10 June 2021 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today. I like Transfusion News. Unlike other sources of CPD who bombard me with information (until my head is for to burst), the nice people at Transfusion News have three articles. A manageable amount…


Screening for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in U.S. Blood Donors

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June 8, 2021
In March 2020, just a few months after the COVID-19 pandemic began in China, the U.S. launched the REDS Epidemiology, Surveillance and Preparedness of Novel SARS-CoV-2 (RESPONSE) study to determine the safety of the blood supply—specifically seroprevalence in blood donors and transfusion-transmission of SARS-CoV-2. [Read More]
Join us to learn how a National Reference Laboratory deals with anti-CD38 in a pretransfusion setting
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In this webinar, Sofia Lejon Crottet, PhD, head of the Swiss National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, will explain how a reference laboratory deals with anti-CD38, the various methods available, their pros and cons, as well as their financial impacts. In this review, Sofia will share with us case studies that demonstrate how pretransfusion testing can be efficiently completed. She will give an overview on factors to be considered when choosing a method for eliminating Daratumumab interference. [Register Now]

Population-Based Study in India Helps Refine Hemoglobin Thresholds for Anemia in Children
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June 2, 2021
Since hemoglobin thresholds for anemia are currently based on data collected over 50 years ago in Caucasian adults, the WHO is calling for a re-examination of these thresholds. One suggested approach is to define anemia by age- and sex-appropriate hemoglobin cut-offs—namely the lowest 5% in an otherwise healthy population. These data, however, are scarce in low- and middle-income countries.[Register Now]


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