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  • FDA Updates Blood Donor Deferral Policy to Reflect Most Current Scientific Evidence
    Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance outlining updated blood donor deferral recommendations to reflect the most current scientific evidence and to help ensure continued safety of the blood supply by reducing the risk of human ...More
    December 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Expert Asks, Has Blood-Product Sterilization Been Taken Too Far?
    Certain processes used to sterilize blood products could potentially cause serious health issues in transfusion recipients, according to an international study published in the journal Platelets and led by Dr. Patrick Provost of Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine ...More
    June 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Overuse of Blood Transfusions Increases Infection Risk
    Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures patients receive in the hospital but the more red blood cells they receive, the greater their risk of infection, says a new study led by the University of Michigan Heath System and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • 'Bad Blood' Documentary Coming to PBS Stations in June
    "Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale chronicles a frightening time in our nation's history when our blood supply was breached by both AIDS and hepatitis. Through the eyes of survivors and family members, Bad Blood tells how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of ...More
    May 18, 2011 Posted in News
  • Blood Signatures to Diagnose Infection
    Coughing and wheezing patients could someday benefit from quicker, more accurate diagnosis and treatment for respiratory infections such as flu, through a simple blood test, according to scientists. Dr. Aimee Zaas, presenting her work at the Society for General ...More
    September 7, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stericycle's Bloodborne Pathogens Training Earns Award
    Stericycle, Inc.'s Steri-Safe Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training has received national acclaim as a Telly Awards winner for online education.  The Steri-Safe BBP Training is the cornerstone of Stericycle's Steri-Safe OSHA Compliance Program.  Serving tens of ...More
    June 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • BD Announces Launch of BD VacutainerĀ® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder
    BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announces the U.S. launch of the BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder. The ready-to-use product has been designed to help protect healthcare workers from accidental ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time
    To help healthcare workers improve patient safety, the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) is launching a new educational video for U.S. healthcare providers that is a straight-to-the-point, 10-minute lesson on safe injection practices.The video is targeted to ...More
    May 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • SafeShot Technologies Launches "No More Pricks" Campaign to Stop Needlestick Injuries
    SafeShot Technologies, LLC today launched a new campaign called "No More Pricks" to build awareness around the needlestick injury issue which affects more than 1 million healthcare workers each year. SafeShot Technologies has developed an affordable solution to address the ...More
    May 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Med Students' Needle-Handling Error Exposes Patients to Potential Infection
    The Associated Press is reporting that a group of medical students at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque did not properly change out needles on medical devices used to test blood glucose levels, thus putting as many as 50 patients at risk for ...More
    May 14, 2010 Posted in News
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