ABO*B.01+c.464A & gt;C represents a missense variation in the ABO gene and encodes a weak B phenotype
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/trf.16597. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34323306 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16597 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 29, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Chenchen Feng Hui Li Taixiang Liu Jianyu Xiao Chengyin Huang Willy A Flegel Qing Chen Source Type: research

ABO*B.01+c.464A & gt;C represents a missense variation in the ABO gene and encodes a weak B phenotype
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/trf.16597. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34323306 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16597 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 29, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Chenchen Feng Hui Li Taixiang Liu Jianyu Xiao Chengyin Huang Willy A Flegel Qing Chen Source Type: research

Medicinal leech in the blood bank laboratory plumbing
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 28. doi: 10.1111/trf.16615. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34319597 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16615 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 28, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Teadora J Monoski Erin E Tuott John R Hess Source Type: research

Novel A4GALT gene variation with rare p phenotype in a Chinese family
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 27. doi: 10.1111/trf.16576. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34314514 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16576 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 27, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Fengwu Qiu Mingdi He Yan Ma Gang Shen Source Type: research

Novel A4GALT gene variation with rare p phenotype in a Chinese family
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 27. doi: 10.1111/trf.16576. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34314514 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16576 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 27, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Fengwu Qiu Mingdi He Yan Ma Gang Shen Source Type: research

A novel mutation in RHAG causing Rh < sub > null < /sub > phenotype in Colombia
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16596. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34309026 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16596 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Tatiana Guerrero Junca Jenny Johanna Pinilla Margaret Sanjuanelo Katerynne Lopez Marcia Regina Dezan Ana Cl áudia Peron Val éria B Oliveira Marina C A V Conrado Vanderson Rocha Alfredo Mendrone-J únior Carla Luana Dinardo Source Type: research

Repeat donation and deferral rates in US source plasma donors: Exploratory analysis from the IMPACT trial
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16610. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The IMPACT trial demonstrated the safety of a new personalized nomogram for plasma donation and provided an opportunity to explore short- to mid-term impact on repeat donation and deferral rates, and factors affecting these.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In the IMPACT trial, participants were randomized to donate plasma using an established weight-based nomogram (control) versus a new personalized nomogram incorporating height, weight, and hematocrit (experimental). In this exploratory analysis, repeat donations (per donor, by study arm)...
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jan Hartmann Michael J Ragusa Elmar R Burchardt Zorayr Manukyan Mark A Popovsky Susan F Leitman Source Type: research

A monthly roundup of key articles in other journals
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16598. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34309845 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16598 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Caitlin McOmish Source Type: research

A novel KEL null allele with c.223+1g & gt;t leads to the absence of the Kp < sup > b < /sup > antigen in a First Nation donor
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16604. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34310722 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16604 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Gabriel Andr é Leiva-Torres Jos ée Lavoie Carole Ethier Jessica Constanzo-Yanez Nadia Baillargeon Source Type: research

A novel mutation in RHAG causing Rh < sub > null < /sub > phenotype in Colombia
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16596. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34309026 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16596 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Tatiana Guerrero Junca Jenny Johanna Pinilla Margaret Sanjuanelo Katerynne Lopez Marcia Regina Dezan Ana Cl áudia Peron Val éria B Oliveira Marina C A V Conrado Vanderson Rocha Alfredo Mendrone-J únior Carla Luana Dinardo Source Type: research

Repeat donation and deferral rates in US source plasma donors: Exploratory analysis from the IMPACT trial
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/trf.16610. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The IMPACT trial demonstrated the safety of a new personalized nomogram for plasma donation and provided an opportunity to explore short- to mid-term impact on repeat donation and deferral rates, and factors affecting these.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In the IMPACT trial, participants were randomized to donate plasma using an established weight-based nomogram (control) versus a new personalized nomogram incorporating height, weight, and hematocrit (experimental). In this exploratory analysis, repeat donations (per donor, by study arm)...
Source: Transfusion - July 26, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jan Hartmann Michael J Ragusa Elmar R Burchardt Zorayr Manukyan Mark A Popovsky Susan F Leitman Source Type: research

Extracorporeal photopheresis chargemasters show haphazard billing practices
CONCLUSIONS: Chargemaster costs for ECP procedures are highly variable and nonuniform, and the current data available for patients undergoing these specialized apheresis procedures is insufficient to afford patients the ability to compare prices.PMID:34297353 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16602 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 23, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Brian D Adkins Jessica Kneib W Dale Plummer William D Dupont Garrett S Booth Source Type: research

Extracorporeal photopheresis chargemasters show haphazard billing practices
CONCLUSIONS: Chargemaster costs for ECP procedures are highly variable and nonuniform, and the current data available for patients undergoing these specialized apheresis procedures is insufficient to afford patients the ability to compare prices.PMID:34297353 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16602 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 23, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Brian D Adkins Jessica Kneib W Dale Plummer William D Dupont Garrett S Booth Source Type: research

