13 June 2018 (Wednesday) - Transfusion News Update

The Transfusion News email arrived in my inbox this morning. Having unsubscribed from some rather irrelevant mailing lists earlier in the week, Transfusion News remains to be useful to me. Particularly the podcast from the Blood Bank Guy…

Transfusion Dependence for Leukemia Patients Shortens Hospice Stay
June 6, 2018
Approximately 25,000 individuals in the United States die annually from leukemia. These individuals often require transfusions; however, hematologic oncologists have differing beliefs about transfusions near the end of life, which may delay or hinder these patients from enrolling in hospice. In order to gain a better understanding, researchers examined data [Read More]
Typing Blood Group Variants from Whole-Genome Sequencing Data
May 30, 2018
Serological testing for ABO and RhD blood group compatibility has been standard practice for at least 60 years. ABO and RhD blood group antigen matching between blood donors and recipients decreases the risk of hemolytic transfusion reactions, alloimmunization, and other serious complications including death. However, more than 300 other RBC [Read More]
Product Choice and Compatibility Testing with Sue Johnson
June 12, 2018 | BBGuy Podcast
Sue Johnson finishes the Pretransfusion Testing discussion with how to select products and test them for compatibility. She also tackles six cases showing “classic” issues in pretransfusion testing. [Listen Now]

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