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October 9, 2012
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  • Fresh, older blood comparable for transfusions in preemies
    Researchers found no difference in outcomes between the transfusion of fresh blood (stored for a week or less) and the transfusion of older blood (stored for a month or more) in underweight premature babies, according to a Canadian study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The current transfusion [guidelines] for neonates shouldn't change," said lead researcher Dean Fergusson from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • RFID consortium looks to commercialize blood monitoring system
    The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium, which consists of several blood centers, hospital systems and companies, has selected S3Edge to commercialize a new RFID and barcode-based blood product monitoring system. The tracking system includes mobile, desktop and server software applications that can be used to determine the exact location of blood products, even while they are in transit. The BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are using the system in a pilot initiative, and they say so far, results have been promising. Healthcare IT News (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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