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Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to University of Rochester researchers who present their analysis in the April journal, Transfusion. The practice of removing the white cells f...

Better assessment of transfusions could save blood

...onstrated that the increased hemoglobin level with transfusion leads to improved tissue oxygenation. At this poin... convincing data to support the routine use of RBC transfusion to treat anemia in hemodynamically stable, critically ill patients without evidence of acute bleedin...

Blood transfusion-transmitted infections: A global perspective

...iveness of the blood components, necessitating the transfusion of greater quantities and thus exposing patients to blood from more donors; thereby increasing the risk of infection transmission by transfusion. "The possible additional safety interventions that might further reduce the risk of transfusion-transm...

Prion find points way to test for human 'mad cow' disease

...econdary transmission from human to human by blood transfusion or surgical procedures could become a big problem," he continued. "This result is an important step toward a practical biochemical test that will determine how common variant CJD is, and keep contaminated blood and organs from spreading it further." ...

How bad is malaria anemia? It may depend on your genes

...edicine. "There are many difficulties with blood transfusion safety and access in Africa, especially in rural areas where most of the malaria-related deaths occur," says McDevitt. "That led us to search for a better way to identify those most at risk and a better way to treat the disease," he says. The study...

Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection

...early 1990s, and that failure to screen for HCV in transfusion recipients increased their risk of infection as we...ictor for HCV-positive findings. Receiving a blood transfusion was also independently associated with HCV; villagers who received blood transfusion had about 8 tim...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

Safety in transfusion medicine is an ongoing challenge to blood services...e, and minimize risk of transmission through blood transfusion was presented here at the International Society of Blood Transfusion Congress. At the "Safety in Tra...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...age or compromise the therapeutic value of a blood transfusion such as the oxygen carrying properties of red cell...ously received a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, transfusion recipients are often the people most motivated to donate blood. Other nations around the globe have...

Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

...omosome abnormality named 5q minus syndrome became transfusion independent. The defective 5q chromosome abnormali..., all the patients with the 5q deletion who became transfusion independent also went into cytogenetic remission, meaning that the chromosome abnormality disappeare...

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