Extracorporeal photopheresis chargemasters show haphazard billing practices
CONCLUSIONS: Chargemaster costs for ECP procedures are highly variable and nonuniform, and the current data available for patients undergoing these specialized apheresis procedures is insufficient to afford patients the ability to compare prices.PMID:34297353 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16602 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 23, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Brian D Adkins Jessica Kneib W Dale Plummer William D Dupont Garrett S Booth Source Type: research

A new RHD variant allele caused by an RHD c.1228-1G & gt;C mutation in a Chinese family
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/trf.16510. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34291823 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16510 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 22, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Fan Wu Shuang Liang Nai-Bao Zhuang Yu-Qing Su Yan-Lian Liang Long Peng Yun-Ping Xu Chao-Peng Shao Source Type: research

A prognostic model for the preoperative identification of patients at risk for receiving transfusion of packed red blood cells in cardiac surgery
CONCLUSION: In the current study, a prediction tool was developed to be used for risk stratification of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery at risk for blood transfusions.PMID:34292607 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16438 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 22, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Wiebe J de Boer Cornelis Visser Sander M J van Kuijk Kim de Jong Source Type: research

Causes of an elevated international normalized ratio in the intensive care unit and the implications for plasma transfusion
CONCLUSION: Transfusion of plasma to reverse an elevated INR in the ICU should be discouraged since such a practice is either avoidable by the use of vitamin K or inappropriate in the case of liver disease or an anti-Xa DOAC.PMID:34292616 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16599 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 22, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jared W Cheves Sandra DeMarinis Claudia Sorin Gerardo Carino Joseph D Sweeney Source Type: research

Allo-anti-M: Detection peaks around 2  years of age, but may be attenuated by red blood cell transfusion
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16594. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Anti-M is frequently observed as a naturally occurring antibody of little clinical significance. Naturally occurring anti-M is often found in children although the specific triggers of production, persistence, and evanescence of anti-M have yet to be elucidated.METHODS: In a retrospective, multicenter, nationwide cohort survey conducted from 2001 to 2015, alloantibody screening was performed before and after transfusion in 18,944 recipients younger than 20 years. Recipients were categorized into six cohorts based on their age at tra...
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Yoshiko Tamai Hitoshi Ohto Hiroyasu Yasuda Akihiro Takeshita Nobuharu Fujii Hiroaki Ogo Yurika Yazawa Takaaki Hato Kinuko Mitani Keijiro Suzuki Akihiko Yokohama Yoko Kato Misao Abe Midori Kumagawa Yasunori Ueda Kenneth E Nollet Laura Cooling Junichi Kitaz Source Type: research

A survey of US hospitals on platelet inventory management, transfusion practice, and platelet availability
CONCLUSION: This survey represents a comprehensive national assessment of inventory management practices and PLT availability challenges in US hospitals. Findings from this survey can be used to guide further research, help shape future guidance for industry, and assist with policy decisions.PMID:34287930 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16561 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Suchitra Pandey Geoffrey A Belanger Srijana Rajbhandary Claudia S Cohn Richard J Benjamin Arthur W Bracey Louis M Katz Jay E Menitove Paul D Mintz Richard R Gammon Source Type: research

Clinical and economic impacts of large volume delayed sampling and pathogen reduction technology platelet processing strategies in the United States
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with PRT, LVDS strategies were associated with lower costs and higher PC availability while patients experienced similar levels of adverse events. Increased utilization of LVDS has the potential to improve efficiency, expand patient access to platelets, and reduce health care costs.PMID:34289101 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16589 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Stephanie Earnshaw Hadi Beyhaghi Cheryl McDade Molly Purser Robert Marriott Lori Daane Virginie Le Coent Julie Yang Seth Toback Source Type: research

How do I think about blood donor eligibility criteria for medical conditions?
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16574. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEvery blood center must determine blood donor eligibility criteria for donors with medical conditions, often based on very limited published data and variable practice. This manuscript briefly outlines possible impacts of donor medical conditions on donor and recipient safety and product quality, and describes the multidisciplinary approach used in Canada to think about donor criteria issues. Many years of experience are distilled into practical considerations in determining criteria, possible sources of information, and factors for successful ...
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Mindy Goldman Source Type: research

Post-transfusion detection of RBC alloimmunization: Timing is everything
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16593. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34289127 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16593 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Gary Stack Source Type: research

