blood banks

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Summary: Centers for collecting, characterizing and storing human blood.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Umbilical cord blood banking: implications for perinatal care providers
    B Anthony Armson
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:263-90. 2005
  2. ncbi Is the gift still good? Examining the politics and regulation of blood safety in the European Union
    Anne Maree Farrell
    School of Law, University of Manchester
    Med Law Rev 14:155-79. 2006
  3. ncbi The new Japanese blood law: its impact on blood safety and usage
    K Tadokoro
    Blood Service Headquarters, Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo, Japan
    Dev Biol (Basel) 127:161-8. 2007
  4. ncbi Very real future for stem cell technology
    Roger Dainty
    Pract Midwife 10:6. 2007
  5. ncbi Carbon monoxide-sensitive apoptotic death of erythrocytes
    Elisabeth Lang
    Department of Physiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 111:348-55. 2012
  6. ncbi HIV-1 p24 antigen testing in blood banks: results from Saudi Arabia
    S Alamawi
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 60:102-4. 2003
  7. ncbi A randomized trial of blood donor recruitment strategies
    Pascale Reich
    Blood Center of the Pacific, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Transfusion 46:1090-6. 2006
  8. pmc Cohort Profile: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: ALSPAC mothers cohort
    Abigail Fraser
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:97-110. 2013
  9. ncbi The circulatory system: blood procurement, AIDS, and the social body in China
    Kathleen Erwin
    Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 20:139-59. 2006
  10. ncbi Inconclusive results in conventional serological screening for Chagas' disease in blood banks: evaluation of cellular and humoral response
    Célia Regina Furucho
    Laboratório de Investigação Médica cm Imunologia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1527-33. 2008

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  1. ncbi Umbilical cord blood banking: implications for perinatal care providers
    B Anthony Armson
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:263-90. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi Is the gift still good? Examining the politics and regulation of blood safety in the European Union
    Anne Maree Farrell
    School of Law, University of Manchester
    Med Law Rev 14:155-79. 2006
  3. ncbi The new Japanese blood law: its impact on blood safety and usage
    K Tadokoro
    Blood Service Headquarters, Japanese Red Cross, Tokyo, Japan
    Dev Biol (Basel) 127:161-8. 2007
    ..Public understanding and close collaboration among stakeholders are necessary to achieve what the new laws ask...
  4. ncbi Very real future for stem cell technology
    Roger Dainty
    Pract Midwife 10:6. 2007
  5. ncbi Carbon monoxide-sensitive apoptotic death of erythrocytes
    Elisabeth Lang
    Department of Physiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 111:348-55. 2012
    ..In conclusion, CORM-2 stimulates cell membrane scrambling of erythrocytes, an effect largely due to Ca²⁺ entry and partially reversed by O₂...
  6. ncbi HIV-1 p24 antigen testing in blood banks: results from Saudi Arabia
    S Alamawi
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Br J Biomed Sci 60:102-4. 2003
    ..All four proved negative by confirmatory testing. Based on this experience, we believe that resources would be better directed to pooled nucleic acid testing and that p24 serological testing should be abandoned...
  7. ncbi A randomized trial of blood donor recruitment strategies
    Pascale Reich
    Blood Center of the Pacific, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Transfusion 46:1090-6. 2006
    ..Improvement in donor return rates, especially among first-time donors, may significantly improve the blood supply. There are few rigorous studies of the effectiveness of various approaches to donor recruitment, however...
  8. pmc Cohort Profile: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: ALSPAC mothers cohort
    Abigail Fraser
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:97-110. 2013
    ..Details of how to access these data are provided in this cohort profile...
  9. ncbi The circulatory system: blood procurement, AIDS, and the social body in China
    Kathleen Erwin
    Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 20:139-59. 2006
    ..Today, illegal blood banks continue to operate in some areas...
  10. ncbi Inconclusive results in conventional serological screening for Chagas' disease in blood banks: evaluation of cellular and humoral response
    Célia Regina Furucho
    Laboratório de Investigação Médica cm Imunologia, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1527-33. 2008
    To find the most reliable screening method for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood banks.
  11. ncbi Convalescent transfusion for pandemic influenza: preparing blood banks for a new plasma product?
    Jonathon P Leider
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Transfusion 50:1384-98. 2010
    ..Second, and also importantly, blood banks and donor centers should examine whether offering this new product would be feasible in a pandemic and begin ..
  12. ncbi Evaluation of four rapid methods for hemoglobin screening of whole blood donors in mobile collection settings
    Antonia Gómez Simón
    Centro Regional de Hemodonacion, C Ronda de Garay s n, Unit of Hematology and Clinical Oncology, University of Murcia, 30003 Murcia, Spain
    Transfus Apher Sci 36:235-42. 2007
    ..Predonation hemoglobin measurement is a problematic requirement in mobile donation settings, where accurate determination of venous hemoglobin by hematology analyzers is not available...
  13. ncbi [Residual risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection in blood banks. Impact of screening with nucleic acid tests]
    Ana Machuca
    Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, CBER FDA, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Med Clin (Barc) 121:418-25. 2003
    ..In USA, the recent introduction of nucleic acid techniques (NAT) in blood banks for the detection of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) has meant a great advance in decreasing the residual risk ..
  14. ncbi The role of failure modes and effects analysis in showing the benefits of automation in the blood bank
    Tae Hee Han
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea
    Transfusion 53:1077-82. 2013
    ..Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a risk management tool used by the manufacturing industry but now being applied in laboratories...
  15. ncbi [External evaluation of serology results in blood banks in Colombia]
    Mauricio Beltrán Durán
    Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogota, Colombia
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 13:138-43. 2003
    To analyze the serological results found in Colombian blood banks that participate in the external quality program (EQP) of that country's National Institute of Health, in order to improve the quality of the screening of blood for the ..
