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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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
7 March 2017
What is Alsever's Solution?
Alsever’s Solution is a liquid used to as a suspension medium and stabilizer for red blood cells (also called erythrocytes).
The solution contains:
• 2.0% ....