This e-mail network was established by the Board in 1998 to serve as a forum for members to post questions to knowledgeable individuals within CBBS about any aspect of transfusion medicine. Unlike other online forums, it is moderated by experienced editors with access to a number of knowledgeable individuals spanning the breadth of transfusion medicine across the country. In addition, posted issues remain available for reference well beyond the limited period such issues are kept on other forums. Unlike "Letters to the Editor" covering similar issues in various transfusion journals, responses are usually posted within days rather than months.
A member e-mails a question to the e-Network Forum Senior Editor and Moderator (Ira A. Shulman, MD*), Editor and Moderator (W. Tait Stevens, MD**) or Associate Editor and Moderatory (Elizabeth M. St. Lezin, MD***) who forwards it to one or more professionals knowledgeable in that subject. The response will be e-mailed back to the member in a timely fashion. If the issue is one of general interest, the Editor will e-mail the response to all subscribers to the e-network, and the Webmaster will post it in the e-Network section of this CBBS web-site. Where there is no single best answer to a question, as often is the case, a range of reasonable options based on opinions of the knowledgeable individuals will be presented.
These are the main areas, along with sample questions:
In questions or responses for general distribution, the individual submitting each item will not be identified, unless he/she so wishes. Emails from the persons granting permission to use their attribution may be maintained on the moderators' computers. As a condition to utilizing the website and e-Network Forum, users agree to waive any claims related to such inadvertent loss of attribution permission information.
It is understood that if a request is received by CBBS to directly contact an author of a question or comment, the moderator(s) may contact the author and it is the decision of him/her to contact the requestor. However, there may be some situations where we simply cannot keep this promise - if required by a valid subpoena, CBBS may be required to turn over personal information about users and authors.
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The amount of "traffic" has grown substantially since the site was first announced in March 1999. Here are some "snapshots" of the mean number of visits per month since then.
|Period||Mean # of Visits/month|
|April - June 1999||214|
|April - June 2000||619|
|July - March 2001||912|
As for questions, yes. But there's more. Periodically, the e-Network Forum Editors and will forward other items of interest to all subscribers, such as:
Click HERE to access the online subscription form.* (Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology, and Director of the USC Transfusion Medicine Services Group, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California; Director of Laboratories and Pathology, LAC+USC Medical Center)
**(Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center)
***(Clinical Professor Laboratory Medicine UCSF, Director Transfusion Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center)