Appropriate use of O D neg blood – Dr Suzy Morton

O D negative blood is in demand, and use will always run higher than the proportion of donors, but why is it so crucial to maintain the supply and how can we make sure we are using it wisely? Helen talks to Dr Suzy Morton about the issues. Helen and Suzy O D neg donors… Read More

An update on the management of Follicular Lymphoma – Dr Toby Eyre

An update on the management of Follicular Lymphoma - Dr Toby Eyre Learning points: Follicular lymphoma is a germinal centre derived, low grade lymphoma. Most present with advanced stage disease (as per Ann Arbor)- Must identify early stage disease (1 & localised 2) as potentially curative and management differs. Biopsy: architecture and IHC inc CD10+,… Read More

Investigation of the patient with a panreactive antibody – Ruth Evans

Struggling to understand the difference between adsorptions and elutions? Ruth Evans from NHS Blood and Transplant talks Suzy through investigating the patient with a panreactive antibody. Ruth Evans Learning points: The direct antiglobulin test ascertains whether the patient has antibodies on their red cells in vivo. A positive test may be due to autoantibody or… Read More