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July 18
AABB Association Bulletin #14-05:
Babesiosis (AABB Membership required to access)

AABB Association Bulletin #14-04: Clinical Recognition and Investigation of Suspected Bacterial Contamination of Platelets (AABB Membership required to access)

FDA Enforcement Report: July 16, 2014

June 8
AABB Association Bulletin #14-03: Chikungunya Virus (AABB Membership required to access)

June 7
FDA News:
FDA approves the first antihemophilic factor, Fc fusion protein for patients with Hemophilia A (FDA CBER)
Guidance for Industry: Recognition and Use of a Standard for Uniform Blood and Blood Component Container Labels (FDA/CBER)

March 19
In memoriam, Dr. George Garratty

March 7
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.


July 17
TraQ July Newsletter (Transfusion Quality Management Program Canada) and latest BLOG Turn! Turn! Turn! (Musings on how the TM community now puts cost above all) in On Traq

January 11
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®)

December 16
Expert meeting "Severe bleeding: from basics to practice" Presentations from event held Nov. 28, 2013 (Belgian Health Council)

December 11
Now Available in ENGLISH Review: Acceptance of HFE haemochromatosis gene mutation carriers as blood donors. Notice No. 8672 from Belgian Superior Health.

May 29
Government response: Measures currently in place in the UK to reduce the potential risk of vCJD transmission via blood (UK Govt)


ASQ 23rd Annual Service Quality Conference. San Francisco, Sept.22-23, 2014.

4th CBBS-SCABB Joint Meeting. Las Vegas. June 2-5, 2015.



2014 Annual  MeetingThanks to all who attended the
Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe
Apr 30-May 3, 2014

The Spring 2014 Edition of CBBS Today is now published!

Regional Seminar Handouts


For those that attended this past years' seminar(s), click HERE to access the login for available handouts.

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe. Save the dates for the Joint CBBS-SCABB Meeting to be held in Las Vegas, June 2-5, 2015!

CBBS Today is now available as an online publication. Click HERE to access.

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BSRI and BCP Annouce Establishment of the Herb Perkins Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Endowment (Dec. 17, 2013)

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