Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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Organization: Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Country: Australia

Top Publications

  1. doi The ever-expanding list of HLA alleles: changing HLA nomenclature and its relevance to clinical transplantation
    Brian D Tait
    National Transplant Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 25:1-8. 2011
  2. ncbi Evidence for undetected malaria infection in non-immune Australian travellers not taking chemoprophylaxis
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 97 Great Eastern Highway Rivervale, Western Australia 6103, Australia
    Acta Trop 99:62-6. 2006
  3. ncbi TRALI in 2 cases of leukemia
    Yoke Lin Fung
    Innovation Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:391-4. 2006
  4. ncbi Apoptotic lymphocytes and CD34+ cells in cryopreserved cord blood detected by the fluorescent vital dye SYTO 16 and correlation with loss of L-selectin (CD62L) expression
    R L Sparrow
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Bone Marrow Transplant 38:61-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Diversity of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genes in Pacific Islands populations
    Marija Velickovic
    Molecular Genetics Section, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 153 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Immunogenetics 58:523-32. 2006
  6. ncbi Production of IL-10 by alloreactive sibling donor cells and its influence on the development of acute GVHD
    L E Weston
    Department of Cellular Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW ACT, Sydney, Australia
    Bone Marrow Transplant 37:207-12. 2006
  7. ncbi Detection of prion epitopes on PrP and PrP of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies using specific monoclonal antibodies to PrP
    Fang F Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 83:632-7. 2005
  8. ncbi Residual risk of transfusion transmitted human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human T lymphotrophic virus
    C R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:592-8. 2005
  9. ncbi Influence of FcgammaRIIA and MBL polymorphisms on severe acute respiratory syndrome
    F F Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 66:291-6. 2005
  10. ncbi Discrimination of live and early apoptotic mononuclear cells by the fluorescent SYTO 16 vital dye
    Rosemary L Sparrow
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, PO Box 354, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
    J Immunol Methods 305:173-87. 2005

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Publications62

  1. doi The ever-expanding list of HLA alleles: changing HLA nomenclature and its relevance to clinical transplantation
    Brian D Tait
    National Transplant Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 25:1-8. 2011
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  2. ncbi Evidence for undetected malaria infection in non-immune Australian travellers not taking chemoprophylaxis
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 97 Great Eastern Highway Rivervale, Western Australia 6103, Australia
    Acta Trop 99:62-6. 2006
    ..These data underscore the value of effective antimalarial prophylaxis in non-immune travellers visiting high malaria-risk areas but also suggest that unrecognised infections can occur in those unprotected by chemoprophylaxis...
  3. ncbi TRALI in 2 cases of leukemia
    Yoke Lin Fung
    Innovation Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:391-4. 2006
    ..As each transfused blood product is associated with a potential risk of TRALI, more frequent reports in patients receiving large volume or recurrent transfusion would be expected...
  4. ncbi Apoptotic lymphocytes and CD34+ cells in cryopreserved cord blood detected by the fluorescent vital dye SYTO 16 and correlation with loss of L-selectin (CD62L) expression
    R L Sparrow
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Bone Marrow Transplant 38:61-7. 2006
    ..SYTO16 offers a sensitive method for discrimination of live from apoptotic leukocytes and assists in accurate assessment of CB quality and suitability for use in clinical transplantation...
  5. ncbi Diversity of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genes in Pacific Islands populations
    Marija Velickovic
    Molecular Genetics Section, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 153 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Immunogenetics 58:523-32. 2006
    ..The putative haplotype A was predominantly observed over haplotype B in all Pacific Islands populations. Significant linkage disequilibrium was observed for a number of KIR gene pairs...
  6. ncbi Production of IL-10 by alloreactive sibling donor cells and its influence on the development of acute GVHD
    L E Weston
    Department of Cellular Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW ACT, Sydney, Australia
    Bone Marrow Transplant 37:207-12. 2006
    ..This study presents strong evidence that estimating the frequency of donor alloreactive cells producing IL-10 in response to recipient antigens will provide valuable information prior to BMT regarding potential transplant outcome...
  7. ncbi Detection of prion epitopes on PrP and PrP of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies using specific monoclonal antibodies to PrP
    Fang F Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 83:632-7. 2005
    ..Furthermore, PrP103-107 residues are partially buried in PrP(sc) while only the PrP107-112 epitope remains exposed, suggesting that the region PrP93-112 undergoes conformational changes during its conversion to PrP(sc)...
