Blood DonorsTissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Blood Banks: Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.Living Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.Seroepidemiologic Studies: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.Donor Selection: The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.Blood Safety: The degree to which the blood supply for BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS is free of harmful substances or infectious agents, and properly typed and crossmatched (BLOOD GROUPING AND CROSSMATCHING) to insure serological compatibility between BLOOD DONORS and recipients.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hepatitis C Antibodies: Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.Hepatitis C: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.Hepatitis B: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Hepatitis B Surface Antigens: Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.Hepatitis, Viral, Human: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).HTLV-II InfectionsEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.Torque teno virus: A species of non-enveloped DNA virus in the genus ANELLOVIRUS, associated with BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS; and HEPATITIS. However, no etiological role has been found for TTV in hepatitis.DNA Virus InfectionsHepatitis Antibodies: Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.Hepatitis B Antibodies: Antibodies to the HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS, including antibodies to the surface (Australia) and core of the Dane particle and those to the "e" antigens.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Hepatitis B Core Antigens: The hepatitis B antigen within the core of the Dane particle, the infectious hepatitis virion.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Flaviviridae: A family of RNA viruses, many of which cause disease in humans and domestic animals. There are three genera FLAVIVIRUS; PESTIVIRUS; and HEPACIVIRUS, as well as several unassigned species.Hepacivirus: A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.HTLV-I Antibodies: Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-I ANTIGENS.HTLV-I InfectionsBrazilAntibodies, Viral: Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.HTLV-II Antibodies: Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-II ANTIGENS.Blood-Borne Pathogens: Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.Kidd Blood-Group System: A group of antigens consisting principally of Jk(a) and Jk(b), determined by allelic genes. Amorphs are encountered. Antibodies of these substances are usually weak and quite labile, stimulated by erythrocytes.Hepatitis B virus: The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.Flaviviridae Infections: Infections with viruses of the family FLAVIVIRIDAE.Human T-lymphotropic virus 2: A strain of PRIMATE T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS 2 that can transform normal T-lymphocytes and can replicate in both T- and B-cell lines. The virus is related to but distinct from HTLV-1.Red Cross: International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.Immunoglobulin G: The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Immunoglobulin M: A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.Syphilis: A contagious venereal disease caused by the spirochete TREPONEMA PALLIDUM.DNA, Viral: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.Hepatitis B Antigens: Antigens of the virion of the HEPATITIS B VIRUS or the Dane particle, its surface (HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS), core (HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIGENS), and other associated antigens, including the HEPATITIS B E ANTIGENS.Radioimmunoprecipitation Assay: Sensitive assay using radiolabeled ANTIGENS to detect specific ANTIBODIES in SERUM. The antigens are allowed to react with the serum and then precipitated using a special reagent such as PROTEIN A sepharose beads. The bound radiolabeled immunoprecipitate is then commonly analyzed by gel electrophoresis.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)IranAntibodies, Bacterial: Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.Hemagglutination Tests: Sensitive tests to measure certain antigens, antibodies, or viruses, using their ability to agglutinate certain erythrocytes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)RNA, Viral: Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.Blood Grouping and Crossmatching: Testing erythrocytes to determine presence or absence of blood-group antigens, testing of serum to determine the presence or absence of antibodies to these antigens, and selecting biocompatible blood by crossmatching samples from the donor against samples from the recipient. Crossmatching is performed prior to transfusion.Immunoenzyme Techniques: Immunologic techniques based on the use of: (1) enzyme-antibody conjugates; (2) enzyme-antigen conjugates; (3) antienzyme antibody followed by its homologous enzyme; or (4) enzyme-antienzyme complexes. These are used histologically for visualizing or labeling tissue specimens.Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).ABO Blood-Group System: The major human blood type system which depends on the presence or absence of two antigens A and B. Type O occurs when neither A nor B is present and AB when both are present. A and B are genetic factors that determine the presence of enzymes for the synthesis of certain glycoproteins mainly in the red cell membrane.Chagas Disease: Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.Antibodies, Protozoan: Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.Serologic Tests: Diagnostic procedures involving immunoglobulin reactions.HIV Seropositivity: Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).Barbering: The occupation concerned with the cutting and dressing of the hair of customers and, of men, the shaving and trimming of the beard and mustache. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.Hepatitis E: Acute INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans; caused by HEPATITIS E VIRUS, a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus. Similar to HEPATITIS A, its incubation period is 15-60 days and is enterically transmitted, usually by fecal-oral transmission.Transplantation, Homologous: Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.ItalyRh-Hr Blood-Group System: Erythrocyte isoantigens of the Rh (Rhesus) blood group system, the most complex of all human blood groups. The major antigen Rh or D is the most common cause of erythroblastosis fetalis.Graft Survival: The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.Hepatitis E virus: A positive-stranded RNA virus species in the genus HEPEVIRUS, causing enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis (HEPATITIS E).Trypanosoma cruzi: The agent of South American trypanosomiasis or CHAGAS DISEASE. Its vertebrate hosts are man and various domestic and wild animals. Insects of several species are vectors.Histocompatibility Testing: Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Alanine Transaminase: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC Seroprevalence: Studies of the number of cases where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is present in a specific population at a designated time. The presence in a given individual is determined by the finding of HIV antibodies in the serum (HIV SEROPOSITIVITY).China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Complement Fixation Tests: Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Premarital Examinations: Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.Blood: The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.

Variability of glutathione S-transferase alpha in human liver and plasma. (1/1625)

BACKGROUND: Glutathione S-transferases are a family of enzymes involved in the binding, transport, and detoxification of a wide variety of endogenous and exogenous compounds. Little information is available about the variability of class alpha glutathione S-transferases in human liver, where they are highly expressed, or in serum. METHODS: Both total class alpha glutathione S-transferase (GST-alpha, composed of GSTA1-1, GSTA1-2, and GSTA2-2) as well as GSTA1-1 concentrations were measured by specific and sensitive ELISA in liver cytosols of 35 organ donors and in plasma samples of 350 healthy controls. RESULTS: The mean total GST-alpha and GSTA1-1 in liver cytosols were 25.1 +/- 9.4 and 10.7 +/- 5.3 microg/mg protein, respectively, and did not correlate with activities of aspartate aminotransferase or alanine aminotransferase. The mean total GST-alpha in liver was significantly higher in females compared with males (28.8 +/- 10.0 vs 22.0 +/- 7.8 microg/mg protein; P <0.05). In contrast, the median total GST-alpha in plasma was lower in females compared with males (2.0 and 2.8 microg/L, respectively; P <0.0001). The median ratios for GSTA1-1/total GST-alpha in liver and plasma were 0.42 and 0.58, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: GSTA1-1 constitutes approximately one-half of the total amount of alpha class GSTs in human plasma and liver. Total GST-alpha values are higher in female liver but lower in plasma compared with the respective values in males.  (+info)

High prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infections in dialysis staff. (2/1625)

BACKGROUND: Patients on renal replacement therapy, haemodialysis (HD), or after kidney transplantation (TX), are known to be at risk of acquiring blood-borne infections (HBV, HCV). GBV-C/Hepatitis G virus (HGV) has been described recently and is considered to cause blood-borne infections. The aim of this study was to analyse the risk for the medical staff of HD and TX patients to acquire HGV infection. METHODS: Eighty-five HD patients and 86 TX recipients were compared with 49 health-care workers and 64 blood donors as controls. The HGV prevalence was determined by RT-PCR and antibodies to E2 protein. RESULTS: A high prevalence of HGV was found in the medical staff (24%) which nearly corresponded to the prevalence of the patients (TX 36%, HD 25%) but not to the controls (9%). In contrast, the prevalence of HCV was low in the medical staff (2%) and controls (0%) but high in HD (13%) and TX (13%). Age and duration of employment in the department did not significantly influence the HGV prevalence in staff. The number of viraemic subjects in staff was high, possibly indicating a more recent infection. CONCLUSION: An occupational risk for HGV exists in medical staff of dialysis and transplant patients. Further routes of transmission than only parenteral may play a role in this setting.  (+info)

Single leukapheresis products collected from healthy donors after the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor contain ten-fold higher numbers of long-term reconstituting hematopoietic progenitor cells than conventional bone marrow allografts. (3/1625)

Cytokine-mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) have been used successfully for hematopoietic reconstitution following allogeneic transplantation. The ease of harvest, the faster engraftment and the high yield of CD34+ cells have made this source of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) an attractive alternative to bone marrow (BM). In the present study we compared the engraftment potential of conventional BM allografts and single leukapheresis products (LPs) collected from healthy donors following the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). For this, lineage-committed and primitive HPCs were assessed by flow cytometry and by colony- and cobblestone area-forming cell (CFC, CAFC) assays. Mean numbers of CD34+ cells in LPs (n = 11) were similar to that of BM grafts (n = 12) (278+/-57 vs 227+/-34 x 10(6) CD34+ cells). The frequencies of CFCs, week 5 CAFCs and week 8 CAFCs were 1.6-, 8.4- and 10.3-fold higher in the CD34+ compartment of mobilized blood than that of marrow, resulting in significantly higher yields of clonogenic HPCs in LPs when compared to BM grafts. We conclude that G-CSF preferentially mobilizes clonogenic progenitors capable of short- and, in particular, longterm reconstitution, and that the engraftment potential of single LPs is superior to that of BM allografts. Hence, the use of PBPCs may be favorable for protocols that include graft manipulations with expected cell loss (eg T cell depletion, CD34+ selection). PBPCs may also be advantageous for gene therapy trials due to their high numbers of potential target cells (eg CAFCs).  (+info)

B cell lymphoproliferative disorders following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: risk factors, treatment and outcome. (4/1625)

Twenty-six cases of B cell lymphoproliferative disorder (BLPD) were identified among 2395 patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) for which an overall incidence of BLPD was 1.2%. The true incidence was probably higher, since 9/26 of the diagnoses were made at autopsy. No BLPD was observed following autologous HSCT, so risk factor analyses were confined to the 1542 allogeneic HSCT. Factors assessed were HLA-mismatching (> or = 1 antigen), T cell depletion (TCD), presence of acute GvHD (grades II-IV), donor type (related vs unrelated), age of recipient and donor, and underlying disease. Factors found to be statistically significant included patients transplanted for immune deficiency and CML, donor age > or = 18 years, TCD, and HLA-mismatching, with recipients of combined TCD and HLA-mismatched grafts having the highest incidence. Factors found to be statistically significant in a multiple regression analysis were TCD, donor age and immune deficiency, although 7/8 of the patients with immunodeficiencies and BLPD received a TCD graft from a haploidentical parent. The overall mortality was 92% (24/26). One patient had a spontaneous remission, but subsequently died >1 year later of chronic GVHD. Thirteen patients received therapy for BLPD. Three patients received lymphocyte infusions without response. The only patients with responses and longterm survival received alpha interferon (alphaIFN). Of seven patients treated with alphaIFN there were four responses (one partial and three complete). These data demonstrate that alphaIFN can be an effective agent against BLPD following HSCT, if a timely diagnosis is made.  (+info)

Analysis of hepatitis G virus (HGV) RNA, antibody to HGV envelope protein, and risk factors for blood donors coinfected with HGV and hepatitis C virus. (5/1625)

Serologic, biochemical, and molecular analyses were used to study hepatitis G virus (HGV), antibody to the HGV envelope protein (anti-E2), risk factors, clinical significance, and the impact of HGV on coexistent hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among 329 donors with confirmed HCV infection, 12% were HGV RNA-positive and 44% were anti-E2-positive (total exposure, 56%). HGV RNA and anti-E2 were mutually exclusive except in 9 donors (1.5%); 8 of 9 subsequently lost HGV RNA but anti-E2 persisted. HGV had little impact on alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, or gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase in donors with HGV infection alone or those coinfected with HCV. A multivariate analysis showed that intravenous drug abuse was the leading risk factor for HGV transmission, followed by blood transfusion, snorting cocaine, imprisonment, and a history of sexually transmitted diseases. In summary, HGV and HCV infections were frequently associated and shared common parenteral risk factors; HGV did not appear to cause hepatitis or to worsen the course of coexistent hepatitis C.  (+info)

Prevalence of TT virus infection in US blood donors and populations at risk for acquiring parenterally transmitted viruses. (6/1625)

Two overlapping sets of TT virus (TTV)-specific polymerase chain reaction primers were used to test for presence of TTV, which was found in approximately 10% of US volunteer blood donors, 13% of commercial blood donors, and 17% of intravenous drug abusers. The rate of TTV infection among US non-A, non-B, non-C, non-D, non-E hepatitis patients was only 2%. Among commercial blood donors and intravenous drug abusers, only 1%-3% of the TTV-positive individuals were coinfected with GB virus C (GBV-C), a parenterally transmitted virus. This suggests that GBV-C and TTV may have different routes of transmission. Comparison of the sensitivities of 2 TTV polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer sets showed that the majority of samples were detected with only 1 of the 2 sets. Therefore, previous studies in which only a single PCR primer pair was used may have significantly underestimated the true prevalence of TTV.  (+info)

