Fresh red blood cell transfusions do not help critically ill children better than older cells

Findings from the ABC-PICU study may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used A new study led by the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre and the University of Montreal, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that transfusions using fresh red blood cells—cells that have spent seven days

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Saving lives faster: Monash develops world-first laser incubator for blood

Monash University researchers, along with industry partner Haemokinesis, have developed the world’s first blood incubator using laser technology. This technology can slash blood incubation time to just 40 seconds, compared to the current industry gold standard of five minutes. The study shows that laser incubation can improve pre-transfusion testing for millions of patients undergoing blood

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