Haematology & Transfusion Science

Working flexibly across sites

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Kimberly C Lewis gives a guided tour of the clinical biochemistry facilities at Swansea.

Just in time

A look at how and why the blood tubes shortage happened, the implications and if a procurement overhaul is needed.

Type 1 diabetes blood test

A new paper has been published by a global collaborative group on developing a simplified blood test that increases the overall screening efficiency for type 1 diabetes.

Laboratory errors in transfusion: Learning for the laboratory

Anne Lockhart, IBMS representative, and Victoria Tuckley from the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme explain their latest annual report.

 

CRISPR treatment for blood diseases

A collaborative team of researchers has presented preliminary data showing that a CRISPR-based gene-editing therapy for inherited blood disorders is safe and effective.

Brain cancer liquid biopsy

Early detection of brain cancer has moved one step closer, according to new research.

A new screening paradigm

Dr Eric Klein explains why a new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer is set to have a huge clinical impact.

Ultrasonically oscillating biopsy needles

Modifying a biopsy needle to vibrate rapidly at 30,000 times per second improves yields and could mean potentially a less painful experience for patients.

Help, what is it?

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Anas Nasir on how and why he started posting blood films on social media and what happened next.

My lab: The donor testing lab

Biomedical Scientist Kristopher Kelly gives a guided tour of the donor testing laboratory at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

New markers for heart attacks

A new study identifies markers in the blood of heart attack patients that distinguishes them from patients suffering chest pain with other causes.

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