20 August 2020 (Thursday) - Transfusion News Update


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Restrictive Transfusion Strategies Safe for Extremely Low Birth-Weight Infants

August 19, 2020
Most extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) infants develop anemia, which can result in severe brain injury and/or impaired oxygen supply to the brain. Some studies have suggested that liberal transfusion strategies may be best for ELBW infants, but RBC transfusions are also associated with [Read More]


Positive Coombs Tests and RBC Transfusions in Patients with COVID-19

August 12, 2020
During the early outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in Italy, medical doctors and researchers observed a high frequency of positive direct antiglobulin tests (DAT, also known as Coombs test) in patients with COVID-19. They studied 113 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 during one week (April 6-13, 2020). All of the patients (mean age 63.5 years) received [Read More]

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