Parvovirus B19V (B19V) is a common community-acquired respiratory transmitted infection which causes erythema infectiosum in children and has now been linked to a spectrum of outcomes including asymptomatic infection, non-specific flu like symptoms, arthropathy and transient red cell aplasia.
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The implementation of the ISBT 128 labelling standard will now go live on Sunday 18 November.
The Blood Service, in partnership with three health services, has developed a new resource: the Toolkit for Maternity Blood Management: Improving identification and management of iron deficiency anaemia.
Last November we distributed an online survey to both private and public transfusion-specific/multidisciplinary laboratories to identify transfusion-related education requirements
The Royal Australian College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) will hold their 2018 Transfusion Seminar on Saturday 30 June at Rydges Melbourne.
Registrations are now open for the inaugural Blood Genomics Symposium 2018 which will be held on Friday 29 June at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne.
Daratumumab, an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of multiple myeloma, has been found in some patients to interfere with pretransfusion immunohaematology testing and therefore potentially impact the transfusion laboratory’s ability to provide timely red cell support.
Blood Service in Brief Edition 22 is here! This issue you can read about changes to the minimum age for whole blood donation, a screening test we're introducing to improve access to low titre anti-A/B clinical plasma components and apheresis platelets, the Transfusion Orientation Pack we've developed for JMOs, and more.
The NBA will soon be calling for applications for Round 4 research grants under its National Blood Sector Research and Development Program.
Plan your year of learning with the launch of the 2018 calendar which highlights a diverse range of opportunities to either refresh or improve your transfusion knowledge and practice.