27 March 2018 (Tusday) - Transfusion News Update


Reading this blog it would seem I deal with a lot of “nice people”. Those at Transfusion News sent me their update today. 


New Plasma Transfusion Guidelines from the British Society of Haematology

March 22, 2018
The British Society of Haematology (BSH) recently published new guidelines for the use of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and cryoprecipitate products. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology was used to develop plasma transfusion guidelines using scientific literature published from 2004-2016. Guidelines for safely thawing and storing FFP and cryoprecipitate, and their [Read More]


FDA Approves Babesia microti Screen for Plasma and Whole Blood Donations

March 14, 2018
One to two thousands cases of babesiosis are reported in the United States (U.S.) each year, mainly in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Babesiosis infections are normally asymptomatic, but can cause flu-like symptoms that may become life-threatening, especially in individuals with weakened immune systems. The tick-born pathogen Babesia microti is responsible for the majority of [Read More]


Bloodless Medicine with Steve Frank

March 26, 2018 | BBGuy Podcast
Major surgery without transfusion? Is this possible? It's VERY possible, and Dr. Steve Frank, Director of the Johns Hopkins Bloodless Medicine Program, shares just how to do it! [Listen Now]


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