Haematology & Transfusion Science

My lab: a busy multi-site facility

Biomedical Scientist Team Leader Liam Morrissey gives a guided tour of blood sciences at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Review, refresh and reimagine

A look back at how the Blood Stocks Management Scheme has evolved over the last two decades, some recent achievements, and what is planned for the next 20 years.

Covid-19 and haemostasis screening: the expected and the unexpected

Senior Biomedical Scientist Clare Wigley and colleagues take us through how their lab processes and workflow changed during the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just my type: can blood type affect personality?

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Sunderland Martin Maley explores the issues and puts a theory to the test.

Ten-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

In a new study, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse of their blood cancer.

New test predicts sepsis before blood clots

A new test predicted sepsis soon after infection in mice – well before blood clotting and organ failure – enabling early treatment and increasing survival.

Spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells

Barbara J. Bain, Professor of Diagnostic Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, analyses spherocytes and irregularly contracted cells.

Heart attack blood test

A quick and cheap blood test could help doctors to spot people at high risk of death following a suspected heart attack, according to research.

Blood bikes: The ride of your life

John Stepney, Chairman of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), outlines the charity’s work and achievements and some of the challenges faced over recent years.

Blood markers can predict depression in pregnancy

Signs of inflammation in the blood can reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study.

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