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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.
Bleeding disorders going undiagnosed; new guidelines to help

Bleeding disorders going undiagnosed; new guidelines to help

Hospital refuses admission to young adults with thalassemia and sickle cell disease

Hospital refuses admission to young adults with thalassemia and sickle cell disease

Blood transfusions after cardiac surgery may be unnecessary

Blood transfusions after cardiac surgery may be unnecessary

Screening to help prevent stroke in kids increases, but limited access a problem

Screening to help prevent stroke in kids increases, but limited access a problem

New blood fights cancer

New blood fights cancer

Evaluation of treatments for benign prostatic enlargement

Evaluation of treatments for benign prostatic enlargement

New Web-based tool for tracking blood safety

New Web-based tool for tracking blood safety

Study identifies characteristics of hospitals with low rates of surgical site infections

Study identifies characteristics of hospitals with low rates of surgical site infections

Routine HIV screening for all patients recommended

Routine HIV screening for all patients recommended

Blood transfusions increase clot risk in hospitalized cancer patients

Blood transfusions increase clot risk in hospitalized cancer patients

Sri Lankan health official says strong family bonds, values responsible for low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in country

Sri Lankan health official says strong family bonds, values responsible for low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in country

Advances in cell therapy bring cure for diabetes step closer

Advances in cell therapy bring cure for diabetes step closer

Safety of antithrombotic treatment in acute coronary syndromes

Safety of antithrombotic treatment in acute coronary syndromes

Study points to one cause of higher rates of transplanted kidney rejection in blacks

Study points to one cause of higher rates of transplanted kidney rejection in blacks

Precisely targeted radiation therapy can control limited cancer spread

Precisely targeted radiation therapy can control limited cancer spread

Technological crystal ball boosts AIDS survival

Technological crystal ball boosts AIDS survival

Robotic surgery now benefits bladder cancer patients

Robotic surgery now benefits bladder cancer patients

New Filton Blood Centre to open in July

New Filton Blood Centre to open in July

Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed

Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed

Special filter quickly and effectively removes deadly vCJD protein from blood

Special filter quickly and effectively removes deadly vCJD protein from blood