Haematology & Transfusion Science

How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

Magnetic blood filtration

Medical device firm MediSieve was shortlisted for this year’s Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards.

New markers for type 2 diabetes

The presence of death receptors in the blood can be used to measure the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

New leukaemia treatment for children

The NHS will be able to offer children a new cancer therapy labelled the “most exciting treatment advance for decades”.

My lab: red cell immunohaematology

Kate Griffiths gives a guided tour of her lab at the headquarters of the Welsh Blood Service.

My lab: morecambe bay blood sciences

Biomedical Scientist Danny Gaskin gives a guided tour of his blood sciences lab at Furness General Hospital.

Journal-based learning exercises

 

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question.

The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. 

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl


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Perioperative red blood cell transfusions

Perioperative red blood cell transfusions appeared associated with new or progressive venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the postoperative setting, according to study results.

Laboratory errors in transfusion

Jenny Berryman, Hema Mistry and Paula Bolton-Maggs from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme explain their latest annual report.

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