Diagnostic testing company BloodCenter of Wisconsin
said on Friday that it expects to receive approximately USD20m from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to launch a new national Career and Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences.
Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy: Experience of the Oklahoma Registry and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin
. Am J Hematol 2015;90:406-10.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
has launched a pilot program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin using radio frequency identification technology (RFID) to digitally track blood usage and inventory.
Blood was collected in 3.2% sodium citrate and frozen plasma shipped to a central reference laboratory (Hemostasis Reference Laboratory at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin
) for VWF testing.
The design team was charged by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin
to develop a prototypical collection facility that would support its mission of increasing the retention rate for existing donors (the majority of collected blood) and to further develop a solid donor base.
The committee includes John Armitage, MD, Oklahoma Blood Institute (Chair); Mary Beth Fisk, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center; Jackie Fredrick, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
; Linda Hahn, Institute for Transfusion Medicine; and Misty Marchioni, Community Blood Services of New Jersey/New York.
By binding to these two receptors, APC inhibits a death signal in a cell, says biologist Harmut Weiler of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based not-for-profit organization BloodCenter of Wisconsin
's (BCW's) Diagnostic Laboratories, part of Versiti, has launched the Abbott RealTime IDH1 assay, the company said.
effort to study RFID in blood banking was launched by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin
in 2009 when it received a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
"We are very pleased to have the committed staff within these organizations and welcome them to BloodCenter of Wisconsin
so they can continue to serve our community by caring for the generous donations from donor families," Fredrick said in a press release.