28 April 2021 (Wednesday) - Transfusion News Update


Titrations, COVID, paying donors… here’s the latest from the nice people at Transfusion News…

Should Platelet Donors be Paid?

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April 27, 2021
While red blood cell transfusions have decreased over the past several years, platelet transfusions have increased. In an editorial published in Transfusion, the American Red Cross (ARC) considers “the fundamental challenge to maintaining adequate platelet supply across the country is not a lack of donors, but rather their short shelf life, which is normally only 5 days." [Read More]
Join us to explore challenges in ABO Antibody Titration
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In this second episode of our automated antibody titration series, Dr. Meenu Bajpai, MD will walk us through the characteristics of ABO antibodies, the methods in use for the determination of ABO antibody titer, and the clinical applications for the results. She will also touch upon the automation of ABO titration for the gel method on the IH-500 system with all its benefits. [Register Now]

Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 are Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
April 21, 2021
In the fight against SARS-CoV-2, many highly effective vaccines have been rapidly developed with different vectors and spike (S) protein inserts. More than 400 million people have been vaccinated, and a few reports of serious adverse events have been reported. [Register Now]
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