Learn more about blood quality
This webpage is dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of critical topics from the perspectives of leaders within the transfusion community. We invite you to watch the presentations below. Please return to this page frequently to access additional brief presentations on issues of importance to you.
1.Shopsowitz KE, Shih AW. How Red Blood Cell Quality is Starting to Carry its Weight. Transfusion 2021; 61: 336-339. 2.D’Alessandro A, Yoshida T, Nestheide S, et al. Hypoxic storage of red blood cells improves metabolism and post-transfusion recovery. Transfusion2020; 9999; 1–13. 3. Kim-Shapiro DB, Lee J, Gladwin MT. Storage Lesion: Role of Red Cell Breakdown. Transfusion 2011; 51 (4): 844-51. 4. Carson JL, Guyatt G, Heddle NM, et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines from AABB Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds and Storage. JAMA 2016;316 (19): 2025-2035.
Hemorrhagic Blood Failure
Nathan White, MD, MS
Learn about learn about the causes, impact, and treatments for blood failure.
Iron Overload in Transfusion-Dependent Patients
Thomas D. Coates, MD, Section Head of Hematology
Learn about key insights on the management of iron overload.
Sickle Cell Transfusion Therapy
Red Cell Exchange: Benefits and Risks
Paul M. Ness, M.D. Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Oncology
Learn about the benefits and risks of red cell exchange transfusions with sickle cell patients.
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Paul Ness is a currently serving on the Board of Directors at Hemanext, Inc. and is also a stockholder in the company.