Save the date for the 2019 PASS blood bank exam review, previously known as Last Chance Review.
by Geeta Paranjape, MD Background The reported rates of septic transfusion reactions from platelets vary from 1/100,000 by passive surveillance to 1/10,000 by active surveillance when testing with primary culture alone. Surveillance data on platelets storedRead more
by Laurie J Sutor, MD, MBA When to transfuse. Consensus recommendations support transfusion for the prevention and treatment of stroke in high-risk patients. There is also some evidence that transfusion is helpful in patients to treatRead more
by William Crews, MD Many factors put demands on platelet availability in our facility and our community. These include the need for quality control and bacterial testing, the short shelf life, an increase in utilizationRead more
by William Crews, MD Cryoprecipitated Antihemophilic Factor is more commonly known as cryoprecipitate, or simply cryo. Cryoprecipitate can only be made from Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), which has been removed from whole blood and frozen withinRead more
@MrsMorrison4th Well done! A life-saving selfie!15 hours ago
@ingadinga1124 We wish we could, but must work within the current FDA regulations. https://t.co/WXlg80tVhf15 hours ago
Sundays when you save lives are better Sundays. 💪🏼 📸: @andersonplastic https://t.co/aupsao6acg15 hours ago