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South Africa: No Cure for Man Who Allegedly Contracted Disease from Blood Transfusion
[News24Wire] A 69-year-old Durban man is suing the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) for about R24m after he contracted a debilitating, terminal disease from tainted blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Health System Reduces Unnecessary Transfusions With New Blood Management Program
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A five-year effort across the Johns Hopkins Health System to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions and improve patient care has also resulted in an annual cost savings of more than $2 million, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bloodworks Northwest researcher lands $12M NIH grant to improve blood transfusions
Dr. Jim Zimring's research focuses the biology of an immune system's response to transfusion and potential therapeutic interventions to prevent or overcome bad reactions that can deprive patients of life saving therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Bloodworks Northwest researcher lands $12M NIH grant to improve blood transfusions
Dr. Jim Zimring's research focuses the biology of an immune system's response to transfusion and potential therapeutic interventions to prevent or overcome bad reactions that can deprive patients of life saving therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

To End HIV Stigma, We Must Fight a Long History
August 24, 2017Health workers can play a key role in ending discrimination against people who live with HIV.“Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.” —Ryan WhiteRyan White was diagnosed with AIDS at the age of 13 in Indiana in 1984, following a blood transfusion to treat hemophilia A, his inherited blood disease.It was a time when most people knew little about HIV and AIDS. Ryan and his family experienced overwhelming and ignorant stigma and discrimination. Some feared he might transmit HIV through casual contact, or made stereotyped assumptions about...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does a blood transfusion last?
In this article, learn about blood transfusions. How long does a blood transfusion take to work and when would you need a blood transfusion? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Children are not little adults: blood transfusion in children with burn injury
A review article examining the role that age plays in the blood transfusion requirements of burn victims. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Blood Transfusion Trial's Ethics Questioned
(MedPage Today) -- Public Citizen demands halt to study comparing transfusion strategies after MI (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MBTS Sends an SOS for Blood Supply to Hospitals
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) has said it is straggling to source a minimum amount of blood that it requires to supply to hospitals annually, News Agency (Mana) has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease
A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How Blood and Platelet Donations Helped Arthur Battle Leukemia
The Red Cross has an Emergency Need for Blood and Platelets – Donations that are Crucial for Patients like Arthur  “The second time I went through a blood transfusion, the ... The post How Blood and... {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 - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donor Emergency Need leukemia patient platelet donor Target eGiftCard Source Type: news

Do blood transfusions make a difference when you are dying?
This was a retrospective review of patient records over a 54 month period. The researchers documented the reasons for transfusion and their impact in light of NICE guidelines and studies that question the benefits and costs of red cell transfusions. As a result of this study the hospice has developed an algorithm for the diagnosis and management of fatigue with an emphasis on assessment and re-evaluation after each intervention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Pakistan
Cairo, 27 July 2017 The World Health Organization and its partners will commemorate tomorrow World Hepatitis Day to add momentum to efforts aimed at implementing WHO's global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016–2021 and to help Member States achieve the final goal: Eliminating Hepatitis. For this occasion an event will be held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan on 10 August 2017. In 2015 nearly 325 million people around the world were living with chronic hepatitis infections, out of which 1.34 million people died. In reality, both hepatitis B and C are preventable while hepatitis B is manageable a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 27, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Transfusion Requirement in Burn Care Evaluation (TRIBE): A Multicenter Randomized Prospective Trial of Blood Transfusion in Major Burn Injury
RCT comparing outcomes of a restrictive to a liberal red cell transfusion strategy in 20% or more total body surface area (TBSA) burn patients (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's parents were both killed by contaminated blood transfusions... yet governments still cover it up and deny the truth
(Natural News) Around 34,000 people got infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C via England’s National Health Service‘s (NHS) blood drive back in the 1980s, with more than 2,000 of them losing their lives while others incurring life-long ailments. Lauren Palmer, who is now 33 years old, lost both of her parents to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations
American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Dr. Rima Fawaz Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center ( Source Type: news

