Blood transfusions

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors

While all blood types are needed, type O negative and positive are especially crucial.

Gene Therapy May Eliminate Blood Transfusion Needs in Severe β-Thalassemia

Gene Therapy May Eliminate Blood Transfusion Needs in Severe β-Thalassemia

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With use of CD34+ cells via BB305 vector transduction, patients with severe β-thalassemia may no longer require long-term RBC transfusions as frequently or at all.

Blood transfusion from female donors with history of pregnancy linked to increased mortality risk in men

Blood transfusion from female donors with history of pregnancy linked to increased mortality risk in men

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Males who receive a blood transfusion from an ever-pregnant female donor have an increased mortality risk compared with those who receive a transfusion from a male donor or never-pregnant female.

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