25 June 2020 (Thursday) - Transfusion News email

The nice people at Transfusion News sent their update today. There was the obligatory mention of COVID-19, but there were articles that were about other stuff too…

June 23, 2020
It has long been known that different blood antigens may carry risks or protection depending on the disease, and coronaviruses are no exception. New data from at least 3 recent studies, including one published in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that individuals with blood group O are [Read More]
June 17 2020 | BBGuy Podcast
CE Episode! Uh-oh! Your patient needs blood, but EVERYTHING is incompatible! Jill Storry says, "Take it easy. Here's what to do next. [Listen Now]
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June 17, 2020
Similar to other respiratory viruses, it is suspected that SARS-CoV-2 is not transfusion-transmitted. Nevertheless, SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in plasma, and the medical community must remain vigilant. In order to determine if pathogen reduction reduces SARS-CoV-2 in plasma and whole blood [Read More]

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