from Kay Crull
Use of day of release tests for bacterial contamination in platelets ADDENDA July 11
Does California law specify how often to obtain informed consent for transfusion? ADDENDA June 26
Requests for washed and fresh RBC for pediatric cardiac surgery patients - REVISITED
TRALI Mitigation and Apheresis Platelets ADDENDA May 20
Donors with Crohn’s disease
Routine use of newer (fresher) RBC products - REVISITED
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
AABB Association Bulletin #14-03: Chikungunya Virus (AABB Membership required to access)
• 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)
In memoriam, Dr. George Garratty
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.
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)
Florida Department of Health Confirms First Locally Aquired Cases of Chikungunya Fever (Florida DOH, July 17)
Notes from the Field: Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas — Caribbean and South America, 2013-2014. MMWR. June 6, 2014 / 63(22);500-501
Watch Level 1: CDC Traveler's Health: Chikungunya in the Caribbean (June 4, 2014) Also see: Facts Page (May 2014)
First Confirmed Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection in the United States, Updated Information on the Epidemiology of MERS-CoV Infection, and Guidance for the Public, Clinicians, and Public Health Authorities - May 2014. MMWR May 16, 2014 / 63(19);431-436.
More cases of chikungunya virus reported in the Caribbean (Jamaica Observer, Mar. 2, 2014)
Expert says chikungunya likely to keep spreading (Univ. of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Rearch and Policy, Dev 18, 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).
Thanks to all who attended the
Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe
Apr 30-May 3, 2014
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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!
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