Nomograms Predicting the Occurrence of Sepsis in Patients following Major Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Conclusion. The nomogram achieved good performances for predicting postoperative sepsis in patients by combining clinical and inflammation risk factors. This model can provide the early risk estimation of sepsis for patients following major hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI
A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal transfusion strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Closing the gap: finding undiagnosed hepatitis C infections after blood transfusions
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) What is the incidence of viral hepatitis caused by blood transfusions before and after Sweden introduced screening of blood in the early 1990s? In an article published in Eurosurveillance ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the authors also try to estimate how many people of those who were infected with hepatitis B and C through blood transfusion still live with undiagnosed hepatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two COVID-19 Clinical Trials Seek to Enroll Pregnant Women
Upon seeing pregnant women sick with COVID-19 at a University of Pennsylvania hospital, researchers there wrote trial protocols for blood transfusions to treat the disease that include expecting... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Do our different blood types make us more vulnerable to Covid-19?
Most humans fall into one of four blood groups — A, B, AB or O. Ordinarily, your blood type makes little difference in your life except if you need to have a blood transfusion — and now, if you have Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Senegal is Providing Reproductive Health Services to those Who can Least Afford it
Ndiabou Niang was able to get access to prenatal care after her town’s mayor decided to finance the health membership of nearly 300 women and children. Courtesy: Réseau Siggil JigéenBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14 2020 (IPS) Pregnant with her second child, 30-year-old Ndiabou Niang was enduring pelvic pain, but couldn’t afford to access prenatal care in Diabe Salla, a village on the outskirts of the small town of Thilogne in north-east Senegal. Her husband was unemployed and her earnings of under CFAF 10,000 (17 USD) from selling seasonal fruits in the local market were insufficient to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neena Bhandari Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Senegal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Women Deliver Source Type: news

A micro-lab on a chip detects blood type within minutes
(Tokyo University of Science) The need to first zero in on a blood group can delay blood transfusions in emergency situations, and this in turn can prove fatal. Thus, to speed up the process, a team of scientists from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, has developed a lab-on-a-chip device that can not only tell the blood type within five minutes but allows medical staff to read the results through simple visual inspections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes in transfusion and fluid therapy practices in severely injured children: an analysis of 5118 children from the TraumaRegister DGU ® - Piekarski F, Kaufmann J, Engelhardt T, Raimann FJ, Lustenberger T, Marzi I, Lefering R, Zacharowski K, Meybohm P, TraumaRegister DGU.
PURPOSE: Trauma is the leading cause of death in children. In adults, blood transfusion and fluid resuscitation protocols changed resulting in a decrease of morbidity and mortality over the past 2 decades. Here, transfusion and fluid resuscitation practice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

COVID Survivor Blood Transfusion a Safe Treatment
The experimental treatment -- called convalescent plasma therapy -- is popular because no drug has been approved specifically to treat coronavirus infection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA approval to market generic version of Deferasirox tablets
Zydus Cadila, part of Cadila Healthcare group, on Tuesday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator to market its generic version of Deferasirox tablets used in treatment of chronic iron overload due to blood transfusions. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinical- and surgery-specific risk factors for post-operative sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of over 30 million patients
In conclusion, multiple-patient and surgery-related risk factors are associated with the development of post-operative sepsis. Recognizing these risk factors could assist in the pre-operative identification of patients at risk of post-operative sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reactivation viremia in pediatric sepsis
Conclusion(s): Children with severe sepsis had low rates of detectable viremia, which limited analyses of its association with clinical outcomes or immune paralysis phenotype. Given the rare occurrence of cytomegalovirus viremia, in particular, our study does not support a role for viremia as a biomarker of illness severity or as a modifiable risk factor of clinical outcomes for most patients. Future studies on the role of viremia in pediatric sepsis will need to consider the challenges posed by low rates of viremia in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Am a Midwife in a Rohingya Refugee Camp —Here’s What It’s Like
By Maksuma Akter, Midwife in Bangladesh I have been a midwife in these camps for the last two years. Photo courtesy of Maksuma Akter.May 07, 2020Within a seven-block area live over 20,000 people. Most live in sheds, and some families are seven to a single room. Children don’t run free in the streets—they are confined to small areas.These are refugees, living in Rohingya refugee camps.They have fled their country to escape persecution. But most of them left lives of possession to find themselves inside a fence with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their families. They are anxious, depressed, and su...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health International Day of the Midwife Nursing Midwifery 2020 Midwives Source Type: news

