Great article on the ABC news website about the changing profile of blood group types in Australia Follow this link to details of the study and the results and a brief outline of the possible implications of these changes and the relatively unchanging profile of the pool of blood donors in Australia. Fiona Davies Twenty- three Units of Blood,(detail) 2006, metal and found objects size variable

Four new subtypes of white blood cells discovered. Credit: NIH/Wikimedia Commons A magnified dendritic cell. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers from the Broad Institute spanning MIT and Harvard, have discovered four new subtypes of white blood cells using single cell genomics. The image above, from the Wellcome announcement is of a beautiful almost fungal shape, an expression of the body's defence [...]

Second studio photo – Magenta blood work in progress.

Why experts are rethinking blood transfusions – Health & Wellbeing

Why experts are rethinking blood transfusions - Health & Wellbeing.

Studio Shot – White blood work in front of red blood work in front of magenta blood weavings

Synthetic Blood Trials in the UK

NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within two years. Click on image to go to a link to an Independent Article

Fresh whole blood for pediatric heart surgery ‘may reduce risk of transfusion-related illnesses’

Interesting article in Medical News Today on the benefits in paediatric procedures of using fresh whole blood from a single donor

Delivering Impact – Blood lines spelled out

Monash University Magazine, Delivering Impact - Blood lines spelled out. This was an idea I saw proposed a year or so ago. Great to see it is in practice. Anything that reduces the possibility or unintentional error has to be a good thing.