Von Willebrand disease - the Nordic perspective

The journal Annals of Blood published in their January issue of 2018 the article Von Willebrand disease - the Nordic perspective. The article was written by six members of the Nordic Hemophilia Council, on behalf of the council.

Nordic Coagulation Meeting 2017

Helsinki, 31 August - 2 September

HIV transmitted with blood transfusion in the USA despite highest quality screening (October 2008)

A report from the CDC in the USA reports a rare case of transmission of HIV with blood transfusion. This rare event which is estimated to occur at the frequency of 1 in 1,500,000 procedures. It is a sobering reminder to the hemophilia community that all safety precautions are necessary during production of factor concentrates. It also supports the view that recombinant factor concentrates may be preferable to plasma derived products from the infectious disease point of view.