Researchers identify new biomarker in quality of blood donations

A collaborative cohort of researchers, led by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus professor Angelo D'Alessandro, has identified kynurenine as a critical new biomarker in the quality of stored red blood cells (RBCs), ...


Donations needed: Nation's blood supply critically low

Severe weather across many parts of the country has caused a lot of problems, but one effect you may not have heard about is on the nation's blood supply. According to the American Red Cross, the nation's blood supply is ...


One in four patients in ICU receive red blood cell transfusion

For patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is common, with considerable variability across centers, countries, and continents, according to a study published online Oct. ...

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