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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

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

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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TransfusionNews.com Video Addresses Whether Nucleic Acid Testing is Highly Effective for Screening Donated Blood

The June 15th video posting on TransfusionNews.com discusses the relative efficacy of different screening strategies for the hepatitis C virus (or HCV). Similar to other viral infections, HCV has a pre-serological 'window period,' where donated blood may contain infectious particles which are detectable by a nucleic acid test, but does not have detectable antibodies to the virus. Blood products are screened for HCV using an immunoassay to detect antibodies and also a nucleic acid test (or NAT). The NAT test is performed by mini-pooling donor samples or performing individual donor tests, called ID-NAT. The video references an study in the June 2015 issue by Roberta Bruhn, et al.


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The June issue of TRANSFUSION contains a hidden gem—abstracts from the 13th Cord Blood Symposium, held June 11-13 in San Francisco. These abstracts represent some of the finest research being conducted in the cord blood arena. If you’d like a heads-up on therapies that may eventually migrate from research to clinical practice, you’ll want to be sure to access these abstracts.

The 13th Cord Blood Symposium was a gathering of researchers investigating novel applications, clinicians debating outcomes following use of competing stem cell sources, representatives from industry discussing commercialization of products, and cord blood bank staff facing daily challenges in providing products and services.

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TRANSFUSION is again offering continuing medical education (CME) credits for reading select articles in the journal and successfully completing a test on the content

Physicians interested in completing the exam should log on to www.wileyhealthlearning.com/trf. Upon successfully finishing the activity, physicians will receive an electronic certificate of completion, which can be printed and saved online under the user's profile.

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New AABB Releases


AABB has released several new resources, all of which are available at www.aabb.org in the MarketPlace.

  • Pediatric Transfusion: A Physician’s Handbook, 4th edition, edited by Edward Wong, MD, and Sue Roseff, MD, with handbook series editor Karen King, MD.
  • Pediatric Hemotherapy Data card (sets of 10) edited by Edward Wong, MD, and Sue Roseff, MD.
  • 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.
  • Bundle with special pricing: Blood Transfusion Therapy: A Guide to Blood Component Administration, 3rd edition (flipchart), edited by Nick Bandarenko, MD, and Karen King, MD, together with Blood Component Visual Inspection Guide (AABB/ARC).

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