16 July 2020 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people at “Transfusion News” sent their update today. Again it was rather biased toward COVID-19.
But then isn’t everything these days?

Practical Guidance for Blood Supply and Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 15, 2020
Researchers in Europe and Canada reviewed more than 9,000 publications about COVID-19 and identified 414 papers relevant to blood collections, processing, and transfusions in order to provide practical guidance for the medical community on blood use and supply during the ongoing pandemic. They provide several recommendations. [Read More]


Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Patients with Severe COVID-19

July 1, 2020
Many patients with severe COVID-19 deteriorate rapidly when their immune systems become hyperactive, also known as cytokine storm. No effective treatments for cytokine storms in patients with COVID-19 have been identified, but researchers in China report that therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) was an effective treatment in three male patients (aged 44, 55, and 64 years) with [Read More]

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