Uganda: Death Following Wrong Blood Transfusion - Hospital's Role
[Monitor] Mulago hospital, Uganda's national referral hospital, was sued for negligence when a mother died in its Intensive Care Unit shortly after a surgical operation. During the operation the mother was transfused with blood she should never have been given. The particulars of the negligence were that the hospital failed to: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: In Dire Need of Blood Donation
[Citizen] According to Mama Ye's report, Tanzania's Blood Services: Factsheet 2017, a campaign intended to making life-saving changes for Tanzania's mothers and babies, only one third of the blood needed in Tanzania is collected by the Tanzania's National Blood Transfusion Service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fake Doctor Nabbed At Muhimbili National Hospital
[Citizen] A man who pretended to be a doctor at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has been apprehended by the hospital guards on Monday morning. The man, identified as Abdala Juma (30), was found speaking to relatives of a patient who was in need of blood transfusion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood relatives: Family bound by love and rare blood disorder
Tracy Antonelli was 4 when she was diagnosed with thalassemia, a rare blood disorder that occurs often enough in Mediterranean countries like Italy that an old adage, uttered only partially in jest, warns Italian-Americans against marrying other Italian-Americans. In 2002, Tracy wed Patrick Mooty, whose background is mostly Irish. Their three daughters — 7-year-old Emmilene, 6-year-old Rosalie and 3-year-old Francesca — all have thalassemia, but not through the accident of the couple’s genetics. Tracy and Patrick adopted the girls from China, specifically because they, too, have the potentially ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories adoption china Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Daniel Bauer thalassemia Source Type: news

Rwanda: Officials Call for New Ways to Sustain Blood Donation
[New Times] There is need to create sustainable approaches toward blood transfusion services in a bid to continue saving the lives of citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Blood Isn't for Sale, Insists Health Minister
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The call was made by health minister Ms Ummy Mwalimu on Monday, when Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) officials were donating blood in one of the bank's branch in Dar es Salaam. "Patients who are in need of blood transfusions aren't supposed to pay for blood...anyone, who will be forced to purchase blood should report to the authorities," said the minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Blood Donor Day: Don ’t wait until disaster strikes. Give blood
12 June 2017, Cairo – Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations throughout the year to ensure the availability of safe blood supplies for patients in need.  This year’s campaign focuses on blood donation in emergencies.  Risks to health caused by emergencies, including natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods; and man-made disasters such as road accidents and armed conflicts are a major concern in the WHO Eastern M...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 12, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

World Blood Donor Day: Don ’t wait until disaster strikes. Give blood now.
12 June 2017, Cairo – Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations throughout the year to ensure the availability of safe blood supplies for patients in need.  This year’s campaign focuses on blood donation in emergencies.  Risks to health caused by emergencies, including natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods; and man-made disasters such as road accidents and armed conflicts are a major concern in the WHO Eastern M...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 12, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Donor Conference to Support Blood Transfusion Services Held
[Daily Observer] The National Blood Transfusion Services of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Wednesday convened a donor conference at a local hotel in Kololi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Grifols strengthens its Procleix portfolio
(Grifols) Blood banks in countries that accept the CE Mark can now use this test to screen blood donations to detect the presence of the Zika virus, a measure that will increase the safety of blood transfusions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Dead As Critical Blood Shortage Hits Hospitals
[Observer] Two sickle cell patients and an expectant mother died last week after failing to get blood transfusions from Luweero health centre IV and Nakaseke hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Death Following Wrong Blood Transfusion - Part I
[Monitor] On February 6, 2010, a 38-year-old mother of four breathed her last in the intensive care unit of Mulago hospital. Her youngest child was only a day old. The mother had been operated on the previous day to remove the premature baby of eight months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Terumo launches Mirasol pathogen reduction tech trial
This study is intended as a step towards improving transfusion therapy and transfusion safety in the U.S. We’re excited to be a part of this study that hopefully will lead to measures that could further protect the nation’s blood supply from certain complications and threats of blood transfusions,” Miplate lead investigator Dr. Sherrill Slichter of Bloodworks Northwest said in a prepared statement. The study is expected to take 3.5 years and will include involvement from up to 15 hospitals and blood centers as well as 556 patients, the company said. Eligible patients in the trial will have a pla...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Terumo Source Type: news

Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patients
(American College of Surgeons) By combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography (TEG ® ), researchers at the University of Colorado's Department of Surgery, Denver, are able to quickly and efficiently assess the overall ability of blood to clot and identify trauma patients who were most in need of a massive blood transfusion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case study reviews an antibody identification panel from a 46-year-old Caucasian male with a history of multiple blood transfusions and treatment for multiple myeloma. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Eritrea: Number of Blood Donors' Increases
[Shabait] Keren -The number of blood donors in the Anseba region has showed a dramatic growth, according to Mr. Mehari Abraha from the National Blood Transfusion Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fresenius acquires generics drugmaker Akorn, Merck ’ s biosimilars biz
German healthcare company Fresenius (ETR:FRE) said today that it bought U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) for $4.75 billion and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business. Since chief executive Stephan Sturm took the helm in June, the company has made takeovers a key part of its strategy. Fresenius bought a Spanish hospital chain for 5.8 billion euros in September last year. The company’s latest acquisitions show an attempt to move into new dosage forms and therapeutic areas for its Kabi unit, which develops generic infusion drugs and blood transfusion supplies. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Akorn Fresenius Merck KGaA Source Type: news

A new life for Lynkin after encephalocele surgery
When you meet Lynkin Bell, the first things you notice are her big personality and chubby cheeks. You might also see how she adores her brother Lukis and hamming it up for the camera. But you’d never guess that this playful 14-month-old from Texas wasn’t expected to survive, never mind talk, stand or play peekaboo like a pro. And yet, thanks to her parents’ faith and persistence — and surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital — Lynkin can do all those things, and lots more, with the gusto befitting any toddler her age. “It’s a miracle,” says Kaylen Gaston, Lynkin’s mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Craniofacial Program Dr. John Meara Dr. Mark Proctor encephalocele Source Type: news

Making artificial blood for transfusions
Blood transfusions can save the lives of patients who have suffered major blood loss, but hospitals don't always have enough or the right type on hand. In search of a solution, researchers have developed a promising substitute using blood's oxygen-carrying component, hemoglobin. This in vitro study found that the modified hemoglobin was an effective oxygen carrier and also scavenged for potentially damaging free radicals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making artificial blood for transfusions
(American Chemical Society) Blood transfusions can save the lives of patients who have suffered major blood loss, but hospitals don't always have enough or the right type on hand. In search of a solution, researchers have developed a promising substitute using blood's oxygen-carrying component, hemoglobin. The in vitro study, reported in ACS' journal Biomacromolecules, found that the modified hemoglobin was an effective oxygen carrier and also scavenged for potentially damaging free radicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uganda: Blood Bank Seeks 30,000 Units to Avert Shortage
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS) in partnership with two specialised communications agencies have launched a nationwide blood donation campaign to raise 30,800 blood units by end of July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Blood Supply Safe from Zika Virus, Officials Say
They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Transfusion and Donation, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Wants A Third Baby, Despite Serious Health Risks
Kim Kardashian wants to have a third baby. “I’m going to try to have one more baby,” Kardashian says in a new promo for an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” But a third baby could be very risky for the reality TV star, who revealed in an episode last fall that she had experienced a serious complication involving her placenta during both of her first two pregnancies. [9 Uncommon Conditions That Pregnancy May Bring] “I want my kids to have siblings, but the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me,” Kardashian says in the new clip. “I don&rsquo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Breakthrough Discovery, Scientists Mass-Produce Artificial Blood
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and every year, 4.5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood transfusions.  Not nearly enough blood is being donated to meet the growing demand, leading to shortages that prevent lives from being saved.  This is a huge problem for medical providers and patients. But new research from the University of Bristol and the U.K.’s National Health Service offers hope with a medical breakthrough that could one day revolutionize the blood transfusion process.  While scientists had previously created artificial red blood cells in the lab, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Breakthrough Discovery, Scientists Mass-Produce Artificial Blood
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and every year, 4.5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood transfusions.  Not nearly enough blood is being donated to meet the growing demand, leading to shortages that prevent lives from being saved.  This is a huge problem for medical providers and patients. But new research from the University of Bristol and the U.K.’s National Health Service offers hope with a medical breakthrough that could one day revolutionize the blood transfusion process.  While scientists had previously created artificial red blood cells in the lab, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

