Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts publish 'guidebook' for blood plasma therapy

A team of Johns Hopkins experts has created a clinical guidebook to help hospitals and medical centers rapidly scale up their ability to deliver so-called convalescent plasma therapy, which leverages immune system components ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Amid COVID-19 crisis, blood donor restrictions eased

(HealthDay)—America is in urgent need of blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will relax donor restrictions placed on gay and bisexual men and others.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Critical blood shortages because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical blood shortages in the U.S. "It's not due to more COVID-19 patients needing blood products. Rather, it's a lack of donations coming in," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. blood donors needed in face of COVID-19 crisis

(HealthDay)—As concerns about the new coronavirus escalate, the American Red Cross urges healthy, eligible people to give blood or platelets to help prevent blood shortages.

Medical research

Paying all blood donors might not be worth it

Gretchen Chapman is a decision scientist who explores what makes it more likely that people will get vaccinated or engage in other behaviors that are good for public health. We asked her about her research about blood donation ...

Surgery

A first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England

A team of surgeons and specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using ...

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