17 October 2017 (Tuesday) - Transfusion News email

The Transfusion News people sent me their e-update today:

Hispanic Blood Donors at Increased Risk of Low Iron Levels

October 11, 2017
Age, sex and donation frequency are known risk factors for low iron levels in blood donors. To identify other risk factors of low iron levels, 12,683 blood donors from 4 US blood centers were examined longitudinally. The study enrolled 8,439 white Caucasian blood donors along with 1,605 African-American, 1,616 Asian, and 1,023 Hispanic donors. Based [Read More]

Red Blood Cells Stored for More Than 35 Days are Safe

October 11, 2017
One of the major controversies in transfusion medicine has been whether red blood cell (RBC) storage lesions result in increased morbidity and mortality for transfusion recipients. Several randomized trials have evaluated this issue, but none had assessed RBCs stored for more than 35 days. A secondary analysis of the INFORM trial by Cook and colleagues [Read More]

Underestimating Febrile Reactions with Christine Cserti-Gazdewich

October 6, 2017 | BBGuy Podcast
Febrile non-hemolytic transfusion reactions get no respect! Clinicians think they are a nuisance, and so do most blood bankers! However, a recent paper from Dr. Christine Cserti-Gazdewich and group suggests that they may be a bigger deal than you think. [Listen Now]

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