Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.
Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.
Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.
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.
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.
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.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS, including antibodies to the surface (Australia) and core of the Dane particle and those to the "e" antigens.
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.
The hepatitis B antigen within the core of the Dane particle, the infectious hepatitis virion.
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.
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.
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-I ANTIGENS.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
Antibodies reactive with the HTLV-II ANTIGENS.
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.
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.
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.
Infections with viruses of the family FLAVIVIRIDAE.
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.
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.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
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.
A contagious venereal disease caused by the spirochete TREPONEMA PALLIDUM.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
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.
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.
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)
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
Sensitive tests to measure certain antigens, antibodies, or viruses, using their ability to agglutinate certain erythrocytes. (From Stedman, 26th ed)
Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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.
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.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.
Diagnostic procedures involving immunoglobulin reactions.
Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).
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)
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
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 between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.
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.
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.
A positive-stranded RNA virus species in the genus HEPEVIRUS, causing enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis (HEPATITIS E).
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.
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)
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.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 2.6.1.2.
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).
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
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.
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)
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.
The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.
Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.
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)

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 ...
BACKGROUND: A decrease in the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) has been reported among voluntary blood donors in some regions of China. However, the prevalence of HCV among volunteer blood donors in other regions of China has not been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of HCV among 559,890 first-time volunteer blood donors recruited during 2004 through 2007 at the Guangzhou Blood Center, China. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Anti-HCV was detected using two different third-generation enzyme immunoassay kits. HCV RNA was detected using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting the 5-untranslated region of HCV. RESULTS: Among 559,890 donors, 1877 (0.335%) were positive for anti-HCV. The anti-HCV+ rate was significantly higher in males than females (0.37% vs. 0.28%; p | 0.001) and significantly lower among donors living in Guangdong Province than donors who had migrated from other locations (0.30% vs. 0.40%; p | 0.001). Among the
Since the implementation of a series of blood donation safety improvements in Kenya, information about seroprevalence and determinants of transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary blood donors especially in high HIV burden regions of Homabay, Kisumu and Siaya counties remain scanty. A cross-sectional study examining HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C virus sero-markers and associated determinants was conducted among voluntary blood donors. Their demographic characteristics and previous risk exposure were recorded in a pre-donation questionnaire, while blood samples collected were screened for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency viruses by ELISA and RPR (syphilis), then confirmed using CMIA. Overall TTIs seroprevalence was 114 (9.4%), distributed among HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis at 14 (1.15%), 42 (3.46%), 39 (3.21%) and 19 (1.56%), respectively, with co-infections of 3 (0.25%). There were no significant differences in proportions distributions among demographic variables. ...
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:
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes significant morbidity and mortality globally primarily due to its ability to cause hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services screens for Hepatitis B antibodies using the chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay method. This test does not inform on the genotypic characteristics of the virus or the actual presence of the virus in blood. This study therefore sought to determine the serologic and genotypic profiles of HBV circulating among the voluntary blood donors in Nairobi. Blood samples were collected in plain and EDTA vacutainers and tested for the Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). HBV DNA was then extracted from plasma, its overlapping P/S gene amplified and sequenced. The resulting sequences were used to analyze for the circulating genotypes and mutations within the P and S genes. Bivariate statistical analysis was used to determine the association between demographic factors and HBV infection. A
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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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The form of blood donation when a donation is made directly to a specific patient. Directed blood donation is only possible with a blood group identity, i.e., the blood group of the patient and the donor must match, this way we can separate the blood products can be used guaranteed for that patient.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Predictors of hemoglobin in Danish blood donors. T2 - Results from the Danish blood donor study. AU - Kotzé, Sebastian R.. AU - Pedersen, Ole B.. AU - Petersen, Mikkel S.. AU - Sørensen, Erik. AU - Thørner, Lise W.. AU - Sørensen, Cecilie J.. AU - Rigas, Andreas S.. AU - Hjalgrim, Henrik. AU - Rostgaard, Klaus. AU - Ullum, Henrik. AU - Erikstrup, Christian. PY - 2015/6/1. Y1 - 2015/6/1. N2 - BACKGROUND: It is well known that blood donors are at increased risk of iron deficiency and subsequent development of iron deficiency anemia. We aimed to investigate the effect of factors influencing hemoglobin (Hb) levels. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Initiated in 2010, the Danish Blood Donor Study is a population-based study and biobank. We performed multivariable linear regression analysis to assess the effects of donation activity, physiologic and lifestyle factors, and diet on Hb levels among 15,197 donors. We also performed multivariable logistic regression to evaluate the effects of ...
