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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.
$3.2 million for two shock-related studies

$3.2 million for two shock-related studies

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Research into how prions act in the brain could hold the key to defeating diseases

Likelihood of a large number of future cases of vCJD remains small

Likelihood of a large number of future cases of vCJD remains small

Researchers have found that a blood-reduction program in cardiac surgery results in a reduced need for transfusions

Researchers have found that a blood-reduction program in cardiac surgery results in a reduced need for transfusions

Medmira ships 100,000 rapid HIV tests to China

Medmira ships 100,000 rapid HIV tests to China

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Mad cow disease prions can be removed from blood

Discovery of new method for visual impairment treatment

Discovery of new method for visual impairment treatment

New study of blood substitute for use in trauma cases

New study of blood substitute for use in trauma cases

Researchers investigate whether simian foamy virus can be transmitted through blood transfusion

Researchers investigate whether simian foamy virus can be transmitted through blood transfusion

Hepatitis C infection increases likelihood of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma significantly

Hepatitis C infection increases likelihood of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma significantly

Compound derived from fruit and vegetables could be used to improve the effects of an established cancer drug

Compound derived from fruit and vegetables could be used to improve the effects of an established cancer drug

Receiving a blood transfusion is associated with a greater risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Receiving a blood transfusion is associated with a greater risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Chiron grants a non-exclusive license to the German Red Cross

Chiron grants a non-exclusive license to the German Red Cross

Steps to minimise the risk of onward transmission of vCJD

Steps to minimise the risk of onward transmission of vCJD

Neck surgeons brush up on West Nile virus

Neck surgeons brush up on West Nile virus

Urgent measures need to be taken to protect the public from contaminated blood transfusions

Urgent measures need to be taken to protect the public from contaminated blood transfusions

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

John Reid has announced further developments concerning variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Nucleic acid-amplification testing has improved the safety of the nation's blood supply

Nucleic acid-amplification testing has improved the safety of the nation's blood supply

Retinal findings in children with severe forms of malaria appear related to disease outcomes such as prolonged coma and death

Retinal findings in children with severe forms of malaria appear related to disease outcomes such as prolonged coma and death

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion

Second case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease infection that was probably caused by blood transfusion