Barbee Whitaker

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BACKGROUND AABB surveyed AABB institutional members about their 2013 blood collection, transfusion, and patient blood management (PBM) programs. Results were compared with previous US national surveys. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The 2013 AABB Blood Collection, Utilization, and Patient Blood Management Survey was distributed to AABB blood centers (79) and(More)
BACKGROUND There are few published data on severe outcomes of the donation of blood for allogeneic or autologous use. It would be helpful if blood collectors could better characterize and/or predict the likelihood of significant complications of blood donation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Very severe outcome (VSO) was defined as an event requiring(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of a hemovigilance system depends on appropriate, reproducible application of system definitions. This is even more important when submissions are not reviewed by an adjudicating body. We sought to determine how participants would code adverse reactions at institutions that had or had not received training on the application of(More)
The complexity of Nucleic acid Amplification Technology (NAT(1)), comprising sample preparation, amplification and detection methods, requires specific design considerations for both the laboratory and the procedures utilized in such testing. The purpose of this paper is to establish technical considerations for the performance of NAT. These include the(More)
BACKGROUND Children are known to be physiologically and biochemically different from adults. However, there are no multi-institutional studies examining the differences in the frequency, type, and severity of transfusion reactions in pediatric versus adult patients. This study aims to characterize differences between pediatric and adult patients regarding(More)
Blood donation is a voluntary activity in the United States and provides critical blood units for transfusions. Blood is collected, processed and transported by blood centers to hospitals, though some hospitals also collect blood directly from donors. Blood donation is very safe, but a small percentage of donors can have reactions and some of these(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, The Joint Commission (TJC) implemented tissue storage and issuance standards for hospital oversight, which AABB assessed by survey. This follow-up survey of AABB's membership, 6 years later, ascertained changes after TJC implementation of tissue standards. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS AABB's Biovigilance Tissue Working Group conducted a(More)
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