For Midwives in Togo, Counseling Clients on Contraceptives Is Often a Balancing Act
March 22, 2017Voluntary informed choice  is personal and complicated.When Mrs. Iwu arrived at the maternity ward at Atapkame Regional Hospital in Togo, she was bleeding heavily —experiencing her second miscarriage. It may have been the result of multiple closely spaced pregnancies.At 43, Mrs. Iwu had seven children between the ages of 20 months and 10 years.Despite the risk that she might become pregnant again too soon, Mrs. Iwu left the health center without a contraceptive method.Culturally, she is expected to have children with the new husband or she will not be accepted in the family.“She did not want ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Eritrea: Voluntary Blood Donation in Massawa and Ghinda
[Shabait] Massawa -Over 400 students and civil servants in Massawa and Ghinda have voluntarily donated blood to the blood transfusion center in the region. According to reports from the Voluntary Blood Donors Association of the Northern Red Sea region, encouraging results have been registered in the campaigns carried out to increase the number of blood donors in the region. The association has also called on the society to understand the paramount importance of blood donation in saving lives and strengthen participation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Baxter touts cost savings of Floseal in economic analysis studies
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) this week touted the publication of 2 health economic analyses of its Floseal hemostatic matrix, touting it as a cost-saving solution for hospitals to control bleeding during cardiac and spinal surgeries. Data in the studies came from previously published retrospective studies of a large US hospital billing database, according to Baxter. Results were published recently in the Journal of Medical Economics. In an analysis of cardiac surgery procedures, researchers reported a potential cost savings of $1.5 million when using Floseal when compared to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethic...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Surgical Baxter Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Masimo touts study of SpHb monitoring tech
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) today released results from a study which compared the company’s noninvasive SpHb measurement to conventional laboratory HbL measurements for patients undergoing liver transplantation, touting equivalence between the 2 methods. Researchers in the study reported that Masimo’s SpHb monitoring had “clinically acceptable accuracy of hemoglobin measurement [compared] with a standard laboratory device when used during LT,” according to the company. Masimo said that monitoring a patient’s hemoglobin is essential during liver transplants because shifts in blood and fluid can ca...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Diagnostics Masimo Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Aid Is More than Altruism
March 09, 2017Our free gift to unnamed strangers keeps us all safer and the world a bit more stable.Decades ago, Richard Titmuss, a renowned British sociologist, wrote a book calledThe Gift Relationship: From Blood to Social Policy, comparing blood transfusion services in Britain and the United States. He found that if donors were paid for their blood (as many in the US were at the time), there was a temptation for those who knew their blood was not safe for donation to give it anyway, leading to a less-safe stock of blood supplies that had cost more to produce.That conclusion alone led to much heated transatlantic debate....
Source: IntraHealth International - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Broadly adopted transfusion practice may not benefit patients without traumatic injury
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital finds that a blood transfusion practice previously studied only in patients with severe traumatic injuries has been widely adopted within the hospital for surgical patients without traumatic injuries, for whom it may not be beneficial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news