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”

Old Blood? New Blood? Is it the End of the Beginning of the Storage Lesion?

The debate over old versus new blood is older than, well, the longest stored blood.

The debate over old versus new blood is older than, well, the longest stored blood.

Missed the Plenary Scientific Oral Abstracts? Here’s a Quick Rundown

Iron status in diverse donor population Data from the Red Blood Cell-Omics (RBC-Omics) study suggest that African American and Asian blood donors may be less likely to have lower levels of iron stores compared with non-Hispanic white donors, while Hispanic donors appear to have a greater risk for low iron, lead author lead author Bryan … Continue reading “Missed the Plenary Scientific Oral Abstracts? Here’s a Quick Rundown”

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”

Martin Olsson Receives Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award

Martin Olsson received the 2017 Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award for outstanding achievements in molecular genetics of red-cell surface antigens.

Martin Olsson received the 2017 Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Award for outstanding achievements in molecular genetics of red-cell surface antigens.

RBC Outdating: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

What AABB Annual Meeting would be complete without a session on outdating RBCs? We have more data available with the recently published TRANSFUSE trial and a host of studies to be presented at this meeting in an oral abstract session devoted fresher vs. older RBCs, including a secondary analysis of data from the INFORM study … Continue reading “RBC Outdating: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same”

Trending Now: Buzzworthy Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss

  AABB’s Annual Meeting is still a few months away, but several planned sessions are already creating a buzz among AABB members. Plan now to join AABB’s panels of experts as they explore important issues in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management. Here are two trending sessions that are sure to be the … Continue reading “Trending Now: Buzzworthy Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss”

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”