Experts raise concerns about transfusion-related adverse events

08/3/2010 | Daily Mail (London), The

Medical experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the adverse events that can result from blood transfusions, including infection, heart attack or stroke, and even death. One study discovered that just receiving a unit of blood can raise by 32% the risk of dying in 30 days or of contracting infections by 23%, while another study found the risk of heart attack and stroke tripled in those who underwent red-blood-cell transfusions. A study currently under way is trying to figure out whether giving blood only if a person's hemoglobin level has reached lower than 7.5 during surgery would work.

View Full Article in:

Daily Mail (London), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Minneapolis, MN
In house Compliance Officer
Confidential
Pompano Beach, FL
Clinical Project Manager
Abiomed, Inc.
Danvers, MA
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs - International
Integra LifeSciences
Plainsboro, NJ
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC