Anti-C3b/C3d testing in the evaluation of a positive DAT ADDENDA Apr. 22
Problem re-labeling a parent unit after removal of an aliquot ADDENDA Mar. 13
How much information is really needed to issue blood from the transfusion service? ADDENDA Feb. 26
FDA Enforcement Report: May 15, 2013
2013 Meeting Materials, Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee (Summary Minutes and Transcript added)
Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality (OCBQ), page updated (FDA, CBER)
Retraction of First Paper on XMRV Takes Authors by Surprise (Science Now)
Guidance for Industry: Blood Establishment Computer System Validation in the User's Facility (FDA, CBER)
Short Report: Davison KL, et al. The risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV from blood donations of men who have sex with men, 12 months after last sex with a man: 2005–2007 estimates from England and Wales. Vox Sang. 2013 Feb 9. doi: 10.1111/vox.12024. [Epub ahead of print]
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.
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)
AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO, Denver, CO. Oct. 12-15, 2013
Expert Meeting: "Severe Bleeding: from basics to practice" organized by the Belgian Superior Health Council Brussels, Belgium. Nov. 28, 2013
CBBS 59th Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe, April 30-May 3, 2014
The CBBS Website is supported in part by American Red Cross.
In this new publication, A Compendium of Transfusion Practice Guidelines, American Red Cross Medical Directors offer an updated compilation of peer-reviewed literature covering the utilization of red blood cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitated-AHF, as well as the role of transfusion committees and the side effects and hazards of blood transfusion.
NEW: The shift to predominantly male plasma has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of reported TRALI fatalities. As many as six deaths a year might have been prevented by limiting transfusion of WBC antibody–containing plasma components.. Read the full article.
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Press Releases: Update on family cluster of novel coronavirus infection in the UK and Case of novel coronavirus identified in the UK (Health Protection Agency, Public Health England, Feb 2013)
2011 UK Funders’ Research Strategy workshop report. Workshop organised by the UK TSE Joint Funders Group to discuss the research required to minimise any future risk to the UK from TSEs. (Medical Research Council, 13 Jan 2013).
Ahead of Print Article: Appassakij H, et al. Viremic profiles in asymptomatic and symptomatic chikungunya fever: a blood transfusion threat?. Transfusion. 2012 Nov 26.
Editorial: Anderson LJ and Baric RS. Emerging Human Coronaviruses - Disease Potential and Preparedness. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print]
Confirmed case of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in the UK (UK Health Protection Agency)
Early Release Article: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus — Saudi Arabia and Qatar, 2012. MMWR. October 4, 2012 / 61(Early Release);1-2.
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2013 Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach
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