  16. ncbi [Anti-Brucella antibody seroprevalence in blood donors for therapeutic ends at three blood banks of the Mexican Institute of Social Security]
    Juan Carlos Torres-Padilla
    Laboratorio Clínico y Departamento de Epidemiología, Hospital de Cardiologia del Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
    Gac Med Mex 140:391-8. 2004
    To determine seroprevalence for Brucella sp. in blood donors, a serologic study was carried out at three blood banks of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS).
  17. ncbi Association of cord blood platelet characteristics and hematopoietic progenitor cells
    Mikko Eskola
    Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Helsinki, Finland
    Transfusion 48:884-92. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the internal relationships of CB PLT characteristics, TNC, and the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) content of CB units...
  18. ncbi [Control of Chagas disease in blood banks in Colombia]
    Markus Behrend
    Latin American Centre for Health Research, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, U K
    Biomedica 22:39-45. 2002
    The screening programs for the Chagas disease agent, Trypanosoma cruzi, were examined in Colombian blood banks and, as a consequence, several procedural improvements in the blood bank network were recommended...
  19. ncbi World Marrow Donor Association framework for the implementation of HLA matching programs in hematopoietic stem cell donor registries and cord blood banks
    W Bochtler
    ZKRD Zentrales Knochenmarkspender Register für Deutschland, Ulm, Germany
    Bone Marrow Transplant 46:338-43. 2011
    ..This should help existing registries to review and validate the most critical part of their IT systems and newly created donor registries around the world to tackle one of their real challenges...
  20. ncbi Development and validation of a prediction model for low hemoglobin deferral in a large cohort of whole blood donors
    A Mireille Baart
    Department of Donor Studies, Sanquin Research, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Transfusion 52:2559-69. 2012
    ..Estimating the risk of Hb deferral in blood donors can be helpful in the management of the donation program. We developed and validated a prediction model for Hb deferral in whole blood donors, separately for men and women...
  21. ncbi New trends in umbilical cord blood transplantation
    Karen K Ballen
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Blossom St, Cox 640, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Blood 105:3786-92. 2005
    ..Results of studies in both pediatric and adult transplantation will be discussed. Finally, new indications for cord blood use and emerging technologies will be addressed...
  22. ncbi World Marrow Donor Association guidelines for use of HLA nomenclature and its validation in the data exchange among hematopoietic stem cell donor registries and cord blood banks
    W Bochtler
    Information Technology and Quality Assurance Working Groups of the World Marrow Donor Association, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Bone Marrow Transplant 39:737-41. 2007
    ..of HLA-typing data among unrelated volunteer hematopoietic stem cell donor registries and umbilical cord blood banks. Two reference web sites have been designated to maintain and update the approved HLA nomenclature and all the ..
  23. ncbi Establishing a cord blood banking and transplantation program in Mexico: a single institution experience
    Barbara Novelo-Garza
    Umbilical Cord Blood Bank and the Department of Pediatric Hematology, La Raza Medical Center, IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico
    Transfusion 48:228-36. 2008
    ..In January 2005 the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) initiated its UCB banking and transplantation program. This study reports on the experience generated at this institution during the first 2 years of activities...
  24. ncbi Umbilical cord stem cells
    Kenneth J Moise
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1393-407. 2005
    ..should support the acquisition of cord units for public banking in their geographic location where cord blood banks have established collection procedures...
  25. ncbi Cord blood stem cell transplantation for haemoglobinopathies
    Fernando O Pinto
    Department of Paediatric Haematology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Br J Haematol 141:309-24. 2008
    ..Further biological studies and clinical trials are needed to address this aim...
  26. pmc Bacterial contamination of pediatric whole blood transfusions in a Kenyan hospital
    Oliver Hassall
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    Transfusion 49:2594-8. 2009
    ..The risk from bacterial contamination of blood for transfusion in sub-Saharan Africa is not known. This study assessed the frequency of bacterial contamination of pediatric whole blood transfusions at a referral hospital in Kenya...
  27. ncbi Cord blood banks collect units with different HLA alleles and haplotypes to volunteer donor banks: a comparative report from Swiss Blood stem cells
    S Meyer-Monard
    Division of Hematology, Basel Stem Cell Transplant Team, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Bone Marrow Transplant 43:771-8. 2009
    ..Targeted recruitment of UCB units from non-Caucasian donors could further increase HLA allele and haplotype diversity of available donors. Intermediate or high-resolution DNA typing is essential to identify rare alleles or allele groups...
  28. ncbi [The transfusion center, the blood donor and the given blood in francophone African countries]
    C Tayou Tagny
    Departement d Hematologie, Faculté de médecine et des sciences biomédicales de l université de Yaoundé I, BP 4806, Yaounde, Cameroun
    Transfus Clin Biol 16:431-8. 2009
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  29. pmc Private cord blood banking: experiences and views of pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation physicians
    Ian Thornley
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1011-7. 2009
    Private cord blood banks are for-profit companies that facilitate storage of umbilical cord blood for personal or family use...
  30. ncbi Issues in the quality of umbilical cord blood stem cells for transplantation
    Jeffrey McCullough
    Clinical Cell Therapy Laboratory and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Transfusion 45:832-41. 2005
    ..Because the frequency of umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cell transplantation has increased, the quality of UCB available in banks is an important part of the success of UCB stem cell transplants...
  31. ncbi [Screening of infectious microorganisms in blood banks in Douala (1995-2004)]
    Martin Luther Koanga Mogtomo
    Departement de Biochimie, Faculte des Sciences, Université de Douala, Douala, Cameroun
    Sante 19:3-8. 2009
    ..89%, for HIV, 6.91% for HBV, 2.32%, for HCV, 7.90% for syphilis, and 12.82% for P. falciparum infection. These results highlight the need for continuous monitoring for safe blood transfusion...
