November 10, 2011

Mayo Clinic designs apps for teaching, diagnosis


To the layman, it might seem that blood transfusions are an unqualified good. After all, the Red Cross reports that a single donation can save three lives. But 45 percent of transfusions are unnecessary, says Mayo Clinic doctor Mark H. Ereth, and stressed cells that have been stored in blood banks are associated with an increased risk of strokes, heart attacks, infections, and death.

Ragan’s Health Care News,  by Russell Working, 11/10/11 

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