13 October 2022 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update

The nice people from Transfusion News sent their update today. Carrying on from my previous ranting (!), this is useful and informative stuff… and I get it for free.

Individualized Behavior-Based MSM Donor Eligibility Would Increase Pool of Potential Donors

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October 12, 2022
In order to reduce the risk of blood transfusion-associated HIV transmission during the window period between exposure and detectability among donors, most countries either permanently or temporarily defer gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). [Read More]
Join us to hear about sickle cell disease and the risk of hemolytic transfusion reactions
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In this new Transfusion Science Webinar, Karina Yazdanbakhsh, PhD, will discuss our current understanding of hemolytic transfusion reactions (HTR) in patients with sickle cell disease, with a focus on potential pathophysiologic mechanisms, recommended approaches to managing HTR, and strategies to prevent the development of HTR. [Register Now]
Sex-Matched Transfusions May Reduce Mortality
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October 6, 2022
While plasma from female donors increases the risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), observational studies have had conflicting results on the effect of donor sex on RBC transfusion recipient outcome. In order to better understand the effect of donor sex on transfusion recipient mortality, researchers in Denmark evaluated data from the Danish Capital Region Blood Bank Transfusion Database to emulate several hypothetical randomized trials. [Read More]


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