  32. ncbi Transfusion safety on the African continent: an international quality control of virus testing in blood banks
    Syria Laperche
    National Reference Center for Hepatitis B and C and HIV in Transfusion, National Blood Transfusion Institute, 6 rue Alexandre Cabanel, F 75015 Paris, France
    Transfusion 49:1600-8. 2009
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  33. ncbi Transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection in the United States, 1998 through 2000
    M J Kuehnert
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Transfusion 41:1493-9. 2001
    ..Bacterial contamination of blood components can result in transfusion-transmitted infection, but the risk is not established...
  34. ncbi The London Cord Blood Bank: analysis of banking and transplantation outcome
    Sue Davey
    The London Cord Blood Bank, National Blood Service, Colindale Centre, London, UK
    Br J Haematol 125:358-65. 2004
    ..Two years after transplantation the survival rate was 69% and 54% for patients receiving a 6/6 or 5/6 HLA matched units, respectively. Infection was the main cause of transplanted related mortality in these patients...
  35. ncbi Blood safety in Sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-factorial problem
    Claude Tayou Tagny
    University Teaching Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon
    Transfusion 48:1256-61. 2008
    ..Specific solutions for the African continent need to be developed and implemented. This paper examines the current status and difficulties of blood safety in Africa and reviews available data on transfusion medicine in the region...
  36. ncbi The cord-blood-bank controversies
    Robert Steinbrook
    N Engl J Med 351:2255-7. 2004
  37. ncbi Searching for unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cells: availability and speed of umbilical cord blood versus bone marrow
    Juliet N Barker
    Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, USA
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 8:257-60. 2002
    ..These unique features of UCB transplantation must be considered in comparisons of the outcomes of UCB versus BM transplant recipients and in the design of prospective trials comparing URD sources...
  38. ncbi Transfusion practice in massively bleeding patients: time for a change?
    P I Johansson
    Department of Clinical Immunology, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Vox Sang 89:92-6. 2005
    ..We identified some fatal cases where massively bleeding patients received inadequate transfusion therapy. The aim of this study was to review and evaluate the transfusion practice in acutely multitransfused patients...
  39. pmc Study of blood-transfusion services in Maharashtra and Gujarat States, India
    K V Ramani
    Centre for Management of Health Services, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, India
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:259-70. 2009
    ..Maharashtra provides a good model for improvement. Unless this is done, access to blood in rural areas may remain poor...
  40. ncbi Pediatrics group recommends public cord blood banking
    Bridget M Kuehn
    JAMA 297:576. 2007
  41. ncbi [Cord blood banking: public versus private banks--facts to ponder and consider]
    J H Dalle
    Unité protégée A, Clinique de Pediatrie, Hopital Jeanne de Flandre, CHU de Lille, 59037 Lille cedex France
    Arch Pediatr 12:298-304. 2005
    Since 1988, allogeneic cord blood transplantations have been used in the hematology and oncology area. Cord blood banks, either public or from non-profit corporations, opened in several countries...
  42. ncbi Umbilical cord blood collection: do patients really understand?
    Nathan S Fox
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Perinat Med 35:314-21. 2007
    ..Some patients also have the option to donate the cord blood to a public bank for anyone to use. We evaluated patient understanding about cord blood banking in a cohort of patients with access to both options...
  43. ncbi Current and emerging infectious risks of blood transfusions
    Michael P Busch
    Blood Centers of the Pacific, and University of California, San Francisco, 270 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    JAMA 289:959-62. 2003
  44. ncbi Quantifying losses to the donated blood supply due to donor deferral and miscollection
    Brian Custer
    Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Transfusion 44:1417-26. 2004
    ..Donors are deferred for multiple reasons. Losses related to disease marker rates are well established. Donor and donation losses for other reasons, however, have not been extensively quantified...
  45. ncbi Hepatitis B and C infection in first-time blood donors in Karachi--a possible subgroup for sentinel surveillance
    S Abdul Mujeeb
    AIDS Surveillance Centre, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan
    East Mediterr Health J 12:735-41. 2006
    ..Those speaking Sindhi or other minor languages had a significantly higher prevalence of HBV infection. Blood bank data could provide reliable information to monitor trends in prevalence of these infections...
  46. ncbi [Analysis on quality control of blood in blood banks in a five-year program in Hunan province]
    Yue feng Lu
    Hunan Center for Clinical Laboratory, Changsha 410008, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 24:574-6. 2003
    To investigate the blood quality of blood banks.
  47. ncbi Nucleic acid amplification technology for hepatitis B virus, and its role in blood donation screening in blood banks
    Mohammad S Bamaga
    Department of Molecular Pathology, Al Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 30:1416-21. 2009
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  48. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of implementation methods for ELISA serology testing of Trypanosoma cruzi in California blood banks
    Leslie S Wilson
    University of California, San Francisco, California 94010 0613, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:53-68. 2008
    ..cruzi antibodies was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 13, 2006. Blood banks have begun screening in absence of FDA recommendations for best implementation methods...
  49. ncbi Collection and preservation of cord blood for personal use
    Karen K Ballen
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 14:356-63. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi Comparative analysis of national regulations concerning blood safety across Europe
    L Mascaretti
    Blood Transfusion Centre, San Gerardo Hospital, Via Donizetti 106, 20052 Monza, Italy
    Transfus Med 14:105-12. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi Serologial screening of human T cell lymphotropic virus I and II (HTLV I/II) in blood banks by immunoblotting and enzyme-immuno assays: to demand or to defeat?
