Abstract Session Points to Risk of Low Iron in Teen Donors

Yes, the last sessions are worth staying for. But if you didn’t, here’s what you missed at one of the last oral abstract sessions at the annual meeting.   CHILL High school donors are at greater risk for iron depletion even before starting to donate blood, according to updated results of the Comparison of the … Continue reading “Abstract Session Points to Risk of Low Iron in Teen Donors”

INFORM: No Difference in Mortality Seen with Exposure to “Oldest” Old Blood vs. Freshest

More evidence for the safety of older RBCs comes from a pre-specified exploratory analysis of data from the nearly 25,000-patient INFORM trial. The researchers found no significant difference in in-hospital mortality (hazard ratio, 0.92) between patients given blood with a median age of 36-42 days old versus those receiving median-aged blood of 7 days or … Continue reading “INFORM: No Difference in Mortality Seen with Exposure to “Oldest” Old Blood vs. Freshest”

AABB’s 2017 Annual Meeting to Highlight Hot Topics in the Field

Certain topics seem to keep cropping up in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management. At the 2017 AABB Annual Meeting, some of the most critical issues facing these fields will be addressed in thought-provoking sessions. These two sessions are already piquing member interest. Don’t miss them! Is It Time to Change the Outdate … Continue reading “AABB’s 2017 Annual Meeting to Highlight Hot Topics in the Field”