Background. Despite several decades of research, the relevance of blood donation and iron homeostasis on cardiometabolic outcomes remains unclear. Objectives. This thesis aims to reliably characterise the relevance of blood donation and iron homeostasis on cardiometabolic outcomes while overcoming some limitations of previous studies. Data sources (i) 187,725 UK blood donors drawn from the general blood donor population and linked with hospital records; (ii) up to 40,000 blood donors from the INTERVAL trial, including data on ~30 million genetic variants, 6 iron biomarkers, 7 cardiometabolic markers and serial surveys; (iii) up to 890,000 participants from the UK Biobank and 4 external genetic consortia, with data on 21 cardiometabolic outcomes. Results. In an analysis of prospective observational data from up to 187,725 donors over a maximum of 11.2 years (median 3.3 years), a higher frequency of whole blood donation was associated with a lower risk of multiple cardiometabolic outcomes. ...
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 ...
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Ehab Serag Eddin, Director General of Blood Transfusion Services at the Egyptian Ministry of Health on Sunday expressed the Ministrys gratitude for the immense response it has received to its blood plasma donation campaign to help in the treatment of coronavirus patients.
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 ...
Blood donors attending a donation session may be deferred from donating blood due to a failure to meet low hemoglobin (Hb) thresholds. This costs the blood donor service and donors valuable time and resources. In addition, donors who are deferred may have more symptoms, and as a direct and/or indirect effect of their experience, return rates of donors deferred for low Hb are reduced, even in repeat donors. It is therefore vital that low Hb deferral (LHD) is minimized. The aim of this updated systematic review is to expand the evidence base for factors which affect a donors risk of deferral due to low Hb. Studies were identified by searching MEDLINE, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry to March 2019. Demographic data, donor history, hematological/biological factors, and the primary outcome of deferral due to low Hb were extracted. Our primary outcome was deferral due to low Hb. Analyses were descriptive and quantitative; pooled odds ratios (ORs) and ...
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 ...
Recently updated FDA guidelines have reduced some deferral periods and may allow some previously deferred donors to now be eligible. Learn more.. ** Time sensitive material. In order to ensure the most up-to-date information is distributed, you will receive and be asked to read this material in person, at the time of your blood donation. The information provided here covers general guidelines established by Memorial Blood Centers and the Food and Drug Administration. Conditions and restrictions governing blood safety and blood donation may change at any time. Please contact Memorial Blood Centers at 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253) to verify eligibility prior to making an appointment.. Now youre ready to help save lives!. Schedule your donation now or view tips for a successful donation. Schedule now ...
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Contact data of the competent authority managing the central waiting list: The name of organization: Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service, Central Waiting List Office Telephone number: + 36 1 372-4290 Email address: kvi(at)ovsz(dot)hu Fax number: + 36 1 372-4291, + 36 1 372-4181 Address: H-1113 Budapest, Karolina út 19-21.
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
Philadelphia (Jan. 25, 2012)- The American Red Cross recognized Wawa on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 as the number one Corporate Sponsor for their support of the Red Cross blood program during 2011.. Wawas efforts over the last year helped generate more than 4,700 units of blood being donated to the American Red Cross.Thats over 4,700 units of blood that helped to provide a second chance for more than 14,200 hospital patients across the region.. I want to thank the entire Wawa family for helping to save lives in our community each and every day, and for turning many of their faithful customers and colleagues into life-saving blood donors, said Brigid ONeill LaGier, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region.. Over the last eight years Wawa has hosted 584 American Red Cross Blood Drives, collecting more than 21,000 units of blood and helping to save approximately 65,000 lives across our region.. Wawas long-standing partnership with the American Red ...
