This is (supposed to be) a reflective diary by a (not very) anonymous biomedical scientist who works somewhere in the south of England.
One day this diary may well be submitted to the Health Professions Council as evidence of ongoing continual professional development....
Cold agglutinin disease (CAD) is a rare autoimmune disease caused by antibodies directed against red blood cell antigens, making them agglutinate at colder temperatures and activate complement. Current treatments for CAD are limited and include avoiding cold temperatures, inhibiting B-cell production of autoantibodies, and providing transfusions to combat hemolysis. Researchers in Germany [Read More]
A combination centrifuge and reader, the IH-Reader 24 automatically reads and transfers blood type and antibody screening results to Bio-Rad’s IH-Com patient data management software, offering improved efficiencies for transfusion medicine laboratories that use manual methods to test blood. [Click for More]
October 29, 2018 | BBGuy Podcast
A 25-year-old, A negative female needs blood. She will receive RhD-negative RBCs, of course, but what about antigen matching for Kell, or for other Rh antigens? Meghan Delaney explains the “AMIGO Study.” [Listen Now]
In December 2016, the American Red Cross began collecting blood from men who have sex with men (MSM) in line with the FDA’s newly changed deferral policy, which allows donations from MSM with no sexual activity with men in the prior 12 months. At the AABB Annual Meeting in Boston [Read More]