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Better blood transfusions for preterm babies
Results of new research from the University of Adelaide are a promising step forward in helping to improve the quality of life-saving blood transfusions for preterm babies, by reducing the likelihood of adverse inflammatory responses to the blood. View News Article (2012-11-26)

Preoperative blood typing may not be needed for some pediatric surgeries
Certain pediatric surgeries carry such low risk of serious blood loss that clinicians can safely forgo expensive blood typing and blood stocking before such procedures, suggest the results of a small study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.  View News Article (2013-09-24)

New stem cell method may eliminate need for blood donations to maintain platelet supply
Platelets, whose primary function is to prevent bleeding, are vital for treating various forms of trauma and blood diseases. However, they can only be obtained through blood donations at present. View News Article (2014-02-14)

Antidepressants linked with increased risks after surgery
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - among the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications - are associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death when taken around the time of surgery, according to an analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. View News Article (2013-04-30)

Studies validating performance of Pall prion reduction technology presented at AABB
Prion diseases, such as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or "mad cow" disease, are of growing concern to blood services worldwide because of the potential for transmission through transfusion from asymptomatic donors. View News Article (2005-10-18)

Proteomic analysis of immunocamouflaged surfaces
The transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) is a critical component in the treatment of a number of acute and chronic medical problems. View News Article (2012-05-29)

Potential risk identified in transfusions of platelets before bone marrow transplant
Research on blood transfusions points to a potential risk of transfusing donated platelets, especially to patients with bone marrow failure syndromes who are subsequently candidates for bone marrow transplantation. View News Article (2009-08-11)

Attention: Extra-hepatic manifestation of hepatitis C virus infection
In 1994, the team of Tchernev and Petrova from Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia examined a female patient with liver cirrhosis caused by chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV). View News Article (2008-01-17)

Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well
Patients with heart disease who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, according to a new Rutgers study. View News Article (2014-12-11)

Restrictions on female plasma may not be warranted
Three years after the U.S. blood banking industry issued recommendations that discourage transfusing plasma from female donors because of a potential antibody reaction, Duke University Medical Center researchers discovered that female plasma actually may have advantages.  View News Article (2010-02-11)

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