Blood Safety: The degree to which the blood supply for BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS is free of harmful substances or infectious agents, and properly typed and crossmatched (BLOOD GROUPING AND CROSSMATCHING) to insure serological compatibility between BLOOD DONORS and recipients.Blood DonorsBlood Banks: Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Blood-Borne Pathogens: Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.Hepatitis B: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Safety: Freedom from exposure to danger and protection from the occurrence or risk of injury or loss. It suggests optimal precautions in the workplace, on the street, in the home, etc., and includes personal safety as well as the safety of property.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Asymptomatic Infections: Infections that do not exhibit symptoms.Babesiosis: A group of tick-borne diseases of mammals including ZOONOSES in humans. They are caused by protozoa of the genus BABESIA, which parasitize erythrocytes, producing hemolysis. In the U.S., the organism's natural host is mice and transmission is by the deer tick IXODES SCAPULARIS.Plasmodium malariae: A protozoan parasite that occurs primarily in subtropical and temperate areas. It is the causal agent of quartan malaria. As the parasite grows it exhibits little ameboid activity.West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques: Laboratory techniques that involve the in-vitro synthesis of many copies of DNA or RNA from one original template.Chagas Disease: Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.Syphilis: A contagious venereal disease caused by the spirochete TREPONEMA PALLIDUM.Volunteers: Persons who donate their services.Pharmaceutical Preparations: Drugs intended for human or veterinary use, presented in their finished dosage form. Included here are materials used in the preparation and/or formulation of the finished dosage form.Red Cross: International collective of humanitarian organizations led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.Babesia microti: A species of protozoa infecting humans via the intermediate tick vector IXODES scapularis. The other hosts are the mouse PEROMYSCUS leucopus and meadow vole MICROTUS pennsylvanicus, which are fed on by the tick. Other primates can be experimentally infected with Babesia microti.Voice: The sounds produced by humans by the passage of air through the LARYNX and over the VOCAL CORDS, and then modified by the resonance organs, the NASOPHARYNX, and the MOUTH.WashingtonMuseumsVoice Disorders: Pathological processes that affect voice production, usually involving VOCAL CORDS and the LARYNGEAL MUCOSA. Voice disorders can be caused by organic (anatomical), or functional (emotional or psychological) factors leading to DYSPHONIA; APHONIA; and defects in VOICE QUALITY, loudness, and pitch.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).BrazilIncidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Blood Component Transfusion: The transfer of blood components such as erythrocytes, leukocytes, platelets, and plasma from a donor to a recipient or back to the donor. This process differs from the procedures undertaken in PLASMAPHERESIS and types of CYTAPHERESIS; (PLATELETPHERESIS and LEUKAPHERESIS) where, following the removal of plasma or the specific cell components, the remainder is transfused back to the donor.HIV Seropositivity: Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).Asia, Central: The geographical area of Asia comprising KAZAKHSTAN; KYRGYZSTAN; TAJIKISTAN; TURKMENISTAN; and UZBEKISTAN. The desert region of Kara Kum (Qara Qum) is largely in Turkmenistan and the desert region of Kyzyl Kum (Kizil Kum or Qizil Qum), is in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p233, 590, 636)Seroepidemiologic Studies: EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.Conservation of Natural Resources: The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Blood Specimen Collection: The taking of a blood sample to determine its character as a whole, to identify levels of its component cells, chemicals, gases, or other constituents, to perform pathological examination, etc.Illusions: The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.Biopsy, Needle: Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Phlebotomy: The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.Inventions: A novel composition, device, or process, independently conceived de novo or derived from a pre-existing model.Intellectual Property: Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The Patent and Copyright Clause (Art. 1, Sec. 8, cl. 8) of the United States Constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed, p1014)Blood Grouping and Crossmatching: Testing erythrocytes to determine presence or absence of blood-group antigens, testing of serum to determine the presence or absence of antibodies to these antigens, and selecting biocompatible blood by crossmatching samples from the donor against samples from the recipient. Crossmatching is performed prior to transfusion.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.Blood Transfusion, Autologous: Reinfusion of blood or blood products derived from the patient's own circulation. (Dorland, 27th ed)Erythrocyte Transfusion: The transfer of erythrocytes from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Computers, Handheld: A type of MICROCOMPUTER, sometimes called a personal digital assistant, that is very small and portable and fitting in a hand. They are convenient to use in clinical and other field situations for quick data management. They usually require docking with MICROCOMPUTERS for updates.Platelet Transfusion: The transfer of blood platelets from a donor to a recipient or reinfusion to the donor.Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood: Repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged. Used in treatment of fetal erythroblastosis, hepatic coma, sickle cell anemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, septicemia, burns, thrombotic thrombopenic purpura, and fulminant malaria.Aversive Therapy: A treatment that suppresses undesirable behavior by simultaneously exposing the subject to unpleasant consequences.Anemia, Aplastic: A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.Laboratories, Hospital: Hospital facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Hepatitis E virus: A positive-stranded RNA virus species in the genus HEPEVIRUS, causing enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis (HEPATITIS E).Hepatitis E: Acute INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans; caused by HEPATITIS E VIRUS, a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus. Similar to HEPATITIS A, its incubation period is 15-60 days and is enterically transmitted, usually by fecal-oral transmission.Hepatitis Antibodies: Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.Endogenous Retroviruses: Retroviruses that have integrated into the germline (PROVIRUSES) that have lost infectious capability but retained the capability to transpose.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Immunocompromised Host: A human or animal whose immunologic mechanism is deficient because of an immunodeficiency disorder or other disease or as the result of the administration of immunosuppressive drugs or radiation.Egypt: A country in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula Its capital is Cairo.Hepatitis C: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.Hepacivirus: A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.Hepatitis C, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.ColoradoHemophilia A: The classic hemophilia resulting from a deficiency of factor VIII. It is an inherited disorder of blood coagulation characterized by a permanent tendency to hemorrhage.Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Hemophilia B: A deficiency of blood coagulation factor IX inherited as an X-linked disorder. (Also known as Christmas Disease, after the first patient studied in detail, not the holy day.) Historical and clinical features resemble those in classic hemophilia (HEMOPHILIA A), but patients present with fewer symptoms. Severity of bleeding is usually similar in members of a single family. Many patients are asymptomatic until the hemostatic system is stressed by surgery or trauma. Treatment is similar to that for hemophilia A. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1008)European Union: The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)Drug Approval: Process that is gone through in order for a drug to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required pre-clinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance of the drug.Biosimilar Pharmaceuticals: BIOLOGIC PRODUCTS that are imitations but not exact replicas of innovator products.Legislation, Drug: Laws concerned with manufacturing, dispensing, and marketing of drugs.Therapeutic Equivalency: The relative equivalency in the efficacy of different modes of treatment of a disease, most often used to compare the efficacy of different pharmaceuticals to treat a given disease.EuropeUnited States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Hematopoietic System: The blood-making organs and tissues, principally the bone marrow and lymph nodes.Drug Industry: That segment of commercial enterprise devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of chemical products for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, or other dysfunction, or to improve function.NevadaHIV Integrase Inhibitors: Inhibitors of HIV INTEGRASE, an enzyme required for integration of viral DNA into cellular DNA.Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors: Inhibitors of reverse transcriptase (RNA-DIRECTED DNA POLYMERASE), an enzyme that synthesizes DNA on an RNA template.Anti-HIV Agents: Agents used to treat AIDS and/or stop the spread of the HIV infection. These do not include drugs used to treat symptoms or opportunistic infections associated with AIDS.Integrase Inhibitors: Compounds which inhibit or antagonize biosynthesis or actions of integrase.HIV Reverse Transcriptase: A reverse transcriptase encoded by the POL GENE of HIV. It is a heterodimer of 66 kDa and 51 kDa subunits that are derived from a common precursor protein. The heterodimer also includes an RNAse H activity (RIBONUCLEASE H, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS) that plays an essential role the viral replication process.HIV-1: The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.Identity Crisis: Chaotic concept of self wherein one's role in life appears to be an insoluble dilemma often expressed by isolation, withdrawal, rebellion and extremism.Housing: Living facilities for humans.Public Housing: Housing subsidized by tax funds, usually intended for low income persons or families.Jehovah's Witnesses: Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.Seat Belts: Restraining belts fastened to the frame of automobiles, aircraft, or other vehicles, and strapped around the person occupying the seat in the car or plane, intended to prevent the person from being thrown forward or out of the vehicle in case of sudden deceleration.Exsanguination: Rapid and extreme blood loss leading to HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK.Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome: A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27))Prions: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.Prion Diseases: A group of genetic, infectious, or sporadic degenerative human and animal nervous system disorders associated with abnormal PRIONS. These diseases are characterized by conversion of the normal prion protein to an abnormal configuration via a post-translational process. In humans, these conditions generally feature DEMENTIA; ATAXIA; and a fatal outcome. Pathologic features include a spongiform encephalopathy without evidence of inflammation. The older literature occasionally refers to these as unconventional SLOW VIRUS DISEASES. (From Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1998 Nov 10;95(23):13363-83)Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Transplantation of STEM CELLS collected from the fetal blood remaining in the UMBILICAL CORD and the PLACENTA after delivery. Included are the HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS.Fetal Blood: Blood of the fetus. Exchange of nutrients and waste between the fetal and maternal blood occurs via the PLACENTA. The cord blood is blood contained in the umbilical vessels (UMBILICAL CORD) at the time of delivery.Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation: Transplantation of stem cells collected from the peripheral blood. It is a less invasive alternative to direct marrow harvesting of hematopoietic stem cells. Enrichment of stem cells in peripheral blood can be achieved by inducing mobilization of stem cells from the BONE MARROW.Monocrotophos: An organophosphate insecticide that inhibits monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase. It has been shown to be genotoxic.Stem Cells: Relatively undifferentiated cells that retain the ability to divide and proliferate throughout postnatal life to provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.Transplantation, Autologous: Transplantation of an individual's own tissue from one site to another site.Stem Cell Transplantation: The transfer of STEM CELLS from one individual to another within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or between species (XENOTRANSPLANTATION), or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). The source and location of the stem cells determines their potency or pluripotency to differentiate into various cell types.Transplantation, Homologous: Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.Penile Implantation: Surgical insertion of cylindric hydraulic devices for the treatment of organic ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION.

