28 November 2017 (Tuesday) - Transfusion News Update

The latest update from the “Transfusion News” people came today. As always loads of note… but from a personal perspective I wish it came in Kindle format.

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Restrictive Transfusions Threshold Safe for Cardiac Surgery Patients

November 22, 2017
While a restrictive transfusion strategy has been advocated for most patients, a restrictive approach for cardiac surgery patients may put them at a greater risk of anemia-induced tissue hypoxia or worse outcomes. A recent multicenter, randomized trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine compared a restrictive threshold (transfuse when hemoglobin drops below 7.5 [Read More]

Genetic Variation in the Fc-gamma Receptor Gene is Associated with Protection against RBC Alloimmunization

November 16, 2017
Genetic variation in the Fc-ɣ receptor gene has been shown to be associated with some auto- and alloimmune diseases. Researchers investigated the relationship between the gene’s variation and protection against RBC alloimmunization in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). In a case-control study of SCD patients from The Netherlands and France, the genetic variation in [Read More]

Blood Donor Questions with Mary Townsend

November 27, 2017 | BBGuy Podcast
Why on earth do we ask blood donors so many questions? Today’s episode will answer that question and many others you never knew you needed to know! [Listen Now]
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