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Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are conducting studies that utilize blood donations from individuals who have been diagnosed with or potentially exposed to mosquito-borne viruses as part of ongoing dengue and Zika research and vaccine development. [More]
VUMC researchers aim to decode genetic underpinnings of human immune system

VUMC researchers aim to decode genetic underpinnings of human immune system

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center this month began recruiting volunteers to participate in a clinical trial aimed at decoding the human "immunome," the genetic underpinnings of the immune system. [More]
WHO urges all countries to establish blood services based on voluntary non-remunerated blood donations

WHO urges all countries to establish blood services based on voluntary non-remunerated blood donations

Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, the World Health Organization said on World Blood Donor Day. [More]
Study shows pulmonary alveolar proteinosis can be cured by single transfer of monocytes

Study shows pulmonary alveolar proteinosis can be cured by single transfer of monocytes

Researchers from VIB-UGent reveal that adult circulating monocytes that get access to the macrophage niche in the liver or the lung can acquire identical tissue-specific macrophage functions and self-maintenance capacities as macrophages of embryonic origin. [More]
Certain red blood cell manufacturing methods may be less damaging to cells than others

Certain red blood cell manufacturing methods may be less damaging to cells than others

Scientists from Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco, California, and Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation lab in Edmonton, Alberta, report for the first time that specific red blood cell manufacturing methods may be less damaging to cells than others. [More]
FDA announces availability of investigational test to screen donated blood for Zika virus

FDA announces availability of investigational test to screen donated blood for Zika virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the availability of an investigational test to screen blood donations for Zika virus. The screening test may be used under an investigational new drug application (IND) for screening donated blood in areas with active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus. [More]
One million people across England, North Wales now registered to book blood donation appointments online

One million people across England, North Wales now registered to book blood donation appointments online

One million people across England and North Wales are now registered to book donation appointments online, making it one of the largest digital booking systems of any blood service in the world. [More]
“Anemia and Hemoglobin Testing” guide published by EKF Diagnostics

“Anemia and Hemoglobin Testing” guide published by EKF Diagnostics

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces the publication of its new guide, “Anemia and hemoglobin testing” . [More]
IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

Institute for Health and Productivity Management and its WorkPlace Wellness Alliance (created by the World Economic Forum | powered by IHPM) held its 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE at the World Trade Center and its 11th Annual EU Forum at Nestlé Global Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland. [More]
Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Hendrik Jan Ankersmit's research group at the Clinical Department of Thoracic Surgery of MedUni Vienna has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects. This has now been discovered. [More]
Disposable cannulation aid to be exclusively launched at MEDICA 2015

Disposable cannulation aid to be exclusively launched at MEDICA 2015

UK-based Olberon Ltd will showcase its growing portfolio of differentiating aids for improving venous access success at MEDICA 2015 - the world’s largest medical trade fair. [More]
UTHealth's Paula Stigler-Granados awarded grant to conduct outreach, education on Chagas disease in South Texas

UTHealth's Paula Stigler-Granados awarded grant to conduct outreach, education on Chagas disease in South Texas

A researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health was awarded a five-year, $544,329 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct outreach and education on Chagas disease in South Texas. [More]
New TCR therapy demonstrates encouraging clinical responses in patients with multiple myeloma

New TCR therapy demonstrates encouraging clinical responses in patients with multiple myeloma

Results from a clinical trial investigating a new T cell receptor (TCR) therapy that uses a person's own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells demonstrated a clinical response in 80 percent of multiple myeloma patients with advanced disease after undergoing autologous stem cell transplants (ASCT). [More]
Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Katja Lemburg discusses the next generation Hemo Control being launched in Europe at EuroMedLab, Paris 21-25th June. EKF will be exhibiting on Stand G005 (Level 1). [More]
Hunter Hayes partners with American Red Cross to save lives through blood donation

Hunter Hayes partners with American Red Cross to save lives through blood donation

Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes is partnering with the American Red Cross to help saves lives through blood donation. [More]
Study: APOSEC protein concentrate reduces severity of damage after spinal cord injuries

Study: APOSEC protein concentrate reduces severity of damage after spinal cord injuries

In tests conducted on animals, the APOSEC protein concentrate extracted from white blood cells has reduced the severity of damage after an accident involving spinal cord injuries when the agent was injected in the abdominal cavity 40 minutes after the acute lesion. As a result, severe consequential paralyses can be prevented. [More]
NYBC launches new mobile app to enhance donation experience for blood donors

NYBC launches new mobile app to enhance donation experience for blood donors

New York Blood Center recently launched a new mobile app providing a convenient, user friendly platform for blood donors to find donation locations, make and manage appointments, view donation history and donor profiles, and access the full NYBC website to manage Donor Advantage accounts, redeem points, and much more. [More]
Study shows low-dose oral iron supplementation after blood donation reduces hemoglobin recovery time

Study shows low-dose oral iron supplementation after blood donation reduces hemoglobin recovery time

Among blood donors with normal hemoglobin levels, low-dose oral iron supplementation, compared with no supplementation, reduced the time to recovery of the postdonation decrease in hemoglobin concentration in donors with low or higher levels of a marker of overall iron storage (ferritin), according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. [More]
Donate blood this holiday season

Donate blood this holiday season

During the holidays, Americans are busy picking the perfect present, gathering with family and friends, and ringing in the New Year. [More]
Government of Ghana, AABB, GBF and Terumo BCT collaborate to battle Ebola epidemic

Government of Ghana, AABB, GBF and Terumo BCT collaborate to battle Ebola epidemic

The Government of Ghana has endorsed a project proposed through the collaboration of AABB, Global Blood Fund and Terumo BCT to respond to the emerging Ebola crisis within West Africa, as well as provide long-term health system capacity to the citizens of Ghana. [More]
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