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A Case of Transfusion Transmitted Hepatitis A Virus Infection Identified Through a Lookback Study

Lee H, Lee S, Kim T, Oh J, Kwon J, Shin YH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):258-262.
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is mostly transmitted by the oral-fecal route. However, rare cases of transmission via blood transfusion still exist. A retrospective study was designed to trace a case...
A Case of Cold Agglutinin Disease Accompanied by Bacterial Pneumonia That Was Treated with Rituximab

Jeong KC, Kim MN, Park JB, Park JK, Yoo JH, Kim SH, Lee ST, Maeng H

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):253-257.
Cold agglutinin disease (CAD) is a small group of disorders that is characterized by cold-reactive autoantibodies that bind to erythrocyte carbohydrate antigens, and this causes hemagglutination and complement-mediated hemolysis. Autoimmune...
Chimerism Proven by Flow Cytomety in the Setting of an ABO Discrepancy: A Case Report

Jeong ES, Moon CJ, Cho D, Park JT, Ryang DW

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):247-252.
Chimerism is an important, yet uncommon cause of ABO phenotype/genotype discrepancies. The propositus was a 28 year-old pregnant women who had an ABO discrepancy, expressing an A(weak)B RBC phenotype and...
Differences in Hemoglobin Levels as Measured by Blood Gas and Auto Blood Cell Count Analyzers

Yoon S, Cha Y, Kwon OH, Lee W

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):242-246.
BACKGROUND: While point-of-care testing is being used increasingly as a basis for making decisions about erythrocyte transfusion, no valid standards or guidelines have been developed concerning the accuracy of measuring...
Effect of ABO-incompatibility on Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Single Institute Study

Woo KS, Kim JE, Kim KE, Kim JM, Han JY, Kim SH, Kim KH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):235-241.
No abstract available.
Comparison of ABO Isoagglutinin Titers by Different Tube Hemagglutination Techniques

Kang MG, Lee SJ, Oh JS, Lim YA

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):227-234.
BACKGROUND: The ABO isoagglutinin titer is useful for the evaluation and observation of ABO incompatible bone marrow transplantation or organ transplantation, yet the results can be different depending on the...
An Experience with Unexpected Antibody Screening Tests using a Panel That Included Di(a) Cells in Koreans

Yun SG, Ryeu BJ, Yang JH, Lim CS, Kim YK, Lee KN

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):220-226.
BACKGROUND: In Korea, a screening panel of cells from abroad without Di(a) positive cells has been commonly used when a patient has an unexpected antibody screening test. It has been...
Differences in the Perception of Blood Transfusion Risk between Laypeople and Transfusion Experts in Korea

Um TH, Whang DH, Ha M, Cho CR

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):212-219.
BACKGROUND: Generally, laypeople perceive blood transfusion risk differently from experts like physicians. Acknowledging such differences may improve risk communication. This study characterized how blood transfusion experts in Korea perceive the...
Development of Computerized Blood Audit Program Using Laboratory Information System

Park J, Kim S, Kim JJ, Han Y, Kim H, Lee JH, Bae I, Kim HO

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):201-211.
BACKGROUND: Careful consideration should be given administering a blood transfusion according to the transfusion criteria because blood components may cause various adverse reactions. In the future, a shortage of blood...
Inspection of Blood Collection Center with Small Number of Unit Collection

Lim HS, Lim CS, Cha YJ, Choi YY, Lim YA, Suh JS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):195-200.
BACKGROUND: Transfusion is a choice of treatment and should be used in order to maintain patients' lives and health. In order to supply safe blood, the quality improvements of hospital...
An Analysis of Blood Usage and Blood Wastage in Korea Hospitals in 2008

Kwon JR, Lee SW, Cho YH, Kwon YH, Kim HJ, Lee HJ, Jung SH, Kim CH, Shin YH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):184-194.
BACKGROUND: Investigating the blood usage and blood wastage in Korea hospitals national wide, and including all types of medical institutes, has not been sufficient with the only study having been...
Results of Serologic Screening Tests from Blood Donors at One University Hospital-based Blood Bank during 2006~2008

Yoon S, Kim MJ, Park Q, Kim HO, Kim HS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):177-183.
BACKGROUND: Any data on the prevalence of the infectious diseases of blood donors at a university hospital-based blood bank is not available. We aimed to analyze the seroincidence of screening...
A Study on the Improvement of Blood Donor Health Questionnaire

Kim MH, Kwon SW, Kim SB, Kim MJ, Jeon MJ, Kim HG, Shin YH, Kim S

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):167-176.
BACKGROUND: For the safety of blood resources, the Blood Donor Health Questionnaire (DHQ) should be modified and improved allowing donors to answer questions with further accuracy. To accomplish this, it...
The Usefulness of the Alanine Aminotransferase Test for Blood Donors

Seo DH, Whang DH

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2009 Dec;20(3):159-166.
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of the alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test has been questioned after the introduction of anti-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and the HCV nucleic acid test (NAT). A major...

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