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2014-08-27 23:14:02

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest standard of care for the use of ESAs in the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The use of ESAs to treat anemia of CKD can improve quality of life and may eliminate the need for blood transfusion and associated risks, but not without controversy. During a recent AllMed webinar, Dr. Zanhua Yi, board certified in hematology, oncology, and internal medicine, discussed issues related to determining...

2014-08-13 23:06:06

In its eighth blood drive to date, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. employees honored the company’s commitment to imparting a positive impact on the surrounding community by donating 55 pints of blood to save the lives of individuals in need. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 On July 18, NTC (Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.) hosted a company-wide blood drive in which employees donated 55 pints of blood, surpassing all previously-established donation records for NTC. Since each pint...

2014-08-11 12:28:08

Four-year, $2.5 Million Study Could Directly Benefit Patients with Sickle Cell Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), blood transfusions remain a cornerstone of treatment, with 60-90% of patients receiving red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in their lifetime. Despite provision of extended antigen-matched donor RBCs, as many as two-thirds of the patients continue to develop antibodies against polymorphic antigens on...

2014-07-28 13:17:19

The Lancet The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England. The study retrospectively screened 225 000 individual blood donations collected in south east England between Oct,...

2014-07-08 23:02:13

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "RFID Blood Monitoring Systems: Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/blood-monitoring-systems.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a state of the art technology that utilizes electromagnetic fields attached to a tag to identify...

2014-06-18 12:09:29

PLOS The risks and benefits of red blood cell transfusions for patients with trauma and major bleeding might vary considerably based on a patient's predicted risk of death on arrival at a trauma center, according to new research published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study by Pablo Perel, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and colleagues, suggests that trauma patients who have the highest predicted risk of death on arrival at a trauma centre...

2014-06-04 12:29:57

Swiss Red Cross Study Recommends Replacing Kell, Kidd, Duffy Serotyping with Genotyping SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena Bioscience, Inc., which recently acquired the Bioscience business of Sequenom, Inc., today, introduced the Hemo ID((TM) )Blood Group Genotyping Panel for the MassARRAY(®) System following a Swiss Red Cross study using a beta version of the panel published in the journal Transfusion. The study, which genotyped and serotyped more than 4,000 blood donors...

2014-05-22 16:26:56

Addresses critical unmet needs in blood banking and transfusion medicine - a fast, FDA-approved way to generate critical genetic matching information necessary to: NORCROSS, Ga., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA-approved molecular assay designed...

2014-05-09 16:24:03

ALBANY, N.Y., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black patients in the United States are more likely to receive perioperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusions for two of three frequently performed surgical procedures, posing a risk for favorable outcomes, a study by University at Albany School of Public Health researcher Feng Qian finds. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140509/86199 The report cites three common surgeries -- coronary artery bypass surgery, total hip...

2014-05-09 12:40:09

Johns Hopkins Medicine Patients whose own red blood cells are recycled and given back to them during heart surgery have healthier blood cells better able to carry oxygen where it is most needed compared to those who get transfusions of blood stored in a blood bank, according to results of a small study at Johns Hopkins. In a report for the June issue of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, the researchers say they found that the more units of banked blood a patient received, the more...


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