TraQ April Newsletter (Transfusion Quality Management Program Canada) and latest BLOG We are the World (More musings on commercialization of the blood supply) in On Traq. Also see TraQ International News- news items listed by country
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.
Rapid Communication: Allering L, et al. Detection of Usutu virus infection in a healthy blood donor from south-west Germany, 2012. Euro Surveill. 2012;17(50). 13 Dec 2012.
Epidemiological update: Additional case of novel coronavirus (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)
Australia National Blood Authority: Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 3 Medical Now Available (Modules 1 & 2 were made available earlier this year)
Now available in English: Sanquin Blood Supply Blood Transfusion Guideline 2011 (The Netherlands)
Usutu Virus - Germany 1st Case: For the 1st time human infection with the tropical Usutu virus has been detected in Germany, confirmed in a blood donor. International Society for Infectious Disease, Aug 21, 2012.