With origins in the 1950s, Carter BloodCare is one of Texas' largest blood centers, providing 300,000 units of life-saving blood and blood components to patients in North, Central, and East Texas annually.
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 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
by Laurie J. Sutor, MD, MBA, VP of Medical and Technical Services Irradiation of blood is done to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in susceptible patients getting transfusion. Current practice in U.S. blood banks tends toRead more
by William Crews, MD Red blood cell genotyping predicts the antigen phenotype of the red cell by analyzing the portion of DNA that codes for red cell proteins/antigens. Carter BloodCare has performed red cell genotypeRead more