Haematology & Transfusion Science

My lab: Heart and lung transplant

Specialist Transfusion Practitioner Michaela Lewin gives a guided tour of her lab at the cardiothoracic hospital in Papworth.

Obituary: Walter Sharp

It is with regret that we announce the death of Walter Sharp, following a brief illness.

How blood cancer "recharges"

A new study has uncovered how blood cancer “steals” parts of surrounding healthy bone marrow cells in order to thrive.

Is older blood better for transfusions?

A research trial has found the transfusion of older stored red blood cells is safe – and associated with fewer side effects.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme collects and analyses anonymised information reported 
in the UK about serious adverse reactions and events (SAE) related to blood transfusion, then makes recommendations to improve patient and transfusion safety.

Blood health awareness

The IBMS has been involved in a new campaign organised by Media Planet to promote blood health awareness. 
 

Developing in vitro diagnostic tests

The role of laboratory professionals in developing and implementing tests was central to a recent clinical research symposium.

High blood platelet count is a predictor

A high platelet count is strongly associated with cancer risk, according to the authors of a new paper.

Why does "wrong blood in tubes" happen?

Why does “wrong blood in tubes” happen and what can be done? Rachel Moss looks into the situation.

Greiner Bio-One: Combined tubes launched

Following the successful launch of the new capillary blood collection system last autumn, Greiner Bio-One now presents the new MiniCollect Complete tube as the ideal complement to its innovative system.

Leukaemia inequality still an issue

Although global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed, they still persist, a new study shows.

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