  8. ncbi Residual risk of transfusion transmitted human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human T lymphotrophic virus
    C R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Intern Med J 35:592-8. 2005
    ..HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) were recently published by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Using several refinements to the original methodology, as well as an additional 2 years of data, ..
  9. ncbi Influence of FcgammaRIIA and MBL polymorphisms on severe acute respiratory syndrome
    F F Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 66:291-6. 2005
    ..The study reveals that in addition to age and co-morbidity, FcgammaRIIA polymorphism of individuals may also influence outcome after infection with the SARS-Cov...
  10. ncbi Discrimination of live and early apoptotic mononuclear cells by the fluorescent SYTO 16 vital dye
    Rosemary L Sparrow
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, PO Box 354, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
    J Immunol Methods 305:173-87. 2005
    ..SYTO 16 is a sensitive, simple, inexpensive 'live cell' method for the discrimination of live, apoptotic and necrotic normal blood MNCs and is more sensitive for detecting apoptosis in these cells than Annexin-V or light scatter/7-AAD...
  11. ncbi Mannose binding lectin acute phase activity in patients with severe infection
    M M Dean
    Co operative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Immunol 25:346-52. 2005
    ..These findings indicate MBL demonstrates a variable acute phase response in the clinical setting of sepsis and septic shock...
  12. ncbi Heteroligomeric forms of codon 54 mannose binding lectin (MBL) in circulation demonstrate reduced in vitro function
    M M Dean
    Co operative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology, at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000
    Mol Immunol 43:950-61. 2006
    ..We identified A/B individuals as a unique group with large variation in MBL level, mannan binding activity and C4 deposition and propose a model for C4 deposition based on differential binding of MASP...
  13. ncbi Managing passively acquired autoimmune neonatal neutropenia: a case study
    Y L Fung
    The Innovation Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Australia
    Transfus Med 15:151-5. 2005
    ..This may assist other clinicians faced with similar dilemmas in the future...
  14. ncbi The efficacy of a malarial antibody enzyme immunoassay for establishing the reinstatement status of blood donors potentially exposed to malaria
    C R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, Australia
    Vox Sang 88:98-106. 2005
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  15. pmc Substantial improvements in performance indicators achieved in a peripheral blood mononuclear cell cryopreservation quality assurance program using single donor samples
    Wayne B Dyer
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 153 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:52-9. 2007
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  16. ncbi Red blood cell (RBC) age at collection and storage influences RBC membrane-associated carbohydrates and lectin binding
    Rosemary L Sparrow
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Transfusion 47:966-8. 2007
    ..In this study, a panel of lectins was used to investigate the expression of carbohydrates on RBCs that had been separated before storage into young and old RBCs...
  17. ncbi Comparison of two automated nucleic acid testing systems for simultaneous detection of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus RNA and hepatitis B virus DNA
    Angelo R Margaritis
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Enterprise, 97 Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale, Western Australia 6103
    Transfusion 47:1783-93. 2007
    ..This study compared the performance of two "multiplex" NAT assays and their automated testing platforms...
  18. pmc HLA DPA1, DPB1 alleles and haplotypes contribute to the risk associated with type 1 diabetes: analysis of the type 1 diabetes genetics consortium families
    Michael D Varney
    Department of Surgery, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Diabetes 59:2055-62. 2010
    ..To determine the relative risk associated with DPA1 and DPB1 alleles and haplotypes in type 1 diabetes...
  19. doi Solid phase HLA antibody detection technology--challenges in interpretation
    B D Tait
    National Transplant Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 76:87-95. 2010
    ..The advantages of bead technology for HLA antibody determination and the technical issues requiring resolution are the subject of this review...
  20. ncbi Relapsing vivax malaria despite chemoprophylaxis in two blood donors who had travelled to Papua New Guinea
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, WA, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:471-3. 2010
    ..vivax in donors returning from malaria-endemic countries, as well as the inability to identify the potential for relapse using current malarial screening tests...
  21. doi Analysis of sample-to-cutoff ratios on chemiluminescent immunoassays used for blood donor screening highlights the need for serologic confirmatory testing
    Philip Kiely
    Infectious Disease Screening Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia
    Transfusion 50:1344-51. 2010
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  22. pmc The role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of transfusion-related acute lung injury
    Yoke Lin Fung
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Transfus Med Rev 23:266-83. 2009
    ..This article reviews TRALI pathophysiology, explores the role of the neutrophil, details practical information for appropriate diagnosis and promotes further studies into the pathogenesis of TRALI...
