1 April 2022 (Friday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today. As always there were three articles. A manageable amount. The second article links to a webinar the speaker f which is not only on my list of Facebook friends, but is someone with whom I went to college forty years ago…

 Drone Delivery of Blood Products Faster in Rwanda and Reduces Wastage

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March 30, 2022
Over 75,000 units of blood components are transfused yearly in Rwanda, which is home to a population of approximately 13 million people. In Rwanda, as in much of sub-Saharan Africa, most transfusions are given to anemic children infected with malaria and hemorrhaging obstetric patients. In an effort to improve delivery times and reduce wastage, Rwanda launched a program of drones to deliver blood products to remote, rural hospitals in 2016. [Read More]
Join us to learn about the various ABO anomalies seen in blood transfusion laboratories
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In this new Transfusion Science Webinar, Malcolm Needs, FBBTS, will tell us how ABO anomalies come about and what techniques can be used to elucidate the true ABO type of an individual. [Register Now]

Navigating Blood Shortages with Claudia Cohn
March 30, 2022 | BBGuy Podcast
CE Episode! Blood shortages happen, but the one associated with COVID-19 is unique. AABB Chief Medical Officer Dr. Claudia Cohn explains. [Listen Now]
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