Neutrophil activation and hemostatic changes in healthy donors receiving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. (7/1625)

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) enhances neutrophil functions in vitro and in vivo. It is known that neutrophil-derived products can alter the hemostatic balance. To understand whether polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) activation, measured as PMN degranulation and phenotypical change, may be associated to hemostatic alterations in vivo, we have studied the effect of recombinant human G-CSF (rHuG-CSF) administration on leukocyte parameters and hemostatic variables in healthy donors of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). Twenty-six consecutive healthy donors receiving 10 micrograms/kg/d rHuG-CSF subcutaneously for 5 to 7 days to mobilize HPCs for allogeneic transplants were included in the study. All of them responded to rHuG-CSF with a significant white blood cell count increase. Blood samples were drawn before therapy on days 2 and 5 and 1 week after stopping rHuG-CSF treatment. The following parameters were evaluated: (1) PMN activation parameters, ie, surface CD11b/CD18 antigen expression, plasma elastase antigen levels and cellular elastase activity; (2) plasma markers of endothelium activation, ie, thrombomodulin (TM) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) antigens; (3) plasma markers of blood coagulation activation, ie, F1+2, TAT complex, D-dimer; and (4) mononuclear cell (MNC) procoagulant activity (PCA) expression. The results show that, after starting rHuG-CSF, an in vivo PMN activation occurred, as demonstrated by the significant increment of surface CD11b/CD18 and plasma elastase antigen levels. Moreover, PMN cellular elastase activity, which was significantly increased at 1 day of treatment, returned to baseline at day 5 to 6, in correspondence with the elastase antigen peak in the circulation. This change was accompanied by a parallel significant increase in plasma levels of the two endothelial and the three coagulation markers. The PCA generated in vitro by unstimulated MNC isolated from rHuG-CSF-treated subjects was not different from that of control cells from untreated subjects. However, endotoxin-stimulated MNC isolated from on-treatment individuals produced significantly more PCA compared with both baseline and control samples. All of the parameters were decreased or normal 1 week after stopping treatment. These data show that rHuG-CSF induces PMN activation and transiently affects some hemostatic variables in healthy HPC donor subjects. The clinical significance of these findings remains to be established.  (+info)

Evaluation of the INNO-LIA HTLV I/II assay for confirmation of human T-cell leukemia virus-reactive sera in blood bank donations. (8/1625)

We have evaluated a new serological confirmatory test (INNO-LIA HTLV I/II Ab [INNO-LIA]) for human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV) using a large collection of samples from Brazilian blood donors (Sao Paulo region) and compared the results with those obtained by Western blotting (WB) tests (WB2.3 and WB2.4). Blood donations were initially screened by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) based on viral lysates, and repeatedly reactive samples were further tested by WB2.3. When available, samples were also tested by PCR, two additional ELISAs based on recombinant antigens (recombinant ELISAs), a new-generation WB assay (WB2.4), and the INNO-LIA. Of the 18,169 samples tested, 292 (1.61%) were repeatedly reactive in the ELISAs (viral lysate based) and were further tested by WB2.3; 97 were positive (19 that were typed as HTLV type I [HTLV-I], 12 that were typed as HTLV type II [HTLV-II], and 66 that were nontypeable), 17 were negative, and 178 had indeterminate results. Of the samples with indeterminate results, 172 were tested by INNO-LIA, which could resolve 153 samples as negative. Regarding the positive samples, WB2. 3 and INNO-LIA produced concordant results for all HTLV-I-positive samples, whereas for HTLV-II they agreed for 10 of 12 samples; the 2 samples with discordant results were considered to be positive for HTLV-II by WB with WB2.3 but negative for HTLV-II by INNO-LIA and the two recombinant ELISAs. Furthermore, of the 66 nontypeable samples, 60 underwent testing by INNO-LIA; 54 turned out to be negative by the latter test as well as by recombinant ELISAs. In conclusion, the new serological confirmatory assay for HTLV (INNO-LIA HTLV I/II Ab) resolved the results for the majority of the indeterminate and positive-untypeable samples frequently observed by WB assays.  (+info)

*Che Zahara

"Blood Donors". The Straits Times. 9 June 1948. Retrieved 8 December 2015. Malay Pioneers of Early Singapore (video and text). ... Another initiative that Che Zahara supported was to encourage women to give blood in order to help the Singapore Hospital meet ... demands for blood transfusions. After the Singapore Council of Women (SCW) was founded in 1952, Che Zahara had a "wider network ...

*Warid Pakistan

"Warid Telecom :: World Blood Donors Day". Retrieved 19 November 2014. "Warid Telecom :: Blood Bank services". Retrieved 19 ... Warid has collaborated with Sundas foundation and Pakwheels for blood donation compaign. Warid supports National Polio ...

*HIV/AIDS in China

Plasma donors were paid to donate blood, the plasma removed, then the red blood cells reinfused to prevent anaemia. Reuse of ... Blood donors Healthcare workers. Men who have sex with men recent data shows HIV epidemic has been rapidly spread in China's ... and the mixing the blood prior to centrifuging and re-injecting the separated red blood cells back into the peasant blood- ... In the 1990s, HIV gained a foothold in China largely due to tainted blood transfusions in hospitals and schemes to buy blood ...

*Bobby Gustafson

"Overkill Blood Metal Donors - Band Members". Blood-Metal Retrieved 2011-10-27. "Ex-Overkill Axeman Bobby Gustafson ...

*Reactions to the Black Saturday bushfire crisis

"Blood bank overwhelmed by donors". Canberra Times. Retrieved 10 February 2009. Victorian Bushfire - Updates, Salvation Army ... The Red Cross Blood Service received 6,000 offers of blood donations on the morning of 9 February alone. The Salvation Army ...

*Derek Enlander

1972 Oct;40(4):605-6. " " Green plasma in blood donors. Wolf P, Enlander D, Dalziel J, Swanson J. N Engl J Med. 1969 Jul 24;281 ...


Biagini P, Touinssi M, Galicher V, de Micco P (2012). "KIs virus and blood donors, France". Emerging Infect. Dis. 18 (8): 1374- ... "Novel DNA sequence isolated from blood donors with high transaminase levels". Hepatol Res. 41 (10): 971-81. doi:10.1111/j.1872- ...

*Common vampire bat

Wilkinson, J. (2001) Bat Blood Donors. (Ed. by D. MacDonald & S. Norris), 766-767. In: The Encyclopedia of Mammals. Facts on ... All three species of Desmodontinae specialize in feeding on the blood of warm-blooded animals. However, the common vampire bat ... The blood is kept from clotting by an anticoagulant in the saliva. They are protective of their host and will fend off other ... It uses its razor-sharp teeth to cut open the skin of its hosts and laps up their blood with its long tongue. The species is ...

*Capital Territory Police

Blood Donor's Directory. Security Alarm System. Duty Officer. Mobile Forensic Lab. Mobile Unit. Admin Section. Armed Response ...

*Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis

"Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis in blood donors". Br. J. Haematol. 139 (5): 832-6. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2007.06870.x. PMID ... Blood. 111 (12): 5446-56. doi:10.1182/blood-2007-06-093906. PMC 2972576 . PMID 18216293. Vogt RF, Kyle RA (February 2009). "The ... comparable to the amount of stem cells in peripheral blood). The term "monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis" was proposed by a ...

*List of awareness days

"World Blood Donor Day". WHO. Retrieved 2012-10-30. "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought". UN. Retrieved 2012-10-30 ...

*Aleksandr Suvorov (ship)

Volunteers became blood donors and made makeshift coffins. Most of the injured survivors had avulsed wounds as a result of ...


"Deferral of Blood and Plasma donors - Medications" (PDF). FDA. 28 July 1993. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Altman LK (1 February ... It inhibits two of the three forms of 5α-reductase and can decrease DHT levels in the blood by up to 70%. Finasteride was ... The Food and Drug Administration advises that donation of blood or plasma be deferred for at least one month after taking the ... The plasma protein binding of finasteride is 90%. The drug has been found to cross the blood-brain barrier, whereas levels in ...

*LGBT Network

Gay blood donor appeal rejected". 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2012-05-06. "'Unfair' ban on gay blood donors to stay - Health ... "Blood Transfusion Service rejects gay donor calls". Herald Scotland. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-05-06. "BBC NEWS , Scotland , ... McDowall launched a petition in 2008 calling on the Scottish Parliament to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood ... Grew, Tony (2008-04-15). "Scots Parliament considers gay blood ban". Retrieved 2012-05-06. " ...

*Lee Maddison

"Footballer leads blood donor plea". BBC News. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2010. Lee Maddison at Soccerbase. ...

*Barcode technology in healthcare

Lot number identifying blood donor; Product code; and Blood type (ABO,O,A and Rh). Barcodes may be used to identify the ... Barcoding blood and other products may allow for reduction of medical error and increase patient safety. Blood and blood ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (2011). "Bar Code Label Requirements for Blood and Blood Components Questions and ... Healthcare professionals use specimen testing (blood, urine, or other) to help diagnose disease, assess health, and monitor ...

*Carlo Catassi

"Prevalence of celiac disease among blood donors in Brazil". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. pp. 689-692. doi:10.1111/ ... "Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study; Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 ...

*HLA B7-DR15-DQ6

Schipper R, Schreuder G, D'Amaro J, Oudshoorn M (1996). "HLA gene and haplotype frequencies in Dutch blood donors". Tissue ...

*HLA A1-B8 haplotype

Schipper R, Schreuder G, D'Amaro J, Oudshoorn M (1996). "HLA gene and haplotype frequencies in Dutch blood donors". Tissue ... and hLA-DR based on over 13,000 German blood donors". Hum Immunol. 64 (1): 137-51. doi:10.1016/S0198-8859(02)00706-1. PMID ... implications for recruitment of bone marrow donors". Tissue Antigens. 64 (4): 478-85. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0039.2004.00292.x. ...

*George Siber bibliography

"Diphtheria antitoxin levels in US blood and plasma donors". The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 173 (6): 1493-7. doi:10.1093/ ... Conference of Viral Blood Safety and Screening, Washington DC, 1994. Roback M, Saladino R, Stack A, Schwarz HP, Siber G. Effect ... Siber, GR; Ambrosino, DM; Gorgone, BC (May 1982). "Blood-group-A-like substance in a preparation of pneumococcal vaccine". ... Endotoxin neutralizing protein inhibits the response of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to LPS and non-LPS stimuli. ...

*Peter Hotez

Development of Chagas cardiac manifestations among Texas blood donors. American Journal of Cardiology 2015; 115: 113-117. ...

*Sridhar Reddy

"Drastic drop in number of blood donors in Krishna". The Hindu. Dr. Sridhar Reddy's blog SKCV Charity Video "New chairman for ... He organized Tiranga Unity Blood Donation Camp to pay tributes to the martyrs of Mumbai terror attacks. . Gold Medal from Shri ... "Students campaign for Tiranga blood donation camp". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-01-31. "President's gold medal for dentist". The ...


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Schipper R, Schreuder G, D'Amaro J, Oudshoorn M (1996). "HLA gene and haplotype frequencies in Dutch blood donors". Tissue ... gene and haplotype frequencies in blood donors from Wales". Exp Clin Immunogenet. 15 (2): 69-83. doi:10.1159/000019057. PMID ... implications for unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donor selection". Hum Immunol. 66 (6): 721-31. doi:10.1016/j.humimm.2005.02. ...


Schipper RF, Schreuder GM, D'Amaro J, Oudshoorn M (Nov 1996). "HLA gene and haplotype frequencies in Dutch blood donors". ... Blood. 110 (9): 3310-5. doi:10.1182/blood-2007-05-086934. PMID 17630352. Middleton D, Menchaca L, Rood H, Komerofsky R (2003 ... HLA-A*02 appears to stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells in a manner that inhibits HIV replication. This could be the ...

*Karthik Naralasetty

... saving lives by finding donors". "Indian startup Socialblood leverages Facebook to help you find blood donors=The Next Web". " ... "Blood ties: Karthik Naralasetty, saving lives by finding donors". ...


... bodies are elevated in the blood (ketosis) after fasting, including a night of sleep; in both blood and urine in ... Because of their inability to serve both as hydrogen-bond donors and acceptors, ketones tend not to "self-associate" and are ... Ketones are not usually hydrogen-bond donors and cannot hydrogen-bond to themselves. ...