Transfusion-transmitted malaria in countries where malaria is endemic: a review of the literature from sub-Saharan Africa. (1/26)

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Allergic transfusion reactions to platelets are associated more with recipient and donor factors than with product attributes. (2/26)

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Blood transfer devices for malaria rapid diagnostic tests: evaluation of accuracy, safety and ease of use. (3/26)

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Positivity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in patients enrolled in a confidential self-exclusion system of blood donation: a cross-sectional analytical study. (4/26)

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Seroprevalence of transfusion-transmissible infections and evaluation of the pre-donation screening performance at the Provincial Hospital of Tete, Mozambique. (5/26)

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Mercury content of blood transfusions for infants with extremely low birth weight. (6/26)

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Blood transfusion safety in Africa: a literature review of infectious disease and organizational challenges. (7/26)

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Transfusion of older stored blood and risk of death: a meta-analysis. (8/26)

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*Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs

The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs is a committee in the United Kingdom that advises the ... government on 'the most appropriate ways to ensure the safety of blood, cells, tissues and organs for transfusion / ...

*HIV/AIDS in East Timor

... and blood safety. A key part of the national strategy is the establishment of the National AIDS Commission, to provide ...

*HIV/AIDS

60-70 "Blood safety ... for too few". WHO. 2001. Archived from the original on January 17, 2005. Simonds, RJ (November 1993). " ... The second most frequent mode of HIV transmission is via blood and blood products. Blood-borne transmission can be through ... of blood transfusions using infected blood. In developed countries the risk of acquiring HIV from a blood transfusion is ... of HIV infections in these areas come from transfusion of infected blood and blood products, representing between 5% and 10% of ...

*Arthur Caplan

"Blood Safety Summary - January 1998". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. February 17, 1998. Retrieved 7 June 2016. " ... and legislation and regulation in many other areas of health care including blood safety and compassionate use. Caplan secured ... Ethics Working Group and chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and ... Recent activity has included spearheading a movement to relax restrictions on blood donations by gay men and urging ...

*HIV/AIDS in Peru

Blood safety is also a concern. Several reported cases of HIV infection in 2006 and 2007 have been attributed to blood ... and contaminated blood and blood products (1 percent) (UNGASS, 2010). The prevalence among men who have sex with men (MSM), ...

*Cooley's Anemia Foundation

"CDC Thalassemia Data Collection and Blood Safety Monitoring page". Retrieved 23 December 2014. ... In 2004, the CDC began an 8-year Thalassemia Data and Blood Specimen Collection Project which responded to concerns about the ... Due to the frequency with which thalassemia patients receive red blood cell transfusions, this is a substantial concern for the ... The Thalassemia Clinical Research Network (TCRN). This 10-year project was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood ...

*Dengue fever

Wilder-Smith A, Chen LH, Massad E, Wilson ME (January 2009). "Threat of dengue to blood safety in dengue-endemic countries". ... less blood circulates in the blood vessels, and the blood pressure becomes so low that it cannot supply sufficient blood to ... low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure ... Packed red blood cells or whole blood are recommended, while platelets and fresh frozen plasma are usually not. There is not ...