    Maha I Sh Kawashti
    Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, AI Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
    Egypt J Immunol 12:137-42. 2005
    ..is its screening mandatory? Thirty-thousand (30,000) Arab donors along two years attending two central hospital blood banks in Jeddah. Antibodies to HTLV I/II have been screened using enzyme immunoassay (E.I...
  52. ncbi Blood banking in China
    Hua Shan
    Division of Blood Transfusion, HIV Specialty Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Lancet 360:1770-5. 2002
    ..Gaps in information and technology still need to be closed. Insufficiency of economic resources also restrict the blood bank industry. Other developing countries face many of the same challenges as China...
  53. pmc Cord blood stem cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the UK: how big should the bank be?
    Sergio Querol
    Anthony Nolan Research Institute, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW32QG, UK
    Haematologica 94:536-41. 2009
    ..We carried out a study to define the optimal size of a national cord blood bank for the UK...
  54. ncbi Cord blood banking for potential future transplantation
    Bertram H Lubin
    Pediatrics 119:165-70. 2007
    ..in responding to parents' questions about cord blood donation and banking and the types and quality of cord blood banks. Provided also are recommendations about appropriate ethical and operational standards, including informed ..
  55. ncbi Recruiting blood donors: challenges and opportunities
    Richard J Davey
    New York Blood Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Transfusion 44:597-600. 2004
  56. ncbi Adjusting our management of female blood donors: the key to an adequate blood supply
    Bruce H Newman
    American Red Cross Blood Services, Southeastern Michigan Region, Detroit 48201, USA
    Transfusion 44:591-6. 2004
  57. ncbi Replacement of massive blood loss
    S Hiippala
    Department of Anesthesiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Vox Sang 74:399-407. 1998
    ..As the development of thrombocytopenia is a highly individual phenomenon, the transfusion of platelets should be guided by repeatedly determined platelet counts...
  58. ncbi Training physicians in the discipline of transfusion medicine--2004
    Cathy Conry-Cantilena
    Department of Transfusion Medicine, Warren G Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Transfusion 44:1252-6. 2004
  59. ncbi Field evaluation of four novel enzyme immunoassays for Chagas' disease in Venezuela blood banks: comparison of assays using fixed-epimastigotes, fixed-trypomastigotes or trypomastigote excreted-secreted antigens from two Trypanosoma cruzi strains
    M Berrizbeitia
    National Reference Centre for Parasitology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Transfus Med 16:419-31. 2006
    ..This study confirms the potential utility of both the fixed-organism and the TESA-based assays in the diagnosis of T.cruzi infection...
  60. ncbi Blood bank protocols for large-scale civilian casualty events: experience from terrorist bombing in Israel
    E J Dann
    Blood Bank, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Transfus Med 17:135-9. 2007
    ..Modern technologies, including error-reduction design wristbands, barcode-based system or radiofrequency identification tags may also increase reliability of patient identification in the mass casualty setup...
  61. pmc Untying the Gordian knot: policies, practices, and ethical issues related to banking of umbilical cord blood
    Joanne Kurtzberg
    Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Clin Invest 115:2592-7. 2005
    ..We review the development of cord blood banking and transplantation and then discuss the scientific and ethical issues influencing both established and investigational practices surrounding cord blood collection, banking, and use...
  62. ncbi [Blood transfusion practice]
    J Marchand
    Unité de Sécurité Transfusionnelle et d Hémovigilance, CHU de Rennes, Pontchaillou, France
    Transfus Clin Biol 12:180-5. 2005
    ..An update and a critical analysis of regulations currently in force are presented for each step as well as a description of the main adverse events...
  63. ncbi Developing an administrative plan for transfusion medicine--a global perspective
    Patrick Sullivan
    National Blood Service, Brentwood, UK
    Transfusion 45:224S-40S. 2005
    ..It is imperative that developed countries recognize the importance of working with developing countries if the safety of the global blood supply is to be maintained and improved...
  64. ncbi [The European network of transfusion medicine societies (EuroNet-TMS): The White Book 2005]
    P Rouger
    Inserm U 665, Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine INTS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, EuroNet TMS, Paris, France
    Transfus Clin Biol 12:83-92. 2005
    ..The first step is the writing of the "White Book 2005" which reports the state of the art of blood transfusion in Europe; a prospective plan is proposed to be discussed...
  65. ncbi North American pretransfusion testing practices, 2001-2004: results from the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program survey data, 2001-2004
    Ira A Shulman
    Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:984-9. 2005
    ..Those data are presented in this report...
  66. ncbi Predonation testing of potential blood donors in resource-restricted settings
    Jed B Gorlin
    Transfusion 45:1541-2. 2005
  67. ncbi West Nile virus among blood donors in the United States, 2003 and 2004
    Susan L Stramer
    American Red Cross, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:451-9. 2005
    ....
  68. ncbi Results of the cord blood transplantation (COBLT) study unrelated donor banking program
    Joanne Kurtzberg
    Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Transfusion 45:842-55. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi Documented cases of post-transfusion malaria occurring in England: a review in relation to current and proposed donor-selection guidelines
    A D Kitchen
    National Transfusion Microbiology Laboratories, National Blood Service, London, UK
    Vox Sang 89:77-80. 2005
    ..With the reappearance onto the market of high-quality malaria antibody assays, and by utilizing the results of analysis of these five cases, it has been possible to review the donor malaria-deferral guidelines...
  70. ncbi Issues in the quality of umbilical cord blood stem cells for transplantation: challenges in cord blood banking quality management
    Donna A Wall
    Transfusion 45:826-8. 2005
  71. ncbi Predonation testing of potential blood donors in resource-restricted settings
    Shirley Owusu-Ofori
    Transfusion 45:1542-3. 2005
  72. ncbi Transfusion safety: Where are we today?
