowed us to determine the fundamental parameters of NGC 2302, including reddening, distance, and age. The kinematic data and derived distance allowed us to determine the space motion of NGC 2302. This was done by adopting a time-independent, axisymmetric, and fully analytic gravitational potential for the MW. Results: We obtained an absolute PM for NGC 2302 of (??cos?,??) = (-2.09,-2.11) mas yr-1, with standard errors of 0.410 and 0.400 mas yr-1. The mean RV of NGC 2302 turned out to be 31.2 km s-1 with a standard error of 0.7 km s-1. The density analysis revealed a remarkably spherical concentration of stars centered at ?2000 = 06:51:51.820, ?2000 = -07:05:10.68 with a radius of 2.5'. Although densely contaminated by field stars, all our photometric diagrams show a recognizable cluster sequence of bright stars (V ? 18). The color-color diagrams show the existence of more than one population, each affected by distinct reddening with the cluster sequence at E(B-V) = 0.23. Isochrone fits displaced for this reddening and for a distance modulus of (m-M)0 = 10.69 (distance, d = 1.40 kpc) indicate an age of log (t) = 7.90-8.00 with a slight tendency toward the younger age. Inspection of the shape of the orbit of NGC 2302 and the resulting orbital parameters indicate that it is a typical population I object. Based on observations collected at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and at Las Campanas Observatory.Full Table 2 is only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/580/A4

  11. MARKETING ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION

    E-print Network

    Tchumper, Gregory S.

    MARKETING ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION Qualifications Must be a currently enrolled full questions; assist them with housing needs; market student housing facilities, amenities, and programming questions in showrooms at orientation events during the summer Assist with marketing materials distribution

  12. Improving Safe Blood Donation in Nigeria: The Roles of the Mass Media

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oriji, Christian Chigozi

    2015-01-01

    The study discusses improving safe blood donation in Nigeria and the roles of the mass media in achieving same in Nigerian hospitals. In this regard, it answers the questions: What is blood? What is blood donation? And is safe blood donation adequate in Nigeria? Beyond the relevant answers given on the above questions, it also explains the roles…

  13. 31 CFR 585.521 - Donations of food to relieve human suffering authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Donations of food to relieve human... Donations of food to relieve human suffering authorized. (a) Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis to permit exportation to the FRY (S&M) of donated food intended to relieve human...

  14. Social Donation and University Development: A Comparative Analysis between China's and America's Endowment for Public Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gong-li, Luo; Xuan-liang, Yang; Huai-zu, Li

    2006-01-01

    Social donation is a means for individuals, government organizations, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to provide public products and services for society. Seeking social donation is vital in the improvement of the university. This paper probes into the relationship between social donation and university development by comparing social…

  15. Living kidney donation does not adversely affect serum calcification propensity and markers of vascular stiffness.

    PubMed

    de Seigneux, Sophie; Ponte, Belen; Berchtold, Lena; Hadaya, Karine; Martin, Pierre-Yves; Pasch, Andreas

    2015-09-01

    Living kidney donors (LKDs) experience a decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) after donation. Calcification propensity (T50 ) can be determined by a blood test predicting all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. We studied the impact of kidney donation on T50 and markers of arterial stiffness. We analyzed T50 prospectively before and 1 year after kidney donation in 21 LKDs along with fetuin-A, mineral metabolism markers, kidney length, pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AI), and renal resistive index (RRI) as markers of arterial stiffness. We studied the impact of kidney donation on these parameters. LKDs were 54 ± 10 years old and had a GFR of 101 ± 18 ml/min/1.73 m(2) before donation, decreasing to 67 ± 8 ml/min/1.73 m(2) after donation (P < 0.001). Despite this, T50 improved after donation (290 ± 53 to 312 ± 38 min, P = 0.049). This change was inversely related to plasma phosphate (P = 0.03), which declined after donation (P = 0.002). Fetuin-A levels increased after donation (P = 0.01). Upon donation, the length of the remaining kidney increased (P < 0.001) while PWV, AI, and RRI remained unchanged. Calcification propensity was not adversely affected by kidney donation. This indicates that T50 is independent from GFR in LKDs and that kidney donation does neither worsen calcification propensity nor markers of vascular stiffness at 1 year. PMID:25903063

  16. Organ Donation and Transplantation for Older Donors and Recipients: Resources from the U.S. Government

    MedlinePLUS

    ... NeuroBioBank How to Become a Donor Why Donate? National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke Brain and Tissue Banks Resources Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Your Brain: A Priceless Donation to Science (PDF, 245K) Brain donation for Alzheimer’s disease patients ...

  17. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF... Donated Foods in Contracts With Food Service Management Companies § 250.52 Storage and inventory management of donated foods. (a) General requirements. The food service management company must meet...

  18. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF... Donated Foods in Contracts With Food Service Management Companies § 250.52 Storage and inventory management of donated foods. (a) General requirements. The food service management company must meet...

  19. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF... Donated Foods in Contracts With Food Service Management Companies § 250.52 Storage and inventory management of donated foods. (a) General requirements. The food service management company must meet...

  20. 7 CFR 250.52 - Storage and inventory management of donated foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL REGULATIONS AND POLICIES-FOOD DISTRIBUTION DONATION OF... Donated Foods in Contracts With Food Service Management Companies § 250.52 Storage and inventory management of donated foods. (a) General requirements. The food service management company must meet...