Title

"Because Every Drop Counts": Blood donation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2020-07-10

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Fluids and Secretions | Health Services Administration | Hematology | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases

Abstract

The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has trampled the health care system of many countries. Blood transfusion services (BTS) in any hospital, hold the prime location and ensure smooth functioning of all elective and urgent surgical interventions of various traumas, emergency, obstetric cases, and the cancer patients throughout 24 × 7. In the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, just like many other sectors of the health care system, BTS and blood banks are also struggling to cope up with the unforeseen challenges.

Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, blood donation, blood transfusion, blood banks, social distancing

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.tracli.2020.06.009

Source

Sahu KK, Raturi M, Siddiqui AD, Cerny J. "Because Every Drop Counts": Blood donation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Transfus Clin Biol. 2020 Jul 10:S1246-7820(20)30084-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tracli.2020.06.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32782213; PMCID: PMC7351037. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Transfusion clinique et biologique : journal de la Societe francaise de transfusion sanguine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32782213

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