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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.
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

Researchers develop illuminated pajamas for babies being treated for jaundice

Researchers develop illuminated pajamas for babies being treated for jaundice

Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient

Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

FDA grants approval for new test to detect Zika virus in blood donations

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

As loyal blood donors age, industry is out for young blood

As loyal blood donors age, industry is out for young blood

World Hepatitis Day – gearing towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

World Hepatitis Day – gearing towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030