Haematology & Transfusion Science

Genes identified to potentially diagnose Lyme disease

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease.

The HSD developing specialist skills

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Naveed Sadia outlines her preparations for the Higher Specialist Diploma and her hopes for how it will benefit her career.

My lab: specialist testing services

Phil Cummings, Training Manager, and Herbert Tsuro, Project Lead, give a guided tour of blood transfusion laboratories in Leeds.

Three placements

Elesha George, a fourth-year student at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, talks through a year of very different placements.

Secondary malignancy: a case study

Healthcare Science Section Lead Michelle Bolam presents a case study in which a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia was later diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

Laboratory errors in transfusion

Anne Lockhart and Nicola Swarbrick explain the results in the latest annual Serious Hazards of Transfusion report.

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.

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