*George Siber bibliography

Conference of Viral Blood Safety and Screening, Washington DC, 1994. Roback M, Saladino R, Stack A, Schwarz HP, Siber G. Effect ... Scott DA, Komjathy SF, Ruckel J, Supan L, Dar M, Baker S, Razmpour A, Hu B, Fernsten P, Lockhart S, Gruber W, Siber G. Safety ... Safety and immunogenicity of Pertussis Toxoid Vaccine in 18 month old children. Pediatric Research, 1988;23(4). Program Issue: ... Gupta, RK; Griffin P, Jr; Xu, J; Rivera, R; Thompson, C; Siber, GR (Jun 1996). "Diphtheria antitoxin levels in US blood and ...

*Edward C. Green

Green, E.C., "Statement on Blood Safety for Disease Prevention." Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, ...

*Usman Waheed (phlebotomist)

Zaheer HA, Waheed U. Blood Safety System Reforms in Pakistan. Blood Transfus 2014; 12(4): 452-457. Waheed U, Satti HS. The ... member of the team which developed the Blood Safety Acts and Functional Briefs for Regional Blood Centres and Hospital Blood ... "Blood safety system reforms in Pakistan". Blood Transfus. 12: 452-7. doi:10.2450/2014.0253-13. PMC 4212023 . PMID 24960645. ... Presently, Usman is working as a Technical Expert in the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme and the Islamabad Blood Transfusion ...

*Paul Gann

"What is the Paul Gann Blood Safety Act? California Blood Bank Society documentation "The Paul Gann Blood Safety Act - ... California's "Paul Gann Blood Safety Act" (California Health and Safety Code Section 1645(b)) took effect in 1990, mandating ... Gann received blood-transfusions during open-heart surgery in 1982, before uniform HIV-antibody blood-screening was in effect. ... that physicians discuss the risks of blood transfusion with their patients. Marelius, John (2005-10-04). "Prop. 13 started ...

*Zika fever

Franchini, M.; Velati, C. (2016). "Blood safety and zoonotic emerging pathogens: now it's the turn of Zika virus!". Blood ... Diagnosis is by testing the blood, urine, or saliva for the presence of the virus's RNA when the person is sick, or the blood ... The U.S. FDA has recommended universal screening of blood products for Zika. The virus is detected in 3% of asymptomatic blood ... "FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US". 26 August 2016. Archived from the ...

*HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

Blood safety, data management and drug storage are all impacted by the erratic electricity supply. While stigma continues to be ... Services for PMTCT provided during antenatal care visits include pre and post-test HIV counseling, blood draws for CD4 [see CD4 ... In 2013, Rwanda introduced testing using "finger prick" blood collection in all health facilities. The number of health ... and the Red Cross established one of the first and most effective blood donor screening programs in Africa. In 1986, Rwanda was ...

*President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

... injection safety, blood safety and condoms. The 2008 reauthorization of PEPFAR eliminated the 20% recommendation for prevention ... and programs focusing on blood safety, injection safety, secondary prevention ("prevention with positives"), counseling and ...

*Virus processing

Applications to Blood Safety and Transfusion Medicine." Flavins: Photochemistry and Photobiology, Vol. 6, 2006, Royal Society ... In many cases, researchers may be trying to extract the viruses from the blood for study, not specifically for blood ... These techniques are used widely in the food and blood plasma industries, as those products can be harmed by the presence of ... "New York Blood Center". Nybloodcenter.org. Retrieved 2010-11-23. Ruane PH, et al., "Photochemical Inactivation of Selected ...

*Transfusion associated circulatory overload

Noninfectious Adverse Events of Transfusion - Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Section - Blood Safety Surveillance and Health ... an adverse effect of blood transfusion) that occurs due to a rapid transfusion of a large volume of blood. There is still no ... "Fatalities Reported to FDA Following Blood Collection and Transfusion Annual Summary for Fiscal Year 2015". FDA. Retrieved July ... The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) working party on hemovigilance in collaboration with the International ...

*HIV/AIDS in India

The State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) was set up in 25 societies and 7 union territories to improving blood safety.[citation ... Blood tests are also performed to check the amount of virus. HIV-positive women should see a specialist during pregnancy. ... Setting up HIV screening centres was the first step taken by the government to screen its citizens and the blood bank.[citation ... to co-ordinate national responses such as blood screening and health education.[citation needed] In 1992, the government set up ...

*HIV/AIDS in Haiti

Other explanations for the recent trends include AIDS-related mortality and improvements made in blood safety early in the ... Pépin argues that its spread in Haiti was sped by poor Haitians in need of money selling their blood plasma at centers such as ... Hilts, Philip J.; Times, Special to The New York (1990-04-24). "F.D.A. Set To Reverse Blood Ban". The New York Times. ISSN 0362 ... As opposed to the United States, intravenous drug use in Haiti was more rare and the blood supply was not initially affected by ...

*Julie Kent (sociologist)

... transitions in public policy on blood safety in the United Kingdom". Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study ... Kent was a member of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) Committee on Safety Devices and is now ... Kent, Julie; Busby, Helen; Farrell, Anne-Maree (March 2013). "Revaluing donor and recipient bodies in the globalised blood ...

*Sesame Street international co-productions

... blood safety, discrimination, and numeracy skills. They also improved in life skills, such as safety, sounds, nature, emotions ... road safety, and the environment. Afghanistan temporarily aired its first version of Sesame Street, called Koche Sesame in 2004 ...

*Pathogen reduction using riboflavin and UV light

... while still maintaining good quality blood components for transfusion. This type of approach to increase blood safety is also ... White blood cells - due to the effective inactivation of white blood cells in donated blood products, riboflavin and UV light ... Despite measures that are in place in the developed world to ensure the safety of blood products for transfusion, a risk of ... 2006). "Chapter 5:The Antiviral and Antibacterial Properties of Riboflavin and Light: Applications to Blood Safety and ...

*Mark Elliott Brecher

Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability. Topics addressed during this period included the emergency response of ... He completed a blood banking and transfusion medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He has served on the faculty of the Mayo ... His research and advocacy contributed to reducing the risk of bacterial contamination of blood products for transfusion,. ... "Bacterial contamination of blood: lessons from the past and road map for the future". Transfusion. 44: 450-60. doi:10.1111/j. ...

*Pan American Health Organization

... and a blood safety initiative that seeks to improve blood safety and efficiency by helping countries reach 100% blood supplies ...

