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Towards the future of blood transfusion – the South African National Blood Service’s perspectives on cellular therapeutic services and products

J Thomson, C Poole, K van den Berg

Abstract


Blood transfusion services are the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system, and need to stay abreast of advances in technology to ensure relevance to the needs of the country. In this review, we examine the current status of blood transfusion systems and discuss their possible future role in cellular therapies.


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J Thomson, South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

C Poole, South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

K van den Berg, South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2019;109(8b):.

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Date submitted: 2019-09-10
Date published: 2019-09-10

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