AABB introduced a new web-based accreditation system to streamline the accreditation process and eliminate a significant amount of paperwork. The new system, APEX, debuted on Jan. 1 for use by all AABB-accredited facilities, assessors and AABB's accreditation staff.
Transfusion journal welcomes Steven Sloan, MD, PhD, as an associate editor. Sloan is blood bank medical director, Department of Pathology, at Boston Children's Hospital and assistant professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.
With the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections lower than ever — thanks to improvements in blood testing methods and the introduction of pathogen-reduction technologies — researchers are increasingly turning their attention to understanding and preventing transfusion reactions.