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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]
ADI develops ELISA test kits for detection of Ebola viral protein antibodies

ADI develops ELISA test kits for detection of Ebola viral protein antibodies

San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral protein antibodies (Glycoprotein, GP; Nucleoprotein, NP, and Viral Protein 40 or VP40). [More]

CSL Plasma chooses OrSense's NBM200 Hb testing device for screening Hb levels in plasma donors

OrSense Ltd., developer of solutions for non-invasive measurements of hemoglobin, today announced that CSL Plasma, Germany, has completed the transition to OrSense's NBM200 Hb testing device for screening of Hb levels in plasma donors. [More]
Two fully automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening launched by Roche

Two fully automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening launched by Roche

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the commercial availability of the cobas 6800/8800 Systems, two integrated and fully automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening, in markets accepting the CE mark. The cobas 6800/8800 Systems offer the fastest time to results with the highest throughput available, along with the longest walk-away time, enabling laboratory staff to drive increased workflow efficiencies, while adapting to their ever-changing testing demands. [More]
Experts to debate healthy labor and delivery practices at Cedars-Sinai Birth Community Day

Experts to debate healthy labor and delivery practices at Cedars-Sinai Birth Community Day

Doctors, nurses, midwives and doulas will debate healthy labor and delivery practices - including the use of the synthetic hormone Pitocin to hasten childbirth and vitamin K to speed blood clotting in newborns -- at the third annual Cedars-Sinai Birth Community Day, Aug. 14. [More]
National Gay Blood Drive to take place on July 11, 2014

National Gay Blood Drive to take place on July 11, 2014

On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) – a restriction that has been in place since 1983. [More]
Penn’s immunotherapy receives FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation for ALL treatment

Penn’s immunotherapy receives FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation for ALL treatment

A University of Pennsylvania-developed personalized immunotherapy has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). [More]
Scientists design new system for molecular blood group typing

Scientists design new system for molecular blood group typing

Scientists in France have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost. Their approach is described in the current issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. [More]

NBTS Sri Lanka to use Transfusion Evidence Library to ensure quality, safety of blood supply

Evidentia Publishing is pleased to announce that the National Blood Transfusion Service of Sri Lanka will be utilising the Transfusion Evidence Library - a unique, online database providing high quality, evidence-based information for all research related to transfusion medicine - in support of their efforts to ensure quality and safety of blood and blood components. [More]
Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results from two studies of REVLIMID (lenalidomide) combinations in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) were presented at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in New Orleans, La. [More]
Growing cord blood stem cells in lab before transplant boosts survival, study finds

Growing cord blood stem cells in lab before transplant boosts survival, study finds

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. [More]
New method for improving cord blood transplant success

New method for improving cord blood transplant success

Starting with a discovery in zebrafish in 2007, Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have published initial results of a Phase Ib human clinical trial of a therapeutic that has the potential to improve the success of blood stem cell transplantation. [More]
Phobias, anxiety are typical reasons why many decline to donate blood

Phobias, anxiety are typical reasons why many decline to donate blood

As few as 3 percent of Americans eligible to donate blood do, and fear and anxiety are common reasons why many decline to give. U.S. hospitals are always in need of new donors; at Mayo Clinic, that need is heightened by concern about iron deficiency in frequent givers. [More]
Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Implementation of better blood-management plan changes culture at UAB

Blood is in big demand at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, once the fourth largest user of blood among U.S. hospitals served by the American Red Cross. And although blood transfusions can be life-saving during cancer care, trauma, surgery, transplants and difficult pregnancies, supply doesn't always rise to meet demand. [More]
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