17 September 2020 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update

 The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today.

Minimal Concerns for HIV in the US Blood Supply after FDA Revised Guidance

September 15, 2020
In 2015, the U.S. FDA revised guidance for blood donor deferral of men who have sex with men (MSM) from an indefinite to a 12-month deferral; in April of 2020, the deferral was shortened to 3 months. In order to determine if the change from indefinite to a 12-month deferral led to an increase in the risk [Read More]


NIH Urges Randomized Controlled Trials for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

September 9, 2020
On September 1, 2020, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a statement urging for more randomized controlled trials for CCP. The NIH Panel’s statement [Read More]


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