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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38351636/uk-transfusion-laboratory-collaborative-minimum-standards-for-staff-qualifications-training-competency-and-the-use-of-information-technology-in-hospital-transfusion-laboratories-2023
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Kerry Dowling, Jennifer Davies, Shruthi Narayan, Victoria Tuckley, Chris Robbie, Chris Ward, Caroline Subramaniam, Claire Whitham, Tracey Tomlinson, Georgia Stephens, Anne Thomson, Sinead Carty, Anna Capps-Jenner, Dan Willis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38305071/the-importance-of-need-altruism-and-kin-altruism-to-blood-donor-behaviour-for-black-and-white-people
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Eamonn Ferguson, Erin Dawe-Lane, Oluwafemi Ajayi, Bodunrin Osikomaiya, Richard Mills, Abiola Okubanjo
BACKGROUND: Need-altruism (a preference to help people in need) and kin-altruism (a preference to help kin over non-kin) underlie two hypotheses for voluntary blood donation: (i) Need-altruism underlies motivations for volunteer blood donation and (ii) Black people express a stronger preference for kin-altruism, which is a potential barrier to donation. This paper tests these hypotheses and explores how need- and kin-altruism are associated with wider altruistic motivations, barriers, and strategies to encourage donation...
February 2, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38265158/guidelines-for-the-specification-implementation-and-management-of-it-systems-in-hospital-transfusion-laboratories
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Julie Staves, Paul Ashford, Tom Bullock, Tony Coates, Linda Lodge, Nishil Patel, Megan Rowley, Nigel Sargant, Chloë E George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38258949/suggested-blood-donor-deferral-strategy-regarding-hepatitis-b-infections-in-china
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ling Li, Rui Wang, Jin Guo, Liu He, Zhengmin Liu, Qianqian Qin, Jing Zhang, Shuo Wu, Liqin Huang, Hongwei Ge, Zhong Liu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivity in individual immunologic and nucleic acid tests (NAT) tests does not represent the true infectious status of the blood donor. This study discusses the use of confirmatory tests to determine when deferral of blood donors is appropriate. METHODS: HBsAg or HBV NAT reactive samples were confirmed via a neutralisation test. All the HBsAg reactive but neutralisation test negative samples were subjected to further anti-HBc testing...
January 23, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38258469/impact-of-the-covid-19-outbreak-on-blood-supply-in-two-large-university-hospitals
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Christian M Brieske, Christian Temme, Jens Hiller, Meike Goebel, Sven Peine, Peter A Horn
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between the decrease in elective procedures and the need for blood donation during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at university hospitals. BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has immensely impacted transfusion medicine. By cancelling elective surgery, the German government hoped to increase the available resources for patients infected with COVID-19, especially in intensive care units, and prevent the shortage of blood products...
January 23, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38193379/validation-of-the-sysmex-xn-analyser-and-blood-bank-mode-for-the-quality-and-safety-of-donor-blood-and-transfusion-products
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ondrej Valina, Ida Vankova, Konstantinos Mintzas, Klara Knappova, Zdenka Gasova
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compare the measurement of residual white blood cell (rWBC) and residual red blood cell (rRBC) counts in blood products using the XN Blood Bank mode and the laboratory standard operating procedures for manual counts. In addition, to compare the whole blood complete blood count (CBC) values of blood donors and the quality of blood products using the Sysmex XN analyser versus the XS-1000i analyser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For blood donors, 190 samples from blood or apheresis donors were analysed on both the Sysmex XS-1000i and XN-1000 analysers and the mean values of six CBC parameters were compared: the white blood cell count (WBC), the red blood cell count (RBC), haemoglobin (HGB), haematocrit (HCT), the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the platelet count (PLT)...