*Sara Gagliardi

"Become a blood donor for life". Denver Post. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2011-01-13. Colorado, Gov (19 March 2009). "Bills signed ... The three stakeholders recognized that blood donations could be increased by as much as 35% if the donation age were lowered ... In July, following the legislative session, Gagliardi announced a proposal to lower the age limit for blood donations to 16 ... Representative Swalm, a frequent donor to Bonfils and advocate for organ and tissue donation helped lobby the measure among the ...
This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the National Blood Transfusion Center during the period from the 1st of November 2005 through November 2006. The of the study was to assess the Knowledge of a sample of donors and non-donors attending the National Blood Transfusion Center in Baghdad regarding the information about blood donation. A total of 500 individuals were interviewed, 292 were donors and 208 were non-donors. Data were collected using specially designed questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of thirty questions assessing the knowledge regarding blood donation. Regarding the total scores of the answers; only 7 (2.4%) of donors but none of non-donors, had got good scores (,75%). Most of donors and non-donors got medium scores (56.8%) and (53.4%) respectively. While 119 (40.8%) of donors and 97 (46.6%) of the non-donors got poor scores (,50%). This study suggested that there is great deficiency in the basic knowledge of the Iraqi population regarding blood donation among doth ...
AUTHOR:UGWU AMAUCHE MARTINA DEPARTMENT: MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA This study was designed to assess the iron stores and haematological parameters of voluntary blood donors. Three hundred and fifty voluntary blood donors between 18 and 50 years were recruited, for these study, 150 donated 1-5 units of blood in two years (group…
To conduct a multicenter epidemiologic study of the human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-I, and HTLV-II in volunteer blood donors from areas of the United States that were reportedly at high and medium or low risk for HIV. Also, to determine the prevalence of retrovirus seropositivity in first time blood donors; and the rate of retrovirus seroconversion in repeat blood donors as a measure of incidence of infection; to ascertain risk factors for antibody-positive donors; to characterize the blood donor population by geographic location, age, sex, race/ethnicity, and donation history to permit analysis on prevalence, incidence, and risk factors; to identify recipients of retrovirus-positive blood units and conduct clinical and laboratory follow-up of these recipients; and to establish a blood specimen repository for long-term storage of specimens from study donors and recipients for future testing ...
Aims: To determine the seroprevalence and risk factors of human T cell Lymphotrophic viruses 1 and 2 among blood donors in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. Methods: A cross sectional study of 500 consecutive blood donors from the blood bank of Jos University Teaching Hospital and National Blood Transfusion Services Jos were recruited into the study. Questionnaires were administered and blood samples were collected from all participants. Sera of the blood donors were assayed for HTLV 1 and 2 using micro- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Data was analysed using Epi Info version 3.5.1 and statistical significance was set at p-values =0.05. Results: The mean age of the study population was 29.9±8.9 years with a male - female ratio of 4.2:1. Voluntary blood donors constituted 50.6% while family replacement blood donors constituted 49.4%. The mean hemoglobin was 14.9±1.2 g/dl. Although 4% of the blood donors had different forms of exposure to risk factors, none was positive for HTLV-1 or HTLV-2. Conclusion:
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The objectives of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III) program are to ensure safe and effective blood banking and transfusion medicine practices through a comprehensive, multifaceted strategy involving basic, translational, and clinical research to improve the benefits of transfusion while reducing its risks. REDS-III is the successor to the REDS and REDS-II programs which, over the past 20 years, have proven to be the premier research programs in blood collection and transfusion safety in the United States. REDS-II expanded the programs focus to include countries seriously affected by the AIDS epidemic, many of which face critical blood safety and supply challenges. Underscoring the importance of global blood safety, the number of international countries/regions in REDS-III has now expanded to include new sites in Brazil, China and South Africa. ...
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Results The prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis were determined to be 0.17%, 0.44%, 0.71% and 0.35% respectively. HBV and HCV sero-prevalence was found to be higher among male blood donors but, Syphilis and HIV prevalence was higher in female donors in comparison to male donors. TTIs prevalence was highest among blood donors in the age group 21 to 30 years (P = , 0.05). HIV was reported to be to more prevalent among replacement donors (0.33%) than volunteer donors (0.12%). Other TTIs were insignificantly more prevalent among volunteer donor than replacement donors.. ...
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August 02, 2016 Strategic alliance between two premier community blood centers will bring synergies in blood and laboratory services, medical programs, cell therapies and research. ST. PAUL, MN AND NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2016) - Innovative Blood Resources (IBR) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) announced today that they are combining their operations to create one of the nations leading blood centers, serving patients and hospitals in the Northeast, Midwest and nationally.. The combination of the strengths of IBR and NYBC provides the opportunity for greater breadth of services, efficiency and financial stability. The goal is to continue to provide the highest level of blood and hematology related products and services in a fast-changing environment for community blood centers nationwide.. The new partnership with IBR comes on the heels of NYBCs highly successful 2014 alliance with Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City (CBC). IBR is one of the leading blood centers in the Midwest. IBR ...
NDO - A programme was held, in Hanoi on June 14, to honour outstanding volunteer blood donors from home and abroad and to celebrate the World Blood Donor Day 2017.
Consequently, the recruitment of donors becomes one of the most important aspects of Blood Transfusion Services. Thus, healthy, responsive and motivated voluntary blood donors are the back-bone of any service. The professional donor system was banned in the country with effect from January 1, 1998 as per the Honourable Supreme Court Judgment. The Policy therefore, aims at catalyzing a situation of near total voluntary blood donation programme and phasing out even the replacement donor ...
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Visit the MGH Blood Donor Center this December to help us ensure a safe blood supply for our patients during the Holiday Season. The MGH Blood Donor Center supports the needs of MGH, MassGeneral for Children, Spaulding, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Mass Eye & Ear. Blood is supplied by volunteer donors -- those who realize the ongoing need for lifesaving blood. We truly cannot operate without you! This December we have special Holiday Giveaway Days at the MGH Blood Donor Center! Tuesday, December 12th: All presenting donors will receive a black & blue tote bag. Thursday, December 14th: All presenting donors will receive a red water bottle. Tuesday, December 19th: All presenting donors will receive a lunch bag. Thursday, December 21st: All presenting donors will receive a tumbler. Visit us during our Movie Ticket Giveaway Days! Platelet Donors: Donate from Friday, 12/22 to Friday, 12/29 to receive two movie tickets. Whole Blood Donors: Donate on either Friday, 12/22 or Friday, 12
Building awareness. In the past few years, YLP volunteers have focused on educating and engaging people to donate blood. They even partnered with a Chinese social media influencer to raise awareness. Tanoto said they engaged about two dozen students, but only nine were eligible to donate in 2019.. They also hosted awareness events where a phlebotomist gave a presentation on blood donation. There were also trivia games and ways for both students and their parents to get more involved.. In addition, Tanoto said they even created a mobile app that streamlined the donor screening and application process. Potential blood donors are asked questions about their travel and medical history, and the app creates a more efficient and user-friendly donor experience.. Tanoto said that they garnered a lot of interest and sign-ups from Chinese people who had never heard of blood donations. Now that the ban has been lifted, with the right effort and marketing initiatives, he hopes to increase the number of ...
Objective: While the global epidemic of diabetes mellitus in adults is well documented, there are few reliable estimates of the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in adolescents in the United States. We conducted systematic hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) screening in a very large adolescent blood donor population.. Methods: A screening program was implemented in which HbA1C was measured at the time of blood donation among 31,546 volunteer high-school blood donors, 16-19 years of age, who participated in school blood drives conducted by Carter BloodCare, the largest independent blood program in Texas, between 2011 and 2013. The main study measures were the prevalence of HbA1C in the prediabetes range, 5.7-6.4% (39-46 mmol/mol) and in the diabetes range, ≥ 6.5% (≥ 48 mmol/mol), in the overall cohort as well as stratified by sex, race/ethnicity, and sociodemographic characteristics.. Results: In the overall cohort, the prevalence of HbA1C in the prediabetes range was 11.0% (95% CI 10.7, 11.4), and ...
Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with the Minnesota Timberwolves to show appreciation to blood donors during January - National Blood Donor Month. Donors who come out to donate between January 1-31 will receive a voucher redeemable for two Minnesota Timberwolves tickets.. Additionally, those who donate beginning this week on Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 will receive a free long-sleeve shirt as an extra thank you. January 3 is also the date of a blood drive at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, 301 Second St. NE from 12 to 6 p.m. Maintaining a stable blood supply around the holidays is challenging, as many people spend time celebrating with family. However, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone needs blood, and patients in local hospitals depend on groups like Memorial Blood Centers to be there with the blood they need to survive. Only volunteer donors can help ensure blood is available.. To schedule a life-saving donation today visit MBC.ORG, call ...
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High-frequency blood donation was associated with reduced serum ferritin and increased brachial artery flow-mediated dilation compared with low-frequency blood donation. High-frequency blood donation did not improve insulin sensitivity after oral glucose loading and did not protect the vascular endothelium from the adverse effects of acute hyperglycemia after oral glucose loading compared with low-frequency blood donation. These findings indicate that increased flow-mediated dilation in high-frequency blood donors is not attributable to improved glucose tolerance.. Severe iron overload in the setting of hereditary hemochromatosis or thalassemia is associated with increased risk of diabetes related to impairment of insulin secretion and/or increased insulin resistance (5,6). In populations with severe iron overload, reduction of body iron stores with either phlebotomy or chelation therapy is associated with improved glucose tolerance (5,6). In subjects without overt iron overload, higher serum ...
Introduction and Objective: Cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents track into adulthood and are associated with morbidity and early mortality. As part of a pilot health screening program implemented by Carter BloodCare, the largest independent blood program in Texas, we screened a large adolescent blood donor population for key cardiovascular risk factors.. Methods: Blood pressure (SBP and DBP), total cholesterol and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) were measured in 26,063 volunteer high-school blood donors, 16-19 years of age, between 2011 and 2013. Cardiovascular risk factors were classified as high risk (SBP ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 90 mm Hg, cholesterol ≥ 200 mg/dL, HbA1C ≥ 6.5%) and intermediate or high risk (SBP ≥ 120 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 80 mm Hg, cholesterol ≥ 170 mg/dL, HbA1C ≥ 5.7%). The main study measures were the prevalence of 1, 2 or 3 risk factors within the same individual in the study population, with stratification by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and school district ...
A mum who survived a 100mph combined speed car accident has met one of the blood donors who helped save her life. They are supporting a National Blood Week appeal for new male blood donors after a 25% drop since 2013/14.
14 June 2005 , Geneva - Thanks to the millions of people who give blood safely and anonymously, thousands of lives are saved every day. But the chances of receiving a safe transfusion - or any transfusion at all - vary enormously from country to country. Some 60% of global blood supplies goes to 18% of the worlds people, leaving 82% of the global population inadequately covered.. World Blood Donor Day 2005 is a time to thank the worlds regular, voluntary blood donors as well as a day for personal reflection. Almost everyone can contribute to saving a life, either by becoming a regular donor or - if health reasons prevent that - by volunteering to help on blood donation days.. "Safe blood is a fundamental need for the health system of any country," said Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). "WHOs 192 Member States have recently agreed that World Blood Donor Day will be an officially recognized annual event. This will help raise awareness of the continuing ...
OrderTrak software to drive order efficiencies in 32 hospitals across 17 counties in the Cincinnati area.. LENEXA, KS August 18, 2009 - Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced today that Hoxworth Blood Center has licensed the OrderTrak, Mediwares online blood ordering software system. Hoxworth, University of Cincinnati, serves 32 hospitals across a tri-state area and expects to leverage the product to improve efficiency and productivity for hospital and blood center staff, as well as increase order accuracy through automation.. OrderTrak is an online ordering environment that enables hospitals to order blood products from the Blood Center, then track their shipments, review order histories and analyze use patterns. OrderTrak is one of Mediwares newer Blood Center Technologies offerings and provides demonstrable value for both blood centers and their hospital customers.. "Hoxworth has a close relationship with our customers and we meet annually with each hospital to understand how we can ...
Cancer patients in remission at a Suffolk hospital can have their own cells transplanted back to them with the use of a new piece of equipment.. The stem-cell bath defrosts frozen cells taken from people recovering from blood cancers myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma at Ipswich Hospital.. When transplanted back to the patient following treatment the cells can help their body create new bone marrow.. The bath cuts down on the need for patients to travel to other hospitals.. The stem cells are stored at -190C in liquid nitrogen and can be kept for several years at the national blood transfusion centre in Cambridge.. They ...
Repeat blood donors make up a significant proportion of the blood donor pool in the United States. Recent studies have found that frequent blood donation increases the risk for iron deficiency, which may be associated with abnormal platelet counts. Researchers at the National Institute of Health retrospectively examined platelet levels among 1273 hemoglobin (Hb)-deferred whole blood donors. Fifty-five percent (619/1128) of female and 70% (102/145) of male Hb-deferred donors had iron deficiency based on serum ferritin cut-off values of 20 µg/L and 30 µg/L, respectively. On average, iron-deficient donors had higher platelet levels than donors with a normal range of iron, but only 4.4% (32/721) had thrombocytosis (,400,000 platelet/µL). Thrombocytopenia (,150,000 platelets/µL) was also observed but was not significantly different in donors with low and normal levels of iron (1% vs. 2%, respectively). Based on 291 of 1273 donors who took oral iron tablets for at least 7 days, iron-replacement ...
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of viral infections (HBV, HCV and HIV) in serological window period in blood donors screened with nucleic acid testing (NAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed all blood donors from July 2008 to June 2009 at the Central Blood Bank of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Medical history was made and provided an information brochure and self-exclusion questionnaire. All blood donors were tested with serological tests (Ag-HBVs, Anti-HCV and Anti-HIV) and molecular testing with NAT for HBV, HCV and HIV. The window period was defined with the positive NAT and negative serological test. RESULTS: During one year, we evaluated 47 847 blood donors. None subject was identified with viral infection (HBV, HCV and HIV) in serological window period. Positive serological testing were found for HBV in 78 (0.2%), 318 (0.7%) for HCV and 155 (0.3%) for HIV. Positive NAT was demonstrated only in donors with positive serology: 26 of 78 with HBV, 56 of 318 with HCV and 16 ...
National Blood Donor Week also marks the launch of Héma-Québecs summer advertising campaign under the theme "United for Life." This campaign features three surprising pairs of celebrities: chefs Ricardo Larrivée and Chuck Hughes, musicians Dan Bigras and Angèle Dubeau, and television hosts Guy A. Lepage and Julie Snyder. Each pair comprises personalities in direct competition or from opposite areas of their field who are nonetheless united in the cause of blood donation. You will see them on billboards, bus shelters, newspapers and social media and hear them on the radio. They will also be featured in a display campaign at blood drive sites and on Héma-Québec vehicles ...
Montréal, June 9, 2008 - As part of the very first edition of National Blood Donor Week, taking place June 9 to 15, 2008, Héma-Québec wants to remind everyone of the importance of giving blood and thank all the people who contribute to blood donation.. Decreed by the Parliament of Canada last February, this week will set the tone for World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on June 14 in more than 80 countries around the world. The first edition of National Blood Donor Week, which is part of World Blood Donor Day, is themed Many Happy Returns, Give Blood Frequently. This very special week is in fact the occasion to pay homage to blood, plasma and platelet donors as well as volunteers for their generosity, profound sense of civic responsibility and their commitment to blood donation.. "Blood donation relies entirely on the generosity of people willing to share their most precious possession: their health. National Blood Donor Week is the ideal occasion to raise peoples awareness of this important ...
SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) - Some blood donors here tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other blood-borne infectious diseases, an official of the blood bank center at the Caraga Regional Hospital said on Tuesday.. But Aida A. Lancin, medical technologist III of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program of the hospital, assured that donated blood undergo a series of tests, and if found to be positive of the diseases, these are discarded right away.. She said that aside from HIV, some blood donors also tested positive for syphilis and hepatitis, among others.. In 2014, two donors were found to be HIV positive; two more were discovered last year.. A document from the blood bank showed that 219 of the 4,219 blood donors in 2014 were found to have infectious diseases - 2 cases of HIV-positive, 11 syphilis, 16 Hepatitis C and 190 Hepatitis B.. In 2015, there were 297 cases - 2 HIV-positive, 22 syphilis, 17 hepatitis C and 256 hepatitis B - out of 5,088 ...
Citation. Ji YP, Zhao LY, Zhou B, Zhong ML, Zhuang J, Yuan Q. [Investigation and analysis of occult hepatitis B virus infection among voluntary blood donors in Lishui area].. Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology. 2011 Dec 01; 25: 457-9.. External Citation. Abstract. Occult hepatitis B infection of voluntary blood donors has been plagued in the serum screening. Determined the OBI through the highly sensitive detection methods Nest-PCR among the blood donors, and then learned occult HBV infection and analysed the genotypes of this area.. ...
