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  • Steps to Prevent Transfusion-Related Zika Virus Transmission
    As the Zika virus spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce that risk—are ...More
    December 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • U.S. Blood System Faces Financial and Biological Threats, Study Finds
    Medical advances have reduced the demand for blood in the United States, creating financial pressure on the nation's blood collection centers and threatening their future survival, according to a new RAND Corporation study. While the existing system continues to function ...More
    November 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • HHS Advances Pathogen-Reduction Technologies for Blood Products
    Two pathogen reduction device technologies that may help reduce the risk of transmitting disease through blood product transfusions, including those diseases related to Zika virus, will advance in development with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...More
    June 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
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