MADISON, Iowa - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the American Red Cross are pleased to announce a partnership benefiting patients in the Cedar Valley. Beginning July 1, 2009, the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region will be the primary supplier of blood and blood products to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare facilities in Cedar Falls, Oelwein and Waterloo.. On behalf of the Red Cross, I am excited to see Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare returning as a partner in healthcare, said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. We have many dedicated blood donors in the area and are pleased to have the opportunity to serve their local hospital.. We look forward to working with the American Red Cross to ensure blood is available for local patients when they need it most, said Ruth Lampe, Director of Laboratory for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. The transition is expected to be seamless and patients should not notice any difference in procedures or in the delivery ...
This study aimed to determine the importance of raised antibodies to Helicobacter pylori in an asymptomatic population. A total of 128 asymptomatic blood donors who were seropositive for H pylori and consented to endoscopy were investigated. These subjects were from a population of 1010 blood donors screened for antibodies to H pylori. A questionnaire was completed to determine if any subjects had complained of symptoms, and they subsequently had endoscopy. Altogether 121 of 128 were positive for H pylori by histology and urease test and/or culture and all 121 had chronic active gastritis on histology. Twenty five of these subjects had peptic ulcer (20 duodenal, five gastric), a further 21 had erosive duodenitis, and two were found to have gastric cancer. H pylori associated peptic ulcer disease and duodenitis occur more frequently than previously recognised and this suggests that H pylori infection, even if asymptomatic, is of far greater clinical relevance than originally thought.. ...
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Introduction: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is a public health problem worldwide, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Objective: to compare the epidemiological, clinical and biological characteristics of chronic HBV and HIV infection in blood donors at the National Center for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) in Bangui. Patients and Methods: This was an 8-month analytical cross-sectional study from August 10, 2011 to April 9, 2012. During this study, we consecutively enrolled consenting blood donors of both sexes in which the search for HBsAg and HIV infection was carried out. Results: During the study period, 850 blood donors were collected. HBsAg was found in 142 donors (16.7%), of whom 55 blood donors (6.5%) were coinfected with HIV. On the other hand, HIV serology was positive in 77 blood donors (9.1%) including 55 co-infected (6.5%) with HBV. In order to better compare the risk factors, we have not included HIV-HBV coinfected patients. Only 795 blood donors were
Opportunities to donate blood are coming to Grays Harbor as the American Red Cross looks to avoid a shortage by filling missing blood types.. The Red Cross is urging donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.. The American Red Crosss Missing Types campaign is raising awareness of the need for more blood donors.. While thousands of blood donors have answered the call to fill the Missing Types, including types A, B, and O, more donors are needed now to help ensure patients dont have to wait for blood products. The American Red Cross says that during the summer, especially around holidays like Independence Day, donations often dont keep pace with patient needs. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).. Upcoming blood donation opportunities through July 15:. Grays Harbor:. Aberdeen. 7/8/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., South Shore Mall, 1017 ...
A transfusion transmissible infection (TTI) is any infection that is transmissible from person to- person through parenteral administration of blood or blood products. The magnitude of transfusion-transmitted infections (TTI) varies from country to country depending on TTIs load in that particular population. Measuring their severity, WHO (World Health Organization) has recommended pre-transfusion blood test for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Syphilis as mandatory. The aim of the current study was to assess the trend and prevalence of TTI among blood donors in Jijiga Blood Bank between 2010 and 2013. A Retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing the records from 2010 to 2013 at Jijiga Blood Bank. All blood donors who presented to the blood bank and screened for TTI during the study period were included. The data was collected, entered and analyzed using Epi Info 3.5.1 & Microsoft Excel 2007. The descriptive statistics were
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It turned out that Jai, who was a Thalassemic patient since he was just a year old, had contracted HIV through blood transfusion at the Junagadh Civil Hospital. And it wasnt just him; 35 other Thalassemic children being given transfusion at the same hospital had become HIV-infected. Of them, eight died.. All our happiness died with our child. Who do we live for now? said 50-year-old Rafeeq Ranava, Jais father, a daily-wage labourer in Junagadh.. An IndiaSpend investigation, through a series of Right to Information (RTI) requests, has revealed that 14,474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion have been reported in India over the last seven years. It also revealed that the Indian government has yet to order a study or inquiry into this medical crisis that puts millions of lives at risk.. Not just that, there has been a 10 per cent rise in the number of such cases over the last one year - from 1,424 in 2014-15 to 1,559 in 2015-16 - according to documents obtained from that National AIDS ...