Allo-anti-M: Detection peaks around 2  years of age, but may be attenuated by red blood cell transfusion
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16594. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Anti-M is frequently observed as a naturally occurring antibody of little clinical significance. Naturally occurring anti-M is often found in children although the specific triggers of production, persistence, and evanescence of anti-M have yet to be elucidated.METHODS: In a retrospective, multicenter, nationwide cohort survey conducted from 2001 to 2015, alloantibody screening was performed before and after transfusion in 18,944 recipients younger than 20 years. Recipients were categorized into six cohorts based on their age at tra...
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Yoshiko Tamai Hitoshi Ohto Hiroyasu Yasuda Akihiro Takeshita Nobuharu Fujii Hiroaki Ogo Yurika Yazawa Takaaki Hato Kinuko Mitani Keijiro Suzuki Akihiko Yokohama Yoko Kato Misao Abe Midori Kumagawa Yasunori Ueda Kenneth E Nollet Laura Cooling Junichi Kitaz Source Type: research

A survey of US hospitals on platelet inventory management, transfusion practice, and platelet availability
CONCLUSION: This survey represents a comprehensive national assessment of inventory management practices and PLT availability challenges in US hospitals. Findings from this survey can be used to guide further research, help shape future guidance for industry, and assist with policy decisions.PMID:34287930 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16561 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Suchitra Pandey Geoffrey A Belanger Srijana Rajbhandary Claudia S Cohn Richard J Benjamin Arthur W Bracey Louis M Katz Jay E Menitove Paul D Mintz Richard R Gammon Source Type: research

Clinical and economic impacts of large volume delayed sampling and pathogen reduction technology platelet processing strategies in the United States
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with PRT, LVDS strategies were associated with lower costs and higher PC availability while patients experienced similar levels of adverse events. Increased utilization of LVDS has the potential to improve efficiency, expand patient access to platelets, and reduce health care costs.PMID:34289101 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16589 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Stephanie Earnshaw Hadi Beyhaghi Cheryl McDade Molly Purser Robert Marriott Lori Daane Virginie Le Coent Julie Yang Seth Toback Source Type: research

How do I think about blood donor eligibility criteria for medical conditions?
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16574. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEvery blood center must determine blood donor eligibility criteria for donors with medical conditions, often based on very limited published data and variable practice. This manuscript briefly outlines possible impacts of donor medical conditions on donor and recipient safety and product quality, and describes the multidisciplinary approach used in Canada to think about donor criteria issues. Many years of experience are distilled into practical considerations in determining criteria, possible sources of information, and factors for successful ...
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Mindy Goldman Source Type: research

Post-transfusion detection of RBC alloimmunization: Timing is everything
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.16593. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34289127 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16593 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 21, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Gary Stack Source Type: research

In response
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16539.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275149 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16539 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Roger Y Dodd Susan L Stramer Rachel Smith Pampee P Young Source Type: research

Continuing Medical Education
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2041. doi: 10.1111/trf.16523.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275150 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16523 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Prophylactic plasma: Can we finally let go?
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):1991-1992. doi: 10.1111/trf.16546.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275151 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16546 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Nicole P Juffermans Marcella M Muller Source Type: research

Paid platelet donors: How surveys can mislead
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2216-2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16506.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275152 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16506 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: James Stacey Taylor Source Type: research

In response
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16539.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275149 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16539 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Roger Y Dodd Susan L Stramer Rachel Smith Pampee P Young Source Type: research

Continuing Medical Education
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2041. doi: 10.1111/trf.16523.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275150 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16523 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Prophylactic plasma: Can we finally let go?
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):1991-1992. doi: 10.1111/trf.16546.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275151 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16546 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Nicole P Juffermans Marcella M Muller Source Type: research

Paid platelet donors: How surveys can mislead
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2216-2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16506.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275152 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16506 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: James Stacey Taylor Source Type: research

In response
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16539.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275149 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16539 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Roger Y Dodd Susan L Stramer Rachel Smith Pampee P Young Source Type: research

Continuing Medical Education
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2041. doi: 10.1111/trf.16523.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275150 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16523 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Prophylactic plasma: Can we finally let go?
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):1991-1992. doi: 10.1111/trf.16546.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275151 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16546 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Nicole P Juffermans Marcella M Muller Source Type: research

Paid platelet donors: How surveys can mislead
Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61(7):2216-2217. doi: 10.1111/trf.16506.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34275152 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16506 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 18, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: James Stacey Taylor Source Type: research

Erratum
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16592. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34272875 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16592 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Risk of transfusion-transmitted Babesia microti in Canada
DISCUSSION: The likelihood of clinically relevant TTB is low. Testing would have very little utility in Canada at this time. Ongoing pathogen surveillance in tick vectors is important as B. microti prevalence appears to be slowly increasing in Canada.PMID:34272882 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16595 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Sheila F O'Brien Steven J Drews Qi-Long Yi Evan M Bloch Nicholas H Ogden Jules K Koffi Leslie Robbin Lindsay Yves Gregoire Gilles Delage Source Type: research

