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2010-12-04 07:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators discuss results of research into managing iron overload associated with stroke prevention in young sickle cell patients and the search for genetic predictors of stroke risk ORLANDO, Fla., Dec.

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2010-08-25 12:46:59

Two legal experts argued in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday that informed consent should be obtained from competent patients before blood transfusions takes place.

2010-04-05 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new blood transfusion cost analysis study published in the April 2010 issue of Transfusion, a peer-reviewed academic journal, shows that when all of the complex cost factors leading up to and after a red blood cell (RBC) transfusion are considered, the actual cost of blood is substantially higher than previously estimated.

2009-08-06 00:43:36

Blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection, U.S.

2009-08-05 13:57:10

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death.

2009-07-31 07:29:18

A study of almost 25,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients has shown that receiving blood from another person is associated with a two-fold increase in post-operative infection rates.

2009-04-19 14:37:01

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2008-06-14 00:00:31

By Terri Theodore, THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER - A B.C. court says a child's right to life trumps a parent's charter right to guide their medical treatment in the case of four sextuplets taken from their Jehovah's Witness parents. B.C.

2006-12-13 12:00:13

RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced today that the U.S.


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