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February 1, 2013News for the transfusion medicine and cellular therapy community

  Top Story 
  • Millionth blood stem cell transplant is conducted
    The world's millionth hematopoietic stem cell transplant was performed in December, the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation has reported. The procedure was first performed in 1957, and it is used now to treat dozens of illnesses, including leukemia and other malignant diseases. Hematology Times (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Health 
  • Higher risk of subarachnoid bleeding is found with lupus
    Systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous subarachnoid bleeding, according to a study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. The analysis of records from the Taiwan National Health Insurance database found that risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage among lupus patients included platelet transfusion and red blood cell transfusion. Healio (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gene rejuvenates blood stem cells in animal study
    Biologists inserted a gene called SIRT3 into the blood stem cells of old mice, spurring the development of new blood cells, according to a study in the journal Cell Reports. SIRT3 is one of a class of proteins called sirtuins that govern aging processes in cells. The finding holds promise for degenerative conditions involving aging, a researcher said. HealthDay News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Flu vaccine is safe for children with egg allergies, study says
    Children with a history of severe egg allergy, even anaphylaxis, did not experience an allergic reaction following the administration of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine, U.S. researchers found. They said a single dose of the vaccine was effective and well-tolerated and a split dose was unnecessary. The findings appear in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Trends 
  Industry News & Practice 
  • CBR Systems, FTC settle case of data breach
    Cord blood bank company CBR Systems has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over a data breach that affected about 298,000 people in December 2010. The parties agreed to a consent order that mandates that the firm boost its data security practices and undergo security audits every other year for 20 years. The consent order includes no fines and no finding that any law was violated. Health Data Management (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • AHRQ director is leaving after 10 years
    Dr. Carolyn Clancy will step down as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Since taking the post in 2003, Clancy "has led the agency to empower patients to plan an active role in their health care, such as through creating tools that assess patients' perspectives on their care, now an essential part of value-based purchasing for hospitals," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Administration outlines exemptions to ACA's individual mandate
    HHS on Wednesday issued regulations that exempt people who can't purchase insurance for less than 9% of their yearly pay from the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Certain people in states that forgo Medicaid expansion will be exempt as well, HHS said. Proposals from HHS and the Internal Revenue Service "include rules that will ease implementation and help to ensure that the payment applies only to the limited group of taxpayers who choose to spend a substantial period of time without coverage despite having ready access to affordable coverage," according to CMS. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (1/30), Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • "Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration" with guidance CD available in AABB Marketplace
    The fifth edition of "Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration" is now available in the AABB Marketplace. The publication contains requirements that address perioperative collection and preparation of red blood cell and non-red blood cell components. Included with the book, on a CD-ROM, is the document "Guidance for Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration," which provides practical recommendations on how to meet the requirements of the standards. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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