9 November 2019 (Saturday) - BTLP-TACT Excercise



Time to do another BTLP TACT exercise…

I was presented with a single case – a twenty-four year old woman for induction of labour. A group and save was required.
She grouped as A Rh(D) Pos with no atypical antibodies detected.

I got the green light…

8 November 2019 (Friday) - Fun



Here’s something which made me sit up and take notice from the nice people at Lablogatory. Fun in the workplace… making people actually want to turn up at work rather than feeling physically sick at the thought of doing so. Something of a novel concept for some perhaps…
I wish I’d left my old workplace years ago…

7 November 2019 (Thursday) - Transfusion News email



The Transfusion News email arrived in my in-box today…


November 6, 2019
Wound healing is a multistep process involving many different types of cells, growth factors, and cytokines. Platelets are key to initiate wound healing; once activated at the wound site, platelets release chemical signals to activate fibrin-platelet clots and draw white blood cells to the wound site to clear out damaged, dead, or pathogenic cells. Growth factors and cytokines released by platelets also promote tissue repair, influence angiogenesis, and inflammation at the wound site. However, little is known about [Read More]
October 29, 2019
The current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend 10-20 blood donations per 1000 individuals, but these guidelines do not take into account demographics, economics, and local epidemiology of specific diseases. In order to gain a better understanding of the global supply of blood products, researchers used data from the WHO Global Status Report on Blood Safety and Availability to estimate [Read More]