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Monthly Newsletter - March 2011

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Monthly Newsletter - March 2011

March 2011 Newsletter

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The March newsletter includes these highlights:

  • International news:
    • General:
      • Cyclist has bacteriogenic transfusion reaction following self-administered transfusion
    • Canada
      • BloodTechnet's Learning Competition (See who made it to Round 2)
      • Dr. Francine Décary to leave Héma-Québec
      • CHS grades Canada's blood supply
    • Diseases: News on Chagas, HIV, vCJD, and XMRV/CFS
    • Industry news: Several takeovers as industry consolidates
    • Literature: Interesting papers inc. one by Canadian researchers on encasing rbc in polymer shells to hide them from the immune system ('immunocamouflage')
    • Resource library: Blood Bank Guy's 2011 lecture notes
    • New TM blog: Cultivate, convert, and cloak 'em - Sweet dreams? (Musings on chasing the 'holy grails' of blood transfusion)
    • and much more...
  • Eclectic international news, including
    • Australia: Perioperative module of 'Patient Blood Management Guideline' (comments until Apr.1, 2011)
    • UK: Govt. considers privatising parts of NBS / Scottish research team gets funds to produce rbc from stem cells
    • USA: Battle over financial incentives for bone marrow donors


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March 21, 2011
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TraQ Newsletter - March 2011



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BloodTechnet's Learning Competition

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Cultivate, convert, and cloak 'em - Sweet dreams? (Musings on chasing the 'holy grails' of blood transfusion)

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