from Kay Crull
Donors with Crohn’s disease
Routine use of newer (fresher) RBC products - REVISITED
Disinfecting Blood Bank Coolers
Request to perform direct antiglobulin test at 4C and 37C ADDENDA Dec. 2
Positive Reactions in MTS GelADDENDA Dec. 2
FDA Enforcement Report: Mar. 5, 2014
FDA Guidance for Industry: BLA for Minimally Manipulated, Unrelated Allogeneic Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Intended for Hematopoietic and Immunologic Reconstitution in Patients with Disorders Affecting the Hematopoietic System.
Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: IND Applications for Minimally Manipulated, Unrelated Allogeneic Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Intended for Hematopoietic and Immunologic Reconstitution in Patients with Disorders Affecting the Hematopoietic System.
AABB Association Bulletin #14-02: TRALI Risk Mitigation for Plasma and Whole Blood for Allogeneic Transfusion (AABB Membership required to access)
Multiple Full Text Articles of Interest from Hematology 2013 ASH Education Program:
• Leitman, Susan F. Hemochromatosis: the new blood donor. Hematology 2013 2013:645-650.
• Szczepiorkowski ZM, Dunbar NM. Transfusion guidelines: when to transfuse Hematology 2013 2013:638-644.
• Zimring, James C. Fresh versus old blood: are there differences and do they matter? Hematology 2013 2013:651-655.
Launch of Online Database Showcasing Best Practice for Blood Transfusion - The Transfusion Evidence Library - a unique, online database providing centralized, high quality, evidence-based information for transfusion medicine – has been launched by the UK NHS Blood and Transplant, supported by the three other UK blood services. (SelectScience®)
Expert meeting "Severe bleeding: from basics to practice" Presentations from event held Nov. 28, 2013 (Belgian Health Council)
Now Available in ENGLISH Review: Acceptance of HFE haemochromatosis gene mutation carriers as blood donors. Notice No. 8672 from Belgian Superior Health.
Government response: Measures currently in place in the UK to reduce the potential risk of vCJD transmission via blood (UK Govt)
The CBBS Website is supported in part by American Red Cross.
In this new publication, A Compendium of Transfusion Practice Guidelines, American Red Cross Medical Directors offer an updated compilation of peer-reviewed literature covering the utilization of red blood cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitated-AHF, as well as the role of transfusion committees and the side effects and hazards of blood transfusion.
NEW: The shift to predominantly male plasma has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of reported TRALI fatalities. As many as six deaths a year might have been prevented by limiting transfusion of WBC antibody–containing plasma components.. Read the full article.
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Epidemiological update: Autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Dec. 20, 2013)
World Health Organization Global Alert and Response: MERS-CoV summary updates (last update Jan. 3, 2014)
Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Nov. 25, 2013)
New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study Researchers say period from infection to disease takes about 5 years (Health Day) Also see Ahead of Print Article: Palm AA, et al. Faster Progression to AIDS and AIDS-Related Death Among Seroincident Individuals Infected With Recombinant HIV-1 A3/CRF02_AG Compared With Sub-subtype A3. J Infect Dis. (2013).
FDA News Release: FDA approves first adjuvanted vaccine for prevention of H5N1 avian influenza - Vaccine to supplement National Stockpile, not intended for commercial availability (Nov. 22, 2013)
Registration is now open for the
Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe
Apr 30-May 3, 2014
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