Although all donated blood is screened for HIV antibodies, a residual risk of contamination persists due to the immunological window period before antibodies are detectable. Deferral of donors with behavioral risks for HIV is one means to reduce window period contamination; recruitment of voluntary donors from the community (versus family replacement donors) is held to be another. Contrary to expectation, a shift to community donors has not resulted in a decrease in HIV prevalence in units of blood collected by the investigators transfusion service. The investigators preliminary research indicates that some persons at elevated risk use donation as a means of testing for HIV. These test-seeking donors have high trust in the blood bank, do not know other places to receive testing, have low understanding of the immunological window period and believe it is acceptable to deny risk in order to be tested through donation. The test-seeking phenomenon may therefore threaten the safety of the blood ...
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Background: The risk of infection by transfusion-transmitted viruses has been reduced remarkably. However, a zero-risk blood supply is still desirable. The screening for antibody to HBc (anti-HBc) has been shown as an alternative test for the detection of HBV infection. Objective: The main aim of this study was to evaluate HBV infection markers and the potential value of anti-HBc testing of blood donors to detect HBV infection. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 545 blood samples were collected and tested for HbsAg using ELISA method. Then all HBsAg negative samples were tested for anti-HBc by the same method. To detect HBV infection, all HBsAg negative and anti-HBc positive samples were tested by PCR for HBV DNA. Results: All blood samples were HBsAg negative of which, 43 (8%) were anti-HBc positive. From those which were positive for anti-HBc, five samples were also positive for HBV DNA. Conclusion: Occult HBV infection is a clinical form of HBV infection in which HBsAg is not
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While the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon forced us to stare into the face of evil, the nations response to the attacks gave us faith in the restorative powers of kindness. Among the many acts of compassion was an upsurge in the number of people who donated blood.. Short-term increases in the number of blood donations following national disasters have been documented. But we dont know as much about the long-term impact on the blood supply. In other words, do people who donate blood after a national disaster-particularly first-time donors-continue to donate blood in non-disaster situations? Another concern is the safety of donated blood because first-time donors are more likely to have transfusion-transmissible viral infections (TTVIs) than people who donate blood regularly.. In a study reported in the May 7, 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association , researchers found that the events of September 11, 2001 resulted in an increase in first-time donors, ...
According to the Red Cross, under normal circumstances, every two seconds someone in America will need a blood transfusion.. Blood transfusions are used for trauma victims - due to accidents and burns - heart surgery, organ transplants, women with complications during childbirth, newborns and premature babies, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer, or other diseases, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia.. The emergence of HIV in the 1980s highlighted the importance of ensuring the safety, as well as the adequacy, of national blood supplies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).. Voluntary blood donors donate blood of their own free will for altruistic reasons and get no reward except personal satisfaction.. Patients who receive this blood may feel a sense of gratitude toward others whom they will never meet. As national blood programs move towards the goal of total voluntary donation, there is an increasing appreciation of these donors and their important role ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Iron replacement therapy in the routine management of blood donors. AU - Bryant, Barbara. AU - Yau, Yu Ying. AU - Arceo, Sarah M.. AU - Daniel-Johnson, Jennifer. AU - Hopkins, Julie A.. AU - Leitman, Susan F.. PY - 2012/7. Y1 - 2012/7. N2 - BACKGROUND: Iron depletion or deficiency in blood donors frequently results in deferrals for low hemoglobin (Hb), yet blood centers remain reluctant to dispense iron replacement therapy to donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: During a 39-month period, 1236 blood donors deferred for a Hb level of less than 12.5 g/dL and 400 nondeferred control donors underwent health history screening and laboratory testing (complete blood counts, iron studies). Iron depletion and deficiency were defined as a ferritin level of 9 to 19 and less than 9 Âμg/L in females and 18 to 29 and less than 18 Âμg/L in males. Deferred donors and iron-deficient control donors were given a 60-pack of 325-mg ferrous sulfate tablets and instructed to take one tablet daily. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Definition of the upper reference limit of glycated albumin in blood donors from Italy. AU - Agnello, Luisa. AU - Ciaccio, Marcello. AU - Lo Sasso, Bruna. AU - Bellia, Chiara. AU - Bivona, Giulia. AU - Cosma, Chiara. AU - Sasso, Bruna Lo. AU - Plebani, Mario. AU - Zaninotto, Martina. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Glycated Albumin (GA) has been proposed as a short-term indicator of glycemic homeostasis. The aim of this study is to describe the distribution of GA in a large sample of blood donors from Italy to evaluate whether demographic features, namely age and sex, could influence GA levels and define specific reference limits. The study included 1334 Italian blood donors. GA was measured using an enzymatic method (quantILab Glycated Albumin, IL Werfen, Germany). The upper reference limit (URL) was calculated using the non-parametric percentile method. A modest, although significant, increase of GA was observed in relation to age (p,0.001), especially in males, where the ...
A seminar aimed at strengthening the role and contribution of voluntary blood donors was held at the Orotta Hospital Hall on 28 November.
There are no medications available for recently acquired (acute) HBV infection. There is a Hepatitis B vaccine available for the prevention of the infection. If you are hepatitis b positive, there are antiviral Hepatitis B drugs available for the treatment of chronic HBV infection. This is why it is crucial for anyone who is Hepatitis B Positive / HBSAG positive to participate in our Hepatitis B plasma donation program. We need your Hepatitis B plasma donation to help in several Hepatitis B clinical Trials and hepatitis be studies. Call to schedule a donation today!. ...
Macopharma announces that after the second Marketing Authorisation of the THERAFLEX Methylene Blue (MB)-Plasma in Germany by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute. (PEI) to the Blood Centre of the German Red Cross chapters of NSTOB/ Springe, also SwissMedic, the responsible authority for marketing approval in Switzerland and also the Austrian Drug Surveillance Institute (ARGES) have given their principal agreement to use this procedure for virus inactivation of single units of therapeutic human plasma.. While SwissMedic has given a marketing approval to Macopharma directly, the Transfusion Centres in Switzerland, who will use this procedure, will need to demonstrate plasma factor quality and stability data obtained in their individual centres.. The Austrian Authorities, however, have given their first authorisation to the Transfusion Centre of the University Clinics of Innsbruck. Other Centres in Austria who will use the THERAFLEX procedure will receive approval upon individual application.. The Macopharma ...
One of the reasons was lack of initiatives on part of the hospital authorities to launch awareness campaigns at any level for informing people to donate blood. Source: The Tribune Find a Blood Donation Center
Three dedicated blood donors from north Northumberland, including one who has made more than 300 donations, have been recognised for their life-saving efforts.
I called the Central Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington to check on how much blood I have donated over the years. Their computers show a total of 86 units of blood. I called Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati and checked and I had donated eight units to them over the years.
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During the month of April, the Blood Donor Center and Be Fit Teams and their departments will be participating in the 2nd Annual Be Fit Blood Donor Challenge. Which department best exemplifies the new healthy lifestyle of their Be Fit Team by sharing their good health with those less fortunate? The team with the most blood donors based on a percentage of their departments population between April 1 - 30 will win a special catered Be Fit meal! Points. Each Whole Blood donation will be worth 1 point. Each Platelet donation will be worth 2 points. Not eligible to donate? No worries! Get a Blood Buddy. You can ask a co-worker, a spouse, a friend, anyone who IS eligible to donate in your place. Simply have them use the correct group number for your team. The numbers will be displayed at the donor center.. Who will be this years winner? Our overall challenge goal is 280 points!. Questions? Contact the Donor Center at 6-8171. ...
June 14 marks World Blood Donor Day and as health-care providers, we encounter patients and situations every day that prove the importance of blood donations. That is why LHSC is a proud member of Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life program, through which LHSC staff and physicians are encouraged to donate blood on a regular basis.. Patients experiencing critical care trauma, cancer, and major cardiac and orthopedic surgery-all of which occur regularly at LHSC-are in need of large amounts of blood product.. "Unfortunately, blood product has a limited shelf life, which makes collection from blood donors necessary," says Dr. Ian Chin-Yee, a hematologist in charge of the blood transfusion lab at LHSC. Plasma can be frozen for up to one year, red blood cells can be kept for 42 days, and platelets last for just five days.. Canadian Blood Services only has enough product for the next five-to-seven days at any time. In fact, Dr. Chin-Yee suggests the biggest misconception about blood donation is ...
Discussions on RenewedReflections about Low Protein & Plasma Donations. Ive never seen this dealt with before on this site, but if it were, thisd be as good a forum as any for it. This isnt a question for me, ...
The World Hepatitis Alliance is an ambitious patient-led and patient-driven not-for-profit organisation who works with governments, national members and other key partners to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and influence global change - transforming the lives of the 325 million people living with viral hepatitis and the future we share.. ...
The World Hepatitis Alliance is an ambitious patient-led and patient-driven not-for-profit organisation who works with governments, national members and other key partners to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and influence global change - transforming the lives of the 325 million people living with viral hepatitis and the future we share.. ...
Serological methods based on enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blot tests for detecting the presence of antibodies against the human immune deficiency virus are the standard techniques for identifying infected blood donors. However, these tests could not detect infected seronegative donors who were in the window period at the time of donation. Such donors can be identified by more elaborate methods including antigen detecting ELISA and polymerase chain reaction, which can detect viral antigens and nucleic acids in infected donor blood even in window period. In addition, the process of donor selection whereby individuals who were at high risk for HIV infections were excluded from the donor panel had substantially reduced the risk of window period donation. Furthermore, in order to ensure greater safety, transfusion centers nowadays undertake additional measures in the form of virucidal techniques such as the use of heat, detergents and photochemical agents to treat blood and blood
Most blood donors are volunteers. However, sometimes, a patient may want to donate blood a couple of weeks before undergoing surgery, so that his or her blood is available in case of a blood transfusion. Donating blood for yourself is called an autologous donation. Volunteer blood donors must pass certain criteria, including the following:. ...
Guest post by Susan Ipaktchian, originally published on Scope, Stanford University School of Medicines blog.. Do you know your blood type? I was surprised when many of my friends and family members said they didnt know theirs. But heres an easy way to find out and also do a little good work at the same time - become a blood donor.. Ive been a regular donor at the Stanford Blood Center for nearly six years. I already knew my blood type, thanks to an experiment in a high school biology class, and thats part of what prompted me to become a donor in the first place. I have AB+ blood, which is on the rare side (about 3.4 percent of Americans have that blood type). What I didnt know was that I had never had cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a widespread virus that rarely causes symptoms but can be dangerous to people who have weak immune systems. The Stanford center routinely tests donated blood for the presence of CMV antibodies as well as other viruses. Thats because the center is primary supplier of ...
Blood screening for infectious diseases before transfusion is a crucial process, which is mandatory. It is aimed at preventing the transmission of the infectious micro-organisms to susceptible recipients. So far there is no cure for the viral infections; Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and therefore these remain a major public health challenge. The objectives of this study was therefore to determine the seroprevalence and the subtypes of HCV in circulation compared to that of other common transfusion transmissible viruses; HIV and HBV and to assess the risk of co-infection between these viruses in donated blood. A total of 1883, plasma samples from donated blood were collected from the 6 Regional Blood Transfusion Centres in Kenya. The samples were screened using serological assays for HIV, HBV and HCV, using 4th generation ELISA, Vironostika HIV Uni-Form II Ag/Ab (Bio-meriex, Boxtel, Netherlands), an immunoassay ELISA Hepanostika HBsA,, ...
October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti) should be celebrated as voluntary blood donation day, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Every year on June 14, countries across the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This important day brings awareness to the need for regular voluntary donors and recognizes those who have donated their blood to improve (and even save!) the lives of others.World Blood Donor Day was established in 2004 on the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, a great scientist who won
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted an event today to honor organizations that sponsor blood drives, and as a testament to their important work, a young woman whose life was saved by blood
edical Group gave its full support to the World Health Organizations (WHO) World Blood Donors Day held on June 10, 2017 at the Fisher Mall Expo Hall. Present at the event were Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, DOH officers, and WHO representatives. SGI Philippines has the distinction of being the only religious organization that was invited to become partner with the Philippine Blood Center in connection with the event. SGI Philippines was also included in the information campaign covered by media and in all official DOH and WHO posters. Our organization was also presented with the Certificate of Honor and Appreciation by Sec. Ubial. A total of 330 blood donors participated, according to DOH-Philippine Blood Center.. ...
Theo Clarke, Lead Donor Relations Manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: "We really need young blood donors to sign up to the British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR) and potentially become that one in a million match for someone in desperate need of a transplant. Joining the registry is really easy, all you have to do is tell a member of staff at the start of your next blood donation session that you want to join the registry and an extra sample of blood will be taken during your donation.. "Currently the chances of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Mixed Race patients in the UK finding a matching donor can be as low as 40%, whereas Caucasian patients have around a 90% chance of finding a donor. So NHS Blood and Transplant is looking to recruit young BAME and Mixed Race blood donors and Caucasian male blood donors between the ages of 18 and 30 on to the BBMR . The more people we have on the register, the more of a chance we have at finding a match.". To find out where your nearest ...
Techniques used for the screening of hemoglobin levels in blood donors: current insights and future directions Rajendra Chaudhary,1 Anju Dubey,2 Atul Sonker3 1Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, 2Department of Transfusion Medicine, T.S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, 3Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India Abstract: Blood donor hemoglobin (Hb) estimation is an important donation test that is performed prior to blood donation. It serves the dual purpose of protecting the donors’ health against anemia and ensuring good quality of blood components, which has an implication on recipients’ health. Diverse cutoff criteria have been defined world over depending on population characteristics; however, no testing methodology and sample requirement have been specified for Hb screening. Besides the technique, there are several physiological and methodological factors that
A blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusions and/or made into biopharmaceutical medications by a process called fractionation (separation of whole-blood components). Donation may be of whole blood (WB), or of specific components directly (the latter called apheresis). Blood banks often participate in the collection process as well as the procedures that follow it. Today in the developed world, most blood donors are unpaid volunteers who donate blood for a community supply. In poorer countries, established supplies are limited and donors usually give blood when family or friends need a transfusion (directed donation). Many donors donate as an act of charity, but in countries that allow paid donation some donors are paid, and in some cases there are incentives other than money such as paid time off from work. Donors can also have blood drawn for their own future use (autologous donation). Donating is relatively safe, but some donors have bruising ...
Blood transfusions can transmit the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV; formerly HTLV-III/LAV), the etiologic agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Because serologic tests to identify HIV-infected persons were not commercially available until 1985, previous studies of HIV transmission via blood transfusion first identified transfusion-associated cases of AIDS and then, retrospectively, the respective blood donors (1-3). The blood donors implicated in HIV transmission have usually been asymptomatic at the time of donation but become viremic years after their donation (4). Thus, previous studies of transfusion-associated HIV infection could not assess the likelihood of HIV transmission from infected donors to recipients.. As ...
By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center. Each morning, David Polnaszek gets up, changes into his Stanford Blood Center (SBC) hoodie, something he earned upon his tenth donation last year, and takes an hour-long walk around his neighborhood. Now that hes retired from Microsoft, he has more time to devote to his passions including volunteering with the African Library Project and continuing his 24-time-a-year rendezvous with SBC.. I learned some fascinating information about the devoted platelet donor as he snacked on cookies and sipped juice in the refreshment area following his 415th donation. A former member of the military, David understands the importance of working together to serve those around you. In a few days he would be celebrating his retirement with 100 co-workers and family members and he took this opportunity to highlight blood donation as a great way to give back to the local community. In his retirement invitation and email announcement he asked for a ...
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More voluntary blood donations essentialOn World Blood Donor Day, WHO calls for more people to be heroes - donating blood regularlyNews release14 June 2012 , Geneva - Every year, millions of people rely on the generosity of another person to donate blood. Yet, blood donation rates vary considerably and the demands for blood and blood products are increasing worldwide. To meet these needs, more people must come forward to give blood voluntarily, and regularly, says the WHO on World Blood Donor Day."With increasing life expectancy and the subsequent increase in the number of age-related, chronic diseases, including cancers, that require blood and blood products for treatment, demand outstrips supply," says Dr Neelam Dhingra, Coordinator for Blood Transfusion Safety at WHO. "In addition, some blood products used to treat cancer patients, like platelets, have a shelf-life of only five days. This means we increasingly need more blood donors to meet these demands."Need for blood and blood products is ...