Lucknow hospital begins plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 positive patients
The doctor from Orai in Uttar Pradesh was administered the plasma donated by a woman doctor from Canada who was the first COVID-19 patient admitted to the KGMU and later recovered, Dr Tulika Chandra of the hospital's blood transfusion medicine department said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Crisis as Blood Bank Runs Dry
[Lesotho Times] A health crisis is looming amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has almost run out of blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA Health urges healthy people to donate blood
Facing a critical shortage of donated blood at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, healthy people are urged to give blood.Even though Los Angeles has issued a safer at home  order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, giving blood is permitted.“Blood donation is considered an essential service that is exempt from the safer at home directive,” said Dr. Dawn Ward, medical director for the UCLA Blood& Platelet Center. “Cancer patients, trauma patients, mothers delivering babies, babies born in critical condition, and patients undergoing surgeries st...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Plasma from coronavirus survivors found to help severely ill patients
Blood transfusion studies by teams in China report striking improvementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have found tentative evidence that seriously ill coronavirus patients can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from the disease.Related:Wellcome Trust urges firms to donate £6bn for Covid-19 researchContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Health Science Infectious diseases World news UK news China Source Type: news

Centre steps in to provide healthcare to the poorest
However, with the rising Covid-19 cases, state governments have been converting hospitals, especially government hospitals, as dedicated facilities to treat only Covid-19 patients. This has adversely affected poor patients with serious ailments related to oncology, blood disorders and kidney. Some require regular procedures like dialysis and blood transfusions. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fears Are Leading to Blood Drive Cancellations at ‘Unprecedented’ Rates in the U.S.
Winter is not a boom time for blood donation centers in the U.S. Bad weather, plus circulating flu strains, tend to deter people from giving blood. And the ongoing outbreak of the new coronavirus in the U.S. has worsened an already lean time. According to the American Red Cross, about 1,500 of their blood drives across the country have been canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus. The organization estimates that they’ve lost out on roughly 46,000 donations as a result. Meanwhile, the demand for blood is still strong. “We’ve not seen anything like this at the Red Cross,” says Chris Hrouda,...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Alternatives to Transfusion: Artificial Oxygen Carriers Alternatives to Transfusion: Artificial Oxygen Carriers
This review and case study explores the potential of blood substitutes, specifically perfluorocarbons and hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, as alternatives to blood transfusion.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

10 African Americans Who Have Shaped  Public Health
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Kenya: Tracing Genesis of Crisis At Kenya's Blood Agency
[Nation] Dr Fridah Govedi walked into the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS) in early August last year, just a few days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya stopped funding the department, and after the former director, Dr Josephine Githaiga, left in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New device identifies high-quality blood donors
(University of British Columbia) Blood banks have long known about high-quality donors - individuals whose red blood cells stay viable longer in storage and in the recipient's body. Now a new device developed at UBC is showing promise as a method to identify these donors, potentially helping more than 4.5 million patients who need blood transfusions every year in Canada and the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Transfusion Service Appeals for 'O' Blood Type
[Namibia Economist] The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) requires a minimum of 2000 blood donations before the end of January to bolster the blood supply. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reducing Blood Cancer Patients' Need for Transfusions
January 21, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A clinical trial has found the drug luspatercept significantly reduced the need for blood transfusions in people with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of bone marrow disorders that leave people with many defective blood cells and too few normal ones. Approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would make luspatercept the first new drug available to MDS patients in 12 years.Results of the phase 3 clinical trial were published online January 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - January 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blood transfusions: What to know
A blood transfusion is a safe procedure that can help treat several conditions. Read this article to learn about the different types of blood transfusions and why a person might need one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Drug Reduces Need for Transfusions in Some Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes Drug Reduces Need for Transfusions in Some Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Therapy every 3 weeks with the drug luspatercept dramatically reduced the need for blood transfusions in a subset of patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), according to results from the MEDALIST study reported in the Jan. 9 New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meet Your Match - J Blood Artificial Intelligence Connects Blood Donors to Receivers in the FCT
[Nigeria Health Watch] Is there an alternative to blood for humans? The answer is no.One of the most vital requirements for a woman experiencing severe bleeding during childbirth is a blood transfusion. It is also the most essential need of a child suffering from severe anaemia due to chronic malnutrition or malaria. Accident victims, organ transplant patients and others often require blood transfusions to keep them alive, and blood transfusion is only possible with the availability of safe blood at the point of need. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Adverse Effects of Blood Donation?
Discussion Just under 40% of people are eligible to be a blood donor. Up to 6.5% of a population are actual donors. “Blood donors are healthy volunteers who give either whole blood or blood components by apheresis including platelets, plasma, red blood cells, peripheral blood stem cells and leucocytes or a combination of blood components. They represent a large, healthy population exposing themselves voluntarily for altruistic, sometimes financial motives to potential complications and risks.” Blood banking systems world-wide are responsible for caring for individual donors health as well as maintaining a robus...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Questioning ‘the Newer the Better’ for Blood Transfusions
Fresh blood transfusions may be no better than blood that has been stored for several weeks, a new study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Blood Transfusions Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Services Appeals for Donations Ahead of Festive Season
[Namibia Economist] Namibia Blood Transfusion Services (NamBTS) this week said it is in dire need of blood supplies and is appealing to all eligible blood donors to donate before the holiday season kicks off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Coconut Water - May Be Useful for Blood Transfusions, Crushes Kidney Stones, Cardioprotective & Fight Cancer
[Ghanaian Times] Coconut water is a popular beverage now in Ghana with huge economic potential. It is dubbed "Mother Nature's sports drink,"according to a WebMed article authored by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. Its Low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating -- these are just a few of the many benefits ascribed to Ghana's latest health craze: coconut water. No doubt there is a proposal for coconut sellers to wear special uniforms and also contribute to S (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Caffeine, Cough Medicines: What's in the Average Blood Transfusion
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 -- If you ever get a blood transfusion, that supposedly pure blood is likely to contain something more: caffeine, cough medicine and an anti-anxiety drug, a new study suggests. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Defending the Blood Supply Against Infectious Diseases
Measles, mumps, and tuberculosis—these are all diseases the general public has long disregarded as active threats. Yet, these highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases once considered eradicated have been resurfacing across the United States. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000 by the CDC, yet this year alone more than 1,200 individual cases have been confirmed in 30 states. This outbreak represents the greatest number of reported cases for the disease in the United States since 1992.1 While the ongoing anti-vaccination movement may not be the cause of these reappearanc...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Maria De Capua Tags: Components Source Type: news

