Haematology & Transfusion Science

Drive-through phlebotomy

Laboratory Manager Richard Wardle outlines the introduction of a drive-through phlebotomy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glucose-sensing neurons regulate blood sugar

Low blood sugar levels, known as hypoglycaemia, can be a life-threatening situation, especially for people with type 1 diabetes who rely on intensive insulin therapy to prevent blood sugar from going too high.

Setting up a Nightingale hospital transfusion service

Alison Muir, a Lead Scientist in Blood Transfusion, discusses the issues and challenges in setting up a transfusion service to help cope with the pandemic.

Convalescent plasma therapy

A US team of Johns Hopkins experts has created a clinical guidebook to help hospitals and medical centres rapidly scale up their ability to deliver so-called convalescent plasma therapy, which leverages immune system components found in the plasma portion of blood from people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Blood on board

Blood Bank and Stem Cell Bank Discipline Manager Beverly Craig outlines an innovative project with the emergency services.

Clinical trial for rare blood disease

An international team has reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD). 

"Sepsis causes one in five deaths"

Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to a new analysis.

Is morphology dead?

Anas Nasir, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in haematology and blood transfusion, puts the future of blood films under the microscope

Thawing blood plasma

Quality and Training Supervisor Tola Elegbe on thawing times and haemostatic assessment.

Haematology and blood transfusion

Principal Biomedical Scientist Nicki Lawrence gives a guided tour of her laboratory at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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