The agency is seeking input on ways to decrease the risk of bacterial contamination in platelets stored for 5 and 7 days after collection.
From the Journals
Tolerating moderate in-hospital anemia did not negatively impact readmissions or mortality over 6 months.
Transfusion therapy is an essential part of hematology practice, allowing for curative therapy of diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and...
BOSTON – Managing anemia prior to cardiac surgery saved a hospital more than $100,000 in transfusion costs in a pilot program.
The FDA has cleared NEO Iris, an automated blood bank instrument for mid- to high-volume labs.
BOSTON – Blood-product use declined, with no negative effects on patients outcomes, following the start of a patient blood management program.
The HemoScreen hematology analyzer can perform a complete blood count at the point of care.
BETHESDA, MD. – Extended red cell antigen profiling before initial transfusion can help avoid complications in highly transfused populations.
BOSTON – Annual costs savings approached $89,000 and fewer units of platelets were discarded because of expiration.