January 9, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38165089/prevention-strategies-for-vasovagal-reaction-in-whole-blood-donors-a-quadri-armed-randomised-control-trial
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Radheshyam Meher, Gopal Kumar Patidar, Rahul Chaurasia, Hem Chandra Pandey, Anjali Hazarika
INTRODUCTION: Vasovagal reaction (VVR) is a frequently encountered generalised donor adverse reaction, associated with donor deterrence towards future donation. Several mitigation strategies for prevention of VVR were tried but still not standardised. This quadri-armed randomised study evaluated the utility of water ingestion, applied muscle tension (AMT) and combination of both in preventing the VVR among blood donors. METHODS: A quadri-armed randomised controlled trial was performed on 4320 whole blood donors...
January 2, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38165014/prevalence-incidence-risk-factors-and-residual-risk-associated-with-viral-infections-among-eligible-brazilian-blood-donors
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ana Paula Alves Santos, Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Clara Lemos Carneiro Trindade, Fernanda Eshtefane Garrides Oliveira, Milena Batista Oliveira, Saulo Nascimento de Melo, Vinícius Silva Belo
Knowledge regarding the profile of eligible blood donors presenting positive results in laboratory screening is essential for reducing transfusion-transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Our study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, incidence, predictor variables and residual risk (RR) of HIV/HBV/HCV in blood bags donated in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This study analysed data retrieved from the records of a large blood bank relating to donations collected at multiple centres within the period 2012-2018, during which 1 991 120 blood bags were screened using immunoassays and nucleic acid tests (NATs)...
January 2, 2024: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38152867/analysis-of-a-5-year-evidenced-based-rational-blood-utilisation-project-in-a-south-african-regional-hospital
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Robert Wise, Kirsten Hood, David Bishop, Gary Sharp, Reitze Rodseth
BACKGROUND: Blood products are a lifesaving but limited resource, particularly in resource-limited settings. Evidence-based transfusion criteria tailored to local hospitals have shown great promise in reducing costs, minimising shortages, and ameliorating the morbidity and mortality associated with liberal blood product usage. We implemented the "Saving Blood, Saving Lives" project to: promote responsible blood product use and reduce blood product ordering inefficiencies and expenditure...
December 28, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38151821/the-influence-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-blood-donation-and-supply-in-china
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Si-Cong Yu, Yun-Tai Yao
INTRODUCTION: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a sharp decline in blood donation which posed a serious threat to the clinical blood supply worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on blood donation and supply in China on a nationwide level. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the published literature was performed using eight databases including PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Ovid, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP by searching relevant words combinations...
December 27, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38151804/challenges-in-recognising-paroxysmal-cold-hemoglobinuria
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Jeremy W Jacobs, Garrett S Booth, Jennifer S Woo, Laura D Stephens, Cristina A Figueroa Villalba, Brian D Adkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38151773/discrepancies-among-studies-reporting-the-prevalence-of-positive-direct-antiglobulin-tests-in-the-covid-19-patient-population
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Jeremy W Jacobs, Laura D Stephens, Jennifer S Woo, Brian D Adkins, Garrett S Booth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38151257/role-of-disruptions-in-o-rhd-negative-donations-in-colombia-on-increasing-maternal-mortality-ratio-from-haemorrhage
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María-Isabel Bermúdez-Forero, Diana-Carolina Delgado-López, Diego-Alexander Anzola-Samudio, Fernando Palomino, Michel-Andres Garcia-Otalora
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the relationship of the maternal mortality ratio due to obstetric haemorrhage (MMROH) with the national blood donations, particularly O RhD negative (Oneg) before and during COVID-19 pandemic. BACKGROUND: The maternal mortality ratio is increasing in Colombia, yet little is known regarding the relationship between blood donations and maternal mortality due to obstetric haemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2021, was performed, to assess MMROH compared to the blood donations notified to the Colombian National Haemovigilance System, through non-parametric methods...
