31 October 2017 (Tuesday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today. All sorts of information for me:

U.S. Blood Supply at Risk—Blood Collection Agencies under Financial Stress

October 18, 2017
Blood collection centers in the United States have been providing a safe, reliable, and stable source of blood to hospitals for nearly a century. Unlike most countries, in the U.S., independent, non-profit suppliers compete with each other to supply hospitals and medical centers with blood, essentially treating it like a commodity in a free market.[Read More]

Trying to Decipher Relationship between Previously Pregnant Donors and RBC Transfusion-related Mortality

October 25, 2017
Although blood from previously pregnant female donors has been shown to be associated with transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), the relationship between donor history of pregnancy and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion mortality has remained elusive. In order to better understand this relationship, researchers in the Netherlands retrospectively evaluated a cohort of 31,118 first-time transfusion [Read More]

Red Blood Cells Stored for More Than 35 Days are Safe

October 11, 2017
One of the major controversies in transfusion medicine has been whether red blood cell (RBC) storage lesions result in increased morbidity and mortality for transfusion recipients. Several randomized trials have evaluated this issue, but none had assessed RBCs stored for more than 35 days. A secondary analysis of the INFORM trial by Cook and colleagues [Read More]

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