Connecting you to your military neighbors, Northwest Military is the home of The Ranger and NW Airlifer newspapers - the definitive source for news and information regarding Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the entire South Sound., Boone named American Red Cross Hometown Hero, Aaron Boone, a finance specialist for the Western Air Defense Sector, was recognized as an American Red Cross Hometown Hero Sept. 28 by the American Red Cross Association Northwest Region for his donation of blood platelets 26 times over a 15-month period.Each year, the American Red Cross Association holds a luncheon to recognize individuals and organizations from the northwest region that have made a positive impact on the lives of others, whether through a lifesaving action or tireless work to benefit the community.Boone has donated over two gallons of blood since 1998 while serving full-time in the Washington Air National Guard. He later started donating blood platelets at the urging of his wife, retired Tech. Sgt. Denise Haigh
Through the Alliance, OSHA and the American Red Cross will continue to provide employees, including those with limited proficiency in English, with information and resources that will help them keep their workplaces hazard-free. Since the Alliance began in 2005, OSHA and the American Red Cross have worked together to develop four webcasts devoted to their mutual goals in occupational safety and health: Bloodborne Pathogens - What You Need to Know to Prevent Disease Transmission in the Workplace, Is Your Worksite Prepared for Emergencies?, Are You Prepared for Pandemic Flu?, and Is Your Worksite an OSHA Best Practice for First Aid Programs? OSHA representatives have also given presentations on OSHA regulations and standards, including ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, first aid and fire prevention at numerous chapter meetings of the American Red Cross throughout the United States. OSHA and the American Red Cross will continue to draw on their combined expertise to develop resources for ...
By Catherine Carlton, volunteer contributor, American Red Cross In addition to running the country, Presidents of the United States of America have a long history of supporting the American Red Cross. Since the beginning of American Red Cross, the Commander in Chief has been involved in our mission. From President Lincolns authorization of American Red Cross founder, Clara…
In some of the countries, transfusion of infected blood or blood products is a serious concern because the prevalence of HIV and hepatitis B and C in the blood donor populations is higher than the prevalence in the global donor population. Screened blood units have higher rates of most transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) than the general global donor population and, according to CDC reports, the presence of TTIs remains the primary reason for discarding donated blood. Lack of safe blood has also been directly implicated in HIV transmission in Central Asia and other countries.. Safe blood is a recognized priority in target countries and a key element in their fight against HIV/AIDS and efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, but the overall regulatory framework for health, including the lack of clear legal and political accountability, is still evolving in each country. This poses a particularly serious challenge for effectively addressing blood safety.. ...
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. (Source: American Red Cross) Go to American Red Cross Find a Donation Center
I have now to consider the complaints referred to by the 1stRespondent. There is nothing to show that those matters werebrought to the notice of the 2nd Respondent, and it cannot beassumed that he acted on those matters. Further, the Petitionerwas not given an opportunity of submitting an explanation in regardto those matters. Quite apart from any explanation which thePetitioner might have given, certian comments are unavoidable.Allegations of fraud and misappropriation of Samurdhi funds wereundoubtedly serious - but if they rendered him unfit to serve asbook-keeper at the Central Blood Bank how could he have beenallowed to serve elsewhere? As for the refusal to accept the revisedduty list, the Petittioner averred in his counter-affidavit that theAccountant had accepted his position - and that may well be truebecause the Accountants letter dated 28.7.2001 made no com-plaint on that score. If the Accountants complaints about frequentlateness and attending to Trade Union matters during ...
The NHS Blood and Transplant Authority, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and the Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a pioneering project to create a potentially unlimited supply of blood for transfusions using embryonic stem cells (ES cells) derived from surplus IVF embryos which are donated for research. The synthetic blood could eventually mean that clinical services would no long need to rely on obtaining a fresh supply of blood from donors since, in theory, a single embryo could supply the nations needs.. The multi-million pound project will focus on identifying ES cells that produce the o-negative blood group. Although present in just seven per cent of the population, this blood group is in high demand because it can be transfused into anyone, regardless of their blood-type.. The project will be led by Professor Marc Turner, scientific director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Professor Turner told the BBC: We should have proof of principle in the ...