The Campus Blood Donor Center at University of California, Irvine represents a life-giving link between the UC Irvine campus in the city of Irvine and the UC Irvine Medical Center in the city of Orange.. Annually, patients at UC Irvine Medical Center require more than 20,000 blood products. Every one of these products comes from a caring person like you. Blood and platelet donations are a critical lifeline to the men, women and children in our care.. Parking. Parking is available for community-based donors at the Student Center Parking Structure, located at the intersection of Pereira Road and West Peltason. The Blood Donor Center will cover parking expenses for each blood or platelet donation visit.. The Campus Donor Center is located in the Student Center in room B106, downstairs from Starbucks and the bookstore and inside the Courtyard Study Lounge. The main entrance for the Campus Donor Center is inside the Courtyard Study Lounge to the left of the seating area.. ...
Journal of Blood Transfusion is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to all aspects of blood transfusion.
Cellular immunity to the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and a liver-specific lipoprotein was studied, using the leucocyte migration test, in 38 asymptomatic blood donors found to have HBsAg in the serum. Sensitization to HBsAg was found in 26% and was related to the presence of liver damage, being detected in 47% of those with elevated serum aspartate aminotransferase but in only 13% with normal enzyme levels. The frequency of sensitization to this antigen in those with chronic persistent or chronic aggressive hepatitis on biopsy was also higher than in those with unrelated or minimal changes ...
I know what he is, but as they say, he giveth and he taketh away. While Mr. Northman is quite apt at receiving donations, he is just as good at giving it away. Of course, he donated to the stunning Pam. However, if you have not seen the results of Mr. Northmans very generous donations to both Sookie and Lafayette, then I prescribe a good heaping dose of True Blood episodes ...
2008 BLOOD DONORS REPORT. ALGOMA DISTRICT. District Blood Donor Chairman:. R. W. Bro. Gary Bloomfield. 257 Sheridan Crescent. Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5M5(807) 475-3654. [email protected] Report of blood donations for the period:. April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008. ...
Occasionally during an emergency or for a serious illness a dog may require a lifesaving blood transfusion. This is most commonly needed due to internal organ bleeding caused by trauma, from ingesting a toxin, particularly rat baits or illnesses like anaemia.. Some veterinary clinics have their own canine blood bank set up with stores of blood on hand for these situations. Other veterinary clinics may have a list of potential blood donor candidates that they can call on to give blood in the case of emergency. Like humans, dogs do have different blood types and can even have more than one blood type in their system. Cross matching of blood type between donor and recipient will be undertaken before giving a transfusion.. The process of taking the blood is usually fairly simple and can be done on most dogs without sedating them. The process involves very little discomfort but the dog will be required to sit still and calm for up to 15 minuets while the blood is being drawn. An ideal blood donor ...
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Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for nearly 70 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.. ...
University Health Systems Blood Donor Center has completed requirements for testing donors for Zika infection and has resumed collections at University Hospital and at area blood drives.. As of today, Blood Donor Services is collecting whole blood and platelets. Blood drives that were previously scheduled will take place. In August, the Food and Drug Administration mandated Zika testing for the nations blood supply. Our testing processes had to be approved by both by the FDA and Roche Molecular Systems, which manufactures the test It was a rigorous process, particularly since the Zika test is being implemented under special protocols for experimental procedures. Consent forms had to be updated to state that the test is still considered experimental, and staff members had received additional training. All of these efforts are to ensure that we are providing the safest blood possible. Adding the new Zika test brings our total number of blood screening tests for infectious diseases to 11.. Please ...
The blood donated locally with LifeShare will be available to help replenish the blood supply in Boston after our local needs are met. Being a community blood center, we must continue to be prepared for the blood requirements for medical needs in our community. This month, the local blood supply has been at a minimal level. In order to support the needs around the Boston area, we need additional blood donors and donations to ensure the local supply doesnt fall to a critical level," says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers ...
Pat Conely, who lives in Brighton Marina, was honoured this week , for her outstanding contribution to the NHS Blood Donor service.. For over forty years Pat has been a regular blood donor. To show appreciation for her very special service over the years, and to mark her donation of 100 pints of blood, she was presented with a crystal decanter ...
On 14 June, countries worldwide will celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. ...
June 14th has been marked by the World Health Organization to celebrate World Blood Donor Day annually to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to salute blood donors for their selfless service
Introduction: Safe blood is defined as blood from voluntary and non- remunerated blood donors.1 Today, 6.22 million units (73%) of the 8.5 million units required in India annually, are from relative and professional donors who under pressure, can hide their high-risk status, including diseases in window period.[2],[3] Unawareness, misconceptions and myths act as hindering factors in voluntary blood donation.[4],[5] This pilot research project was carried out to explore knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of hospital visitors towards blood donation in central India. Objectives: The objectives of this study were: 1. To know the motivating factors and misconceptions regarding blood donation in a selective population i.e., the hospital visitors. 2. To examine the basis of their decisions regarding participation in blood donation activities in the hospital and community. 3. To develop basic data for large population based survey of the region, for the same. Settings and Design: This was a case ...
Blood donors, especially men, have been advised to avoid any sexual activity within 24 hours after donating blood. This is because; donating blood reduces the energy level of the individual and makes sexual activities unsafe for men within the period. The Volta Regional Blood Donor Organiser, Mr Vincent Kwasi Fekpe, gave this advice at the…
There were 76 whole blood donors at the September Blood Drive in St. James this past week. Volunteers wanted to thank everyone who gave the gift of life last Thursday and Friday.
…….Over 60 units of blood donated Airtel Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Blood Donor Day by donating more than 60 units of blood in an internal company blood drive held at their offices in Bugolobi. Themed Thank you for saving my life, the 2015 World Blood Donor Day was…
Few blood centers can maintain more than a three-day supply of blood for transfusions. The need for blood, platelets, and plasma is constant, but only three in every 100 Americans donate blood. So-called "baby boomers" account for the majority of blood donations, but as a demographic are approaching an age when medications and health issues bar them from being able to donate. At the same time, they are the largest age cohort of the world population and require more donated blood for their own health, quickly using much of the supply they once supported themselves ...
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What is whole blood vs platelet vs plasma donation?Theres more than one type of donation, and finding the one that fits you best can be a rewarding part of the process. Ready to nerd out?Whole blood donation: This is the most common type, during which a pint (or unit) is donated. Following your donation, the whole blood is separated into component parts: red blood cells,
Includes reported confirmed and probable Zika virus disease cases per the CSTE case definitions.. {†} Presumptive viremic blood donors are people who reported no symptoms at the time of donating blood, but whose blood tested positive when screened for the presence of Zika virus RNA by the blood collection agency. Some presumptive viremic blood donors develop symptoms after their donation or may have had symptoms in the past. These individuals may be reported as both Zika virus disease cases and presumptive viremic blood donors.. {‡} Includes 216 cases in Florida and 6 cases in Texas that were acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission.. -. Keywords: USA; US CDC; Updates; Zika Virus.. ------. ...
Objectives:The characterization of primary HIV infection by the analysis of serial plasma samples from newly infected persons using multiple standard viral assays.Design:A retrospective study involving two sets of archived samples from HIV-infected plasma donors. (A) 435 samples from 51 donors detec
Blacks have significantly lower blood donation rates than whites. Many views, experiences, and behaviors associated with blood donation are unique to black culture. Evidence suggests that culturally tailored health promotion programs help with increasing black blood donation. To be effective, tailor...
Based on data from the CDC, 8-19% of women 20-49 years of age have iron deficiency in the United States. In a recent commentary in TRANSFUSION, Sayers and Centilli discuss the AABBs recommendations from Bulletin #12-03, "Strategies to Monitor, Limit or Prevent Iron Deficiency in Blood Donors," which includes increasing the donation interval, measuring donor ferritin, and iron replacement.. Since the bulletin did not give specifics on increasing the donation interval, Sayers and Centilli examined donation records from 78,489 female donors who were deferred because of hemoglobin (Hb) levels less than the cutoff of 12.5 g/dL. About 60% of the deferred donors returned, and these donors were more likely to have a successful donation the longer they waited to return and the closer their deferral Hb was to the cutoff. They also found, however, that over a quarter of those with original levels just below the cutoff (12.2-12.4g/dL) were deferred again, even though they returned between 21 and 24 weeks. ...
The key to recruiting and retaining safe blood donors is good epidemiological data on the prevalence (and incidence, where possible) of infectious markers in the general population to indentify low-risk donor populations coupled with an effective donor education, motivation and recruitment strategy to recruit new voluntary non-remunerated blood donors form these populations. A pleasant environment in the blood bank, good donor care, polite and effective communication between staff and donors are all important factors for the retention of blood donors ...
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging arthropod-borne flavivirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Recent commentaries regarding ZIKV routes of transmission describe a potential transmission by transfusion. Herein, we report a probable case of transfusion-transmitted ZIKV infection through a platelet transfusion that was detected from postdonation information. CASE REPORTA blood donor made a voluntary telephone report to the blood donor facility 3 days after donation and informed the facility of a febrile illness (fever, malaise, and headaches). Due to the ongoing dengue epidemic, the initial clinical investigation included dengue among other possible diagnoses. The serology and molecular laboratory results excluded dengue infection. However, stored samples from the donation were positive for ZIKV on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis. A retrospective investigation demonstrated that the platelet concentrate, which was part of a pool, had been transfused after a liver ...
Transfusion-Transmitted Zika virus (TT-ZIKV) has become an emerging threat to world blood banks due to the fast spread of ZIKV epidemics and high rate of asymptomatic infections. For the risk assessment of ZIKV infection in blood products, relevant studies in blood donations or blood donors tested for ZIKV were collected and analyzed systematically. The overall prevalence of ZIKV infection were estimated through meta-analysis and potential risk factors were detected. The results will provide important clues for the protocol design of blood screening tests. Relevant articles about the rate of ZIKV detected in blood samples were identified from PubMed, Scopus and Web Of Science using key terms search strategy until October 7, 2017. Eligible articles were screened following inclusion and exclusion criteria. Meta-analysis and subgroup analyses were performed by software R3.4.1. Overall postdonation and posttransfusion follow-ups were analyzed. Ten literatures (528,947 blood samples) were included for meta
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in East Riding of Yorkshire to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June).
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged healthy Americans, especially younger ones, to donate blood as supplies dwindle amid the coronavirus outbreak.. "Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement," Dr. Jerome Adams said, noting that blood centers are taking extra precautions so people can safely donate.. Supplies already are tight in parts of the country. The bigger concern is that blood has a short shelf life and the regular donations needed to replenish expiring stocks are drying up. Retirees, among the most reliable blood donors, are heeding calls to stay home. With college campuses closed and corporate blood drives called off as employees work from home, younger people arent filling the void.. "Its lost in the shuffle of everything else now," said Dr. Brian Williams, who co-directs the University of Chicagos surgical intensive care unit. But "trauma and emergency surgeries are not decreasing as a result of the pandemic.". The industry has counted ...
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Transmission of dengue virus (DENV) through blood transfusion has been documented and hence screening for DENV during blood donation has been recently recommended by the American Association of Blood Banks and Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. DENV is endemic in the Western province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and serotypes 1, 2 and 3, but not 4, have been detected. However, little is known regarding the rates of DENV during blood donation in the kingdom. The aim of this study was therefore to measure the prevalence of dengue virus and its serotypes in eligible Saudi blood donors in the endemic Western region of KSA. This was a cross-sectional study and serum samples were collected from 910 eligible Saudi male blood donors. DENV IgM and IgG antibodies were measured serologically by ELISA while viral serotypes were detected by a single step IVD CE certified multiplex RT-PCR kit. The overall prevalence was 39 and 5.5% for IgG+ and IgM+, respectively. There were 12 (1.3%) with exclusively
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OHerlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) was engaged by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to carry out an access audit of the National Blood Centre at St Jamess Hospital and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donor Clinic on DOlier Street, Dublin 2.. As part of the service OHAC liaised with the organisations Access Officer, carried out an access audit of the buildings, prepared a report of the findings and presented the findings to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.. Work on this project ran from October 2008 to August 2009.. ...
Major hydrophilic region in genomic HBV extending from aa99 to aa169, clustered with a highly conformational epitope, is critical to the antigenicity of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and may affect the diagnosis of HBV in HBV screening test. So, this study aimed to characterize variants of S gene product of hepatitis B virus (HBV) isolated from patients with overt or occult HBV infection in north-eastern Egypt. The study included sera of two different groups of volunteer blood donors (VBDs), 82 with overt HBV that were positive for HBsAg and anti-HBc and 343 donors negative for HBsAg eligible for donation. Of the latter group, only 44 were positive for anti-HBc. All anti-HBc positive sera were subjected to HBV DNA detection and partial sequence analysis targeting the HBV S gene. HBV DNA was detected in 22.7 % of HBsAg-/anti-HBc + (10/44 patients) and in 90 % of HBsAg + donors (74/82 patients) with significant statistical difference (P = 0.0001). Phylogenetic analysis showed that HBV strains
External quality assessment (EQA) is an important component of quality systems for blood transfusion services. Establishing external quality assessment programmes for screening of donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI): implementation guide aims to support WHO member States in establishing and operating EQA programmes for screening donated blood for TTI. The guides has been designed for use by national health authorities and EQA organizing institutions in the development of EQA programme. It will also give participating laboratories an insight into the organization of EQA programmes for TTI screening and an understanding of the benefits of participation.. ...
As of Aug. 13, the seven human cases of WNV reported in EU Member States include: Italy (4), Bulgaria (1), Romania (1) and Austria (1). In addition, eight cases were detected in neighboring countries of Israel (7) and Serbia (1).. During the past week, Austria reported its first case of West Nile fever, detected in an asymptomatic blood donor from Vienna. In neighbouring countries, Serbia reported a laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile virus infection in Juzno-Banatski district. This is the first case reported by Serbia in the current transmission season. Israel reported four new cases diagnosed in August in the following areas: Northern District (2), Tel Aviv (1) and Central District (1).. ...
Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is an important life-threatening complication that is related with blood transfusion. The frequency is reported as 1/5.000. It is generally characterized with hypoxia that appears at the 2-6th hours after the blood transfusion, bilateral infiltration in the chest radiography, and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Acute respiratory distress, hypotension, tachycardia and fever accompany the clinical picture. Past surgery, blood transfusion, and sepsis are among the factors that trigger the disease. In this study, the efficiency of the hemodialysis applied in the right time in the treatment of a heavy TRALI case developed after a blood transfusion has been presented.. Keywords: Acute lung injury, efficiency, hemodialysis, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in bone marrow transplant patients after transfusions from anti-HCV-positive blood donors. AU - Shuhart, M. C.. AU - Myerson, D.. AU - Spurgeon, C. L.. AU - Bevan, C. A.. AU - Sayers, M. H.. AU - McDonald, G. B.. PY - 1996/4/1. Y1 - 1996/4/1. N2 - In March 1992, 12 bone marrow transplant patients at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received blood components from donors who were anti-HCV-nonreactive by first generation ELISA but whose serum later tested anti-HCV-reactive to a second generation ELISA. All these blood components were further tested for anti-HCV using a second-generation RIBA and for HCV RNA by polymerase chain reaction. Recipient sera were tested for HCV RNA prior to and following blood component infusion. Blood components from four donors were positive for HCV RNA. All recipients of HCV RNA-positive blood components became viremic on the first day tested post-infusion. In addition, two recipients of HCV RNA-negative blood ...
Transfusion-related acute lung injury is emerging as a common cause of transfusion-related adverse events. However, awareness about this entity in the medical fraternity is low and it, consequently, remains a very under-reported and often an under-diagnosed complication of transfusion therapy. We report a case of a 46-year old woman who developed acute respiratory and hemodynamic instability following a single unit blood transfusion in the postoperative period. Investigation results were non-specific and a diagnosis of transfusion-related acute lung injury was made after excluding other possible causes of acute lung injury. She responded to symptomatic management with ventilatory and vasopressor support and recovered completely over the next 72 hours. The diagnosis of transfusion-related acute lung injury relies on excluding other causes of acute pulmonary edema following transfusion, such as sepsis, volume overload, and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. All plasma containing blood products have been