    Naomi L C Luban
    Children s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1054:325-41. 2005
    ..The disparities that exist in blood safety in developing countries' red cell alloimmunization and autoimmunity will not be covered...
  73. ncbi Pathogen inactivation: the definitive safeguard for the blood supply
    Barbara J Bryant
    National Institutes of Health, Warren G Magnuson Clinical Center, Department of Transfusion Medicine, 10 Center Dr, MSC 1184, Building 10, Room 1C711, Bethesda, MD 20894 1184, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 131:719-33. 2007
    ..Of particular concern is the silent emergence of a new agent with a prolonged latent period in which asymptomatic infected carriers would donate and spread infection...
  74. ncbi Benefits of a blood donation archive repository: international survey of donor repository procedures and Scottish experiences
    I M Franklin
    Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Edinburgh, UK
    Transfusion 47:1172-9. 2007
    ..This article describes the uses made of our archive repository...
  75. ncbi Estimating the cost of blood: past, present, and future directions
    Aryeh Shander
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, New Jersey Institute for the Advancement of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 21:271-89. 2007
    ..g., academic, private, multi- or single-center clinic). These initiatives, their rationale, importance, and future directions are described...
  76. pmc Canadian Blood Services to screen for Chagas disease
    Pauline Comeau
    CMAJ 177:242. 2007
  77. ncbi Implementation of ISBT 128, a quality system, a standardized bar code labeling of blood products worldwide, electronic transfusion pathway: four years of experience in Norway
    Gerd Selset Aandahl
    Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Transfusion 47:1674-8. 2007
    ..A great deal of important information is carried by a blood product label. Given the concerns about safety and traceability, it is important to use globally unique blood product coding and labeling system...
  78. ncbi Supply of donated blood in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2001-2002
    M M Shooshtari
    East Mediterr Health J 13:980-1. 2007
  79. ncbi Reducing replacement donors in Sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and affordability
    I Bates
    Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Transfus Med 17:434-42. 2007
    ..There are measures that can be introduced into hospital-based systems to improve safe blood supply in Africa but their effectiveness in different contexts needs to be evaluated...
  80. doi [Blood safety: malaria and blood donation in Africa]
    C Tayou Tagny
    Service d hématologie et banque de sang, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Yaounde, Cameroun
    Transfus Clin Biol 14:481-6. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the lack of appropriate screening assays of the malaria in blood banks on the continent limit the diagnosis of the disease and hamper the blood safety...
  81. ncbi [Report on notifications pursuant to Section 21 German Transfusion Act for 2005 and 2006]
    B Haschberger
    Paul Ehrlich Institut, Bundesamt für Sera und Impfstoffe, Langen, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:353-72. 2008
    ..The reported number of haemophilia patients has to be regarded as considerably too low. With the upcoming introduction of a German Haemophilia Register, an improvement of the data base is intended...
  82. ncbi [The rare blood groups: a public health challenge]
    T Peyrard
    INSERM, U665, centre national de référence pour les groupes sanguins, Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine, 20, rue Bouvier, BP 79, 75522 Paris cedex 11, France
    Transfus Clin Biol 15:109-19. 2008
    ....
  83. ncbi The value of Good Manufacturing Practice to a Blood Service in managing the delivery of quality
    A Slopecki
    National Blood Service, Crescent Drive, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8DP, UK
    Vox Sang 92:187-96. 2007
    ....
  84. ncbi Current incidence and estimated residual risk of transfusion-transmitted infections in donations made to Canadian Blood Services
    Sheila F O'Brien
    Canadian Blood Services, and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Transfusion 47:316-25. 2007
    ..Thus, available RR estimates for Canada need to be updated...
  85. ncbi Donors' blood group declaration before donation can be used as a tool for electronic crossmatching
    O Arslan
    Department of Haematology, Blood Bank and Apheresis Unit, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Cebeci, Ankara, Turkey
    Transfus Med 15:487-92. 2005
    ..No major haemolytic transfusion reaction was recorded. Donors' ABO/Rh declaration before donation can be used as a tool for E-XM, instead of the requirement for serological confirmation or a second donation to guarantee grouping...
  86. ncbi Prevalence of HIV-1 in blood donations following implementation of a structured blood safety policy in South Africa
    Anthon du P Heyns
    South African National Blood Service, Weltevreden Park, South Africa
    JAMA 295:519-26. 2006
    ..The prevalence of HIV-1 in blood donations increased to 0.26% (1:385) in 1998, indicating that a significant number of window-period infective units were entering the blood supply (risk 3.4/100,000)...
  87. ncbi Blood safety--at what cost?
    Linda Gail Bekker
    JAMA 295:557-8. 2006
  88. ncbi Comparing walk-in and call-responsive donors in a national and a private hospital in Nairobi
    F Abdalla
    Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P O Box 19676, Nairobi, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 82:531-5. 2005
    The non-remunerated donors in many of Kenya's hospital blood banks are either call responsive (CR) or walk-in (WI) donors. These donors impact differently on the national blood transfusion services.
  89. ncbi The development of West Nile virus safety policies by Canadian blood services: guiding principles and a comparison between Canada and the United States
    Eleftherios C Vamvakas
    Canadian Blood Services Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, ON, Canada
    Transfus Med Rev 20:97-109. 2006
    ..This review discusses the guiding principles affecting CBS policy development and compares CBS WNV safety policies to policies adopted in the United States...
  90. ncbi SIBAS: a blood bank information system and its 5-year implementation at Macau
    Bing Nan Li
    Institute of System and Computer Engineering of Macau, University of Macau, Block 3, 1 F, Taipa 1356, Macau
    Comput Biol Med 37:588-97. 2007
    ..Its implementation and the related lessons are briefly introduced too. In essence, this article is oriented to serve as a reference of contemporary blood bank information systems...