Teamsters members are critical to health care, working in hospitals, nursing homes and health care facilities, including the American Red Cross, where over 1,300 Teamsters are employed.. As blood drive cancellations increase due to coronavirus concerns, healthy individuals are needed to give blood or platelets to help patients in need. The American Red Cross has reported that tens of thousands of much-need blood donations have gone uncollected as organizations and businesses that hold blood drives have temporarily closed during this pandemic.. The Red Cross emphasizes that donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. The humanitarian organization is also taking additional precautions, including checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy and spacing donor beds further apart. Red Cross employees follow strict safety procedures, including wearing gloves and changing them often, wiping down all ...
DULUTH, Minn. - If youre eligible to donate blood, the American Red Cross is in need of your help this winter.. The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month.. January is known as National Blood Donor Month, which officials with the American Red Cross say is the perfect time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives.. Extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply at this time of year.. According to Blood Drive Coordinator Amy Kranig, during the weeks of Christmas and New Years, about 500 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs.. Many groups postpone blood drives during the winter holidays when travel and holiday activities may make it challenging for many donors to give. In fact, AAA estimated that a record 115.6 million Americans ...
Quality Improvement initiatives towards provision of safe and sufficient blood in Kenya Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) mandate is to provide safe blood and blood products equitably through a strong, efficient, and self-sustaining national blood transfusion service able to respond to the needs of the entire country. KNBTS is committed to provide consistently high […]. ...
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As of Saturday, March 20, the Rhode Island Blood Center will be pausing collections of convalescent plasma. Fortunately, with more people getting vaccinated each day and hospitalizations continuing to decline, the current supply of convalescent plasma is sufficient to meet the needs of patients and hospitals. We are hopeful that the vaccination rates will continue to reduce the need for this product, but we stand ready to resume collections if necessary. The Rhode Island Blood Center began collecting convalescent plasma in April of 2020 at the height of the pandemic. We facilitated 767 convalescent plasma donations that resulted in over 1,900 units of plasma. Through New York Blood Center Enterprises, our network of blood centers, we collect nearly 100,000 donations that were distributed to more than 40 states and to several other countries. This would not have been possible without a giving community of donors who recovered from COVID-19 and were willing to share their plasma to help someone ...
When disaster strikes in the United States, there is one organization that is on everyones mind, the American Red Cross. It has operated for over a hundred years on the simple premise of delivering aid to those in need. The organization does this by reacting effectively and efficiently to natural and man-made disasters and delivering humanitarian aid to those affected. In recent years, though, the American Red Cross has come under scrutiny for mismanagement and ineffective disaster relief. The purpose of this paper is to use ethical standards of the nonprofit sector to evaluate and explain the performance of the American Red Cross in recent years. Considering outside factors like climate change and public opinion, a conclusion can be drawn.
Facebook had in October launched a new blood donations feature, starting in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood.. There are now more than 4 million blood donors signed up on Facebook in India, said Naomi Gleit, Facebooks vice-president of social good.. In addition to enabling people in need to connect to blood donors, our tools also allow organisations to connect to donors more efficiently, she said in a blog post.. Gleit said hospitals, blood banks and non-profits can create voluntary blood donation events on Facebook, and nearby donors are notified of the opportunities to donate blood.. In early 2018, we will expand blood donations to Bangladesh, where, like India, there are thousands of posts from people looking for blood donors every week, she added.. Facebook users in India had crossed the 240 million mark in July, surpassing the 240 million in the US, according to a media report.. As of September, Facebook had 1.37 billion daily - and 2.07 billion monthly - active ...
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HUH has been collaborating with ZNBTS since 2008. During the startup of a new project in 2014 between HUH and NRCSCBTS, several strengths and weaknesses was revealed in the national services that were different from ZNBTS. The current project started in 2014 and was aiming to strengthen the blood transfusion services at KCH with funds from a private donation.. In 2016 a triangular collaboration between Norway, Zanzibar and Nepal was established, with an exchange of personnel between all three. This would create a unique opportunity for ZNBTS and NRCSCBTS to learn from each other a setting where many of the operational challenges are the same. With the link to a modern transfusion service at HUH, and the hospital setting at KCH, this is assumed to model future capacity strengthening projects in transfusion medicine.. Zanzibar National Blood Transfusion Services (ZNBTS) has a highly developed and well-functioning quality management system, and works hard to increase total volume of blood units ...
