Blood transfusions in high risk malaria zones could be made safer with new blood treatment technology

Posted by on April 22, 2016 11:52 am
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Patients, especially children, who undergo blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa are at high risk of transfusion-transmitted malaria. A new trial suggests that treating donated blood with a new technology that combines UV radiation and vitamin B is safe and could minimize the risk of malaria infection following blood transfusions.

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