  23. doi Assessing the safety and efficacy of a test-based, targeted donor screening strategy to minimize transfusion transmitted malaria
    C R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, WA, Australia
    Vox Sang 98:e182-92. 2010
    In 2005, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service implemented a malaria antibody testing based strategy for donors with a history of travel/residence in a malaria endemic country or a past history of malaria...
  24. ncbi Evaluation of non-invasive prenatal RHD genotyping of the fetus
    Catherine A Hyland
    Research and Business Development, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:21-5. 2009
    ..To evaluate a non-invasive molecular test using free circulating fetal DNA in maternal plasma to predict the fetal RHD type...
  25. doi Review article: Luminex technology for HLA antibody detection in organ transplantation
    Brian D Tait
    Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetic Service, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 14:247-54. 2009
    ..Luminex technology will permit a re-evaluation of the role of HLA antibodies in both early and late antibody-mediated rejection...
  26. pmc Mechanisms of HIV non-progression; robust and sustained CD4+ T-cell proliferative responses to p24 antigen correlate with control of viraemia and lack of disease progression after long-term transfusion-acquired HIV-1 infection
    Wayne B Dyer
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 153 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Retrovirology 5:112. 2008
    ..We examined the mechanisms that differentiated delayed progressors from LTNP in this cohort...
  27. doi Diversity of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor genes in Indonesian populations of Java, Kalimantan, Timor and Irian Jaya
    M Velickovic
    Department of Molecular Genetics, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 73:9-16. 2009
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  28. doi Validation of an automated immunoglobulin G-only cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody screening assay and an assessment of the risk of transfusion transmitted CMV from seronegative blood
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Transfusion 49:134-45. 2009
    ..However, since in the majority of cases both CMV IgG and IgM are detected concomitantly during early seroconversion, CMV assays based only on IgG are now widely applied for donor screening...
  29. doi Cardiopulmonary bypass induces enduring alterations to host neutrophil physiology: a single-center longitudinal observational study
    Yoke Lin Fung
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Australia
    Shock 30:642-8. 2008
    ..Collectively, the changes portray an autoprotective yet responsive homeostatic balance...
  30. doi Clinical relevance of TLR2, TLR4, CD14 and FcgammaRIIA gene polymorphisms in Streptococcus pneumoniae infection
    Fang Fang Yuan
    Research and Development, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 86:268-70. 2008
    ..0001; OR 2.8; 95% CI 1.7-4.6). We conclude that genetic variability in the TLR4, CD14 and FcgammaRIIA genes is associated with an increased risk of developing invasive disease in patients who are infected with S. pneumoniae...
  31. ncbi Association of Fc gamma receptor IIA polymorphisms with acute renal-allograft rejection
    Fang F Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW ACT, 153 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Transplantation 78:766-9. 2004
    ..05). These results reveal a significant association between FcgammaRIIA-R/R131 and acute renal-graft rejection, and it is likely that FcgammaRIIA polymorphisms could be useful markers for potential risk of rejection...
  32. ncbi The body as fortress: innate immune surveillance
    R M Minchinton
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Post Office Box 10325 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Vox Sang 87:30-4. 2004
  33. ncbi Identification and characterization of a novel family of mammalian ependymin-related proteins (MERPs) in hematopoietic, nonhematopoietic, and malignant tissues
    J Apostolopoulos
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Victoria, Southbank, Victoria, Australia
    DNA Cell Biol 20:625-35. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that MERPs have several potential roles in a range of cells and tissues...
  34. ncbi An examination of signs of disease progression in survivors of the Sydney Blood Bank Cohort (SBBC)
    M R Birch
    HIV Epidemiology Research Unit HERU, Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW ARCBS NSW, Level 3 131 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    J Clin Virol 22:263-70. 2001
    ..In contrast, in the SA cohort, comparison study group for the SBBC, five of 24 remain therapy naïve after 15 years infection with HIV-1 and all have detectable VL...
  35. ncbi Infrastructure for monitoring blood transfusion practice in New South Wales hospitals
    M G Dean
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW, Sydney
    Med J Aust 173:241-3. 2000
    ..To determine the existing infrastructure for monitoring blood transfusion practices in New South Wales hospitals...