*Whittemore Peterson Institute

CBC Canadian Blood Services Responds to Possible New Blood Safety Threat Atkinson, K (2010-04-21). "Chronic Fatigue Set To ... Blood Service updates CFS donor policy Recommendation on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Blood Donation Letter to Norway's ... The WPI is also collecting blood from CFS patients who received their diagnosis after a blood transfusion and are planning to ... American Association of Blood Banks recommended actively discouraging persons diagnosed with CFS from donating blood or blood ...

*Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus

Canadian Blood Services Responds to Possible New Blood Safety Threat Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Atkinson, K ... "Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting Transcript". FDA.org. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2011-05-24. "No blood from chronic ... 2010). "Failure to detect xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in blood of individuals at high risk of blood-borne ... and public health concerns about the safety of the donated blood supply. XMRV has now been established as a laboratory ...

*Thomas Lodge

Lodge had five brothers and two sisters of the whole blood: William Lodge, eldest son and heir, aged 30 on 8 July 1584, who on ... and a letter from him dated 1610 thanks the English ambassador in Paris for enabling him to return in safety. He was abroad on ...
Despite the implementation of safety advances, the risk remains for known and unknown potential infectious agents and pathogens to threaten the blood supply and blood products. In recent years, these threats have included West Nile virus; Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and its variant, mad cow disease; and parvovirus B19. In each instance, NHF has worked with the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, manufacturers and the medical and consumer communities to assess risk and communicate information. Further, NHF is well positioned to influence public policy decisions in Congress and by active participation on key federal committees. The hemophilia community is now represented on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability and the FDAs Blood Products Advisory Committee and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee.. Throughout its work on blood safety, NHFs stance has never wavered. Today NHFs commitment to blood product safety ...
The Annual Surveillance Report on Transfusion-transmissible Infections (TTI) in Australia provides a comprehensive analysis of trends in transfusion-transmissible infections among Australian blood donors. The report aims to provide evidence to inform the ongoing assessment of laboratory testing algorithms for detecting transfusion-transmissible infections as well as evaluation and revision of donor education guidelines for minimising the risk of transfusion-transmissible infections and thus maximising the safety of the Australian blood supply.. Contacts. Chief investigators ...
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.. ...
Contact: Cliff Kincaid, Americas Survival, Inc., 443-964-8208 MEDIA ADVISORY, June 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the public focused on the calamity of the Gulf oil spill, another disaster that could affect millions of lives is in the making. The federal Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability is holding meetings on June 10 and June 11 to consider lifting the ban on gay blood. Cliff Kincaid, president of the public policy group, Americas Survival, Inc. (ASI), is scheduled to
We screen every pint of blood collected for markers of transfusion-transmissible diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HTLV-1/2, syphilis, West Nile Virus, and T. Cruzi, the cause of Chagas Disease) using serological as well as molecular (Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing) methods. Products that test positive for any of these markers are not released for transfusion ...
We screen every pint of blood collected for markers of transfusion-transmissible diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HTLV-1/2, syphilis, West Nile Virus, and T. Cruzi, the cause of Chagas Disease) using serological as well as molecular (Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing) methods. Products that test positive for any of these markers are not released for transfusion ...
Aledort LM, Operskalski EA, Dietrich SL, et al: Low CD4+ counts in a study of transfusion safety. The Transfusion Safety Study Group [letter] [published erratum appears in N Engl J Med 1993 Apr 15;328(15):1128]. Comment in: N Engl J Med, 328(6):429-431, 1993. N Engl J Med, 328(6):441-442, 1993 ...
We want your donation to be a pleasant experience.. Please read the whole of this booklet carefully if this is your first blood donation, you are returning after a break or commencing platelet donation. It explains the donation process, the importance of our health check questions for blood safety and the potential side effects of donating blood or platelets.. If you are a regular donor who has donated in the last two years, you need only read the following sections: Possible Consequences of Giving Blood or Platelets (pages 6 to 8) and Blood Safety Information (pages 10 and 11).. Its important to read the booklet whenever you attend because advice does change.. Remember to bring your completed donor health check form with you, if you received one from us in the post.. ...
Transfusion-transmitted HBV played a major role in the spread of this infection some decades ago all around the world, and is still a threat in developi..
Although potentially contaminated blood was used as an ingredient in blood products for only a short time - months - until its withdrawal, the question is why was it used at all?. According to James Kreppner, who helped force a judicial inquiry into blood safety in Canada which led to a recent $C1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) compensation settlement for Canadian victims of hepatitis C, such use would breach all modern safety procedures. He also believes it breached safety conventions that were known at the time: I just cant believe that any organisation would do something like this ... You need all the elements of safety when you use blood and it is a well-established fact that you need both screening procedures that are effective and you need other features like the heat treatment ... Anyone who understands the principles of blood safety knows it is a multiple step procedure and that any one step can fail. It is like the space shuttle; you need back-up systems. You are going to kill a lot of ...
The CDC is one of the federal agencies responsible for assuring the safety of the U.S. blood supply by protecting health through investigations and ...
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Congenital CMVI is one of the most common intrauterine infections in the world and occurs on average in 0.2-2.5% of live births, and in developed countries, in 0.6-0.7% of newborns. In this case, the source of infection for the fetus is almost always the mother who undergoes CMVI during pregnancy. Exceptions are those extremely rare cases when transfusion transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) occurs during intrauterine administration of blood products infected with CMV to the fetus. Intrauterine CMVI develops as a result of pre- or intrapartum infection. With prenatal infection of the fetus, there is a transplacental transmission of CMV. With intranatal - the virus enters the body of the child by aspiration or ingestion of infected amniotic fluid and / or infected secrets of the birth canal of the mother. Continue reading →. ...
BACKGROUND:. Despite a marked reduction in the risk of transfusion-transmitted disease, lessons learned from the delayed recognition of HIV transmission by transfusion, underscore the necessity for continued vigilance for blood safety. The study will correct a significant lack of prospective studies of transfusion transmitted disease in infants and children in this country. A critical material outcome of the study will be the establishment of a large serum and cell repository of linked patient recipient samples. Such a repository, representing prospective studies in a pediatric population, will be unique. It will provide a means for ongoing surveillance to identify more rapidly emerging infectious agents and to aid in determining whether they present a significant risk to the blood supply. Because of a close collaboration and parallel structure with two related adult transfusion studies, age related comparisons of viral clearance and clinical outcomes should likewise be derived from this ...
In Europe, we expect to see an early uptake, since the clinical trial and our production facilities are here. However, the efficiency gains from eliminating the reagent, along with the time savings in concentrate preparation, should make North America and the leading Asia economies a positive environment for us. Meanwhile, the broad spectrum of impact of our solution will bring tremendous value to emerging markets. In short, every region will see value in THERAFLEX UV-Platelets. ...
Introduction: Blood safety presents a serious challenge in Egypt, having the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of ..
Blood Safety Programme in India was initiated in 1989-90, which became an integral part of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP).WHO recommends that all donated blood should be tested for HIV/AIDS Besides, it is mandatory to test blood for hepatitis, syphilis, and malaria ...
The eight MDGs, to be achieved by 2015, respond to the worlds main development challenges. They were drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration adopted by 189 nations and signed by 147 heads of state and governments in September 2000. Blood safety contributes to MDGs 4-6 and 8, which call for reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and building global partnership for development.. ...
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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. ...
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of malaria parasitemia in blood donors varies from 0.6% to 50%. Although the burden of TTM in malaria-endemic countries is unknown, it is recommended that all donated blood is screened for malaria parasites. This study aimed to establish the incidence of TTM and identify a suitable screening test. METHODS: Pregnant women, children, and immunocompromised malaria-negative transfusion recipients in a teaching hospital in Ghana were recruited over the course of 1 year. Parasites detected in recipients within 14 days of the transfusion were genotyped and compared to parasites in the transfused blood. The presence of genotypically identical parasites in the recipient and the transfused blood confirmed transfusion-transmitted malaria. Four malaria screening tests were compared to assess their usefulness in the context of African blood banks. RESULTS: Of the 50 patients who received transfusions that were positive for Plasmodium falciparum by polymerase ...
