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August's newsletter includes these highlights:

International news featuring:

  • General:
    • Douglas Surgenor, who worked with E.J. Cohn of 'Cohn fractionation', dead at 93
    • Bernadine P. Healy, 1st woman to head NIH, dead at 67
  • Canada:
    • Breach of medical laboratory licensing regulations, exposed by pathologist whistleblower (since fired), linked to pathologist shortage
    • Every hospital has a professional dress code but The Ottawa Hospital publicized theirs
  • International:
    • Hong Kong: Group B patient who received A rbc in error in serious condition
    • Ireland: IBTS opens redundancy talks for staff with Dept. of Health
    • UK:
      • Transfusion Science program at IBMS Congress
      • Scotland: Fife nurse struck off for 'grave' transfusion error, inc. proceedings of the disciplinary committee
    • USA:
      • FDA identified problems at new ARC blood centers (inc. chronic under-staffing) & ARC reponse to newspaper article
      • Florida blood centers battle for donors
      • Tap water used for ink implicated in tattoo-related bacterial infection
      • Super blood donors could be tapped in an emergency
      • Florida blood banks in merger bring different strengths & baggage

Diseases: (all USA-related)

  • Babesiosis rare but on the increase
  • Case of tattoo-related bacterial infection
  • New report on HIV infections (2006-2009)
  • Armed Services Blood Program expands vCJD deferral policy

Industry news: Blast from the past: Competitive strategies for the changing world of blood banking, circa 1986

Resource library: 'Bloody Easy 3' from Sunnybrook & Women's College HSC in Toronto

New TM blog: "With love from me to you - Blood buddies " (Musings on staff shortages & succession planning in transfusion medicine)

and much more...

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September 5, 2011
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - August 2011

INDEX

TraQ & BC PBCO | Global News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library - Links | Journals

TraQ & PBCO Global News

For the latest news see What's new - chronological

General

Canadian

International

Hong Kong

Ireland

Pakistan

UK

USA

Diseases in the News

Babesiosis

Bacterial infection

HIV

vCJD

* Also see TraQ's Disease clearinghouses

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News

Resource Library / Links

BC PBCO TTISS - V2.0 docs - 'TTI 0001. Quick Reference Guide - Response to Transfusion Reaction' & model 'Transfusion Reaction Report Forms' (18 Aug. 2011)

TM blog: "With love from me to you - Blood buddies " (Musings on staff shortages & succession planning in transfusion medicine)

Bloody Easy 3 - Blood Transfusions, Blood Alternatives, Transfusion Reactions, ed. 3. Handbook from Sunnybrook & Women's College HSC, Toronto

Other resources from Sunnybrook

CBS: Visual assessment guide

*Also see TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library | Calendar of events

Journals, Newsletters, etc.

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