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Stroke Risk Tied To Blood Type
2011-11-17 09:30:24

A study, led by Brigham And Women's Hospital´s Dr. Lu Qi, was presented this week at an American Heart Association conference and compares blood type with the risk of stroke. Researchers compiled data for over 20 years on 90,000 men and women in two observational health studies. There is no direct link but along with other studies, there are patterns emerging tying A, B and AB to increased risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an...

2011-07-21 12:22:22

A simple cut to the skin unleashes a complex cascade of chemistry to stem the flow of blood. Now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used evolutionary clues to reveal how a key clotting protein assembles. The finding sheds new light on common bleeding disorders. The long tube-shaped protein with a vital role in blood clotting is called von Willebrand Factor (VWF). Made in cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels, VWF circulates in the blood...

2011-07-11 11:36:00

All Blood Types Needed WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued an appeal for blood donors to roll up a sleeve and address a critical shortage across the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Many donors are busy or traveling, school is out of session and donations have dropped dramatically. In May and June, while demand for blood products remained steady, donations were at the lowest level the Red Cross...

2011-06-09 09:40:00

More Blood. More Life. NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) will celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) June 14, 2011, with a social media campaign designed to educate and inform donors about activities in which they can participate to spread the word about the global benefits of blood donation. Donors will be asked to post pictures of themselves donating in honor of WBDD, encouraging friends and family to follow their lead and become regular...

2011-03-09 14:58:46

Scientists are reporting an "important step" toward development of a universal blood product that would eliminate the need to "type" blood to match donor and recipient before transfusions. A report on the "immunocamouflage" technique, which hides blood cells from antibodies that could trigger a potentially fatal immune reaction that occurs when blood types do not match, appears in the ACS journal, Biomacromolecules. Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues note that blood transfusions require a...


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