iTrace for Blood Centers, the first application to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in blood establishments to assist in enhancing blood safety by preventing the release of unsuitable blood components, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The iTrace for Blood Centers device has the ability to enhance blood safety by helping…
These procedures are followed by all blood centers nationwide and are monitored under the regulatory guidance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).. Only volunteers are permitted to donate blood, and there are no incentives to give. (Other than the fact that you can save lives, and feel good about yourself, that is!) Studies prove that community volunteers are the safest source of blood for transfusion. Every donor completes a health history questionnaire and screening interview to identify donors who may be at risk for carrying blood-borne disease. Strict confidentiality, as well as the absence of incentives or pressure to donate, encourage honest answers, and deferral of any potential donor with possible health risks.. Donated blood is tested for evidence of infectious disease, including hepatitis B and C, HIV 1 and 2, HTLV I and II, syphilis, West Nile virus, and Chagas disease. The donors blood type is also determined. Any unit of blood that shows evidence of carrying an infectious ...
This program will review the creation and benefits of Blood School, an eight-hour introductory course on transfusion safety for nurses. Recognizing that primary blood transfusion education was too procedure-centric, this course was developed as a supplement to provide education on the core foundations of transfusion medicine. Blood School uses a combination of didactic and active learning approaches, in order for the participants to feel more knowledgeable, comfortable, and safer with all transfusion-related processes. In doing so, it empowers them to be better advocates for patients, take action whenever they recognize negative situations related to blood transfusions, and help ensure that the right patient gets the right blood component for the right reason in the safest way. ...
Treatment for HIV consists of antiretroviral therapy (ART), combinations of drugs that inhibit the growth and replication of HIV at various stages of its life cycle. The goal of ART is to decrease the viral load, the number of HIV copies in the blood, to undetectable levels, meaning < 50 copies/milliliter (ml) of blood. ART is usually begun when the number of CD4 cells drops to 200-500 cells per cubic milliliter. A normal CD4 count is 600-1,200 cells/cubic ml.. From 2003-2013, more than 20 new drugs were approved to treat HIV. They include entry inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and protease inhibitors. ART drugs are prescribed in combinations of two or more from different classes to prevent HIV from developing resistance to single drugs. In 2013, the FDA approved Stribild™, the first agent containing four drugs, called quad therapy. A year later, in 2013, the FDA approved Tivicay® ...
Blood donation screening for antibodies to human T-lymphotropic viruses (HTLV) has been in place in the United States since the end of 1988, first focused on HTLV-I and then on HTLV-I and HTLV-II. HTLV-II is likely less pathogenic than HTLV-I but all data indicate that HTLV-II is more common in the US than HTLV-I and, like HTLV-I, is transmitted in the US primarily via illegal injection drug use and sexually (mostly male to female, explaining higher prevalence rates in females). The HTLV donation prevalence rate in the US is comparable to that of HIV (approximately 3 per 100,000 donations) according to data generated by the American Red Cross (ARC); very low rates of incident infections have also been documented (again, mostly in females). Low prevalence in the US and Canada is also associated with the absence of documented transfusion transmission since screening was initiated.. The issue before the BPAC today is that since screening began in 1988, multiple FDA-licensed screening tests with ...
Author summary Zika virus (ZIKV) is transmitted to humans primarily through mosquito bites, but there have also been cases of sexual, perinatal, and suspected blood transfusion transmission. It has been associated with fetal malformations and neurological disorders in adults. The rising concern about this pathogen led the World Health Organization to declare it as a public health emergency of international concern regarding neurological disorders. There is an urgent global scientific effort underway to better understand ZIKV biology and define interactions that occur between the virus and the host cell. We evaluated how ZIKV infection counteracts the assembly of dynamic aggregates of RNA and proteins called stress granules (SGs). We observed that ZIKV blocks SG assembly induced by sodium arsenite (Ars), but not by sodium selenite or Pateamine A. We demonstrate that this difference is related to the ability of ZIKV to modulate the dephosphorylation of eIF2α via its phosphatase. Our work demonstrates
Mediwares Bloodsafe Tx mobile device integrates with e-medical record systems and ensures that patients receive correct blood transfusions.
It was Alter who accidentally dropped the bombshell news. At a blood bank meeting in the Croatian capital Zagreb in late May 2010, he presented an overview of current blood safety issues, and his Power-Point presentation had one slide on what he called the "Agent du jour," XMRV. Although Alter didnt present any evidence, the slide was blunt: "The data in the Lombardi et al. Sciencemanuscript are extremely strong and likely true, despite the controversy," one bullet point said. "We (FDA & NIH) have independently confirmed the Lombardi group findings," read another.. After the editor of a Dutch newsletter discovered the slide on the meetings Web site and sent out a press release, the CFS world exploded, again. "Is this it, then, the big one???? Holy ****!!!!!" one blogger wrote on the Phoenix Rising forum.. Some researchers had doubts. True, Alter had a stellar reputation, but he wasnt a retrovirologist. And Lo in the 1990s had pushed the widely discredited theory that a Mycoplasma infection ...
External quality assessment (EQA) is an important component of quality systems for blood transfusion services. Establishing external quality assessment programmes for screening of donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI): implementation guide aims to support WHO member States in establishing and operating EQA programmes for screening donated blood for TTI. The guides has been designed for use by national health authorities and EQA organizing institutions in the development of EQA programme. It will also give participating laboratories an insight into the organization of EQA programmes for TTI screening and an understanding of the benefits of participation.. ...
Dietary exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) contaminated bovine tissues is considered as the origin of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob (vCJD) disease in human. To date, BSE agent is the only recognized zoonotic prion. Despite the variety of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) agents that have been circulating for centuries in farmed ruminants there is no apparent epidemiological link between exposure to ruminant products and the occurrence of other form of TSE in human like sporadic Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (sCJD). However, the zoonotic potential of the diversity of circulating TSE agents has never been systematically assessed. The major issue in experimental assessment of TSEs zoonotic potential lies in the modeling of the species barrier, the biological phenomenon that limits TSE agents propagation from a species to another. In the last decade, mice genetically engineered to express normal forms of the human prion protein has proved essential in studying human prions ...
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 ...
The potential risk of acquiring a transfusion-transmitted infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) virus, hepatitis C (HCV) virus, or Trypanosoma cruzi was estimated for seven South American and five Central American countries during the period 1994-1997. The estimates were based on official national reports of the number of donors, blood screening coverage, and prevalence of serologic markers for infectious diseases. Coverage of screening in 1997 was 100% in 12 and 11 countries for HIV and HBV respectively. Complete screening for HCV was reported by only one country in 1994 and by six in 1997. For T. cruzi, the number of countries with 100% screening coverage increased from two in 1994 to four in 1997. In 1994, three countries showed risk of transfusion-transmitted infections for HIV, seven for HBV, eight for HCV, and seven for T. cruzi. The risk of receiving an infected blood unit and acquiring a transfusion-transmitted infection has been reduced with time in 10 of the 12
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 ...
Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood safety. The INTERCEPT Blood System is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of action of the INTERCEPT treatment is designed to inactivate established transfusion threats, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in the United States, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is in clinical development. ...
While the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon forced us to stare into the face of evil, the nations response to the attacks gave us faith in the restorative powers of kindness. Among the many acts of compassion was an upsurge in the number of people who donated blood.. Short-term increases in the number of blood donations following national disasters have been documented. But we dont know as much about the long-term impact on the blood supply. In other words, do people who donate blood after a national disaster-particularly first-time donors-continue to donate blood in non-disaster situations? Another concern is the safety of donated blood because first-time donors are more likely to have transfusion-transmissible viral infections (TTVIs) than people who donate blood regularly.. In a study reported in the May 7, 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association , researchers found that the events of September 11, 2001 resulted in an increase in first-time donors, ...
PURPOSE: In addition to histolorically important issues of blood inventory and blood safety, tie costs of blood transfusion are anticipated to have an increasingly important impact on transfusion practices. To address this, the analyzed costs of blood support given to patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft CABG surgery, along woith...
