21 July 2022 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update

PCC, Monkeypox… the Transfusion News update is usually a good one…

Monkeypox and Transfusion Safety

Join Transfusion News Associate Editors Daniela Hermelin and Monica Pagano on Twitter Space this Friday July 22 at 11:00 ET for a #Blooducation Baristas live event. Dr. Hermelin and Dr. Pagano will be joined by Louis Katz, Kirsten Watson Alcorn and Alexander Greninger to discuss Monkeypox and Transfusion Safety. [Set a reminder to join us].


New Alkaline Storage Solution Does Not Improve Post-Transfusion Recovery

July 20, 2022During storage, red blood cells (RBCs) develop metabolic and morphological “storage lesions.” The intracellular pH is an important variable that contributes to metabolic storage lesions, as glycolysis is inhibited at pH < 7.0. [Read more].


“Simply REDS” with Steve Kleinman & Cassandra Josephson

July 18, 2022 | BBGuy Podcast CE episode! The REDS research project has transformed transfusion medicine, and the REDS-IV-P phase co-chairs say the best is yet to come! [Listen Now]

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Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Complex Cardiac Surgery Patients

July 14, 2022 Many cardiopulmonary bypass surgery patients with coagulopathy and bleeding require post-operative plasma transfusions. Instead of plasma, the off-label use of prothrombin complex concentrates (PCC) has recently increased to treat coagulopathy and bleeding in cardiac surgery patients. [Read more]


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