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American Red Cross Blood Services Product Manufacturing - Processing Training Program | Charter Oak State CollegeAmerican Red Cross Blood Services Product Manufacturing - Processing Training Program | Charter Oak State College

Charter Oak State College awards college credit is available for the American Red Cross Blood Services Product Manufacturing - ... Demonstrate understanding of cell morphology and blood cell identification.. *Maintain and use hematology analyzers for donor ... Fundamentals of Blood Center Manufacturing: 3 credits, lower division level. *Quality Control Testing of Blood and Blood ... Quality Control Testing of Blood and Blood Products: 12 credits, upper division level. This course combines the theory, ...
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Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood ... "Every day, blood and platelet donors can help save lives, and right now these heroes are needed to give as soon as possible." ... Critical Red Cross Blood Shortage Prompts Emergency Call for Donations Written by Staff on July 6, 2017 at 9:29 am Give blood ... Nearly one-third fewer new blood donors came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year due in part to schools - ...
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The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for ... about two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. ... The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the 14,000 blood donations needed every day to support patients at about 2,600 ... Traub said that she now knows the importance of giving blood and makes a point to donate in honor of her father at the Suburban ...
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The Broward Community Blood Center in Lauderhill on Thursday quadrupled its weekly blood shipment to the Armed Forces Blood ... South Florida`s two large blood centers are welcoming the extra donors and urging others to keep their usual appointments. ... making special blood drives unnecessary this week despite increased military requests, local officials said on Thursday. ... Broward County blood donors appeared within moments of the first sorties, ...
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The Broward Community Blood Center in Lauderhill on Thursday quadrupled its weekly blood shipment to the Armed Forces Blood ... South Florida`s two large blood centers are welcoming the extra donors and urging others to keep their usual appointments. ... making special blood drives unnecessary this week despite increased military requests, local officials said on Thursday. ... Broward County blood donors appeared within moments of the first sorties, ...
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Following Germanys tainted blood scandal last year, Horst Seehofer, the federal health minister, and the health ministers of ... as whole blood in a year. Germany is the only country in the European Union that allows blood. donation from paid donors. The ... carefully screened regular donors. However, this will be possible only if German doctors cut the amount. of blood and blood ... Since January, one blood transfusion centre in Hamburg has kept. plasma intended for use in making blood products, such as the ...
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CDC - Malaria - Blood Donor ScreeningCDC - Malaria - Blood Donor Screening

