Haematology & Transfusion Science

Working conditions in transfusion laboratories a snapshot

Nikki Swarbrick, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, talks through the key findings from a survey of UK transfusion laboratories.

Case study incidental finding of follicular lymphoma

Michelle Bolam, Healthcare Science Section Lead in Haematology and Haemostasis at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, presents a case study.

Tech news: October

This month's top tech news stories

Screening for alzheimer’s disease

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude brain amyloidosis – the earliest pathology.

Mutations in blood stem cells and colon cancer

US scientists have found how common age-related changes in the blood system can make certain colon cancers grow faster.

Improving transfusion safety: serious hazards of transfusion report

A look at the key findings and recommendations from the recent Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) annual report.

Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia: a review

Shahid Muhammad, a Chartered Scientist and academic at Coventry University, looks at the issues in relation to transfusion medicine.

Laboratory examination of malaria: a brief review

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Kunalini Shanmuganathan with a nuts-and-bolts guide to examination for malaria.

Blood culture pathways

IBMS President Debra Padgett with an update following the release of the Improving the Blood Culture Pathway report.

Laboratory grown blood

With the first participants now taking part, we look at the RESTORE clinical trial, which it is hoped will lead to a revolution in treatments for people with blood disorders.

Pre-analytical errors

A look at the impacts of continual improvements in pre-analytical journey at Great Ormond Street’s laboratories.