Recent Updates

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Feb 14, 2019

Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a rare but serious syndrome characterized by sudden acute respiratory distress following transfusion. It is defined as new, acute lung injury (ALI) during or within six hours after blood product administration in the absence of temporally-associated risk factors for ALI. All plasma-containing blood products have been implicated in TRALI, including rare reports with IVIg and cryoprecipitate.

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Feb 13, 2019

Report and Recommendations (July 2005)

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Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death in Canada (October 2006)

Organs and Tissues
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Feb 13, 2019

Report (October 2004)

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Background documents:

Organs and Tissues
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Feb 13, 2019

Full Report (February 2007)

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Background Documents:

Organs and Tissues
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Feb 13, 2019

Full report and recommendations (May 2012)

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Published in the Intensive Care Medicine Journal
Background Document: Literature Review

Organs and Tissues
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Feb 12, 2019

Authors: Robert Skeate, MD, MSc and Mindy Goldman, MD, FRCPC
Online publication date: July 2014

Key points

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Feb 12, 2019

Molecular immunohematology refers to the detection of the molecular genetic basis of an antigen, rather than the antigen alone.  Use of molecular testing in clinical laboratories requires knowledge of the molecular basis of blood group antigens and the availability of suitable genotyping methods that can be used in our testing environment.

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Modified on: 
Feb 11, 2019

Immune globulin (Ig) products are generated from plasma collected from a large number of carefully screened donors. Ig products may be used as replacement therapy for immunodeficiency patients or as immunomodulatory therapy for autoimmune and alloimmune disorders. Ig products include intravenous Ig (IVIg), subcutaneous Ig (SCIg), RhD Ig (RhIg) and hyperimmune globulins.

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Modified on: 
Feb 11, 2019

Authors: Sophie Chargé, PhD, and Kendra Hodgkinson, PhD 
Online publication date: January 2017

What is blood?

With every heartbeat, about five litres of blood are pumped through your body.

Blood flows through thousands of kilometres of blood vessels, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the organs and carrying waste products away. Blood also transports cells, hormones and proteins that regulate many body functions, such as fighting infection and controlling blood loss.

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Feb 11, 2019

Online publication date: May 2010

This survey reports on the opinions, experiences and expectations of Canadian medical laboratory technologists (MLT) about various aspects of continuing education in Transfusion Science.

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