In this issue
Anemia, iron depletion, and the blood donor:
Giving blood with music
Continuing Medical Education Program in Transfusion
How do I transfuse platelets (PLTs) to reverse anti-PLT drug effect? (CME)
Iron deficiency in blood donors:
Demographics of successful, unsuccessful and deferral visits at six blood centers over a 4-year period
Interdonation intervals and patterns of return among blood donors in Brazil
Blood transfusion utilization and recipient survival at Hospital das Clinicas in São Paulo, Brazil
Romiplostim efficacy in an acute myeloid leukemia patient with transfusion refractory thrombocytopenia
A comparison of volume-reduced versus standard HLA/HPA–matched apheresis platelets in alloimmunized adult patients
Report of the first nationally implemented clinical routine screening for fetal RHD in D− pregnant women to ascertain the requirement for antenatal RhD prophylaxis
Variant screening of the RHD gene in a large cohort of subjects with D phenotype ambiguity:
Apheresis-related enrichment of CD26++ T lymphocytes:
Risk factors for microbial contamination of peripheral blood stem cell products
Relationship of CD34+ cells infused and red blood cell transfusion requirements after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplants:
Awareness and acceptance of public cord blood banking among practicing obstetricians in the United States
Immunosuppressive effects of red blood cells on monocytes are related to both storage time and storage solution
Preparation of commercial quantities of a hyperimmune human intravenous immunoglobulin preparation against an emerging infectious disease:
Development of a quality monitoring program for platelet components:
Volume-reduced platelet concentrates:
Comparative in vitro evaluation of apheresis platelets stored with 100% plasma or 65% platelet additive solution III/35% plasma and including periods without agitation under simulated shipping conditions
Antibodies to co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim and/or sulfamethoxazole) related to the presence of the drug in a commercial low-ionic-strength solution
Alloimmunization to transfused platelets requires priming of CD4+ T cells in the splenic microenvironment in a murine model
Natural anti-A and anti-B of the ABO system:
Human immunodeficiency virus prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transmission by transfusions at Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II blood centers in Brazil
Hepatitis B virus transmission by blood transfusion during 4 years of individual-donation nucleic acid testing in South Africa:
Best practice for peripheral blood progenitor cell mobilization and collection in adults and children:
Preemptive use of plerixafor in difficult-to-mobilize patients:
The human platelet antigen-21bw is relatively common among Asians and is a potential trigger for neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Strict anaerobic Staphylococcus saccharolyticus isolates recovered from contaminated platelet concentrates fail to multiply during platelet storage
Is the SCID mouse model applicable to human acute lung injury?
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