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September's newsletter includes these highlights:

International news featuring:

  • General:
    • AABB meeting at a glance (What's hot & not in San Diego, Oct. 22–25, 2011)
    • Woolly mammoth's secrets for surviving cold suggests new Hb-based O2 carrier for hypothermic surgery
    • Autologous blood test could be in place for London 2012 Olympics
  • Canada:
    • BC PBCO: Transfusion reaction education for BC pathologists (Oct. - Dec. 2011)
    • Hema-Quebec makes blood donation more accessible to the deaf
  • India: Investigation into child HIV cases after blood transfusions
  • Ireland: IBTS retains exclusion of MSM blood donors
  • Singapore: HIV-pos blood donor jailed for false declaration about sexual history
  • UK:
    • English and Welsh Blood Service: On the edge of privatisation?
    • Lifetime blood donor ban on gay men to be lifted
    • Doctors need better training to avoid phlebotomy mistakes in ER
  • USA
    • CDC issues new draft guidelines for organ transplantation
      • American Society of Transplant Surgeons objects to proposed guidelines
    • CDC blood safety website
    • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) recommendations to reduce transfusion-associated hyperkalemia

Industry news:

  • Court rules in favor of Fenwal in patent dispute with Haemonetics
  • Immucor: William A Hawkins, 'retired' from Medtronics,  appointed new CEO

Diseases in the news

  • HIV (India & Singapore)

Resource library:

  • BC PBCO:
    • 'Technical Operations Manual': TR 0002. Evaluating the forms, samples and components/products involved in an acute transfusion reaction investigation, v 2.0
    • Joint PBCO/CBS presentations (28 Sept. 2011, Castelgar, BC)
  • Transfusion Ontario: ORBCoN's free mobile app for IVIG
  • New TM blog: "Where's the beef?" (Musings on 2 transfusion-related iPad apps)

Journals:

  • Eclectic articles including papers on babesiosis and blood product utilization (FFP in children, IVIg, rFVIIa)

and much more...

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October 8, 2011
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - September 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

India

Ireland

Singapore

UK

USA

Diseases in the News

  • Babesiosis: See Herwaldt & Leiby under Journals below
  • HIV: See India and Singapore above

* Also see TraQ's Disease clearinghouses

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News

Resource Library / Links

TM blog: "Where's the beef?" (Musings on 2 transfusion-related iPad apps)

ORBCoN mobile app for IVIG - guidelines & calculator (from Transfusion Ontario) Download ORBCoN IVIG app for:

Blackberry

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

BC PBCO: 'Technical Operations Manual': TR 0002. Evaluating the forms, samples and components/products involved in an acute transfusion reaction investigation, v 2.0 (27 Sept. 2011)

Joint BC PBCO/CBS presentations (28 Sept. 2011, Castelgar, BC):

PBCO: Who's who and what's new (Cecilia Li & Tanya Petraszko)

Massive transfusion protocol in trauma (Maureen Wyatt)

Working through blood transfusion challenges in rural hospitals (Cathy Lee)

Exercise Red Snow (Susanna Darnel)

CBS diagnostic services (Tony Dolnik)

*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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