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The Journey of a Red Blood Cell

The Journey of a Red Blood Cell

6 October 2017

Red Blood Cells (also known as Erythrocytes), are cellular components of blood. There are millions of them within the human body and their sole purpose is to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues ....

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Blood Vessel Diseases

Blood Vessel Diseases

11 September 2017

Blood Vessel disease is characterised by the narrowing of the arteries and veins because of a build-up of fatty deposits, which impacts the blood supply around the body. Although more common in ....

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Coombs Control Cells Function

Coombs Control Cells Function

3 August 2017

Coombs Control Cells are a red cell product used for a variety of reasons including:

  • To ensure that AHG tests with negative results are not false-negatives.
  • To ensure that AHG reagent was ....

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Blood Tests For Autoimmune Diseases

Blood Tests For Autoimmune Diseases

11 July 2017

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body doesn’t differentiate between one’s own body cells and foreign cells. This then causes the body’s immune system to attack the body’s cells as if it were ....

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Red Book Standards

Red Book Standards

3 April 2017

What is the Red Book?

The ‘Red Book’, is the colloquial name for the ‘Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services in the United Kingdom’. This book defines guidelines for all reagents produced ....

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