  36. ncbi Interleukin-2-producing helper T lymphocyte precursor frequency and rejection: a longitudinal cellular study after cardiac transplantation
    L E Weston
    Tissue Typing Department, Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW ACT and Heart Transplant Unit, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 78:272-9. 2000
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  37. ncbi Results of HCV screening of volunteer blood donors with a chemiluminescent immunoassay and a second- or third-generation EIA: overlap of false-positive reactivity and its impact on donor management
    P Kiely
    Virus Serology Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Victoria, Australia
    Transfusion 40:580-4. 2000
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  38. ncbi Routine HLA-B genotyping with PCR-sequence-specific oligonucleotides (PCR-SSO) detects eight new alleles: B*0807, B*0809, B*1551, B*3529, B*3532, B*4025, B*5304 and B*5508
    C T Kennedy
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 55:266-70. 2000
    ..The new polymorphisms within these new alleles may affect the nature and specificity of peptide binding and cause differential T-cell activation, which may have an affect in transplantation...
  39. ncbi Identification of a novel DPB1* allele (DPB1*6901) and the occurrence of HLA haplotypes that extend to DPB1
    M D Varney
    Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service, Australian Red Cross Blood Services, Parkville
    Tissue Antigens 55:188-90. 2000
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  40. ncbi A new HLA-A*02 allele, A*0234, detected by polymerase chain reaction using sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP)
    J H Moses
    Tissue Typing Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, North East Region, Sydney, NSW
    Tissue Antigens 55:175-7. 2000
    ..The nucleotide substitution results in an amino acid change at residue 70 (Histidine to Glutamine) in the alpha1 domain...
  41. ncbi HLA and other host factors in transfusion-acquired HIV-1 infection
    A F Geczy
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Hum Immunol 61:172-6. 2000
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  42. ncbi HLA class I expression on human cancer cells. Implications for effective immunotherapy
    B D Tait
    Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service Australian Red Cross Blood Services, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Immunol 61:158-65. 2000
    ..The identification of appropriate monoclonal antibody reagents for class I expression and techniques used on different kinds of tissue sections will be a component of the forthcoming 13th International Histocompatibility Workshop...
  43. ncbi New DRB1* alleles (HLA-DRB1*1135, DRB1*1430 and DRB1*1433) and a confirmatory sequence (DRB1*1133)
    J Trejaut
    Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW Division, Sydney, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 55:89-91. 2000
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  44. ncbi Nightingalism: haunting nursing history
    T Buchanan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Hobart, Tasmania
    Collegian 6:28-33. 1999
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  45. pmc Strong human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte activity in Sydney Blood Bank Cohort patients infected with nef-defective HIV type 1
    W B Dyer
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Virol 73:436-43. 1999
    ..High levels of circulating effector and memory HIV-specific CTLs can be maintained for prolonged periods in these patients despite very low viral loads...
  46. ncbi Novel HLA-DRB1 alleles discovered during routine sequencing based typing, DRB1*03052, DRB1*04032, DRB1*1139 and DRB1*1346
    Warwick D Greville
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 59:154-6. 2002
    ..We report the discovery of four HLA-DRB1 alleles during routine sequencing based typing (SBT). These alleles--DRB1*03052, DRB1*04032, DRB1*1139 and DRB1*1346--differ from previously identified DRB1 alleles by known nucleotide polymorphisms...
  47. ncbi Novel HLA-DRB3 alleles discovered during routine sequencing based typing, DRB3*02023, DRB3*0212, DRB3*0213 and DRB3*03012
    Warwick D Greville
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Tissue Typing Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 59:232-4. 2002
    ..These alleles differ from other HLA-DRB3 alleles by previously undescribed single nucleotide polymorphisms...
  48. ncbi Novel HLA-DRB1 alleles revealed by sequencing based typing, DRB1*04053 and DRB1*1143
    W D Greville
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Tissue Typing Services, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 59:347-9. 2002
    ..DRB1*1143 differs from previously identified DRB1 alleles by a single non-synonymous nucleotide substitution, resulting in a polymorphism observed in other DRB1 and DRB3 alleles1...
  49. ncbi A new HLA-B allele, B*1565, identified in three unrelated samples
    H Dunckley
    Molecular Genetics, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 63:584-6. 2004
    ..Subsequently, two individuals from the same family as the first cord blood sample plus two unrelated Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry samples have been found to carry this novel allele...
