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October's newsletter focusses on hemovigilance, with reports from Australia, New Zealand, and the UK and an associated blog, as well as news from Hong Kong and the USA about transfusion-related deaths due to human errors. The newsletter includes these highlights:

International news featuring:

  • General:
    • 2011 AABB award recipients
    • World Anti-Doping Agency denies funding to validate test for plasticizers in blood bags
  • Canada:
    • BC PBCO: Transfusion reaction education for BC pathologists (Oct. - Dec. 2011)
    • Hema-Quebec makes blood donation more accessible to the deaf
    • CBS to relax restrictions on MSM donors
    • Health professional compensation & evolution of services important health care cost drivers
  • Australia
    • 2010 National Haemovigilance Report
    • Tasmanian coroner rules transfusion likely would have saved Jehovah's Witness patient
  • Hong Kong: Hospital releases report into investigation of patient given wrong blood
  • New Zealand: National Haemovigilance Programme 2009 Report
  • UK - As usual, lots of "goodies" from the UK:
    • SaBTO report on patient consent for blood transfusion
    • SHOT 2010 Report
    • Euro ban on human embryonic stem cell patents threatens to undermine Scottish synthetic blood research
    • Researchers claim 'artificial blood' from stem cells could be used routinely in "a decade or so"
    • NHS Blood and Transplant Commercial Review
  • USA
    • Two NIH patients die from septic shock following platelet transfusions known to be infected
    • CDC blood safety website CDC issues new draft guidelines for organ transplantation
      • Society for American Society of Transplant Surgeons objects

Industry news:

  • Big Pharma pays $billions in 2011 to settle shady marketing practices in USA
  • Immucor: William A Hawkins, 'retired' from Medtronics, appointed new CEO

Diseases in the news

  • CJD: Could we face the return of CJD? Experts fear it may lie dormant in thousands
  • Malaria: CDC recommends anti-malarials for travelers to Laconia, Greece

Resource library:

  • BC PBCO: Transfusion reaction education for BC pathologists (Oct. - Dec. 2011)
  • Presentations from UK 2011 SHOT Symposium
  • Presentations from UK Regional Transfusion Committees education event
  • New TM blog: Only in the UK & Down Under? Pity! (Musings on hemovigilance)

Journals:

  • Eclectic articles including papers on producing human serum albumin from transgenic rice seeds & growing red blood cells from stem cells

and much more...

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November 11, 2011
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - October 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

Australia

Hong Kong

New Zealand

UK

USA

* Also see TraQ's International news

Diseases in the News

* Also see TraQ's Disease clearinghouses

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News

Resource Library / Links

TM blog: Only in the UK & Down Under? Pity! (Musings on hemovigilance)

UK: Presentations from SHOT Symposium 2011 | Report & Summary - SHOT 2010

UK: Presentations from Regional Transfusion Committees education event (14 Oct. 2011)

'Transfusion: are we over-reacting?'

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

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