7 November 2019 (Thursday) - Transfusion News email

The Transfusion News email arrived in my in-box today…

November 6, 2019
Wound healing is a multistep process involving many different types of cells, growth factors, and cytokines. Platelets are key to initiate wound healing; once activated at the wound site, platelets release chemical signals to activate fibrin-platelet clots and draw white blood cells to the wound site to clear out damaged, dead, or pathogenic cells. Growth factors and cytokines released by platelets also promote tissue repair, influence angiogenesis, and inflammation at the wound site. However, little is known about [Read More]
October 29, 2019
The current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend 10-20 blood donations per 1000 individuals, but these guidelines do not take into account demographics, economics, and local epidemiology of specific diseases. In order to gain a better understanding of the global supply of blood products, researchers used data from the WHO Global Status Report on Blood Safety and Availability to estimate [Read More]

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