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Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. Blood transfusions can be life-saving in some situations, such as massive blood loss due to trauma, or can be used to replace blood lost during surgery.
FDA approves novel molecular-based assay to help determine blood compatibility

FDA approves novel molecular-based assay to help determine blood compatibility

Research shows possibility to postpone cumbersome treatment for low-risk MDS patients

Research shows possibility to postpone cumbersome treatment for low-risk MDS patients

Gunshot victims more likely to require blood transfusions and die than other trauma patients

Gunshot victims more likely to require blood transfusions and die than other trauma patients

Researchers receive $6 million NIH grant to improve treatment for Chagas disease

Researchers receive $6 million NIH grant to improve treatment for Chagas disease

Scientists create universal blood type using enzymes from gut bacteria

Scientists create universal blood type using enzymes from gut bacteria

Blood management program associated with fewer transfusions in orthopedic patients

Blood management program associated with fewer transfusions in orthopedic patients

Researchers solve mystery of final blood group system

Researchers solve mystery of final blood group system

Study reveals link between gastrointestinal flora and acute lung injury after blood transfusions

Study reveals link between gastrointestinal flora and acute lung injury after blood transfusions

Robotic surgery appears to be as effective as open surgery in treating bladder cancer

Robotic surgery appears to be as effective as open surgery in treating bladder cancer

WHO Regional Director urges African countries to strengthen national blood services

WHO Regional Director urges African countries to strengthen national blood services

Whole genome sequencing could prevent transfusion reactions

Whole genome sequencing could prevent transfusion reactions

Prenatal test to determine child's rhesus factor found to be reliable, but benefit is unclear

Prenatal test to determine child's rhesus factor found to be reliable, but benefit is unclear

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Mice study illustrates potential risks associated with prion transmission

Study shows safety, efficacy of intravenous bevacizumab treatment for HHT related bleeding

Study shows safety, efficacy of intravenous bevacizumab treatment for HHT related bleeding

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Sickle cell patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything’

Chagas disease presents real public health problem to Canadians

Chagas disease presents real public health problem to Canadians

Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

Experts endorse recommendations for restrictive blood transfusions

Experts endorse recommendations for restrictive blood transfusions

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Pioneering heart device found to be safe and effective

Pioneering heart device found to be safe and effective