8 August 2019 (Thursday) - Transfusion News

The “Transfusion News” email appeared in my in-box this morning. All sorts of useful stuff and even a podcast too…

Transfusion of African Children with Severe Anemia
August 7, 2019
In order to better understand when to transfuse children with severe anemia (hemoglobin less than 6 g per deciliter) researchers from the United Kingdom and Africa collaborated on the Transfusion and Treatment of Severe Anemia in African Children Trial (TRACT)—an open-label, factorial, randomized controlled trial [Read More]
A New Class of Drug to Treat Anemia in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
July 31, 2019
Erythropoietin and iron supplements have been used for 30 years to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, but erythropoiesis-stimulating agents can only be safely used to [Read More]
Radioactive! with Chris Tormey
July 31, 2019 | BBGuy Podcast
Irradiation prevents TA-GHVD, a lethal transfusion complication. But does it really do what you think it does? [Listen Now]
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo an International Emergency
July 25, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Since the outbreak was declared in August 2018, 2522 EVD cases have been reported [Read More]

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