Mysterious clumping in a cell therapy product
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16569. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34273121 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16569 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Randin Nelson Richard Mathews Carlo Palesi Jamal Carter James Szymanski Joan Uehlinger Rona Weinberg Monika Paroder Source Type: research

Erratum
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16592. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34272875 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16592 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Risk of transfusion-transmitted Babesia microti in Canada
DISCUSSION: The likelihood of clinically relevant TTB is low. Testing would have very little utility in Canada at this time. Ongoing pathogen surveillance in tick vectors is important as B. microti prevalence appears to be slowly increasing in Canada.PMID:34272882 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16595 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Sheila F O'Brien Steven J Drews Qi-Long Yi Evan M Bloch Nicholas H Ogden Jules K Koffi Leslie Robbin Lindsay Yves Gregoire Gilles Delage Source Type: research

Mysterious clumping in a cell therapy product
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16569. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34273121 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16569 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 17, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Randin Nelson Richard Mathews Carlo Palesi Jamal Carter James Szymanski Joan Uehlinger Rona Weinberg Monika Paroder Source Type: research

Comparison between a laser lancing device and lancet for capillary blood sampling, capillary blood hemoglobin measurement, and blood typing
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/trf.16582. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Blood donor screening includes tests using capillary blood, which is usually obtained by finger pricking using a lancet; however, the lancet has some shortcomings, such as skin puncture pain and needle stick injury. Recently, laser lancing devices for finger-prick sampling have been developed. We compared capillary blood Hb (cHb) levels and blood typing results obtained using a laser lancing device with those obtained using a lancet.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: cHb levels, blood typing results, and skin puncture pain scores were assess...
Source: Transfusion - July 16, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jeeyong Kim Soo-Young Yoon Chae Seung Lim Jung Yoon Source Type: research

Emergency departments are higher-risk locations for wrong blood in tube errors
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/trf.16588. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Wrong blood in tube (WBIT) errors can lead to ABO mistransfusions. It is unknown if WBIT errors are more likely in specific healthcare locations or if specific collection practices influence the commission of WBIT errors.STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on pretransfusion samples from calendar year 2019 were collected retrospectively by 39 transfusion services in nine countries. We compared the proportion of WBIT errors made in emergency departments (EDs), inpatient wards, and outpatient clinics.RESULTS: In total, 143 WBIT errors were ...
Source: Transfusion - July 16, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Nancy M Dunbar Meghan Delaney Michael F Murphy Monica B Pagano Nabiha Huq Saifee Jansen Seheult Mark Yazer Richard M Kaufman WBIT Study Investigators on behalf of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative Source Type: research

Preoperative anemia management program reduces blood transfusion in elective cardiac surgical patients, improving outcomes and decreasing hospital length of stay
Transfusion. 2021 Jul 15. doi: 10.1111/trf.16564. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Anemia is an independent risk factor for hospitalization, readmission, prolonged length of stay (LOS), diminished quality of life, and mortality. A multidisciplinary program was implemented to manage anemia preoperatively as a patient blood management (PBM) initiative.METHODS AND MATERIALS: From March 2016 to August 2018, 240 patients were screened for anemia during their preoperative cardiovascular visit. About 52/240 (22%) were found to be anemic and met out inclusion criteria. Also, 45/52 (87%) had iron deficiency anemia and 7 (1...
Source: Transfusion - July 16, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Christine M Cahill Bassam Alhasson Neil Blumberg Amber Melvin Peter Knight Marjorie Gloff Renee Robinson Frank Akwaa Majed A Refaai Source Type: research

Anti-D alloimmunization in Rh(D) negative adults with severe traumatic injury
DISCUSSION: In our severely injured adult trauma patients with MTP activation requiring uncrossmatched group O Rh(D) positive RBC products, the rate of anti-D detection was low. Additional studies are necessary to determine generalizability of these findings and fully characterize alloimmunization risks in trauma patients with varying extents of injury.PMID:34269429 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16493 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 16, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jay S Raval Kathleen M Madden Matthew D Neal Sarah A Moore Source Type: research

Perception of risk in massive transfusion as it relates to fetal outcomes: A survey of surgeons and nurses at one American trauma center
CONCLUSION: Most of the surgeons and nurses who responded would accept a transfusion in an emergency situation even if it might lead to harming a future fetus.PMID:34269430 | DOI:10.1111/trf.16492 (Source: Transfusion)
Source: Transfusion - July 16, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Rindi Uhlich Parker Hu Mark Yazer Jan O Jansen Patricia Patrician Lindy Reynolds Marisa B Marques Shannon W Stephens Rondi B Gelbard Jeffrey Kerby John B Holcomb Source Type: research