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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.
PARIS, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the genome engineering specialist, and Etablissement Francais du Sang (EFS), the only civilian blood transfusion service in France, announce that StemRed, an ambitious collaborative program to produce red blood cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) has started on March 1.
Inhaling nitric oxide gas does not reduce pain crises or shorten hospital stays in people living with sickle cell disease.
Results from a study published in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology reveal a close relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)â€”exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungsâ€”and abnormalities of the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow (known as myeloid abnormalities).
Fate of Single Mom Relies On New Blood Donors NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A hospitalized single mother from Queens is calling for more African Americans to become blood donors, so that she and many others may be able to live.
Silent strokes, which have no immediate symptoms but could cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits, occur in a significant number of severely anemic children, especially those with sickle cell disease.
Abstract 185 Audio and video interviews available at ISC 2011 Multimedia Study Highlights: - Symptomless strokes occur in about 20 percent of children with sickle cell disease when their red blood cell levels severely drop.
LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the names of 16 inspiring individuals inducted into the company's 2010 Donation Hall of Fame.
A small pool of stem cells replenishes the human body with about 200 billion new blood cells daily.
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