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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)

Immune function predicts infection risk among child trauma patients
Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection. View News Article (2014-07-10)

Safety of antithrombotic treatment in acute coronary syndromes
The management of acute coronary syndromes (with or without ST segment elevation) requires the use of anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents (aspirin, clopidogrel and/or glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors), beta-blockers, thrombolytics in some cases, and revascularization / reperfusion. View News Article (2008-09-03)

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