AI Beats Out Clinicians in Triaging Postoperative Patients for ICU
How good is artificial intelligence in decision-making? Not bad according to findings from a pilot study that was recently presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019. Findings from the study show AI in the form of a machine-learned algorithm correctly triaged the vast majority of postoperative patients to the intensive care unit in its first proof-of-concept application in a university hospital setting. As it stands now surgical teams typically rely on clinical judgment to decide which patients need postoperative intense care because there is no single set of fixed criteria to make the determinati...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

CHEST: Blood Transfusion Practices Should Be Revisited
Study looks at transfusion practices of intensive care providers in a typical tertiary hospital (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Conference News, Source Type: news

Proficiency Testing of Viral Marker Screening in African Blood Centers - Seven African Countries, 2017
Following substantial investments in national blood transfusion service laboratories, in 2017 investigators tested proficiency at 84 blood center laboratories in seven African countries. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Blood Safety Blood supply safety Global HIV/AIDS Hepatitis B Screening Hepatitis C MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report South Africa Source Type: news

He ’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care
Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

CHEST: Blood Transfusion Practices Should Be Revisited
THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 -- Restricting blood transfusion guidelines may save both lives and money, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Featured Review: Does delaying cord clamping or using cord milking at birth improve the health of babies born too early?
Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane ReviewThis updated Cochrane systematic review   finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves the health outcomes for babies born before 37 weeks'gestation. These interventions were compared with early cord clamping.Babies born before 37 weeks, or preterm, have poorer health outcomes than babies born at term, particularly if they are born before 32 weeks. They can experie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why I Regularly Donate Blood for Sickle Cell and Childhood Cancer Patients
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us, (myself included) have changed our profile pictures to include frames and filters on various social media... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation blood donor app blood transfusion cancer childhood cancer doctor pediatric hematologist sickle cell sickle cell month Source Type: news

Sisters Working to Make a Difference at the Red Cross
Danielle Warren and Angela Jackson both love working at the Red Cross together. The fact that they’re sisters is an added benefit that neither of them takes for granted. Read ... The post Sisters... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Red Cross Life blood donation blood service blood transfusion Careers Danielle and Angela jobs Platelet Donation Red Cross Alabama sisters smoke alarms Sound the Alarm Source Type: news

Mothers who push a child out naturally after a C-section face higher risk of complications
A study by Oxford University suggests mothers are safer choosing another C-section to lower the risk of uterine rupture, blood transfusion, sepsis and harm to the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers should not push a child out naturally after a C-section due to complications
A study by Oxford University suggests mothers are safer choosing another C-section to lower the risk of uterine rupture, blood transfusion, sepsis and harm to the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche Packs New FDA-Approved Test in Its Arsenal
Roche has won a nod from FDA for a new diagnostic for individual blood donation testing. The Basel-Switzerland-based company’s cobas Babesia test is for use on the cobas 6800/8800 system. Cobas Babesia detects parasites that live in red blood cells. Roche said this test is an important advancement because the Babesia parasite cannot be detected in traditional plasma or serum samples. The test can detect the four-common species of Babesia and employs the new whole blood collection tube, which simplifies Babesia sample preparation by consolidating steps within the tube itself to provide an efficient solutio...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Blood Donors Gave Back All That Cancer Took from Me
Today, I am 15 years old and in 10th grade. At 12 years old I was diagnosed with cancer; shortly before finishing the sixth grade Learning I had T- Lymphoblastic ... The post Blood Donors Gave Back... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation blood donor blood transfusion cancer cancer patient lifesaving blood Platelet Donation platelet transfusion Source Type: news