The potential shortage
The safety of withholding blood transfusion
A comprehensive approach to managing blood shortages in a large academic medical centre
Towards novel therapies for foetal alloimmune disorders?
Update on the vCJD scene
Surrogate assays
Follow-up of donations from patients with vCJD
A new K allele of the KEL gene
Haplotyping by PCR-SSP of the Dombrock gene reveals novel rearrangements within exon 2
Variable X-chromosome inactivation in five McLeod syndrome carriers from the same family
Positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) in cord blood after antenatal prophylaxis with monoclonal anti-D
Risk of an incompatible crossmatch due to undetected anti-Cw or Kpa
Evidence-based guidelines and the use of Kp(a+), Lu(a+) and Cw+ screening cells in pretransfusion testing
Nurses leading the way – ‘fit for surgery’
Red blood cell use in intensive care
Avoiding human blood products by using gelatine solution for therapeutic plasma exchange
Prophylactic granulocytes for high-risk stem cell transplant (SCT) patients
A quantitative ELISA for platelet anti-HPA-la antibodies
Effect of recombinant HPA-la antibodies on platelet signalling and function
Use of G-CSF in British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR) donors
The use of targeted recruitment to increase the number of HLA-matched platelet donors
Donor health check, donor information, safe blood, fast sessions – increasing conflicts or achievable target?
Audit, feedback and discussions can do wonders
Does de-selection of men who have had sex with men from blood donations in England improve the safety of blood?
HTLV in Scottish and Irish blood donations
Breakthroughs in flow cytometry
The application of rare event statistics to flow cytometry list mode data
Blood grouping by molecular genetics — red cells
Blood grouping by molecular genetics – platelets and granulocytes
The scientific art of influencing
The James Blundell Award Lecture
Allorecognition
The role of minor histocompatibility antigens in immuno-therapy
Donor-derived dendritic cells and transplantation tolerance
Transfusing the difficult patient
Providing blood for patients when all units are incompatible
Clinical syndromes associated with polyagglutination
Appropriate blood components for neonates with T-activation of red cells
Immunology of cord blood
Use of cord blood transplants in children
Immunotherapy strategies in ALL
Strategies to reduce transfusion transmission bacterial infections
The risks from ‘old faithfuls’ (from new to repeat donors)
The risk from ‘newer’ agents
A study of donor reactions
Complication management therapeutic apheresis
A new major haemorrhage protocol for the Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust (LUHNT)
Investigation of the relationship between ABO histo-blood group and plasma levels of the von Willebrand factor–factor VIII complex
Protein microarrays with diagnostic potential
The molecular basis of LU5, LU6/LU9, LU8/LU14, LU13 and LU20 Lutheran blood group antigens
Elevated expression of Lutheran and LW glycoproteins on red cells and erythroid precursors in haemoglobin SC disease
Characterization of human erythroid differentiation-related factor (EDRF) – a possible surrogate marker for vCJD
Production of novel murine monoclonal anti-Fya and anti-Fyb
A victim's view of the BBTS certificate
A participant's view of the pilot BBTS specialist course
Distance learning and BBTS
What do we want from training? Lessons learnt from the Biomedical Scientist Placement in North Trent
Ground zero, perspectives of the New York Blood Center during 9/11
The public perception of blood safety
Transfusion practice in haematology
Pre-operative anaemia in patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery
Improving transfusion practice throughout the hospital – how do we get the message through?
Evaluation of whether leucodepletion (LD) methods cause cellular fragmentation or prion protein release
Apoptosis, TGF-β and transfusion-related immunosuppression
Transfusion fatality/ethics
Anti-B induced by ABO-mismatched kidney transplant
Antibody detection in the third trimester of pregnancy
Characterization of mixed ABO cell populations by flow cytometry using a direct staining technique
Reagent degradation – the importance of weak anti-red cell antibodies as controls
Microplate-based assay for measuring anti-D in commercial intravenous immunoglobulin preparations
Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and Crohn's disease
Severe haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) due to Anti-U, exchange transfusion with U-neg frozen red cells
Trial of IVIg in accelerated haemolysis after transfusion in B-cell low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Anti-Dib not causing haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN)
First example of anti-Oka in a non-Japanese individual and evidence for heterogeneity of Oka antigen
Paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria (PCH) and anti-P specificity in children
DAT-positive donors in one UK blood centre – incidence, specificity and serological outcome
RBC alloantibodies masked by antibodies to high-incidence antigens
The BBTS certificate examination – results review
Endorsement of a policy to prevent alloimmunization in sickle cell patients
Duffy and Kell blood group typing by polymerase chain reaction using sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP)
Identification of partial D antigen, DBT, with allo-anti-D in the serum
Group Oh with anti-H in pregnancy
Autoanalyser quantitation of anti-D made easier
Column agglutination technology (CAT) – time for a rethink?
Anti-T in blood donors
The serological characteristics of anti-T antibody
Neonatal RBC contains more IgG than adult RBC
Use of the MAIEA assay in the red cell reference laboratory
A novel high-frequency red cell antigen on CD44 glyco-protein
The development of a flow cytometric technique for tracking transfused allogeneic red blood cells
Which data should we request to assess pregnancy outcome in women with alloantibodies?
