In this issue
A new section, “blood group genomics,” with a new associate editor
Rapid laboratory testing for trauma patients: where a perfect result may not be in the best interests of the patient
The influence of donor antibody strength and recipient antigens on transfusion-related acute lung injury development
Transfusion medicine as a profession: evolution over the past 50 years
Innovation in transfusion medicine and blood banking: documenting the record in 50 years of TRANSFUSION
Development of a rapid emergency hemorrhage panel
Red blood cell (RBC) volume can be independently determined in vivo in the sheep using ovine RBCs labeled at different densities of biotin
The appropriateness and physician compliance of platelet usage by a computerized transfusion decision support system in a medical center
Fibrinogen estimates are influenced by methods of measurement and hemodilution with colloid plasma expanders
Misleading hepatitis B test results due to intravenous immunoglobulin administration: implications for a clinical trial of rituximab in immune thrombocytopenia
Relationship of donor HLA antibody strength to the development of transfusion-related acute lung injury
Modeling the risk of an emerging pathogen entering the Canadian blood supply
National survey of hepatitis B virus (HBV) polymorphism in asymptomatic HBV blood donors from 1999 to 2007 in France
A highly sensitive immunoassay for the detection of prion-infected material in whole human blood without the use of proteinase K
Enhanced classification of Chagas serologic results and epidemiologic characteristics of seropositive donors at three large blood centers in Brazil
Two cases of platelet transfusion refractoriness associated with anti-CD36
Granulocyte antibody screening: evaluation of a bead-based assay in comparison with classical methods
Delayed recovery after autologous peripheral hematopoietic cell transplantation: potential effect of a high number of total nucleated cells in the graft
Fucose-deficient hematopoietic stem cells have decreased self-renewal and aberrant marrow niche occupancy
Comparison of cord blood thawing methods on cell recovery, potency, and infusion
Persistence of lymphocyte function perturbations after granulocyte–colony-stimulating factor mobilization and cytapheresis in normal peripheral blood stem cell donors
Who donates blood at five ethnically and geographically diverse blood centers in China in 2008
Efficacy of individual nucleic acid amplification testing in reducing the risk of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B virus infection in Switzerland, a low-endemic region
Expanded evaluation of blood donors in the United States for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 non-B subtypes and antiretroviral drug–resistant strains: 2005 through 2007
Sociodemographic and attitudinal factors to blood donation in the urban population of Dakar, Senegal
Continuing Medical Education Program in Transfusion
No evidence of a significantly increased risk of transfusion-transmitted human immunodeficiency virus infection in Australia subsequent to implementing a 12-month deferral for men who have had sex with men (CME)
Multiple pH measurement during storage may detect bacterially contaminated platelet concentrates
An association between decreased cardiopulmonary complications (transfusion-related acute lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload) and implementation of universal leukoreduction of blood transfusions
Platelet quality after washing: the effect of storage time before washing
Relapsing or refractory idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome: the role of rituximab
Hospital Tissue Management: A Practitioner's Handbook
Appropriate evidence-based practice guidelines for plasma transfusion would include a high ratio of plasma to red blood cells based on the available data
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Reconstructing hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers
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The pledge of the community blood center*
Root cause analysis of transfusion error: identifying causes to implement changes
Model for blood collections management
Benefits to blood banks of a sales and operations planning process
The changing landscape: a conversation with blood banking industry leaders
Synergies between blood center and hospital quality systems
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