  91. ncbi The Charles Drew program in Missouri: a description of a partnership among a blood center and several hospitals to address the care of patients with sickle cell disease
    E J Isaak
    Missouri Illinois Region, American Red Cross Blood Services, 4050 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Immunohematology 22:112-6. 2006
    ..This report describes the operational phases of this program and summarizes its performance with respect to each of these aims...
  92. pmc Emergency blood transfusion services after the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan
    S A Mujeeb
    Blood Bank, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi 75510, Pakistan
    Emerg Med J 24:22-4. 2007
    ..Soon after, a situation and response analysis of the emergency blood transfusion services was carried out in the affected areas to ascertain specific needs and suggest appropriate measures to assist in the disaster plan...
  93. ncbi Ethical issues in transfusion medicine
    Priti Elhence
    Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Barielly Road, Lucknow 226 014, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 3:87-9. 2006
    ....
  94. ncbi [Transfusion safety, time for a new partnership between stake-holders]
    Anne Catherine Durcey Erard
    Service d Hematologie, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2680-3. 2006
    ..Given the enormous resources implicated with controlling transfusion products, isn't it time that National health authorities collaborate with local services in order to set a coherent transfusion policy and investment plan?..
  95. ncbi The annual cost of blood transfusions in the UK
    S J Varney
    CATALYST Health Economics Consultants, Northwood, Middlesex, UK
    Transfus Med 13:205-18. 2003
    ....
  96. ncbi Use of sentinel sites for daily monitoring of the US blood supply
    Stephen Nightingale
    Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA
    Transfusion 43:364-72. 2003
    ..This report describes the first year of a government-sponsored program that uses daily reports from 29 sentinel sites to monitor the capacity of the US blood supply to meet demand...
  97. ncbi [Evaluation of residual infectious risk among blood donors in National Center of Blood Transfusion in Conakry]
    A Loua
    Centre national de transfusion sanguine de Conakry, BP 2737 Conakry, République de Guinée
    Transfus Clin Biol 11:98-100. 2004
    ..The obtained results show that the HIV and HBV transmission risk due to blood transfusion according to the present practice at the NCBT of Conakry is important...
  98. ncbi Cord blood units collected at a remote site: a collaborative endeavor to collect umbilical cord blood through the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank and store the units at the Puget Sound Blood Center
    Randal K Wada
    Puget Sound Blood Center Northwest Tissue Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Transfusion 44:111-8. 2004
    ..A network of community collection sites targeted at particular ethnic groups and serviced by a central processing and storage facility can maximize the genetic diversity of banked cord blood units (CBUs) in a cost-effective fashion...
  99. ncbi West Nile virus
    Louis M Katz
    N Engl J Med 349:1873-4; author reply 1873-4. 2003
  100. ncbi Screening for West Nile virus: more uncertainty
    Atul Humar
    Am J Transplant 4:1217-8. 2004
  101. ncbi Progress toward a pathogen-free blood supply
    Jeffrey McCullough
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Biomedical Engineering Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:88-95. 2003
    ..If these encouraging results are sustained, the risk of transfusion-transmitted disease may be nearly eliminated...

Research Grants62

  1. Psychosocial Issues in Umbilical Cord Blood Donation
    Galen Switzer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Although several public cord blood banks have been established in the U.S...
  2. Olfactory and behavioral responses of kissing bugs (Reduviidae: Triatominae), vec
    John G Hildebrand; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disease depends mainly on the elimination of vectors through use of residual insecticides and screening of blood banks for infection with T. cruzi...
  3. Geographically robust rapid assay for T. cruzi infection
    SYAMAL X RAYCHAUDHURI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..surgery patients with high risk factors for Chagas'diseases and a confirmatory RMA for use in the USA blood banks. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Thirteen million people are chronically infected with T...
  4. Improving blood safety and HIV testing in Brazil: a randomized controlled trial
    THELMA THEREZINHA GONCALEZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The test-seeking phenomenon may therefore threaten the safety of the blood supply. Test seeking at blood banks also ill serves persons who need risk reduction counseling because they cannot disclose their true behavior ..
  5. Research Study to Assess the Risk of Blood Borne Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jako
    Roger Dodd; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The study will be conducted as follows: 1) maintain and increase collaborative relationships with US blood banks to identify blood donors diagnosed with CJD in the United States and gather available, relevant, medical and ..
  6. HTS assay for the intracellular stages of T. cruzi, the vector of Chagas disease
    Juan Engel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Blood banks in the US are required to screen for potential chagasic donors...
  7. Ex Vivo Fucosylation of Cord Blood with FTVII &Enhanced Hematopoietic Recovery
    LEONARD P MILLER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..cord blood has seen increased usage over the past decade due to its ready availability from numerous cord blood banks in the US, along with a reduced risk of GVHD and greater tolerance for the number of MHC mismatches...
  8. Retrovial Infections of the Nervous System in Peru
    JOSEPH RAYMOND ZUNT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..history, clinical manifestations, and pathogenesis of HTLV-I and -II infections in persons referred from blood banks;and 3) examine the influence of these three retroviral infections on the natural history of opportunistic and ..
  9. Cord Blood Biomarkers for Engraftment
    KRISTIN PAGE-CHARTRAND; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Currently, there are no standardized practices, validated tests or algorithms accepted by cord blood banks or transplant centers to select cord blood units (CBUs) for transplantation...
  10. Quantum Dot-based Qualitative and Quantitative Multiplex Strip Test for Malaria I
    Y Andrew Wang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..refused as a result of recent travel to endemic countries has been >10% that may have caused shortage at blood banks around the country...
