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Fewer blood transfusions used for major oncologic abdominal surgery

Healio - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“The relative risks and benefits of allogeneic blood transfusion are particularly complex for the oncological surgery patient,” Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD, FACS, assistant professor of surgery at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and chair ...
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Prince's Faith Shuns 'Worldly' Pursuits, Voting and Blood Transfusions

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
But Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions. Witnesses believe in everlasting life and a resurrection of the dead back to a paradise Earth.
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New blood treatment technology could reduce malaria risk following blood transfusions - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Patients, especially children, who undergo blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria.
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Blood transfusions in high risk malaria zones could be made safer with new blood treatment technology

Science Daily - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Patients, especially children, who undergo blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria.

Gift blood, but be safe about it

Hindu Business Line - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Blood is the most meaningful gift you can give anyone, a lifeline at the time of dire need. From major accidents to patients with medical conditions like bleeding disorders, cancers, severe anaemia, pregnant women and Thalassemia, a blood transfusion ...
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Irish Blood Transfusion Service could move to lift ban on donations from gay men

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is to ask the Department of Health to approve its position in June before regulators are asked to give the green light to any changes.

Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
BLOOD donated by unknowing malaria carriers can be made safer with UV radiation and Vitamin B, said a study last week which may “revolutionise” transfusion safety in Africa. The technology, not yet commercially available, also holds promise for killing ...

McKinney and Moore lead by example on blood transfusion

Donegal Democrat - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
If the Irish Blood Transfusion Service wanted ambassadors for the call for more blood donors, then they would surely have had a number of candidates at their recent presentation night in the Raddison Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.

Scientists are growing billions of blood cells in the lab - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Novosang, the organisation created by Mountford and her colleagues, aims to create the blood to meet the "increasing pressure" on blood transfusions. With around 90 million transfusions needed worldwide each year, the need for more blood is acute.

Donate blood and give cancer patients a new lease of life

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
'Blood transfusions are essential to support patients with cancer to allow them to get through major surgery or have chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation to treat the cancer,' explains Dr Kate Pendry, a consultant haematologist at Central ...
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MacRumors 2016 Blood Drive

Mac Rumors - ‎1 hour ago‎
User A.Goldberg: I was diagnosed and treated for leukemia at age 4. When I got my first blood transfusion, the nurse told me that a stranger had donated it.

Sarah inspires others to give blood

Brantford Expositor - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
But I still have low hemoglobin and have had to have a few blood transfusions." McAlister promotes local blood donation clinics on her Facebook page and Twitter account, which inspired Di Bacco to organize a group donation.
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US likely to see 'small number' of Zika cases, CDC official says

CNBC - ‎3 hours ago‎
Zika is primarily transmitted via mosquito, but can also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions. Yet what makes Zika more mysterious is that for most of those infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the symptoms are minor.

Lori Dunham Memorial Blood Drive held at Savannah Mall

WTVM - ‎17 hours ago‎
"In the early stages of my wife having cancer, she need to have several blood transfusions and I was so thankful for those transfusions and for the red cross having that blood available for those transfusions that I started a blood drive as a way of ...

Of Blood and Truth

Psychiatric Times - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The patient refuses and tells the resident physician that he is a Jehovah's Witness and has religious objections to blood transfusions. He adds, “I was misled about the other transfusions . . . They told me they had transfused my own blood and I ...
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NASA-inspired 'miracle suits' helping save new moms globally

Daily News & Analysis - ‎6 hours ago‎
Every year at least 70,000 women die from obstetric hemorrhage - mostly in the world's least developed countries, where effective medications, blood transfusions, and surgery can be hours or even days away - time a hemorrhaging woman just does not have.
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Prince died alone in his Minnesota estate elevator after speaking to Will Smith

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
The singer was rumored to have turned down surgery on his hips because his strict Jehovah's Witness faith meant he could not have some types of blood transfusions. Prince had used a cane to help him walk for years after causing irreparable damage to ...
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Donating Blood Helps Save Lives in the Emergency Room - ‎8 hours ago‎
Being on this machine for seven days required several blood transfusions. As Brad and Bridget continue to help Ally fight each day, their hope is to raise awareness for CPR training and blood donations.
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British Cycling facing more misery as UK Sport prepare to launch investigation into culture of secrecy and alleged ...

Daily Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
The investigation into British Cycling (BC) ordered by UK Sport will receive submissions about a culture of omertà (secrecy) within the organisation, including around historic allegations of performance-enhancing drug use, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Mineral Wells to host Monday blood drives

Mineral Wells Index - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
As the primary supplier of blood and transfusion services for patients in community hospitals in north, central and east Texas, Carter BloodCare sees blood donations taper off when folks get into “vacation mode.” The community blood center says one in ...