Giuseppe Cambié

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BACKGROUND A prospective, 1-year study was performed among Italian first-time, volunteer blood donors, who account for 12% of all donations, in order to assess the frequency and serological patterns of hepatitis B virus infection and the presence of occult infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive donors (n=31,190) from 21 blood transfusion centres,(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-associated mortality. Antibodies against human leucocyte antigens (HLA) and human neutrophil antigens (HNA) are often detected in the implicated donors. We investigated the incidence and aetiology of TRALI in Lombardy. Moreover, we determined the rate of HLA and HNA(More)
INTRODUCTION Selecting units of rare blood for transfusion to patients with complex immunisation is one of the most critical processes of a Transfusion Centre. In January 2005 the 'Rare Blood Components Bank - Reference Centre of the Region of Lombardy' w as established with the following goals: 1) identifying regional rare blood donors; 2) creating a(More)
BACKGROUND The Ultrio Elite assay (Hologic/Grifols) runs on the Panther blood screening system and is comparable to the Ultrio Plus assay apart from the addition of oligonucleotides for human immunodeficiency virus Type 2 (HIV-2) detection. In this multicenter evaluation study the analytical sensitivity and genotype detection efficiency of the two assay(More)
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