  11. Rapid, Near-Tranfusion Test for Bacteria in Platelets Units
    ANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The American Association of Blood Banks issued directives in 2004 and 2011 requiring bacterial testing on all platelet units...
  12. DRW HIV-Ab/HBsAg Duplex Rapid Test submission for FDA-PMA approval
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..useful as a diagnostic test in the United States and Europe, and as a pre- and post-donation screening test in blood banks in developing countries especially those that process less than 10,000 donations per year and are located in ..
  13. Simultaneous Assay for Multiple Pathogens in Blood (SAMP-B)
    Gao Chen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ABSTRACT Rapid, high-throughput, and highly accurate identification of potential blood borne diseases will help blood banks to quickly test a very large volume of donated blood, and will help to prevent further infections...
  14. Blood Donor Drives &High School Students to Educate People About Organ Donation
    Gerry R Boss; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Almost all blood banks now conduct blood drives in high schools, and, in San Diego, 21% of blood donated to the San Diego Blood Bank ..
  15. Design and Characterization of a Single-chain Hemoglobin
    Spencer J Anthony Cahill; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..RELEVANCE: In the 2005 Nationwide Blood Collection and Utilization Survey Report, the American Association of Blood Banks reported on the shrinking margin between the number of available units of blood approved for administration and ..
  16. Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Human Term Placenta
    Fernando Viteri; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Moreover, more than half of the cord blood units collected are not stored in public cord blood banks, as the stem cell count does not warrant storage for future use...
  17. Self-contained X-ray Blood Irradiator
    BABU CHALAMALA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Blood is routinely irradiated in hospitals and blood banks to prevent against the fatal transfusion associated graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in certain at risk patients...
  18. Monitoring Physiological Stress: A Novel Biophysical Approach for the Rapid Detec
    RONALD J RIEDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of PCs that is sensitive, rapid, and easy to implement - all of the criteria needed for acceptance in hospital blood banks. The technical approach is based on monitoring the stress developed by bacteria growing in PC in the presence ..
  19. TRANSFUSION MEDICINE RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
    DONALD LAWRENCE SIEGEL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..have already completed training, 20 former trainees have become directors or associate directors of academic blood banks and transfusion medicine sections across the country...
  20. NATURAL HISTORY OF BABESIOSIS
    Peter Wettstein; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Cryptic Babesia microti infection is of special concern to blood banks in endemic areas, since asymptomatic blood donors harboring infection with the protozoan have been implicated ..
  21. RFID Application in the Blood Product Supply Chain
    Rodeina Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..integrating the RFID system within the everyday operations of an actual supply chain (comprised of one or more blood banks and hospitals) to demonstrate and assess system feasibility and benefits...
  22. Germinal Center Function in Prion Disease
    Alan Young; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..prion disease are now excluded from donating blood, resulting in a drop of 500,000 units per year in American Blood Banks, many of whom are likely uninfected potential donors...
  23. Group Testing in the Presence of Error with Application to HIV/AIDS
    Michael Hudgens; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As an example of the former, currently the nation's blood banks and the state of North Carolina's public HIV testing system employ specimen pooling to detect individuals ..
  24. Rapid, Low-Cost System for Detection of Bacterial Contamination of Blood Pla--OLD
    Scott Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Bacterial infection represents the most dangerous transfusion-related risk in the US other than human error. Blood banks incubate platelet cultures for 2 days for bacterial testing...
  25. CORD BLOOD COLLECTION DEVICE
    RICHARD MEYST; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This device will offer significant benefits to operators of cord blood banks, obstetricians, and recipients of cord blood transplants...
  26. NEW ASSAYS FOR DIRECT DETECTION OF VIRAL NUCLEIC ACIDS
    Larry Mimms; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Currently, the enzyme immunoassays employed by blood banks for the detection of HIV antibodies are required to detect the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies; these ..
  27. MCC Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Study
    Shelly Carter; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..about UCBU transplantation will require establishing: a) two to four collection and storage centers (Cord Blood Banks - CBBs) to provide the necessary resource by collecting, processing, cryopreserving and distributing human ..
  28. COFFEE GLACTOSIDASE CDNA CLONING FOR BLOOD PROCESSING
    JOHN IVY; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..This ability would obviate the need for typing or crossmatching, would simplify inventory in blood banks, and would expedite the delivery of transfusions...
  29. Simultaneous Assay for Multiple Pathogens in Blood (SAMP-B)
    Gao Chen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This Simultaneous Assay for Multiple Pathogens in Blood will help blood banks and clinical laboratories to quickly test very large volumes of donated blood, and will help prevent the spread ..
  30. TRANSPLANT CENTER FOR UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELL
    Joanne Kurtzberg; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..about UCBU transplantation will require establishing: a) two to four collection and storage centers (Cord Blood Banks - CBBs) to provide the necessary resource by collecting, processing, cryopreserving and distributing human ..
  31. Center for Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Transplan
    Eric Sievers; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..about UCBU transplantation will require establishing: a) two to four collection and storage centers (Cord Blood Banks - CBBs) to provide the necessary resource by collecting, processing, cryopreserving and distributing human ..
  32. IRON STATUS AND RISK OF CHD AND COLON CANCER
    Jing Ma; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These analyses will take advantage of existing blood banks of these well-characterized cohorts, and part of the plasma ferritin measurements (the NHS and PHS) are funded ..
  33. PREVENTING TRANSMISSION OF DISEASES--AIDS VIA BLOOD
    James Matthews; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..cruzi . The system should retain the integrity of all blood components, process a unit of blood in less than 10 minutes, and be adaptable for blood banks.
  34. A Novel, Rapid Test for Diagnosis of T.cruzi infection
    SYAMAL RAYCHAUDHURI; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..cruzi infections in small clinics/blood banks in Latin America and (2) a confirmatory assay for use in the U.S.A in diagnosing T...
