Tracking TRALI Risk in Transgender Donors; Assessing 1-Year Deferral Change for MSM Donors

One of the more vexing questions facing blood collection facilities is how to assess anti-HLA antibodies in transgender donors to minimize TRALI risk. Researchers at the American Red Cross (ARC) presented data on the risk of failing to ask transgender (TG) males (birth gender female) about pregnancy. TG males may have had prior pregnancies or … Continue reading “Tracking TRALI Risk in Transgender Donors; Assessing 1-Year Deferral Change for MSM Donors”

Pre-Meeting Workshops Focus on Hemovigilance and Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation

  Arriving in San Diego before the meeting starts? Why not check out one of these pre-meeting workshops? Hemovigilance: With the list of emerging infectious threats to the blood supply growing in the U.S., hemovigilance is more important than ever. Come listen to speakers from the American Red Cross and Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association, among … Continue reading “Pre-Meeting Workshops Focus on Hemovigilance and Hemorrhagic Shock Resuscitation”