Items Tagged ‘Blood transfusions’

August 16th, 2017

Bone Marrow Transplant Program Celebrates Its First Year

By msequeira msequeira

The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center has been treating people with blood disorders for a little more than a year. The first people to be treated are now celebrating one year since their treatment ended. New Mexicans no longer need to leave home to get access to these kinds of […]

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Tags: blood cancer, Blood transfusions, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

December 1st, 2016

Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions


The length of time that blood is stored prior to a blood transfusion, within normal ranges, does not appear to affect mortality among patients requiring transfusions. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many patients with cancer require red blood cell transfusions, either in response to the disease itself, or […]

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Tags: Blood transfusions, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, long-term, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, short-term, storage