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NEWS Blood transfusions suppress the immune system

April 30th 2012

Blood transfusions are a routine part of medical practice, especially during surgery - but they suppress the immune system and could even produce a worse outcome for the patient

NEWS Blood transfusions are killing patients, doctors discover

July 7th 2010

Blood transfusions are one of the basic procedures of emergency medicine - but doctors have discovered that they could be killing the patient

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a blood transfusion

2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 8) /

* Opt for autologous blood deposit and transfusion

FEATURE Transfuse or not to transfuse: a matter of life and death

2003 (Vol. 13 Issue 11)

It's axiomatic that blood is a good thing, and that not having enough of it is a bad thing

NEWS Neonatal blood transfusions may lead to adult hep c

January 1st 2001

Adult hepatitis C may have its roots in the routine blood transfusions given to premature or underweight babies in the 1960s

FEATURE Drug mix nightmare

1999 (Vol. 10 Issue 8) /

My husband, John, died last May after distressing and horrific reactions to medical drugs

NEWS Transfusing red cells can be life threatening

April 1st 1999

A further doubt has been raised about blood transfusions following a new study that has found that transfusing red cells can endanger the life of patients

NEWS Cjd can be easily spread by surgery, researchers find

April 1st 1999 /

Any surgical procedure is a major, and unrecognised, source for the spread of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, or mad cow disease, researchers have discovered

NEWS Albumin may kill one in six patients

September 1st 1998

Blood transfusions that include albumin could be killing six out of 100 patients, new research has revealed

NEWS Patients do better with fewer blood transfusions

July 1st 1998

Hospitals should restrict their use of blood transfusions with critically ill patients as this will probably increase their chances of surviving

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