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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.225

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 23/68 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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Transfusion News Video Addresses Platelet Rich Plasma Standards That Are Needed

The July 15th video posting on discusses platelet rich plasma, or PRP. Autologous PRP injections are quite common and are used to aid in wound healing. Autologous PRP injections have become quite common in many clinical settings ranging from the orthopedic setting to dermatology, especially since major athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Hines Ward have received PRP injections. The video references a review in the July 2015 issue by Claudia S. Cohn, et al.

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Hemolysis Following Immune Globulin Infusion

Strategies to address hemolysis following infusion of Immune Globulin are highlighted in a supplement to the July issue of TRANSFUSION. Supported by the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), the supplement opens with a description of immune globulin products in use as well as an overview of the hemolysis that can ensue.

The content then expands to address several topics:

  • Pathogenesis and epidemiology of product-related hemolysis

  • Product-related risk factors

  • Immune globulin manufacturing and risk mitigation

  • Future directions

In January 2014 the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), FDA, and NIH held a Public Workshop to address the issue of hemolysis reactions related to IG use. This Workshop is the basis for this special July supplement.

Immunohematology Themed Issue

June’s mailing/posting of TRANSFUSION contains a bonus! In addition to the regular issue packed with the latest research in transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management, this month subscribers receive a special themed issue on immunohematology and genomics.

The themed issue opens with an editorial by Connie Westhoff that surveys the entire “landscape” of current developments in immunohematology. Two additional editorials provide thoughtful discussion: Patricia Shi discusses recipient inflammation and its impact on alloimmunization and Christopher Tormey addresses routing genotyping in sickle cell disease. Following the editorials are the original research articles, grouped into several topics: sickle cell disease, Rh blood group, other blood groups, the immune response, as well as new methods and approaches. The final section contains several short reports on new alleles and antigens.

Publication of this special issue is made possible by Grifols.


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New AABB Releases

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  • Pediatric Transfusion: A Physician’s Handbook, 4th edition, edited by Edward Wong, MD, and Sue Roseff, MD, with handbook series editor Karen King, MD.
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  • Standards for Cellular Therapy Services, 7th edition—the first set of AABB standards available through the online Standards Portal.
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Handbook for Clinicians, 2nd edition, edited by John R. Wingard, MD; Dennis A. Gastineau, MD; Helen L. Leather, BPharm; Edward L. Snyder, MD, FACP; and Zbigniew M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP. Available in print or USB or together in a discount package.
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