from Kay Crull
Request to perform direct antiglobulin test at 4C and 37C ADDENDA Dec. 2
Positive Reactions in MTS GelADDENDA Dec. 2
Experience in the use of THAWED PLASMA - REVISITED
Issues in storage of pre-transfusion samples REVISITED
Approaches to encouraging single unit tranfusions ADDENDA Aug. 25
Use of Blood Warmers with Platelets and Cryoprecipitate REVISITED ADDENDA Oct. 8
FDA Enforcement Report: Nov. 27, 2013
Guidance for Industry: Preclinical Assessment of Investigational Cellular and Gene Therapy Products (FDA/CBER)
Guidance for Industry: Recommendations for Donor Questioning, Deferral, Reentry and Product Management to Reduce the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria (FDA/CBER)
Press Release: American Red Cross Acquires Delta Blood Bank (DBB FAQ)
AABB Association Bulletin #13-03 - Updated Criteria for Donor Deferral and Blood Component Retrieval in Known or Suspected Common Source Outbreaks of Hepatitis A Virus Infection (AABB Membership required to access)
Government response: Measures currently in place in the UK to reduce the potential risk of vCJD transmission via blood (UK Govt)
Health Canada Press Release: Health Canada approved proposals from Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Héma-Québec (HQ) to change the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM) from a lifetime deferral to five years.
Resolution CM/Res(2013)3 on sexual behaviours of blood donors that have an impact on transfusion safety (Council of Europe Committe of Ministers)
New Review: Acceptance of HFE haemochromatosis gene mutation carriers as blood donors. Notice No. 8672 from Belgian Superior Health Council, 9 January 2013. Available currently in FRENCH and DUTCH.
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.
Additional Resources: Visit this link for more information and available resources.
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)
Fatal West Nile Virus Infection After Probable Transfusion-Associated Transmission - Colorado, 2012. MMWR. August 9, 2013 / 62(31);622-624.
Camels May Transmit New Middle Eastern Virus (Science News, Aug. 9, 2013)
Ahead of Print: Ithete NL, et al. Close Relative of Human Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Bat, South Africa [Letter]. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Oct. 19(10).
Research Article: Khan K, et al. Potential for the International Spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Association with Mass Gatherings in Saudi Arabia. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. 2013 Jul 17.
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