25 July 2018 (Wednesday) - Transfusion News email


 
The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today. Why *do* some people make antibodies? Gestational thrombocytopenia… all good stuff…


July 18, 2018
Pathogen reduction technologies (PRTs) for platelets inactivate known and unknown viruses, bacteria, and parasites in addition to inactivating white blood cells. However, the hemostatic efficacy of PRT treated platelets is not clear. To this end, researchers conducted a randomized noninferiority trial over 6 years at 10 institutions in Canada, the [Read More]
July 16, 2018 | BBGuy Podcast
CE Episode! Alloimmunization has been a mystery for decades, but Chris Tormey has new answers for why patients make antibodies that we wish they didn't! [Listen Now]
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July 12, 2018
Gestational thrombocytopenia affects 5-10% of women with uncomplicated pregnancies. In order to gain a better understanding of the normal course of platelet counts and the potential severity of gestational thrombocytopenia, researchers evaluated platelet counts of 7351 pregnant women who delivered at Oklahoma University Medical Center from 2011 to 2014 [Read More]


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