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January's newsletter includes these highlights:

International news featuring:

  • General
    • RBC storage duration not associated with transfusion-related complications
    • AABB Standards, proposed ed. 28 (Open for comment until 5 Mar. 2012)
  • Canada
    • Bloodtechnet learning competition returns Feb. 24, 2012
    • NAC: Revisions to the National Plan for the Management of Shortages of Labile Blood Components
    • NB abandons plan for independent blood agency but opponents of CBS plant closure plan to continue fight
      • St John mayor threatens legal action
      • Union demands blood supply inquiry
  • Australia
    • Draft 'Patient Blood Management Guideline: Module 3 - Medical'
  • Germany
    • Anti-doping agency investigates 28 athletes for blood doping
    • involving UV light
  • Turkey
    • Two patients die after transfusion of HIV-infected blood provided by Turkish Red Crescent
  • UK
    • IBMS Blood Group Serology Durham Conference (23 Mar. 2012)
    • Private company to run NHS general hospital for first time (Background: Where lucre is still filthy)
    • Wales: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's hospitals reject ~ 7% of crossmatch samples
    • vCJD blood test being evaluated in UK and on samples from US ARC donors
    • Interview: Transfusion Practitioner for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • USA
    • ARC fined $9.6 million for unsafe blood collection
    • CAP Q-Probes survey on staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories
    • Armed Services Blood Program supports patient care world-wide
    • Florida won't block blood bank merger

Industry news:

  • Nanotechnology: Diagnostic Chips releases hand-held flow cytometer weighing < 1.5 lbs

Diseases in the news:

  • UK:  vCJD blood test being evaluated in UK and on samples from US ARC donors
  • Blast from the past: All about HIV testing; The business of tracking deadly viruses (1992)

Resource library:

  • Canada (NAC): Revisions to the National Plan for the Management of Shortages of Labile Blood Components
  • USA : Guide to blood droplet 'snap freezing' of RBCs in liquid N2
  • New TM blog: Wasted days and wasted nights? (Musings on transfusion professionals use of the Internet)

Journals:

  • Papers that focus on quality management, including
    • Panel report of the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products 'Massive Transfusion Consensus Conference 2011'
    • Paper on guidelines for the use of albumin & the effect on albumin prescribing practices in British Columbia, Canada
and much more...

 

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February 9, 2011
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - January 2012

INDEX

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Global News

General

Canada

Australia

Germany

Turkey

UK

USA

Industry News

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Diseases in the news

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Resource Library / Links

Canada: NAC: Revisions to the National Plan for the Management of Shortages of Labile Blood Components (2 Feb. 2012)

USA (NIH): videoGuide to blood droplet 'snap freezing' of RBCs in liquid N2 (Blood droplets photo, cover of Transfusion, Dec. 2011)

NEW TM blog: Wasted days and wasted nights (Musings on transfusion professionals use of the Internet)

*See TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library

Journals, etc.

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