France restricts blood donation because of Zika vírus

By Sybille de La Hamaide and Myriam Rivet – UOL Notícias (Reuters) 2016//02/07
PARIS (Reuters) – Travelers returning from areas with Zika virus outbreak will have to wait at least 28 days before donating blood to reduce the risk of transmission, said the minister of the French Health, Marisol Touraine on Sunday.

The virus, which is spreading rapidly throughout the Americas and whose outbreak was declared an emergency global health by the World Health Organization (WHO), is mainly transmitted through the bite of a gnat, with other possible means of transmission still being studied.

http://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/reuters/2016/02/07/franca-restringe-doacao-de-sangue-por-causa-do-zika-virus.htm

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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.

Welcome to Bloodless

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.

Objectives:

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.

2. Help blood banks SAVE their main HEMOCOMPONENTS (red blood cells, plasma and platelets)