9 January 2020 (Thursday) - Transfusion News update

The nice people at “Transfusion News” sent their update today. I would have liked to have seen more about the American platelet transfusions. I suspect that money plays a large part in those as opposed to here in the UK…

Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A Decreases Bleeding
January 8, 2020
Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene therapy is a promising new treatment for hemophilia A which decreases bleeding and thus risk of transfusions for these patients, but little is known about the long-term efficacy of this treatment. As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, a single dose of [Read More]
Platelet Transfusion Use in the United States
December 30, 2019
Although RBC transfusions have decreased over the past decade, the demand for platelet transfusions has increased. In order to better understand platelet transfusions, researchers retrospectively analyzed electronic data from 2013 to 2016 from 12 US hospitals participating in [Read More]

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