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Application of a Grey Zone for HCV and HIV Immunoassays for Blood Donor Screening: Is It still Necessary?

Cho YJ, Kwon SY, Yang JH, Kim J, Kim BH, Shin S

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):204-212.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.204
BACKGROUND: When enzyme immunoassays (EIA) were implemented, considering the limited sensitivity of 1st generation EIAs, the Korean Red Cross (KRC) applied grey zones for detection of weak reactive samples that...
Residual Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Infection with Hepatitis C Virus since the Introduction of Nucleic Acid Testing in Korea

Oh D, Choi G, Min H, Kang J

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):193-203.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.193
BACKGROUND: In 2005, the Korean Red cross introduced mini-pool nucleic acid testing (NAT) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), which upgraded to individual donation (ID) NAT...
Gene Frequency of Human Neutrophil Alloantigen-3 in the Korean Population

Han TH, Han KS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):185-192.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.185
BACKGROUND: In the Korean population, gene frequencies of Human Neutrophil Alloantigen-1 (HNA-1), HNA-2, HNA-4, and HNA-5 were determined using serological and genotyping methods. However, no study assessing the gene frequencies...
Human Neutrophil Alloantigen-3a Alloimmunization among Pregnant Korean Women

Han TH, Han KS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):174-184.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.174
BACKGROUND: Alloantibodies against human neutrophil alloantigen (HNA)-3a are associated with severe and fatal transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI). HNA-3 genotyping and HNA-3a antibody (Ab) identification are essential to diagnosis...
Survey on the Usage of Leukocyte Reduced and Irradiated Blood Components in Korea (2007~2013)

Cho NS, Kim J, Lee WS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):159-173.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.159
BACKGROUND: Leukocyte reduced (LR) and irradiated (IR) blood components are used to prevent immunological transfusion-related adverse reactions. However, so far, reports on the usage of LR or IR blood components...
Reporting System of Transfusion Adverse Reaction Using Electronic Medical Records Data

Ahn K, Kim J, Kim Y, Uh Y, Hyun S, Lee J

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):152-158.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.152
BACKGROUND: Rapid and sensitive detection of transfusion adverse reaction is fundamental to reducing transfusion-related morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to develop an effective system for reporting...
Analysis Survey on Changes in Hospital Blood Donation Center and Satisfaction Level with the Korean Red Cross

Choi GR, Kim HO, Kim S, Jang CH, Choi YS, Kim JN

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):142-151.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.142
BACKGROUND: Blood supply circumstances in Korea have changed in recent decades because of blood supplier diversification and restructuring of hospital blood donation centers. The purpose of this study is to...
Evaluation of Clinical Parameters and Symptoms in Healthy Donors for Granulocyte Collection

Lee SN, Lee H, Eom HS, Sohn JY, Kong JH, Kong SY

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):132-141.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.132
BACKGROUND: Donor granulocyte transfusion has been used as a salvage treatment for neutropenic patients with severe infection who did not respond to antibiotics. Here we investigated hematological parameters of granulocyte...
Correlation between the Severity of Bone Pain and the Amount of CD34+ Cells after Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Mobilization

Seo JW, Choi JS, Kim YH, Yoon SS, Park S, Han KS

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):123-131.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.123
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) are mobilized by granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), which causes several side effects in allogeneic donors. We report on side effects of G-CSF administration and...
Biological Meaning of the Histo-Blood Group Antigens Composed of Sugar Chains

Kwon SW, Ahn A, Chung Y

  • Korean J Blood Transfus.
  • 2015 Aug;26(2):103-122.
  • doi: 10.17945/kjbt.2015.26.2.103
All living creatures on this planet, from bacteria to human, produce sugar chains (glycans). This means that sugar chains are essential for living a life. Abundant, diverse, and highly regulated...

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