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2011-04-15 14:29:03

Medical literature addresses possible adverse effects with older red cells; delivery of oxygen In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the impact of stored blood on respiratory gases. These papers discussing potential adverse effects of stored blood and related...

2011-02-23 17:22:46

CHOP research could improve survival of those injured in war, trauma In a finding that may potentially improve survival from war injuries and disasters, laboratory researchers report that refrigerated whole blood may have a shelf life well beyond the current standard of 24 to 48 hours. "We have found that whole blood retains its clotting properties at least 11 days under standard refrigeration," said the study leader, David Jobes, M.D., a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in the Cardiac Center...

2011-01-27 07:16:00

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. For more than a decade, Fenwal has partnered with blood centers to recognize people who can serve as an inspiration to others in assuring medicine's most vital natural resource -- blood -- is available...

2010-10-12 18:56:05

Use of stricter guidelines for the use of red blood cell transfusions for patients undergoing cardiac surgery was associated similar rates of death and severe illness compared to patients who received more transfusions, according to a study in the October 13 issue of JAMA. Another study in this issue of JAMA examines the variation in the use of blood transfusions for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Cardiac surgery is associated with a high rate of blood transfusion. The rationale for red...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica Inc., the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, today announced the release of DNAgard® Blood and DNAstable® Blood. DNAgard® Blood is a new addition to the "Gard" product line for the stabilization and shipping of whole blood at ambient temperatures. The DNAgard® Blood product is based on a completely novel stabilization chemistry (patent pending)...

2010-09-15 07:59:00

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs Wil Heufkens donated her blood for the five hundredth time in the Bloodbank in Nijmegen, Netherlands. No other person in Europe ever donated so often. Twenty eight years ago, on 24 September 1982, Mrs Heufkens donated blood for the first time. She is now 67 years of age. Mrs Heufkens started donating whole blood. She was one of the first donors to change from whole blood to plasma donation by means of apheresis almost...

2010-09-10 08:47:00

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood collection professionals are the connection between blood donors and the life-saving blood therapies people rely on every day. After a long holiday weekend like Labor Day in the United States, when donors are in short supply and accidents are typically on the rise, blood donation is even more important - and so is the job of blood-collection professionals. Blood-collection professionals will be recognized in communities...


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