November 9, 2017
Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause severe complications for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. In addition to screening for maternal antibodies to CMV with FDA-approved assays, some cord blood banks also screen the actual cord blood sample for CMV nucleic acid before the stem cell transplantation. Researchers recently investigated screening procedures used for cord blood [Read More]
Rapid Transfusions after Combat Causalities Improves Chances of Survival
November 1, 2017
Since bleeding is a major cause of death in combat causalities and civilian trauma cases, researchers recently examined the association between prehospital transfusions and survival after combat causalities in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2015. Of the 502 combat causalities (98% male) which qualified for the study, 55 soldiers received prehospital transfusions while 447 soldiers received [Read More]
November 6, 2017 | BBGuy Podcast
“Whole blood? Seriously?” That is the reaction Dr. Mark Yazer gets when he talks about his current favorite blood product. He is on a mission to change your mind about this “old school” product! FREE Continuing Education Activity: Earn free AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or ASCLS P.A.C.E ®credits for listening to this episode. [Listen Now]
Interestingly the Blood Bank Guy is thinking about whole blood too...