Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blood types

  • Researchers at the University of Vermont have discovered two new proteins on red blood cells that confirm the testable existence of two new blood types.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Two newly discovered blood proteins may aid in cancer research, and the discovery of proteins ABCB6 and ABCG2 were the first new types found in a decade.
  • (International Business Times)
  • You probably know your blood type: A, B, AB or O. You may even know if youre Rhesus positive or negative. But how about the Langereis blood type? Or the Junior blood type? Positive or negative? Most people have never even heard of these.
  • (News-Medical.Net)
  • Blood types were once thought to be with people for life. And, in almost every case, theyre still thought to be with a person for life. But there is one patient whose blood type actually changed.
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  • A simple blood test is being developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel that may provide early detection of many types of cancer. Prof.
  • (News-Medical.Net)
  • All blood types are needed, but specifically types O positive and negative. Currently, there are patients that are using type O negative blood and depleting the current supply.
  • (Alexandria Daily Town Talk)
  • Shasta Blood Center is in need of A-, AB-, AB+, and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood. Platelet and plasma donors are also needed. Shasta Blood Center will hold blood drives from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • (Record Searchlight)
  • The Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage. All types are needed, especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. There are still plenty of slots available.
  • (Ithaca Journal)
  • old, 10 lbs or more, no litters or previous transfusions, current on vaccinations, all blood types needed. The ideal dog blood donor: 1-9 yrs.
  • (Examiner)
  • The patient also becomes more vulnerable to infection as the white blood cells are not properly formed and thus ineffective in fighting bacteria and viruses.
  • (PR Inside)

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