The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global suffering and loss, but every situation can ultimately bring a positive outcome. Healthcare systems alone have had to cope with an insufficient number of ventilators, a dearth of therapeutic treatments, lack of personal protective equipment for critical staff, and many of those staff becoming ill themselves. Society has yet to fully realize the...
As we’ve seen in the past, and now in the present, the continuity of the blood supply can be threatened by disease outbreaks.
Comércio Exportação e Importação de Materiais Médicos LTDA (CEI), a Cerus business partner, is awarded a three-year contract with the HemoMinas Foundation of Brazil for the INTERCEPTTM Blood System for platelets.
Dr. Stramer discusses how pathogen outbreaks can impact blood safety and availability, and what to do about it.
Despite the diligent implementation of strategies to minimize the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections, blood recipients, who are often vulnerable due to massive bleeding or immunosuppressive treatments are still at risk.