Campinas confirms case of zika virus in blood donor

Por Venceslau Borlina – Folha de S. Paulo 2016/02/02

Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo confirmed on Tuesday (2) the first case of zika virus contracted in the county. It is a 20-year-old man who donated blood in the blood bank at Unicamp (University of Campinas).

The case, however, was only discovered after the blood of the receptor, a resident of Cosmopolis (135 km from São Paulo) victim of polytrauma, with decrease of platelets. The victim died, but the town hall says it was not because of zika.

http://m.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2016/02/1736393-campinas-confirma-caso-de-zika-em-doador-de-sangue-receptor-morreu.shtml

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Anemia Treatment and Erythropoietin therapy Guidelines

Protocol based on scientific evidence for the non-transfusional treatment of anemia through the appropriate use of iron and erythropoietin.

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Background:

Blood transfusions are currently one of the most performed medical procedures in the world. However, the medical literature shows a relationship between the use of allogeneic (donated) blood and greater complications, including, greater mortality. Worldwide, there is a deficiency in medical knowledge about transfusion practice.

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1. To change the current transfusion practice, through the application of scientifically safe and effective PROTOCOLS for the TREATMENT OF ANEMIA and MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDING without the use of allogeneic blood, based on the scientific evidence of modern medicine.

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