Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
The following documents are provided as a resource to service hospitals.
Blood Bulletin: Platelet Transfusion RefractorinessMarch 2015
Blood Bulletin: HEPARIN INDUCED THROMBOCYTOPENIADecember 2014
Blood Bulletin: Patient Blood Management: Beyond Sensible Use of Blood for Better OutcomesOctober 2014
Blood Bulletin: Meeting the Needs of Jehovah's Witness PatientsDecember 2013
Detection of Bacterial Contamination with PGD TestVol. 51, No 12 Part I, December 2011
Massive Transfusion in TraumaVolume 9, No. 2, February 2008
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Transfusion MedicineVolume 9, No. 1, October 2007
Transfusing the Neonate: Unique Issues and GuidelinesVolume 8, No. 3, March 2007
TRALI: An UpdateVolume 8, No. 2, July 2006
Clinical Utility of Recombinant FVIIaVolume 8, No. 1, June 2006
The Search for a Blood SubstituteVolume 7, No. 1, June 2004
Detection of Bacterial Contamination in Platelet ComponentsVolume 6, No. 4, December 2003
Intravenous Immune GlobulinVolume 6, No. 3, November 2003
The Transfusion Trigger Updated: Current Indications for Red Cell TherapyVolume 6, No. 2, July 2003
West Nile Virus and the Blood Supply: 2003Volume 6, No. 1, May 2003
Coagulation Products Used in the Treatment of Hemostatic DisordersVolume 5, No. 2, December 2002
Non-Infectious Serious Hazards of TransfusionVolume 5, No. 1, May 2002
Infectious Risks of Blood TransfusionsVolume 4, No. 2, December 2001
Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions - Part 1: Biological Product Deviations (Errors and Accidents)Volume 3, No. 3, December 2000
Bacterial Contamination of Blood ComponentsVolume 3, No. 2, July 2000
TRALI: Transfusion Related Acute Lung InjuryVolume 3, No.1, April 2000
Granulocyte TransfusionsVolume 2, No.4, February 2000
The Transfusion Trigger: Indications for Red Cell TherapyVolume 2, No.3, November 1999
Blood Groups' Advocacy Efforts Gain Inclusion of Key Provisions in Final Medicare Provider Relief PackageVolume 2, No.2, May 2001
Irradiation of Blood ProductsVolume 2, No.1, May 1999
Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (NAT): Testing Blood DonorsVolume 1, No.4, February 1999
Hepatitis C: A Brief ReviewVolume 1, No.3, October 1998
Leukocyte Reduction of Blood ComponentsVolume 1, No.2, June 1998