  35. Centers For Clinical Research on TransplantaTION
    Eva Guinan; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..about UCBU transplantation will require establishing: a) two to four collection and storage centers (Cord Blood Banks - CBBs) to provide the necessary resource by collecting, processing, cryopreserving and distributing human ..
  36. MULTIPLEXED VIRAL DETECTION IFA BY FLOW CYTOMETRY
    Daniel Collins; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..sensitivity immunoassay that will be able to simultaneously detect the common viral pathogens screened for by blood banks (i.e.-HIV, HBV, HCV, HTLA, etc...
  37. COLLECTION AND STORAGE CENTER FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH
    John Fraser; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..about UCBU transplantation will require establishing: a) two to four collection and storage centers (Cord Blood Banks - CBBs) to provide the necessary resource by collecting, processing, cryopreserving and distributing human ..
  38. VALIDATION TEST FOR PATHOGEN INACTIVATION USING THE PCR
    Lily Lin; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..3) To optimize the PCD treatment conditions so that the method will be feasible for use in blood banks. In Phase I of this study, we have demonstrated the overall feasibility by correlating the inhibition of PCR ..
  39. BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE MODIFIERS IN TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
    Edward Snyder; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..by NHLBI funds with supplemental funds provided by private industry, Yale University School of Medicine and the American Association of Blood Banks. A conference summary and list of collaborative research opportunities will be published.
  40. Imaging Cardiac Regeneration with Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    Dara Kraitchman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..available supply of autologous MSCs could be provided using cell culture and freezing techniques analogous to blood banks, allogenic MSC transplantation would be preferable to autologous MSC transplantation...
  41. Rapid Bacterial Detection in Platelet Concentrates
    Gundu Rao; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In March of 2004 the American Association of Blood Banks issued a directive for the detection of bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates...
  42. Preclinical and clinical studies of an HBV rapid test for FDA Pre-market approval
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..useful as a diagnostic test in the United States and Europe, and as a pre- and post-donation screening test in blood banks in developing countries especially those that process less than 10,000 donations per year and are located in ..
  43. Rapid Detection of Bacterial Contamination in Platelets
    XING XIANG LI; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., transfusion services in hospitals or blood banks)...
  44. A Rapid, Handheld, Flexible Use Detection System for Bacterial Contamination
    YVETTE BREN MATTISON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The societal impact of the proposed technology would be seen in hospitals personnel, first responders, emergency medical services, pharmaceutical companies, and blood banks. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]
  45. DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSAL PCR ASSAY FOR RETROVIRUSES
    Edouard Cantin; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The long term goal is to perfect the assay to the point where it can be used in blood banks as a reliable, sensitive, simple, automated test for retrovirus contamination of blood and related products.
  46. METHOD FOR STERILIZATION OF HUMAN PLASMA AND PLATELETS
    Robert Raulli; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The ability to significantly increase shelf-life of platelet concentrates could save blood banks millions of dollars each year.
  47. DECISION SUPPORT FOR HIV SCREENING IN BLOOD BANKS
    Harriet Imrey; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  48. BLOOD BANKING--THE NEED FOR TRAINING AND EVALUATION
    Gary Klein; Fiscal Year: 1993
    b>Blood banks have an ongoing training need and have recently been mandated by the American Association of Blood Bankers (AABB, 1991) to provide competency evaluations of its staff members...
  49. HIV dipstick for resoruce-limited blood banks
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We intend to screen and select immuno-reactive clones and produce the reagents in milligram quantities for test development. ..
  50. HBV dipstick for resource-limited blood banks
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The specific aims of Phase I are to optimize the reagents in order to produce a prototype with sub-nanogram sensitivity and to evaluate the assay in 50 HBV-positive samples. ..
  51. TWO-COLOR FLUORO-IMMUNOASSAY FOR TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES
    RAO SRIVATSA; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..b>Blood banks, infectious disease clinical screening, and point of care diagnostic industries can all benefit from this ..
  52. NOVEL DEVICES FOR RAPID BLOOD COMPATIBILITY TESTING
    John Roback; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This device will be of interest to Transfusion Medicine services and Blood Banks because it will improve testing throughput while cutting costs...
  53. HCV dipstick for resource-limited blood banks
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These antigens include the serine protease helicase (NS3) and envelope glycoprotein (E2). At the end of Phase I, these HCV antigens will have been cloned, expressed and purified in milligram quantities. ..
  54. HCV dipstick for resource-limited blood banks
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3. Field evaluation of the final HCV Reflex Diagnostic Test for FDA approval. ..
  55. DECISION SUPPORT FOR HIV SCREENING IN BLOOD BANKS
    Harriet Imrey; Fiscal Year: 1993
    We propose to develop a computer-based decision support tool for blood banks and the blood banking industry to assist in estimation of the medical, economic, legal and policy consequences of current versus alternative screening test ..
  56. Triplex HIV, HCV and HBV dipstick
    Helen Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..test format capable of detecting simultaneously low levels of HBsAg or antibodies to HIV or HCV would provide blood banks in resource-limited settings with the means for screening all three ma]or viral markers in a format adapted to ..
  57. METHOD FOR INACTIVATION OF BACTERIA IN PLATELET PRODUCTS
    Jonathan Richardson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..application for this research will be the inactivation of bacteria in platelet products that are stored in blood banks in the U.S., thereby reducing the number of transfusion-induced illnesses and deaths...
  58. Paperless Quality Donor System with Decision Making
    Paul Cumming; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..and Research (CBER) for implementation and evaluation of the total system in blood centers and hospital blood banks. The research is based on continuing development of the Quality Donor System and deploying it in regional blood ..