21 November 2019 (Thursday) - Transfusion News email

Revised criteria for platelet transfusions, another step towards artificial blood, and yet more praise for tranexamic acid… The Transfusion news email is rather good…

November 20, 2019
Globally, more than 60 million cases of traumatic brain injury occur annually, most of which are due to motor vehicle crashes and falls. Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic drug which slows the breakdown of blood clots and prevents prolonged bleeding, has been shown to reduce bleeding and mortality in patients with [Read More]
November 20, 2019 | BBGuy Podcast
Platelet transfusion decisions must Involve more than just the platelet count! Joe Sweeney explains how we can all make better choices. [Listen Now]
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November 13, 2019
Cost-effective, large-scale production of red blood cells (RBCs) would eliminate blood shortages and ensure antigen-compatible cells are available for alloimunized patients. RBCs have been cultured from cord blood cells, but the yield is low and cells produce [Read More]

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