In This Issue
Partnerships for blood safety in Africa
Evaluating red cell recoveries in clinical trials
Images in Transfusion Medicine
The role of noninferiority designs in clinical research
Evaluation of proposed FDA criteria for the evaluation of radiolabeled red cell recovery trials
A prospective observational cohort safety study of 5106 platelet transfusions with components prepared with photochemical pathogen inactivation treatment
The influence of simulated shipping conditions (24- or 30-hr interruption of agitation) on the in vitro properties of apheresis platelets during 7-day storage
Prolonged maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate acid and adenosine triphosphate in red blood cells during storage
Solvent/detergent treatment of platelet concentrates enhances the release of growth factors
Induction of platelet white blood cell (WBC) aggregate formation by platelets and WBCs in red blood cell units
Platelet count is a sensitive predictor of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell collection yield in previously treated plasma cell disease patients
Proficiency testing experience for viable CD34+ stem cell analysis
In vitro proliferation and differentiation of human CD34+ cells from peripheral blood into mature red blood cells with two different cell culture systems
An algorithm based on peripheral CD34+ cells and hemoglobin concentration provides a better optimization of apheresis than the application of a fixed CD34 threshold
Loss of integrity of umbilical cord blood unit freezing bags
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide is a useful diagnostic marker for transfusion-associated circulatory overload
Rapid detection of JMH antibodies with recombinant Sema7A (CD108) protein and the particle gel immunoassay
Noninvasive fetal RHD genotyping by maternal plasma with capillary electrophoresis
Genetic conservation of the GIL blood group determining aquaporin 3 gene in African and Caucasian populations
Cost-efficient sequence-specific priming–polymerase chain reaction screening for blood donors with rare phenotypes
Analysis of a high-throughput HLA antibody screening assay for use with platelet donors
Herpesvirus prevalence and viral load in healthy blood donors by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction
A comparison of hemolysis and red cell mechanical fragility in blood collected with different cell salvage suction devices
Short-term ferrous sulfate supplementation in female blood donors
A pilot study for screening blood donors in Taiwan by nucleic acid amplification technology
Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among blood donors in Beijing and implications for improving the pretesting donor screening process
Risk factors for acute, moderate to severe donor reactions associated with multicomponent apheresis collections
Inactivation of parvovirus B19 during STIM-4 vapor heat treatment of three coagulation factor concentrates
Plasmapheresis in asparaginase-induced hypertriglyceridemia
Hyperhemolysis syndrome in sickle cell disease
Confirmatory testing of hepatitis C virus–positive enzyme immunoassay results in limited-resource countries
Autologous serum eyedrops
Blood safety in Sub-Saharan Africa
Letters from Africa
A letter from Kenya
A letter from Rwanda
A letter from South Africa
A letter from Tanzania
A letter from Mozambique