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Avoid the use of abbreviations in the title and subtitle, unless space considerations require an exception (see the first example below) or unless the title or subtitle includes the name of a group that is best known by its acronym (see the second example below). In both cases, the abbreviation should be expanded in the abstract and at first appearance in the text. (See also , Capitalization, Acronyms and Initialisms, and , Abbreviations.)Prevalence of HIV-1 in Blood Donations Following Implementation of a Structured Blood Safety Policy in South Africa Reporting of Noninferiority and Equivalence Randomized Trials: An Extension of the
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Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood safety. In in vitro studies, the companys INTERCEPT Blood System has been demonstrated to inactivate a broad range of viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood, including established threats such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as influenza, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world.. ...
Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood safety. In in vitro studies, the companys INTERCEPT Blood System has been demonstrated to inactivate a broad range of viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood, including established threats such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as influenza, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world.. ...
The Food and Drug Administration has accused the Red Cross of repeated and serious violations of blood safety regulations, including shipping contaminated blood, despite a 1993 court order requiring improvements. Last month, the FDA has asked a federal judge to hold the charity in contempt of court and allow the government to levy millions of dollars in fines for continuing violations.. ...
How can the transfusion service laboratory increase transfusion safety for patients requiring irradiated blood components? The transfusion service lab...
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted an event today to honor organizations that sponsor blood drives, and as a testament to their important work, a young woman whose life was saved by blood
My name is Gary Davis and I would like to share my experiences donating blood with my daughter Katie. A little history first.. I had my hip replaced at Stanford Hospital in October 2008. A few months later I got a call from Stanford Blood Center (SBC) asking me if I could donate. Id actually been interested in donating for years but never had a direct request to get me started. SBC happened to have a mobile truck due in my area the following week so I committed to visiting during my lunch hour. This was my first donation and afterwards, the technician told me my blood type was O- and that I tested negative to the cytomegalovirus (CMV). Id never heard of CMV and asked a few questions. This was the start of a learning experience for me.. I learned that in an emergency it can take a half hour to type someones blood and since O- is the universal blood type, it would be used until a patients blood type could be identified.. I found out about the need for platelets at Stanford Hospital for leukemia ...
Guest post by Susan Ipaktchian, originally published on Scope, Stanford University School of Medicines blog.. Do you know your blood type? I was surprised when many of my friends and family members said they didnt know theirs. But heres an easy way to find out and also do a little good work at the same time - become a blood donor.. Ive been a regular donor at the Stanford Blood Center for nearly six years. I already knew my blood type, thanks to an experiment in a high school biology class, and thats part of what prompted me to become a donor in the first place. I have AB+ blood, which is on the rare side (about 3.4 percent of Americans have that blood type). What I didnt know was that I had never had cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a widespread virus that rarely causes symptoms but can be dangerous to people who have weak immune systems. The Stanford center routinely tests donated blood for the presence of CMV antibodies as well as other viruses. Thats because the center is primary supplier of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood centers to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nations blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Elena Sini CIO Safe and integrated transfusion process Agenda Background and objectives Transfusion safety The reengineered transfusion process Key Performance
Estimates of the risk of bloodborne viral infections are essential for monitoring the safety of the blood supply and the impact of new screening tests. Incidence rates of seroconversion and the residual risk for HBV, HIV and HCV were calculated among Spanish repeat donors between 1997 and 1999 at 22 blood donation centres, and at 7 centres between 2000 and 2002. The residual risk per million donations was estimated to be 18.67 for HBV, 2.49 for HIV and 10.96 for HCV (between 1997 and 1999). For the 2000-2002 period, the residual risk per million donations was estimated to be 9.78 for HBV, 2.48 for HIV and 3.94 for HCV. Between 1999 and 2003, about 3.4 million donations were tested by NAT, mainly in pools of 44 donations, in 12 of the 22 Spanish blood donation centres participating in the study. Eight anti-HCV negative and HCV-RNA positive donations were found, which represent an approximate yield of 1/420 000, versus a projected yield of 1/240 000 obtained from 1995-1997 data. The residual risks of
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We continue to monitor the outbreak of the coronavirus. The 2019 n-CoV poses no risk to blood donors, either during the donation process or from attending organized blood drives. Please click here to read the full statement.. ...
Our greatest strength is our people-the employees, blood donors and recipients, supporters, corporate and community partners, and many others who join forces to save lives each and every day. Read our stories.. ...
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In those first few months, I cant even count the amount of middle-of-the-night Amazon orders I made, desperate to solve whatever issue it was we were having in that moment.
In those first few months, I cant even count the amount of middle-of-the-night Amazon orders I made, desperate to solve whatever issue it was we were having in that moment.
In the past few years there has been increasing concern about blood transfusion safety. Avoidable transfusion errors, mostly in patient identification, remain a serious cause of injury and death. There is also heightened awareness of the risk of transmission of viral and bacterial infections. Of particular concern in Britain is the (theoretical) possibility of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.. This review puts these risks in perspective (table) and describes the new measures that have been introduced to improve blood safety. It also describes changes in attitude and practice that will affect users of blood in all disciplines, including general practitioners advising patients of the pros and cons of transfusion. Finally it emphasises the need for careful education and training of all those involved in blood prescribing and blood component administration. ...
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Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar1, Sudhir Kumar Vujhini2, V. Indira3, V. Harishanker4. 1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Prof & HOD, 4Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad.. Abstract Background: Screening of transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs) among blood donors is a cost-effective approach to monitor the prevalence, distribution, and trends of the infections among healthy-looking individuals. The study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of four TTIs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and syphilis, among blood donors in a hospital attached blood bank , suraram , hyderabad.. Objectives: The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of transfusion transmitted infections in blood donors in a small scale hospital attached blood bank.. Methods: All the donors reporting to the blood bank were screened for HBsAg, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), HIV by using the appropriate ...
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusions are used to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are thrombocytopenic. Despite improvements in donor screening and laboratory testing, a small risk of viral, bacterial, or protozoal contamination of platelets remains. There is also an ongoing risk from newly emerging blood transfusion-transmitted infections for which laboratory tests may not be available at the time of initial outbreak.One solution to reduce the risk of blood transfusion-transmitted infections from platelet transfusion is photochemical pathogen reduction, in which pathogens are either inactivated or significantly depleted in number, thereby reducing the chance of transmission. This process might offer additional benefits, including platelet shelf-life extension, and negate the requirement for gamma-irradiation of platelets. Although current pathogen-reduction technologies have been proven to reduce pathogen load in platelet concentrates, a number of published clinical studies have raised ...
Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood transfusion safety. The INTERCEPT Blood System is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of action of the INTERCEPT treatment is designed to inactivate established transfusion threats, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in the United States, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is in clinical development. ...
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On behalf of the undersigned groups representing the nations blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion medicine professionals, we request that as you review the federal advisory committees as required by the Executive Order issued on June 14, 2019, you support the current structure of two distinct federal advisory committees charged with making recommendations related to the safety and availability of our nations blood supply.. Read More ...
