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Quiet month, but still some interesting tidbits. April's TraQ newsletter includes these highlights:

International news

General

  • Can doctors blog about you? Friend you?
  • Why nurses need more authority
  • Italian scientists say they have found oldest human blood
  • CBBS Today: 2nd of 3 Special Issues on Japan's earthquake & tsunami

Canada

  • Health Canada Notice to Stakeholders: Publication of Proposed Blood Regulations and amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations in Canada Gazette, Part I (Comments accepted to 17 May 2012)
  • NAC: Framework for appropriate use and distribution of Solvent Detergent Treated Plasma in Canada
  • Current State of Knowledge for IVIG Use and Mechanism (CBS-sponsored symposium, 8 Sept. 2012)
  • CSTM's redesigned website
  • Bloodtechnet learning competition

Australia

  • Belated report of death of Bob Dunstan, head of Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University

India

  • Who robbed the blood bank?
  • Less than 1% of women eligible to donate blood

Russia

  • Blood donor ad by blood transfusion service
  • DOH: Clinical guidelines for immunoglobulin use, ed. 2 update

USA

  • University of Miami medical school to lay off up to 800

Industry news

  • Abbott fined $1.6 billion for promoting off-label uses, bribes, etc.
  • Pall sells some blood transfusion assets to Haemonetics

Resource library

Canada

  • NAC: Framework for appropriate use and distribution of Solvent Detergent Treated Plasma in Canada
  • Presentations from Transfusion Ontario symposia

UK

  • DOH - Clinical guidelines for immunoglobulin use, ed. 2 update

Journals

  • Eclectic selection including the new (paper on ex vivo expansion of blood cells to produce alternative transfusion products) and the old, a paper on uses of the direct antiglobulin test (Yes, a blast from the past!)

New TM blog: I've been everywhere, man (Musings on fast-tracking those with foreign credentials)

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May 10, 2012
Pat Letendre, TraQ coordinator

TraQ Newsletter - April 2012

INDEX

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

TraQ & PBCO

For the latest news see What's new - chronological

Global News

General

Canada

Australia

India

Russia

UK

USA

Industry News

* Also see TraQ's Industry News

Diseases in the news

* See TraQ's 'Disease clearinghouses' in top menu

Resource Library / Links

Transfusion Ontario: See March & April calendar for links to presentations from

(April) 7th Annual Transfusion Medicine Education Videoconference Symposium

(March) 2012 Spring Symposium

UK DOH: Clinical guidelines for immunoglobulin use, ed. 2 update (July 2011) | Summary poster

New TM blog:

I've been everywhere, man (Musings on fast-tracking those with foreign credentials)

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

Journals, etc.

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