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TA-GVHD, Irradiation & Leucodepletion: Lessons Learned & Future Directions

Necessity is the mother of invention, a phrase that best describes the evolution of blood product manipulation. This phrase is especially true for irradiation and …

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General haematology

Why Erythropoietin Matters

Red cells were one of the first things to be recognised and studied when the microscope was first developed. These cells have a key role …

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The Essentials of Pre-Transfusion Testing
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The Essentials of Pre-Transfusion Testing

The blood bank has a vital role in the running of any hospital. Blood is essential to a whole range of clinical scenarios. Think of patients with major trauma, or post-partum haemorrhage, and chronic anaemia conditions like some thalassaemia syndromes. Without the availability of blood products, clinical management would be very difficult, if not impossible.

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Apheresis
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Apheresis: what you need to know

Therapeutic apheresis is the withdrawal of whole blood from the body, separation of one or more components, and return by transfusion of remaining blood to the donor.

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The Mysteries of the Coagulation Collection Tube and Anticoagulant

Errors in sample collection and processing are costly although often preventable. Getting it right is vital for the patient.

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Why counting plasma cells matters

For anyone who treats haematological malignancies, myeloma is a challenging disease to tackle. It remains incurable with a relapsing-remitting pattern of illness.

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