Dear Life Blood Reader,
Welcome to this edition of Life Blood.
In this mid-year publication, we discuss the effects of COVID-19 on WCBS operations in 2020, inform you about placement of two new x-ray blood irradiators in our blood banks, provide an update about source plasma donation, explain how we deal with crossmatch complications due to Daratamumab, report on the implementation of erythrocyte magnetized technology for donation testing, and discuss COVID-19 vaccination and donation.
We would like to extend our gratitude and support to all the healthcare workers who are fighting the COVID pandemic as the country moves into the third wave.
We look forward to your comments, queries and suggestions.
Hospital Liaison Officer
Dr Caroline Hilton
Head – Medical Division