Now Available in ENGLISH Review: Acceptance of HFE haemochromatosis gene mutation carriers as blood donors. Notice No. 8672 from Belgian Superior Health Council, 9 January 2013. Available in FRENCH and DUTCH.
TraQ November Newsletter (Transfusion Quality Management Program Canada) and latest BLOG Stop children, what's that sound (Musings on commercialization of our blood supply) in On Traq. Also see TraQ International News- news items listed by country
Government response: Measures currently in place in the UK to reduce the potential risk of vCJD transmission via blood (UK Governmen)
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)
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.