Such was the situation in which Neil Reynolds and his team found themselves when they were project-managing the new £6m, 4,000-user, 650-million-data-item National Blood Service IT system, Pulse. Everyone - Computer Weekly included - seemed to be baying for their blood. That was because the prognosis for Pulse was not good. First, the project had to integrate and replace 12 existing - and different - systems from nine different suppliers, spread across 12 regions. Secondly, it had to face internal political battles as the regional authorities resisted centralisation. Thirdly, because it was the National Blood Service, it was literally a life-or-death system. And fourthly, it was the first public sector IT project to enjoy the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Before work could start, there were delays. Not only did PFI mean that the 20-page business case had to be rewritten as 400 pages, but the contract took an age to award. Then the hard work started, says Reynolds. The strategy was one ...
Iván García, 6 March 2017 - A sloppy piece of cardboard painted with a crayon announces the sale of a discolored house in the neighborhood of La Vibora, 30 minutes by car south of Havana.. If Amanda, the owner, who is raving poor, manages to sell the house for the equivalent of 40,000 dollars, she intends to buy two small apartments, one for her daughter and the other for her son.. The house urgently needs substantial repairs. But Amandas family doesnt have the money needed to undertake the work. Frank, 36, her son, is the custodian of a secondary school and earns a monthly salary of 365 Cuban pesos, around 17 dollars, and to help support the family, hes a blood donor.. The Cuban regime doesnt pay for these donations. Frank, who gives blood up to two times a month, should receive some 10 pounds of meat, a half-kilo of fish and three pounds of chicken.. There are always delays. Its a pain. In every municipality theres a warehouse assigned to distribute this food to the blood donors. But ...
Since the discovery of blood circulation and transfusion, there has been an insatiable demand for voluntary blood donations throughout the world. However, gathering blood donors has never been easy because eligible donors constitute only a fraction of the general population and are often reluctant to donate. This is especially challenging in underprivileged countries of sub-Saharan Africa such as Malawi whose nationally run blood transfusion service struggles to maintain hospital blood banks. As a result, hospitals turn to their local communities for directed donations. A retrospective analysis from January 2014 to June 2016 of directed blood donor data from two hospitals in the Kasungu District of Malawi was conducted. The analysis of 2134 donations was carried out with respect to sex, age, hemoglobin concentration, blood group, and presence of transfusion-transmissible infections. On average, donors were 30 years of age and predominately male. Blood group O+ constituted more than half of all directed
Regular blood donors at the new American Red Cross Blood Donor Center expected a routine afternoon session Thursday at the new center on Salem Turnpike.
Regular blood donors at the new American Red Cross Blood Donor Center expected a routine afternoon session Thursday at the new center on Salem Turnpike.
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The American Red Cross provides most of the nations plasma products. These plasma products are provided at effective costs. These plasma products are also safe and reliable. In 1999, the Red Cross established a new management structure i.e. Baxter Biosciences instead of plasma services industry. These Baxter Biosciences usually contain plasma for the manufacturing of plasma projects.. Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT). The American Red Cross was the first charity organization to implement Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) study. This testing is very unique for it checks for the greatest material HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). HIV and HCV test detects the generic material of transfusion-transmitted virus e.g. HIV without waiting for the body to form its antibodies which is a very great advantage.. Leukoreduction. Peoples white blood cells are able to fight viruses, bacteria and abnormal cells to prevent diseases. When leukocytes are transfused to another person they do not work, instead complications occur and ...
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"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 ...
"The Sunflower Fund , non-profit organisation , stem cell donors , blood disease". The Sunflower Fund. Retrieved 2020-10-19. ... After four bone marrow biopsies and more than 50 blood transfusions a donor was found; the chances of finding a genetic match ... The Sunflower Fund and Worldwide Bone Marrow Donors. Rachel wrote a book on her experiences, Rachel's Second Chance(e-book). ...
"The Sunflower Fund , non-profit organisation , stem cell donors , blood disease". The Sunflower Fund. Retrieved 27 November ...
