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National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Systematic Review Initiative, an Oxford (UK)-based research group led by Professor Mike Murphy, is responsible for creating and maintaining a valuable evidence-based resource, the Transfusion Evidence Library consisting of transfusion-related systematic reviews and hand-searched randomized controlled trials which is fully searchable by index terms as well as by free text, title, author, date and study type. To date the Library contains over 2,200 references (and links) to systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials published between 1960 and the present, and is updated monthly.
Featuring videos, news articles, breaking news and commentary from experts in the field, Transfusion News brings the latest news in blood banking, transfusion medicine, tissue transplantation, blood policies, hematopoietic stem cells, cellular therapies and related fields
It is estimated that nearly one-third of the world’s population suffers from anemia. The prevalence in North America is even higher, approaching 40 percent. The dominant etiologies vary from region to region. Infectious diseases are most common in sub-Saharan Africa, hematologic disorders lead the list in Europe and nutrition deficits are also common. Across the globe, iron deficiency is the most common cause. Read more . . .