... blood collection centers can assess the risk of malaria exposure in potential blood donors. ... The U.S. blood supply is kept as safe as possible from infectious diseases, including malaria, through strict Food and Drug ... People diagnosed with malaria cannot donate blood for 3 years after treatment, during which time they must have remained free ... Because of these control measures, malaria transmitted through blood transfusion is very rare in the United States and occurs ...
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The amount of blood in New York and New Jersey inventories is so low that officials have been forced to cut distribution to ... The amount of blood in New York and New Jersey inventories is so low that officials have been forced to cut distribution to ...
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Donors are being told to return throughout the week as supplies run low. ... Several Las Vegas blood drive sites have reached capacity the day after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. ...
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Among extra precautions being taken now: Donors are spaced at least 6 feet apart in fixed blood centers; workers who draw blood ... Red blood cells last for 42 days, platelets just five days, and some blood types are more rare than others. Already, blood ... among the most reliable blood donors, are heeding calls to stay home. With college campuses closed and corporate blood drives ... And the message for would-be donors: Answering a call for a local blood drive isnt violating the message to avoid crowds. ...
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... blood donation, and emergency preparedness. Support the American Red Cross today. ... Platelet donors as well as blood donors of all blood types are needed now and will be needed in the coming weeks to help ensure ... There is an urgent need for blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. Eligible donors with these blood ... 19, 2014-The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. ...
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One of the bonuses for owners who bring a dog to the bloodmobile is the promise of free blood from the blood bank. The blood ... which has about 1,000 active donors and is the largest voluntary canine blood donor program in the country. ... Doggy Blood Donors Roll Up Their Paws. Vet school runs bloodmobile serving four Eastern states. It is believed to be the only ... The blood -- taken from a jugular because it is a large vein and can withstand the pressure of a suction pump -- will be ...
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The precious blood of Russias donors - RT World NewsThe precious blood of Russia's donors - RT World News

... with the number of donors having shrunk by a half over the last decade. ... The lives of millions of people depend on those willing to donate their blood, but many countries have a dire shortage and ... The precious blood of Russias donors Published time: 30 Mar, 2010 07:25 Edited time: 30 Mar, 2010 15:19 ... So I decided to help," shared another donor Sergey Terekhov.. For those waiting for it, blood reserves are a lifeline. The work ...
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  • This course combines the theory, knowledge and laboratory skills necessary to perform quality control procedures and testing on blood specimens. (
  • This course combines the theory, knowledge and laboratory skills necessary to properly store, monitor, pack, track and distribute blood and blood products from the ARCBS to hospitals. (
  • Since January, one blood transfusion centre in Hamburg has kept plasma intended for use in making blood products, such as the clotting factors needed by haemophiliacs, 'in quarantine', until the donor has had a second test after six months and is given the all clear. (
  • Because of these control measures, malaria transmitted through blood transfusion is very rare in the United States and occurs at a rate of less than 1 per 1 million units of blood transfused. (
  • We can't ask the dog for the donation, but we most certainly will not force any dog to donate blood," said Urs Giger, head of the veterinary school's transfusion medical program. (
  • Blood Bank Liability in AIDS Case Upset : Court: Appellate ruling says the facility could not be held negligent in 1983 transfusion. (
  • Woman Who Got AIDS After Transfusion Sues : Litigation: Her claim accuses doctor, two blood banks and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital of negligence and malpractice. (
  • The Stanford Blood Center is part of the Stanford School of Medicine and serves the second largest transfusion facility in the United States. (
  • infection also can occur via blood transfusion, congenital transmission, organ transplantation, laboratory incident, and ingestion of triatomine-contaminated food or drink ( 1 ). (
  • If the blood group matches with that of the victim, a transfusion will take place on Thursday. (
  • All too often, blood services do not have sufficient blood available or are not able to ensure that the quality of the blood is safe for transfusion. (
  • The transmission of infectious and contagious agents through the transfusion of blood derivatives and components is characterized by delayed adverse reactions that increase the risks to recipients. (
  • Under an FDA policy that was enacted in the 1980s when the risk of AIDS from transfusion was first recognized, any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 is banned for life from donating blood "based upon documented higher levels of certain transfusion-transmissible infections (e.g. (
  • Every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. (
  • For years the FDA has preached patience, calling for time so that tests " can assure that blood recipients are not placed at an increased risk of HIV or other transfusion transmitted diseases . (
  • When a life is on the line with a grim medical condition, when the prognosis is poor and surgical intervention is the sole alternative, when a blood transfusion is required to save the patient Beevo gets the call here. (
  • These are based on promoting regular, voluntary, unpaid donations and on nationally coordinated blood transfusion services. (
  • Despite some recent improvements in this important area, fewer than 30% of countries have a nationally coordinated blood transfusion service in place. (
  • Television personality Heather Mills-McCartney, herself a beneficiary of blood transfusion following a serious accident in 1993, will preside over celebrations. (
  • About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished. (
  • Unfortunately, blood product has a limited shelf life, which makes collection from blood donors necessary," says Dr. Ian Chin-Yee, a hematologist in charge of the blood transfusion lab at LHSC. (
  • In the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the NIH, 14.6% of donors presenting for whole blood donation and 7.7% of donors presenting for apheresis platelet donation are deferred on at least one occasion per year due to low hemoglobin values. (
  • Soon after, the baby girl received her first blood and platelet transfusion. (
  • The ceremony is implemented under the control of Azerbaijani Republican Blood Transfusion Institute specialties. (
  • After returning home, Hancock cuts himself on a bread knife and is rushed back to the same hospital, where he receives a transfusion of his own blood-the only pint the hospital has of his rare blood type. (
  • Hancock implies that he would not have been able to have a transfusion if he had not donated himself, as his is the only AB negative blood available. (
  • This report is the first published data in Thailand that provides the useful data for hemoglobinopathies among blood donors for reducing a number of severe thalassemia patients. (
  • However, one study revealed an increasing Chagas seroprevalence among blood donors in Los Angeles County, California, from 1996 (one in 9,850 donors) to 1998 (one in 5,400 donors) ( 7 ). (
  • The file contained the information of blood donors from between 2010 and 2016. (
  • Her doctors had suspected a form of blood cancer , but it wasn't until nearly her first birthday in March 2016 that the family learned Skye had juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) - a rare disease where bone marrow makes immature white blood cells, which grow too rapidly. (
  • With college campuses closed and corporate blood drives called off as employees work from home, younger people aren't filling the void. (
  • For the last 1 1/2 years, we haven't had enough because more people are using" the doggy blood bank, said Hatchett, who spoke sweetly to Sport as she slid a needle into his neck. (
  • Three people held him down as Hatchett drew his blood. (
  • People come to give blood for many reasons. (
  • Without the generous donation of people donating their blood, I would not be a mom today," Fasani said. (
  • Not only is the Red Cross wary of blood tainted by the AIDS virus, some people mistakenly think that the disease can somehow be transmitted to them as they're giving blood, Keller said. (
  • I've had well-educated people need reassurance that it {giving blood} is a safe process," Keller said. (
  • These people may be terrified, but they also represent the potential for more blood in the future if they can be persuaded to return. (
  • The Mass General Blood Donor Center's Car Service is ideal for companies and organizations located within Boston and Cambridge that have fewer than 250 people at their location. (
  • The service says young people are vital, 40% of new donors are aged between 17 and 24, but this number has been declining. (
  • The number of young people donating has been falling for the last decade but this year there's been a sharp drop and we now need 100,000 donors to sign up in the next 100 days to start addressing the shortfall. (
  • Blood isn't just needed when people have accidents - it's also used to help treat health conditions including cancer and long term illnesses and in maternity care. (
  • Hospitals across England need 7,000 units of blood every day and each unit saves or improves the lives of up to three people. (
  • Over a lifetime, some blood donors help more than 500 people through their donations. (
  • Tanoto said that they garnered a lot of interest and sign-ups from Chinese people who had never heard of blood donations. (
  • It was a request from Bloodworks to diversify blood supply in the Pacific Northwest because people of different ethnicities have different blood composition," Tanoto said. (
  • Alyssa Ziman, MD, speaks before Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, meets 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Juan Alejos, MD, speaks to his former patient 17-year-old Donovan Ho, of Orange, after Ho got a chance to meet 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, is seen smiling after he got a chance to meet the 11 people who donated blood after he went through a heart transplant in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, who underwent a heart transplant in 2010, got a chance to meet at UCLA the 11 people who donated blood to himduring the Jan. 27 event to raise awareness about donations. (
  • Donovan Ho poses with the 11 people who donated blood to him after he had a heart transplant in 2010. (
  • Donor Tony Kostas hugs recipient 17-year-old Donovan Ho, of Orange, who underwent a heart transplant at UCLA and got a chance to meet the 11 people who donated blood to him. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, speaks how his life was saved by 11 people donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Donovan Ho's brother Jonathan, 13, and mother Tiffany Ho react as they listen to him speak how the 11 people he's about to meet who saved his life by donating blood. (
  • Donovan Ho, 17, of Orange, speaks about how the 11 people he's about to meet saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • Juan Alejos, MD, hugs his former patient, Donovan Ho, 17, before he meets 11 people who saved his life by donating blood after he went through heart surgery in 2010. (
  • A total of 4 362 people attended clinics and showed interest in donating blood. (
  • Our donors are all special people who give blood only to help others in need. (
  • Dog blood banks are much like people blood banks. (
  • Most of the time, dogs require donated blood for the same reasons people do: car accidents, anemia or because they're undergoing surgery. (
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urged the sheriff to seize the retired racers that were kept as blood donors at the Pet Blood Bank northwest of Austin. (
  • The Nagpur couple's SMS-based service putting people needing blood in touch with donors has got thicker, reports Sarita Kaushik. (
  • Mosquitoes are the main transmitters of Zika virus in people, but it can also be spread by blood and sexual contact. (
  • Blood donations help save the lives of millions of people every year. (
  • One hundred people donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during November blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. (
  • More than 2,000 people, representing chapters from around the nation, were on hand Saturday as new technologies were unveiled that address the concerns of many would-be blood donors. (
  • Current medical regulations in the US require a 12-month waiting period before blood donations are allowed from people who have had sex with an HIV carrier or someone with viral hepatitis. (
  • But even though donors are paid up to $800, program directors say it can be difficult to find people willing to give, The Seattle Times reported ( (
  • Before the donation, people are given shots of a protein that increases production of stem cells, which can then be removed from the blood. (
  • For every successful donor, seven people have to be screened. (
  • Thanks to the millions of people who give blood safely and anonymously, thousands of lives are saved every day. (
  • Some 60% of global blood supplies goes to 18% of the world's people, leaving 82% of the global population inadequately covered. (
  • Photographs of the facility, which People for the Treatment of Ethical Treatment of Animals says a former blood-bank employee took between February and June, show kenneled dogs with open wounds, rotting teeth and toenails curling into their paw pads. (
  • The FDA issued the statement in response to the uptick of people receiving plasma infusions from young donors to fight aging or serious illnesses. (
  • One study suggests older people who have younger blood infused can rejuvenate their body. (
  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and those people are counting on volunteer donors to save their lives. (
  • Bombay blood group is a rare blood type in which the people have an H antigen deficiency. (
  • Many people, including a doctor who sees first hand the need for blood, stopped by the Blood Source office in Midtown Sacramento to help the cause by donating. (
  • A total of 301 people turned out for the two-day clinic, with 230 units of blood collected-just shy of its goal of 240 units. (
  • No donors with IgM antibody, which identifies acute infection, were identified. (
  • Specific IgM revealed active EBV infection in 12 blood donors. (
  • This deferral period has been left in place because there is a "window period" after infection with blood-borne viruses where they are not detectable. (
  • The move comes after last year's revelations that a small German company failed to follow proper purification procedures and marketed blood products contaminated with HIV. (
  • At the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital in Gainesville, donors receive a year's supply of preventive medicines for heartworm, ticks and fleas - to protect the blood supply - plus a 40-pound bag of food and treats. (
  • First, Best & Always" is the theme for this year's convention, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the Red Cross' blood services programs, and the 100th anniversary of the organization's Greater Salt Lake chapter. (
  • The Blood Bank is reporting a shortage, and badly needs donors in time for New Year's Eve. (
  • The hope is to meet their goal before New Year's Eve, a time when donated blood is unfortunately needed more. (
  • Up until July 2019, there was an FDA policy banning anyone who had traveled to China in the past three years, from donating blood. (
  • Sport, who recently made his ninth visit to the Penn Animal Bloodmobile, didn't seem stressed as he lay on a metal table so that a veterinary technician could shave a patch of his silky fur and draw a pint of blood from a vein. (
  • The blood usually costs about $100 a pint, Hatchett said. (
  • I didn't even feel it," said Gary Robertson, after a smiling Keller slid a 16-gauge steel needle into his vein and his 38th donated pint of blood had drained into a plastic pouch during a recent blood drive at the Potomac Electric Power Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (
  • Donors are instructed to check a box, either "Use my blood" or "Do not use my blood," on a confidential form that is later attached to each pint. (
  • The collection process for a pint of blood takes about 20 minutes. (
  • After processing, a pint of dog blood could help two to four canines. (
  • Bunclarke does his duty and donates a pint of his rare and precious blood for his country. (
  • The bargain always felt good: as a donor, I give them a pint of the red stuff, "the gift of life," and, in return, I get some juice and a few cookies. (
  • The Full-Length Donor History Questionnaire (DHQ) is designed to evaluate any donor, while the Abbreviated Donor History Questionnaire (aDHQ) can be used with qualified frequent blood donors. (
  • For instance, a questionnaire could ask if the person is in a monogamous relationship or if the donor uses effective preventive measures. (
  • Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. (
  • We have large print versions of the welcome folder and Donor Health Check Questionnaire. (
  • They also want to minimise the risk of contamination by introducing strict regulations on the choice of donors, and by building up a 'bank' of regular donors who are prepared to be tested repeatedly. (
  • The health ministers made no mention of ending this practice, but Seehofer says that within five years it will be possible for Germany to get all the blood and blood products it needs from carefully screened regular donors. (
  • First-time and regular donors are encouraged to give blood every January, and regularly thereafter. (
  • National Blood Donor Awareness Month encourages first-time and regular donors to make a difference in their communities by scheduling an appointment to give blood every January, and regularly thereafter. (
  • In some cases, the blood is separated into products that treat diseases and disorders. (
  • Molecular and hematological studies in a large cohort of α 0 -thalassemia in Northeast Thailand: data from a single referral center," Blood Cells, Molecules, & Diseases , vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 89-93, 2013. (
  • She worked with animals with diseases like hemophilia, and during the early 1980s she ran New York's human blood program, which made her realize that veterinary medicine could benefit from something similar. (
  • Packed red blood cells are used for treating trauma, as well as some cancers and autoimmune diseases. (
  • Typically, when an animal donates blood, she is typed and checked for blood-borne infectious diseases. (
  • When an animal meets these requirements, her blood will be drawn and sent out to a lab to test for infectious diseases, and then she'll be given a general health profile. (
  • While in many countries more and more testing is being done to make blood safe, most developing nations do not test for diseases such as HIV or hepatitis B and C. Annually, some six million tests that should be done for infections are not done. (
  • Plasma is essential for delivering proteins for blood clotting and fighting diseases. (
  • Colonies limit exposure to communicable diseases and keep dogs from having to travel for blood draws, but they require ample space and staff to keep the dogs fit and stimulated, Musulin said. (
  • The FDA has said plasma infusions from the blood of younger individuals is not clinicaly proven to fight diseases. (
  • The ceremony also provides children with useful education in blood diseases and methods to prevent them. (
  • After managing to offend some of the other waiting donors he amuses himself by reading the waiting room's wall posters out loud, finally singing "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases" to the tune of the German national anthem before being shown in to see the doctor (Cargill). (
  • Last year, about 100 local donors provided billions of cells to more than 100 researchers from as far away as Germany and Singapore, he said. (
  • Although Sher said he would prefer to expand plasma collection using voluntary donors, he said it's not clear whether that would generate enough volume. (
  • This important day brings awareness to the need for regular voluntary donors and recognizes those who have donated their blood to improve (and even save! (
  • We welcome new donors of any age, but a failure to boost the number of young donors now will put a strain on the blood service in the years to come. (
  • There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent these conditions, and there are risks associated with the use of any plasma product," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Peter Marks, head of the agency's biologics center, in a statement . (
  • A blood center environment is going to be safer than another more public area like a grocery store," said Dr. Suchi Pandey, chief medical officer of Stanford University's blood center, which filled appointments Thursday for a mobile drive. (
  • Mass General will provide a car to pick up groups of 3-4 donors at a time and will transport the group from their location to the Blood Donor Center and back to their office. (
  • Pat Vitucci, a Bay Area Independent Financial Advisor, was recently selected to conduct a special financial seminar for donors of the Stanford Blood Center. (
  • 2) Designs will reflect the appropriate professional image the Naval Medical Center San Diego Blood Donor Center wishes to project to its audience to enhance its collection efforts. (
  • 3) NMCSD Blood Donor Center audience consists of active duty military, their family members, federal employees, contractors, reservists and military retirees. (
  • Design will include the following: good quality, attention to detail, professionalism, creativity, effective use of design elements, and catchy, timely messages which promote blood donation and convey the particular image intended by the NMCSD Blood Donor Center. (
  • 2) Logo placement will be on the front left pocket area and will include the Blood Donor Center phone number with the logo. (
  • He sees it as beyond going to the blood center. (
  • And Versiti's call center to donors is running strong to schedule extra appointments, Spano said. (
  • The second blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, from 2:30-7 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Summer Creek, located at 14201 E. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. (
  • All presenting blood and platelet donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center during the month of April will receive a royal blue MGH Blood Donor Center "Boston Strong" T-shirt. (
  • If an individual donates blood at Hunterdon Medical Center from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, he or she will receive a donation letter from the hospital to present to Pelican Ski & Snowboard Shop at 3555 Route 22 in the Whitehouse Station section of Readington. (
  • OneBlood, a Florida blood distribution center, has launched the search to find matching blood donors for Zainab Mughal, a two-year-old with neuroblastoma. (
  • Zainab's blood type is extremely rare, according to OneBlood , a Florida-based blood distribution center. (
  • The blood center holds monthly drives at the hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (
  • Both the American Red Cross and the Indiana Blood Center are looking for help during a very slow time. (
  • Mason donated at the Indiana Blood Center on Wednesday, but they need many more like him. (
  • This summer community support has dwindled too and the Blood Center isn't alone. (
  • Both agencies are in need of blood donors of all types, but the Indiana Blood Center is in urgent need of donors with type O negative. (
  • Interested donors can find the nearest donor center or list of mobile drives by visiting or by calling 1-800-632-4722. (
  • In recognition of National Blood Donor Awareness Month, TulareWORKs Phone Center (TPC) will host its annual blood drive on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until noon at 26644 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia. (
  • Blood donors who visit the LifeSource donor center at 5250 Grand Ave. in Gurnee from Sept. 30-Oct. 4 will receive a discounted ticket to Fright Fest from LifeSource partner Six Flags Great America. (
  • The offer is good only at the LifeSource Donor Center, 5250 Grand Ave., in Gurnee. (
  • As part of its "Adopt-a-Bed" initiative with LifeSource, Great America employees will visit the LifeSource donor center on October 1 to offer their blood donation. (
  • Fright Fest characters will appear at the center in full makeup throughout the day to meet with donors and pose for pictures. (
  • Additionally, the American Red Cross gets some of its blood from high schools and colleges. (
  • Additionally, donors will receive concerts to the Heart/Jason Bonhman concert on July 12 and July 13. (
  • When Stanford does a mobile drive, it's allowing fewer donors on the bus at a time. (
  • But when workers are laid off or aren't replaced after retirements and buyouts, there are fewer donors. (
  • But when we see 'A,' 'B' and 'O' blood products missing from the hospital shelves, that impacts patient care, and that's what we need to address," Rita Jevicky, donor recruitment manager, said. (
  • Looking ahead to 2020, Tanoto said that they will continue to focus on similar marketing efforts, specifically around blood donor recruitment. (
  • Caroline Portlock, head of donor recruitment at the charity, said: 'Registering online as a potential blood stem cell donor only takes a few minutes but it could lead to you giving decades to someone else. (
  • Donors receive about $300 for those procedures, said Kristie Rollins, the project manager who oversees recruitment. (
  • The debate over paying donors for plasma has flared up again because Canada's first paid plasma clinic has opened in Saskatoon. (
  • The winners of each challenge were determined by a pro-rata formula looking at the potential eligible donors, the number of new donors, attendance and units collected at the blood donation clinic. (
  • Husky dog Sirius lies on a stretcher as blood is taken from him at a pet clinic in Berlin. (
  • Some use the "closed colony" model, which means dogs that are kept solely for blood-donor purposes, like animals kept at a vet school or in a vet clinic. (
  • Joanne, a phlebotomist at Canadian Blood Services, is waiting for you to roll up your sleeve and visit a blood donor clinic today! (
  • Mandy Lahti was among those giving the gift of life Monday night during the first day of Canadian Blood Services' donor clinic at Fort High, which also ran again there yesterday. (
  • Epidemiological records were evaluated and 4 mL of peripheral blood from 213 blood donors were collected in tubes without anticoagulant. (
  • Peripheral-blood stem cells versus bone marrow from unrelated donors. (
  • Randomized trials have shown that the transplantation of filgrastim-mobilized peripheral-blood stem cells from HLA-identical siblings accelerates engraftment but increases the risks of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), as compared with the transplantation of bone marrow. (
  • We conducted a phase 3, multicenter, randomized trial of transplantation of peripheral-blood stem cells versus bone marrow from unrelated donors to compare 2-year survival probabilities with the use of an intention-to-treat analysis. (
  • The overall survival rate at 2 years in the peripheral-blood group was 51% (95% confidence interval [CI], 45 to 57), as compared with 46% (95% CI, 40 to 52) in the bone marrow group (P=0.29), with an absolute difference of 5 percentage points (95% CI, -3 to 14). (
  • The overall incidence of graft failure in the peripheral-blood group was 3% (95% CI, 1 to 5), versus 9% (95% CI, 6 to 13) in the bone marrow group (P=0.002). (
  • The incidence of chronic GVHD at 2 years in the peripheral-blood group was 53% (95% CI, 45 to 61), as compared with 41% (95% CI, 34 to 48) in the bone marrow group (P=0.01). (
  • We did not detect significant survival differences between peripheral-blood stem-cell and bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors. (
  • Exploratory analyses of secondary end points indicated that peripheral-blood stem cells may reduce the risk of graft failure, whereas bone marrow may reduce the risk of chronic GVHD. (
  • Peripheral blood stem cells, less-well-known cells that are in crucial demand for scientific research, are collected through a process called leukapheresis, which removes blood through one arm, separates out white blood cells, and returns the blood to the donor. (
  • Ravi Prasad, 37, a Community Transit worker from Marysville, has donated peripheral blood stem cells twice, both times on his birthday, after learning about the opportunity at a backyard barbecue. (
  • Part of her technique is to distract donors as she loads a lancet into the instrument she uses to prick their fingers for a required hemoglobin test. (
  • Nowadays, the study of thalassemia and abnormal hemoglobin in blood donors has been reported in several populations with different frequencies [ 10 - 15 ]. (
  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin. (
  • Mr Hunt said the data included answers to a number of true-false eligibility questions, including one that asked donors whether they had engaged in "at-risk sexual behaviour" in the previous 12 months. (
  • Researchers have successfully managed to implant blood vessels grown from donor cells, raising hopes that such a procedure can be used as replacement arteries in the future. (
  • In response to the Mughals' predicament, OneBlood has launched a worldwide search for donors ― hoping that somewhere out there, a few perfect matches will be found for the little girl. (
  • There is an urgent need for blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. (
  • Over the next three weeks, a group of 40 national partners and hundreds of local partners, celebrities and other brands will remove the letters "A," "B" and "O," which are the three main blood types, to show their support for the campaign. (
  • In trauma situations, doctors don't necessarily have time to cross-reference blood types and so it's important to have O-negative blood on hand, she said. (
  • Her parents and immediate family members reportedly don't have blood types that match. (
  • However, since canines have 13 blood types, a mismatch could be a cause for concern. (
  • Veterinarians note that only about 5 percent of all horses are universal donors because they have blood types containing the A , C+, Q and U+ antibodies. (
  • More than 15 different blood types can be found among horses, far more than humans possess, Gedon said. (
  • Although all blood types are needed, the need is especially critical for type O blood donors. (
  • Dogs have 13 blood types, and cats have three blood types. (
  • It was either that or join the Young Conservatives", he tells the nurse (Whitfield), before getting into an argument with her about whether British blood is superior to other types. (
  • The shelf-life of frozen red blood cells is two months and about one year for plasma. (
  • This study was aimed at determining the frequency of α -thalassemia 1 trait, β -thalassemia trait, and Hb E-related syndromes in Southern Thai blood donors. (
  • There are no federal standards for animal blood banks, with only California regulating operations and requiring yearly inspections. (
  • The study was commissioned by Cytograft Tissue Engineering Inc. of Novato, California, and made use of donor skin cells to grow the blood vessels. (