Flow cytometry versus Kleihauer – the WBS experience
Anti-S
Frequency of alloantibodies in a UK hospital patient population
The incidence of specific red cell antibodies reactive only in newer IAT technologies
Use of QASAR IV for blood group serology
IgA class AIH with suppressed Kell antigens and antibody to a high-incidence Kell antigen
Auto-anti-Vel reactive in serum but not plasma
Another example of allo-anti-D in an RhD category VII patient
Anti-HPA-lb-associated neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Cell-surface antigens on cord blood mononuclear leucocytes
The effects of HPA-1a and HPA-1b peptides on in vitro T-cell proliferative responses and in vivo IgG production in hu-PBL-SCID mice using PBL from HPA-1a alloimmunized donors
Foetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in London and South-East England
Utilization of platelet activation markers for flow cytometry-based functional immunoassay in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
An audit of the clinical indications for plasma exchange in North Trent 2000/01
Survey of autologous blood transfusion in England
Inappropriate blood transfusions caused by poor phlebotomy techniques
Evaluation to assess the DONORTM pre-evacuated postoperative autologous blood re-infusion system
Intravascular haemolysis and T variant-activated red cells – what do you transfuse?
ABO-mismatched liver transplant with severe haemolysis exacerbated by marrow suppression
Red cell transfusion triggers in patients with haematological malignancy
Audit of postnatal transfusion practice
Blood conservation strategies in the Western infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospitals, Glasgow
Use of O-negative red cells in Northern Ireland – a prospective audit
Blood transfusion practice following cardiac surgery
Introduction of a postoperative autologous programme for total knee replacements – its impact on blood usage
Plasma exchange in the treatment of paediatric primary and reeurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
Audit of compliance with hospital blood transfusion procedures
Transfusion practice in CABG surgery
Surgical transfusion audit prior to implementation of near patient testing for clotting parameters
Audit of red cell component usage and transfusion triggers in haematological oncology patients
Quality of clinical record keeping limits the value of pharmacovigilance of blood components
A dose response study of platelet transfusion
Where does blood go? Use in medical patients in the North of England
The influence of HLA polymorphism on the provision of HLA-matched platelets
Increasing renal transplantation
The use of HLAMATCHMAKER in the provision of HLA-matched platelets – a case study
Quick reference poster for safe transfusion practice
Assessment of blood transfusion knowledge in North-West hospitals
The top 10 uses of blood
The use of the HLAMATCHMAKER algorithm for the selection of platelet donors
The survival of transfused red blood cells in critically ill patients
GCSF stimulated related granulocyte donation
Audit as a facilitator of change
A computerized approach to transfusion audit
Transfusion support following post-transfusion purpura
Removal of a BSE-derived agent by processes used in the manufacture of human immunoglobulin
Additional virus inactivation in liquid intravenous immunoglobulin by irradiation with UV-C light
SNBTS' approaches to address the potential risk of vCJD in the blood supply
Assessment of methylene blue-depleting filters on fresh and frozen plasma
Blood pack fault monitoring
Trial and implementation of metrologic voyager MS9540 – a new concatenating laser barcode scanner
The use of leucodepletion filters as a source of DNA suitable for the study of genetic variation in populations
Evaluation of platelet concentrates, leucocyte depleted (LD), using a novel whole blood filter and stored for 7 days introduction
Production of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) from whole blood stored overnight at 4°C
Assessment of low-level leucocyte counting performance across all quality monitoring laboratories in National Blood Service (NBS) England and North Wales
Apheresis appointment and collection times – an evaluation
A study of new donor attendance outcomes and retention
National audit of new and lapsed donor deferrals
DAT-positive blood donors and associated medical conditions
Comparison of blood transfusion practices between a developed country (UK) and a developing country (Sudan)
Seasonal variation of Hb values in a community survey of young women – implications for donor selection
Implementation of the PALL in-line sampling pouch at donor sessions
An audit on lost donations due to a discrepancy between Hb measurement by the Hemocue method on session and the laboratory autoanalyser
An effective way to access venepuncturist's performance
Why did soldiers donate blood in Afghanistan?
The epidemiology of HCV in blood donors in England and Wales
Bacterial monitoring of platelets – a report on NIBTS experience
HBV DNA detection – who gives a dane
CD 133
The effect of HLA-DR and cytokine gene polymorphism on antibody response to hepatitis B vaccination
Cytokine-induced differentiation of AML cells into dendritic-like cells for immunotherapy
Immunology, Stem Cells and Tissue Banking
Volume reduction of cord blood donations
Optimizing culture conditions for the growth of clonogenic acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells
Characterization of ALL stem cells
Optimizing retroviral mediated transfer of CD80 and CD86 into ALL cells
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Cryopreservation of cord blood. 2. Cryoprotectant toxicity and effect of cooling rate on the survival of CD34+ cells
Cryopreservation of cord blood. 1. Permeability and osmotic tolerance of CD34+ cells to DMSO
Clinical outcome of cord blood transplants performed with units provided by the London Cord Blood Bank
Assessment of change in the level of awareness about hospital blood transfusion policies for safe transfusion after intensive awareness programme
Introduction of a new request form, problems and solutions – the Cambridge experience
Computer-aided blood issue and the SHOT report
Red cell ordering practice and blood stock management training in 76 hospital blood transfusion laboratories
Development of electronic blood issue in an existing IT system
Electronic blood issue in a teaching hospital – initial impressions
Electronic data interchange in blood transfusion
Validation exercises in haemopoietic progenitor (HPC) processing
Trials and tribulations of NVQs–the WBS experience
The Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency (WASP) scheme
Establishing a secure Internet Web browser link between the red cell immunohaematology laboratories of the National Blood Service and a pilot hospital site
Electronic storage of training records