As reported by MashableAsia, Marks said the FDA considered several other options before settling on the yearlong deferral period, even considering a complete reversal of the deferral. Although Marks cited concerns that the virus is undetectable via screening tests for about nine days after a person is infected, he did not explain why that would require a full year of abstinence to eliminate a false negative screening result.. Instead, according to MashableAsia, "The FDA based its decision to adopt a 12-month deferral on studies conducted in Australia, which has the same deferral period for men who have sex with other men. These studies found that switching from a total ban to a 12-month deferral period did not reduce the safety of the blood supply.". The elimination of any deferral period was "predicted to lead to a four-fold increase in HIV transmission through the blood supply," Marks said, adding that "an increase of this magnitude is not acceptable.". Medical and legal organizations that ...
Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its plans to lift a lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, allowing those who have not had sexual contact with other men in a year to do so. The FDA said in a statementTuesday it "carefully examined and considered the available scientific evidence" and "will take the necessary steps to recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact", Xinhua reported. ...
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October 30, 2014, New York, NY - The New York Blood Centers Milstein National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) is pleased to announce that HEMACORD®, the first FDA-licensed hematopoietic stem cell product, has been awarded the prestigious "Best Biotechnology Product" Award by Prix Galien USA. The award recognizes "biomedical products that advance the human condition and which were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the past five years," according to the Galien Foundation. HEMACORD® was among nine biotech products nominated for this award.. The Prix Galien Award is considered the biomedical industrys highest accolade and recognizes the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines and devices.. "Prix Galiens selection of HEMACORD®, the first FDA licensed stem cell product, heralds an important advancement in the world of medical therapeutics. With this award, the Prix Galien Foundation recognizes cellular "drugs" in its ...
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Experimenting with new format today. About 5 take home points for each lecture. Burns (visiting professor) Transfusion Safety. 1. In general, Less is More when you are considering transfusions. U.S. physicians transfuse more blood products than European and Canadian physicians due to individual practice variation being greater in the U.S. Recent studies have shown that increasing # of units transfused of any blood product correlates directly with increased mortality, length of stay and wound complications even when controlled for patients severity of illness.. 2. Patient outcomes are better with a transfusion threshold of HGB=7 rather than 8 or 10 unless a patient is having ACS. Harwood comment: Is 8 really better than 7 for ACS? Dr. Burns: Yes there is data that the mortality is less for ACS at a transfusion trigger of HGB=8 rather than 7. When you do transfuse, only transfuse a single unit and then re-assess before deciding to give a second unit.. 3. Transfusion trigger for normotensive upper ...
The new revisions recommend lifting the lifetime ban on MSM and allowing donors to give blood if they have abstained from having sex with another man for over one year. Although significant progress in blood testing has greatly reduced the period between infection and detection, controversy still surrounds reducing the ban.. In Canada, a special blood donor clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia recently garnered a lot of media attention. Deemed the "Rainbow Donor Clinic," the facility was opened on campus at the University of British Columbia for one day to encourage gay men to donate blood for research purposes.. Units collected were not used for transfusions but instead were distributed to the Network Centre for Applied Development (NetCAD), a research group under the Canadian Blood Services (CBS). It is the only clinic of its kind where deferred donors - people in high -risk groups - can donate blood to contribute to the research efforts in the field of transfusion safety.. Chad Walters, an ...
The US blood system is a vast network comprised of approximately 190 regional blood centers, which collect 90% of the nations blood, and 621 hospital blood centers, which collect the remaining 10%.[1] Many of the regional blood centers are operated by the American Red Cross, which collects approximately 45% of the blood in the United States.[2] 1
There were 76 whole blood donors at the September Blood Drive in St. James this past week. Volunteers wanted to thank everyone who gave the gift of life last Thursday and Friday.
I called the Central Kentucky Blood Center in Lexington to check on how much blood I have donated over the years. Their computers show a total of 86 units of blood. I called Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati and checked and I had donated eight units to them over the years.
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We had several high school drives going on, and it was a great opportunity to let them know they can donate," Martin said. "It was something in the works for a few years. It took a while because we wanted to make sure it was something we could do and it was something that was safe and that realistically parents would be okay with.". ...
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The South African National Blood Service, (SANBS), is a non-profit organisation that provides human blood for transfusion that operates in South Africa, with the exception of the Western Cape. The head office is in Weltevredenpark, Gauteng, near Johannesburg, but there are blood collection operations in eight of the nine provinces. Western Cape has a separate blood center, the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service. SANBS was founded in 2001 from a merger of seven blood centres, and was embroiled in controversy in 2004 over a policy of racial profiling for blood safety. SANBS collects blood from volunteer unpaid donors and processes that blood into components for transfusion. The donors are screened for health risks and tested for diseases on every donation. Not all parts of the donated blood are always used, such as with first time donors, to establish a history of negative test results in the donor before the blood is used in patients. The red blood cells from the first donation are ...
On Thursday, seven people donated at Tweet-up Blood Drive 2.0, the centers second blood drive organized entirely through social networking media. The online campaign launched earlier this summer, and already the blood center has about 400 fans on Facebook and 1,200 followers on Twitter. [...] the blood center has a YouTube site for its online generation donators/ The numbers game was threatened during last months heat wave, when Type O supplies dropped to critical levels as blood drives scheduled for un-air conditioned venues were canceled. During the week-long heat wave, the number of people interacting with the blood center on social media doubled, DeButts said. From 5 to 33 percent of donors at blood drives over the last three months said they scheduled their appointments because of social media, and DeButts said he expects that number to skyrocket as school starts up and students organize drives through Facebook.
Negative side effects of blood transfusion therapy are uncommon. Blood banks, hospitals, and health-care providers take many precautions to minimize risks before each blood transfusion. Blood banks test each unit of blood to find out its ABO type and Rh status. In the United States, after a hospital laboratory receives a blood unit from the blood bank, the laboratory tests the unit again.
OHerlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) was engaged by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to carry out an access audit of the National Blood Centre at St Jamess Hospital and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donor Clinic on DOlier Street, Dublin 2.. As part of the service OHAC liaised with the organisations Access Officer, carried out an access audit of the buildings, prepared a report of the findings and presented the findings to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.. Work on this project ran from October 2008 to August 2009.. ...
Basel, 22 July 2015. New test for the Roche serology assay portfolio helps specialists to identify HTLV-I/II infection in donated blood and diagnostic samples. Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the market availability* of the Elecsys® HTLV-I/II immunoassay, a diagnostic test to help detect antibodies against Human T-lymphotropic virus I or II infection in donated blood and routine diagnostic samples. Designed for the needs of blood centres and clinical laboratories for reliable and efficient detection of this infection, the test enhances Roches blood screening portfolio in serology testing. This test complements the most comprehensive diagnostics offering for blood safety solutions available on the market today.. "Globally there are around 20 million people infected with HTLV-I/II, many of whom are unknown carriers. If the virus is undetected in donors, the risk of spreading the infection increases," said Roland Diggelmann, Chief Operating Officer of the Roche Diagnostics ...
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Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 The concept of the Blood Bank has undergone a sea change over the last three decades and a half with Transfusion Medicine taking over and dealing with the management of blood-related ailments, experts said at a workshop held at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital.. Today immune haematology and transfusion services are inseparable as transfusion medicine encompasses all aspects of transfusion of blood and blood components, Odisha Director, Medical Education and Training Prof. C.B.K.Mohanty said. Maintenance and observation of blood safety were more important, he said, adding a scientific approach to blood transfusion had expanded.. Transfusion medicine, also known as transfusiology, which began in the USA in 1987 is the branch of medicine that is now playing an important role in patient care, he said. (UNI) ...
Training is conducted primarily at Hoxworth Blood Center, a division of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. Its the only blood center in the country located within a large university medical center. Hoxworth Blood Center distributes more than 300,000 blood components annually and is the transfusion service for Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and Shriners Hospital, Cincinnati. The trainees also take call at University Hospital. Because of this, there are unique opportunities to participate in the evaluation and resolution of clinical problems associated with an active level I trauma center and transplantation center for liver, kidney and stem cells. Transfusion support for neonatal and oncology patients provides an additional facet to the fellows education ...