ISBN 0-571-21158-5 - page 244 "THE SCREEN; Any Blood Donors?". The New York Times. 1944-01-29. Retrieved 2020-04-21. The Return ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Overkill Blood Metal Donors - Band Members". Blood-Metal Donors.de. Retrieved October ...
"Blood bank overwhelmed by donors". Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009. ... The Red Cross Blood Service received 6,000 offers of blood donations on the morning of 9 February alone. The Salvation Army ...
... and the Association for Voluntary Blood Donation (AVBD) at the World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2018. PUC campus is situated at ... "Blood Donors Festival"". Directorate of Information & Public Relations. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2018. "World Blood ... In 1998, 333 volunteers donated blood in a day. It also won first prize under the category of educational institution jointly ... Annual programme includes Green Mizoram Day, Cleanliness Drive, and Mass Blood Donation. PUC Unit has won Indira Gandhi NSS ...
"Marumalarchi blood donors save boy's life". The Hindu. 23 February 2006. Archived from the original on 6 September 2006. ... Vaiko started the Marumalarchi Blood Donors' Club. Vaiko has launched many engagement programmes in rural areas with the ...
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- ...
Grífols-Lucas, JA (1952). "Use of plasmapheresis in blood donors". British Medical Journal. 1 (4763): 854. doi:10.1136/bmj. ... Grifols acquired the blood transfusion diagnostics unit from Novartis in 2013 as a "platform for global expansion". This unit ... Principally a producer of blood plasma-based products, a field in which it is the European leader and largest worldwide, the ... In 2007 the company had 3.6 million litres per year of blood fractionation capacity from three plants, one at Parets del Vallès ...
"BADHAN - A Voluntary Blood Donors' Organization". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. ... They also hosts annual events where students coming from disadvantaged families get a chance to test their blood and know their ... Badhon - The BUTEX unit of this Bangladeshi voluntary organization runs its operation to encourage students in donating blood ...
Blood donor's directory. Security alarm system. Duty officer. Mobile forensic lab. Mobile unit. Admin section. Armed response ...
Public outcry over the episode "The Blood Donor" as being a particularly distasteful episode and a new Chairman of the BBC ... "The Blood Donor"; and "Aunt Maud". Sequences exist from: the pilot episode; "Sex Before Marriage"; "The Bulldog Breed"; "A ...
"Now I value every day" (PDF). The Donor. National Blood Service. Summer 2008. "Sian Williams". BBC News. 31 January 2002. ... later disclosing in an interview that she received two litres of blood following complications. Williams gave birth to a ...
"Blood portrait makes case for gay donors". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2020-10-05. "Artist Uses Caitlyn Jenner Twitter Death ... his portrait of Alan Turing made using Blood of Gay and Bisexual medical professionals banned from donating under UK Blood ... "The Amazing Reason This Artist Created An Alan Turing Portrait With The Blood of Gay Men • GCN". GCN. 2015-11-17. Retrieved ... "This artist has created a portrait of Princess Diana using HIV-positive blood". PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from ...
"Deferral of Blood and Plasma donors - Medications". FDA. 28 July 1993. Retrieved 30 January 2020. FDA. Posted 9 June 2011. 5- ... "Deferral of Blood and Plasma donors - Medications" (PDF). FDA. 28 July 1993. Retrieved 4 February 2017. "Anti-Androgens - Joint ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises that donation of blood or plasma be deferred for at least one month after taking ... The Food and Drug Administration advises that donation of blood or plasma be deferred for at least one month after taking the ...
"NEW - BLOOD DONOR POLICY". National Greyhound Association. November 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-18.. ... In 2017, an animal rights organization alleged that a Pet Blood Bank in Texas was using former racing greyhounds for blood ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Brulliard, Karin (September 23, 2017). "Allegations of neglect at dog blood bank shine ... who subsequently barred members from sending greyhounds to blood banks. "Greyhound Care at the Track". American Greyhound ...
"World Blood Donor Day". WHO. Retrieved 2012-10-30. "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought". UN. Retrieved 2012-10-30 ...
Volunteers became blood donors and made makeshift coffins. Most of the injured survivors had avulsed wounds as a result of ...
