In this issue
Prions and precautions
Human herpesvirus-8
Reports on clinical transfusion medicine in the early days of TRANSFUSION
Retrograde transmission of Enterobacter cloacae during blood transfusion confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
Prion reduction of red blood cells
Evaluation of removal of prion infectivity from red blood cells with prion reduction filters using a new rapid and highly sensitive cell culture–based infectivity assay
Feasibility study of a screening assay that identifies the abnormal prion protein PrPTSE in plasma
Discrimination between prion-infected and normal blood samples by protein misfolding cyclic amplification
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a transfusion recipient
Quality evaluation of frozen apheresis red blood cell storage with 21-day postthaw storage in additive solution 3 and saline-adenine-glucose-mannitol
Cryoprecipitate prepared from plasma frozen within 24 hours after phlebotomy contains acceptable levels of fibrinogen and VIIIC
Evaluation of the Mirasol platelet reduction technology system against Babesia microti in apheresis platelets and plasma
Calcium is a key constituent for maintaining the in vitro properties of platelets suspended in the bicarbonate-containing additive solution M-sol with low plasma levels
Function of platelets in apheresis platelet concentrates and in patient blood after transfusion as assessed by Impact-R
Conversion to the buffy coat method and quality of frozen plasma derived from whole blood donations in Canada
Human herpesvirus 8 genomes and seroprevalence in United States blood donors
Exploring opinions and beliefs about cord blood donation among Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women
Prolonged anemia in an intrauterine-transfused neonate with Rh-hemolytic disease
Consensus recommendations of pediatric transfusion medicine objectives for clinical pathology residency training programs
The aptamer ARC1779 blocks von Willebrand factor–dependent platelet function in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ex vivo
Preharvest hematopoietic progenitor cell counts predict CD34+ cell yields in granulocyte–colony-stimulating factor–mobilized peripheral blood stem cell harvest in healthy donors
Removal by adsorbent beads of biological response modifiers released from platelets, accumulated during storage, and potentially associated with platelet transfusion reactions
Is “transfusion-associated necrotizing enterocolitis” an authentic pathogenic entity?
Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis of iron overload in a leukemic patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
West Nile virus in 2006 and 2007
The first case of alloantibody against human platelet antigen-15b in Japan
A dual antiglobulin test for the detection of weak or nonagglutinating immunoglobulin M warm autoantibodies
Piperacillin-induced immune hemolysis
Immunoglobulin M red blood cell alloantibodies are frequently adsorbed by rabbit erythrocyte stroma
Clinical consequences of iron overload from chronic red blood cell transfusions, its diagnosis, and its management by chelation therapy
Acceptability of isosulfan blue dye–contaminated blood samples in blood typing and antibody screening laboratory testing in a cancer center
Seroprevalence of West Nile virus in blood donors at Hôtel Dieu de France, Beirut, Lebanon