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Charter Oak State College awards college credit is available for the American Red Cross Blood Services Product Manufacturing - ... Consistently perform job duties using proper ergonomics and blood borne pathogen safety. ... Fundamentals of Blood Center Manufacturing: 3 credits, lower division level. *Quality Control Testing of Blood and Blood ... Quality Control Testing of Blood and Blood Products: 12 credits, upper division level. This course combines the theory, ...
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Amazon UK has withdrawn infant circumcision training kits from sale over child safety concerns after an NSS request to do so. ... While many patients do not have blood transfusions during and after heart surgery, they also do not undergo the same blood ... Jehovahs Witnesses undergo extensive blood conservation before surgery, including red blood-cell boosting erythropoietin drugs ... Refusal of blood transfusions by Jehovahs Witnesses not always detrimental, research finds. Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:44 ...
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Comparison of different platelet count thresholds to guide administration of prophylactic platelet transfusion for preventing...Comparison of different platelet count thresholds to guide administration of prophylactic platelet transfusion for preventing...

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Blood & Tissue Safety: Geographic areas at increased risk for Zika virus transmission through blood or tissue donation. ... and blood collection establishments and tissue recovery organizations to help ensure the safety of our blood and tissue supply ... For the purposes of blood and tissue safety intervention, the following list indicates the date an areas shade first became ... For the purposes of blood and tissue safety interventions, areas at increased risk for Zika virus transmission will be ...
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Hemoglobinopathies are inherited, lifelong blood disorders that result in abnormal hemoglobin (protein in red blood cells that ... GoalPrevent illness and disability related to blood disorders and the use of blood products.OverviewBlood disorders include ... Despite efforts by blood banks, shortages of blood product persist.. Why Are Blood Disorders and Blood Safety Important?. ... Blood Safety. Blood service providers are responsible for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of the Nations blood ...
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As the lead health authority within the United Nations (UN) system, we help ensure the safety of the air we breathe, the food ... but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood. ... Blood donors. Age and gender of blood donors. Data about the gender profile of blood donors show that globally 28% of blood ... blood and blood products and work towards self-sufficiency in safe blood and blood products based on voluntary unpaid blood ...
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