TraQ's electronic newsletter reports monthly updates to the website and is sent to everyone who registers to receive them.

If TraQ is useful, please let us know: Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The TraQ newsletter is back! We've been unable to send a newsletter since March due to moving to a new server and transitioning to a new content management system with associated challenges. Trust you missed us, she said ROTFL.

The June newsletter includes these highlights:

International news featuring:

  • General:
    • Sharing of disaster stories on 'BB Talk'
    • Fatalities reported to FDA following blood collection & transfusion: 2010 summary
    • Apparent case of platelet transfusions triggering anaphylaxis in a patient with peanut allergies
    • World anti-doping lab looks for test to detect plasticizers from blood bags
  • Canada:
    • BloodTechnet's Learning Competition (See who won)
    • CBS seeks ethnic blood, cord blood, and organ donors
  • Ongoing news of selling blood on black market (Bulgaria & Tanzania)
  • UK: European directive 'bans blood donations after US trips' over fears of WNV; Calls to lift ban on gay men donating blood
  • USA: Study finds that that gay men account for nearly 70% of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses among adolescents & and young adults

Diseases: CFS's link to XMRV seems increasingly unlikely

Industry news featuring 2 ends of the spectrum: Leading drug maker stops funding doctors' travel to congresses; US Army probes industry payments to military doctors

Literature: Many interesting additions inc. papers on informed consent & patient understanding of transfusion, professionalism in the digital age, and research showing that maternal antibodies disappear earlier than thought from infant circulation

Resource library: Resources from IBMS in the UK: Giving results over the telephone; Guidance to the role of the laboratory quality manager

New TM blog: "Shine a light" (Musings on what we take for granted & shouldn't)

We mourn the passing of John J. Moulds, MT(ASCP)SBB, who died of cancer on 13 June, 2011. A great blood banker regarded with respect and affection by colleagues worldwide.

and much more...

E-mail this page to a friend

June 27, 2011
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - June 2011


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













*Also see TraQ's Canadian Regional News and International News

Diseases in the News

* Also see TraQ's Disease clearinghouses

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News


Resource Library / Links

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

Journals, Newsletters, etc.

If TraQ is useful, please let us know: Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.