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ABO Blood Group System - The ABO system including a description of the Bombay phenotype from the University of Virginia
Blood Diseases & Hematology - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa - Top health reference pages on the internet.
Artificial Blood Substitutes - Excellent information and links
Another Artificial Blood links page; lots of information w/corporate links
Biography of Karl Landsteiner - From The Nobel Foundation
Blood - A tutorial on Blood components - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Blood Bank Tests - Complete procedural details from Emory University Labs
Blood Groups - Links to summaries of human Blood type systems
Blood Group System: ABO - A technical summary ABO genetics types
Blood Types Tutorial - Summary of the ABO and Rh types, genetics, and a real-time Blood type calculator from the University of Arizona
Center Watch - Clinical Trials Listing Service - Hematology
CJD Information News Group.
Coagulopathy - WebCoag, an internet-based decision-support system for diagnosis.
eMedicine.com - Best Hematology Links on the web!
Facts about Blood - Facts about Blood, Blood banking, donation, and receiving from the American Association of Blood Banks
A Guide to Blood Bank Inspections - from the U. S. FDA
CDC Guidelines for Screening Donors of Blood
Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives
Transfusion Medicine Links - Comprehensive links compiled by Pat Letendre, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Alberta.

 

LINKS to PROFESSIONAL and GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) - Provides Blood, Blood products and services for all worldwide customers in peace and war. Consists of approximately 81 Blood banks and Blood donor centers worldwide, including 36 Food and Drug Administration licensed Blood donor centers.
The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) - An association of Blood banks, including hospital and community Blood centers, transfusion and transplantation services and individuals involved in activities related to human Blood transfusion and transplantation medicine.
The American Red Cross - Providing relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The "1000 pound Gorilla" of the Blood collection business, and by virtually all accounts, doing a pretty good job, given the U. S. political situation.
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) - Promoting the profession of clinical laboratory science and providing beneficial services to those who practice it. The Society encourages its members to provide quality services for all consumers; strives to promote high standards of practice in the workplace; supports worthy educational efforts at all levels; and, enhances the public's understanding and respect for the profession and its practitioners.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) - Represents over 9,500 clinicians and scientists committed to promoting and fostering the exchange and diffusion of information and ideas relating to Blood, Blood-forming tissues, and Blood diseases.
The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPH/O) - A professional society of pediatric hematologists/oncologists, who study and treat childhood cancer and Blood diseases.
America's Blood Centers (ABC) - A national network of non-profit, independent community Blood centers that collect almost half (47%) of the U. S. Blood supply. Has a good locator map link.
Blackwell Science Transfusion Medicine - An international journal published for the British Blood Transfusion Society.
BloodLink BC - Great links on Blood transfusion medicine from the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office of British Columbia. (intermittent)
Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Institute - Provides an educational avenue for physicians, nurses, Bloodless program coordinators and others who want to develop a Bloodless program. Tutorials on modern bloodless techniques. View the latest technology being used in the field of Bloodless medicine.
The British Society for Haematology - A society of Professionals whose objectives are to advance the practice and study of hematology and to facilitate contact between persons interested in hematology.
The Canadian Red Cross Society - A nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians and the victims of conflicts or disasters throughout the world.
College of American Pathologists - As the principal organization of board-certified pathologists, CAP represents the interests of patients, the public, and pathologists by fostering excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
The Blood Task Force (BTF) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continues to investigate the Blood distribution system in Canada.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. This is a comprehensive web site. Believe it or not, the subject of Blood is well hidden; do a search, it is there.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is one of our Government's oldest consumer protection agencies, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and related public health laws. Link to the CBER web site.
International Blood/Plasma News (IB/PN) - A great monthly source of business info about the Blood and plasma industries worldwide. The information published is often not found anywhere on the internet. Each issue is in eight sections: Business Briefs; Recent U. S. Patents; Blood and Biotechnology; Viral Safety Update; Plasma Fractionation Notes; New Products; Research and Development; Congress.
The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) - To establish close and mutually beneficial working relationships with international professional societies, together with inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) - A group to promote scientific knowledge and clinical application of basic hematology and immunology through research, publications, and organization of scientific programs. Founded as a group of scientists seeking to create a forum for the presentation and discussion of pre-clinical data in experimental hematology.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - A part of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health.
Network for Advancement of Transfusion Alternatives - NATA's purpose is to provide education in the field of transfusion medicine and alternatives. NATA focuses on promoting better use of Blood products and transfusion alternatives in everyday clinical practice and, sharing experience among health care teams.
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation - (TTTS) affects identical twins during pregnancy when Blood passes disproportionately from one baby to the other through connecting Blood vessels within their shared placenta, and may result in death from heart failure. Today many couples are waiting longer to start families and are using fertility drugs. This contributes to more twinning. At least 6,000 babies are affected every year in the United States by TTTS and approximately 4,000 of them will pass away.
The UK Haemophilia Society - This site is for people with hemophilia and those who want to learn more about hemophilia and how it affects people. The Society is working to secure the best possible care, treatment and support for people with hemophilia, related bleeding disorders, and their families.
The World Federation of Hemophilia - An International group dedicated to introducing, improving and maintaining care for persons with hemophilia and related disorders.

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