Donors who have had lower gender affirming surgery will be deferred from donating blood for one year after their surgery. After ... "Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors". cbc.ca. Retrieved 30 June 2017. "Conversion therapy has no ... This criteria states that transgender donors who have not had lower gender affirming surgery will be asked questions based on ... "Eligibility criteria for trans individuals". blood.ca. Retrieved 30 June 2017. " ...
Hudak, Stephen (June 12, 2016). "Blood donors needed after mass shooting in Orlando". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the ... many people lined up to donate blood at local blood donation centers and bloodmobile locations when OneBlood, a regional blood ... The surge in blood donations and the fact that the shooting targeted a gay nightclub spotlighted the Food and Drug ... "Urgent Need For Blood After Mass Shooting" (Press release). OneBlood. June 12, 2016. Archived from the original on August 23, ...
"Men who have sex with men , Canadian Blood Services". www.blood.ca. "Blood Ban For Gay Donors Eased, But Not As Much As Pledged ... And donors who have had sex reassignment surgery will be deferred from donating blood for one year after their surgery. After ... "Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors". cbc.ca. Retrieved June 30, 2017. "Can gay men donate organs ... In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, blood donations were banned from men who'd had sex with men as recently ...
... works in the areas of blood cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and raises awareness of the need for donors ... Mai, Andy; Greene, Leonard (23 May 2017). "Mets raise blood cancer awareness, honor heroic donors". NY Daily News. Wenk, Erik ( ... The US affiliate also works to raise awareness of the need for donors, helps people register with the National Marrow Donor ... Anthony Nolan Blood Cancer UK Cordes, Michaela (27 November 2015). "A Modern Heroine". GG Magazine. "Thousands sign up to save ...
"Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors". cbc.ca. Retrieved 30 June 2017. "Canadian Blood Services ... Donors who have had lower gender affirming surgery will be deferred from donating blood for 3 months after their surgery. After ... Canada's blood collection organization Canadian Blood Services has eligibility criteria for transgender people, which came into ... This criteria states that transgender donors who have not had lower gender affirming surgery will be asked questions based on ...
"Sweden to end ban on gay blood donors". AFP. "Geblod.nu". Geblod.nu. Retrieved 5 February 2012. "Frågor och svar om blodgivning ... From 1 March 2010, men who have sex with men were supposed to be allowed to donate blood, after one year of abstaining from sex ... In November 2011, all blood banks in Sweden were instructed to begin accepting donations by gay and bisexual men, provided they ... An earlier proposition in 2006 to allow MSMs to donate blood was rejected. ...
"Restrictions for male gay blood donors to remain". SWI swissinfo.ch. "Gay teen forced into therapy 'cure' by Christian ... Under the new rules, gay and bisexual men can donate blood and stem cells if they have not had sex in a year. The rules were ... In the 1980s, as a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood was enacted. In June ... Switzerland Lifts Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood NewNowNext (in French) homosexuels au don du sang RTS INFO swissinfo.ch, S. W. ...
She is a blood donor . In the anime, she is a member of Project:Krone and appears in the episode 25 booth with Azusa, Kako and ...
"Blood Transfusion Service rejects gay donor calls". Herald Scotland. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-05-06. "BBC NEWS , Scotland , ... Gay blood donor appeal rejected". Swba.se. 2008-11-04. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2012-05-06. "'Unfair ... McDowall launched a petition in 2008 calling on the Scottish Parliament to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood ... Retrieved 2009-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Grew, Tony (2008-04-15). "Scots Parliament considers gay blood ...
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 ... Healthcare professionals use specimen testing (blood, urine, or other) to help diagnose disease, assess health, and monitor ... blood sample collection and labeling). Barcoding technology in healthcare will eventually begin to shift over to the use of 2-D ...
NIH blood bank. "Hemochromatosis Donor Program". "Welcome". Hemochromatosis.org - An Education Website for Hemochromatosis and ... Multiple frequent blood transfusions (either whole blood or just red blood cells), which are usually needed either by ... A phlebotomy session typically draws between 450 and 500 mL of blood. The blood drawn is sometimes donated. A diet low in iron ... Blood tests are usually the first test if there is a clinical suspicion of iron overload. Serum ferritin testing is a low-cost ...

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