December 27, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38148510/resolving-unexpected-abo-typing-discrepancies-in-two-patients
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Kuo-Tun Yen, Si-Yu Chen, Ying-Ju Chen, Yung-Che Chou, Tze-Kiong Er
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38030560/utility-of-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-the-management-of-massive-haemorrhage-at-a-regional-australian-hospital
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Yu-Hsuan Liu, Jessica Sia, Azhar Munas, Catherine Tacon, Kris Salaveria, Harrison Langa Lutshaba, Josh Hanson
BACKGROUND: Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) allows targeted and individualised blood product replacement. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to determine the impact of ROTEM-guided transfusion on the clinical course of patients with acute massive haemorrhage in a regional Australian hospital. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective review of all patients with acute massive haemorrhage that compared the characteristics, blood product use, and clinical outcomes of patients with massive haemorrhage before and after the introduction of ROTEM-guided transfusion...
November 29, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37964154/intravenous-immunoglobulin-alteration-in-response-to-adverse-reactions-in-neurological-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Melinda Jiang, Lydia Lam, Joshua G Kovoor, James Kimber, Aashray K Gupta, Brandon Stretton, Rudy Goh, Stephen Bacchi
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is an important treatment in a range of neurological conditions. There is currently limited evidence regarding the frequency and management of IVIg-associated adverse reactions (AR) in neurological disorders. METHODS: A single-centre 18-month retrospective cohort study was conducted for all patients at a single tertiary hospital receiving IVIg as an inpatient or the medical day unit. Electronic medical record AR and alerts were reviewed for entries relating to IVIg, and prescribing records associated with recent IVIg administration were reviewed for the use of premedications...
November 14, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37950522/a-novel-homozygous-splice-site-mutation-of-jk-gene-leads-to-jk-a-b-phenotype
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jiaxuan Yang, Lina Ni, Aijing Li, Minghao Li, Shulin Ruan, Dong Xiang, Ziyan Zhu, Luyi Ye
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism of the Jk(a-b-) phenotype in a Chinese transfusion patient. BACKGROUND: Many different mutation types relating to Jk(a-b-) phenotype have been reported. However, the splice-site mutation is relatively rare and the related functional verification is lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the blood sample was collected from a transfusion patient with the Jk(a-b-) phenotype...
November 10, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37950515/apparent-changes-in-rhd-status-during-pregnancy-a-case-study-of-weak-d-variant-due-to-rhd-dau-2
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Matthew Holt, Shane Grimsley, Matthew Hazell, Tom Bullock, Tracey Watson, Laura Eastwood, Rachel Allan, Marina Karakantza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37947132/reactions-to-serum-eye-drops-new-zealand-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Krishna G Badami, Malcolm McKellar
BACKGROUND: Serum eye drops (SED) are used to treat ocular surface disease. Reactions to SED are poorly documented. METHODS: We present our experience of self-reported reactions in New Zealand to SED (25%; autologous, allogeneic, or both) between 2003 and 2023, and a focused review of the literature. RESULTS: In total, 1067 patients received SED treatment (562 autologous, 318 allogeneic, and 187 both). Three (0.5% of those treated with allogeneic SED) reported reactions...
November 10, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37941301/recurrent-pregnancy-loss-in-a-patient-with-anti-rh17
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Bushra Moiz, Muhammed Salman, Seher Rasheed, Ruhul Qudus, Glenda Millard, Catherine A Hyland, Robert L Flower, Brett Wilson, Robyn Turner, Genghis H Lopez, Yew-Wah Liew
BACKGROUND: Rh is one of the most important blood group systems in transfusion medicine. The two homologous genes RHD and RHCE are located on chromosome 1p36.11 and encode for RhD and RhCE proteins, respectively. Complex genetic polymorphisms result in a variety of antigenic expression of D, C, E, c, and e. Here, we describe a case of a young female with D-- who developed anti-Rh17 secondary to blood transfusion and had signs of haemolytic disease of the fetus and fetal death in five consecutive pregnancies...
November 8, 2023: Transfusion Medicine
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