  50. ncbi Allocation of cadaver donor kidneys in Australia
    Brian D Tait
    Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia
    Transplantation 77:627-9. 2004
    ..Kidneys that do not reach the level of matching required for national allocation are transplanted in the donor state using both matching and waiting time criteria, which caters to minority groups with rare HLA types...
  51. ncbi Identification of two novel HLA class II alleles, DQB1*030503 and DRB1*0447
    Z M Velickovic
    Molecular Genetics, Tissue Typing, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Tissue Antigens 63:93-5. 2004
    ..The latter two substitutions result in an amino acid change from valine to glycine at position 86, implicating a different specificity and affinity of antigen binding...
  52. ncbi Follow-up of six blood donors highlights the complementary role and limitations of hepatitis C virus antibody and nucleic acid amplification tests
    C Hyland
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Vox Sang 85:1-8. 2003
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  53. ncbi Investigating transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)
    Y L Fung
    Platelet and Granulocyte Immunobiology, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:286-90. 2003
    ..To enable this, it is imperative to develop an effective strategy for investigating TRALI. The present paper describes an effective approach...
  54. ncbi FcgammaRIIA polymorphisms in Streptococcus pneumoniae infection
    Fang Fang Yuan
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service Endeavour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Immunol Cell Biol 81:192-5. 2003
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  55. ncbi Alloimmune neonatal neutropenia linked to anti-HNA-4a
    Y L Fung
    Platelet and Granulocyte Immunobiology Laboratory, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Transfus Med 13:49-52. 2003
    ..DNA sequencing confirmed that the father is HNA-4a-positive and that the mother is HNA-4a-negative, supporting the diagnosis of ANN linked to MART...
  56. ncbi Improved efficiency of national HIV, HCV, and HTLV antibody testing algorithms based on sequential screening immunoassays
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Transfusion 43:226-34. 2003
    ..However, such strategies can generate nonspecific in determinate results. The aim of this report is to present the results of an alternative strategy based on the use of sequential immunoassays (SI) before immunoblot testing...
  57. ncbi Expression of CD47 (integrin-associated protein) decreases on red blood cells during storage
    Angela M Anniss
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Victoria, Melbourne, P O Box 354, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia
    Transfus Apher Sci 27:233-8. 2002
    ..It is proposed that loss of CD47 during storage, in addition to other biophysical changes, may target many transfused RBCs for clearance from the transfusion recipient's circulation...
  58. ncbi Assessing the accuracy of three viral risk models in predicting the outcome of implementing HIV and HCV NAT donor screening in Australia and the implications for future HBV NAT
    Clive R Seed
    Australian Red Cross Blood Service, 290 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000
    Transfusion 42:1365-72. 2002
    ..The primary objective of this paper is to assess the accuracy of three published models in predicting the impact of implementing HIV and HCV NAT in Australia...
  59. ncbi Anti-HCV confirmatory testing of voluntary blood donors: comparison of the sensitivity of two immunoblot assays
    Philip R Kiely
    Virus Serology Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Victoria, South Melbourne
    Transfusion 42:1053-8. 2002
    ..In this study, the sensitivity of two commercially available anti-HCV immunoblot assays (HCV Western blot (Wellcozyme] and RIBA 3.0 SIA [RIBA-3, Chiron]) was compared in a voluntary blood donor population...
  60. ncbi An oxysterol-binding protein family identified in the mouse
    Angela M Anniss
    Research Unit, Australian Red Cross Blood Service Victoria, South Melbourne, Australia
    DNA Cell Biol 21:571-80. 2002
    ..The identification of a family of ORP proteins in the mouse, the frequently preferred animal model for in vivo studies, should further our understanding of the function of these proteins and their interactions with each other...
  61. ncbi HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 polymorphisms in Pacific Islands populations
    Z M Velickovic
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tissue Antigens 59:397-406. 2002
    ..Tongans and Samoans were separate from the other Polynesian populations in the phylogenetic trees. Observed allele and haplotype frequencies were found to be in agreement with previously published HLA-DRB and HLA-DQB Polynesian data...
  62. ncbi What's new in clinical transfusion practice
    J M Pink
    NSW Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 165:30-2, 33-4. 1996
    ..In some circumstances, alternatives are available or being developed. Clinicians need to be aware of the risks, benefits and options in transfusion therapy and to fully inform patients of these...