Transfusion

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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.526

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 22/67 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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Special Issue: Donating Blood: Who? Why? What of It?

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The March issue features a special Part 2 devoted to papers on blood donation. The issue is grouped into themed articles

1) the iron related issues of blood donation
2) donor recruitment and motivation
3) donor related infection risk
4) adverse impact of donation.

With 28 articles and commentaries, this special issue thoroughly covers the Why, Who and What of donating blood.

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Haemonetics Corporation
Mediware
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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.

The program is free to subscribers of the journal.


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Public Cord Blood Bank Inventory Size

This video discusses how many cord blood units should be stored. Cord blood is an important source of hematopoietic stem cells and has several advantages over bone marrow for transplantation including less strict human leukocyte antigen or HLA matching criteria. The greater the size of the cord blood bank, the greater the probability of finding a match for the patients’ HLA markers. Large cord blood banks, however, are not cost-effective.

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