ISBT/SRI Transfusion Round-Up
Systematic Review Initiative (SRI) host the fully searchable libraries that are available free at the point of access to medical practitioners, policymakers and researchers worldwide, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date database of high-quality evidence in Transfusion Medicine.
From the ISBT side, this initiative is being led by Dr Allison Mo, a clinical and laboratory Haematologist from Melbourne, Australia, and we’ll welcome input from other ISBT members interested in taking part in the review process for future issues.
All references are drawn from the SRI Transfusion Evidence Library and, where relevant, Stem Cell Evidence Library.
Bleeding Disorders: World Haemophilia Day March 6, 2023
The ten Transfusion Evidence Round-Up papers were curated by our reviewing panel on the topic of bleeding disorders, in recognition of World Haemophilia Day 2023. The three reviewers were Gesine Weckmann, Jessica Guglielmino and Lyuben Georgiev.
Best of the Transfusion Evidence Library December 5, 2022
The ten best of 2022 articles were selected from the Transfusion Evidence Library, which is produced by the Systematic Review Initiative (SRI) and funded by the four UK blood services. The three reviewers were Samclide Mbikayi, Rebecca Griffith and Aikaj Jindal.
Medication Without Harm September 17, 2022
Ten articles are highlighted to bring attention to this year’s World Patient Safety Day - Medication Without Harm. These articles have been identified from the Transfusion Evidence Library and selected by ISBT members: Dr Danielle Valérie Domersant, Dr Gopal Kumar Patidar, and Professor Tadashi Matsushita.
International Thalassaemia Day May 8, 2022
Ten articles are highlighted to bring attention to this year’s International Thalassaemia Day. These articles have been identified from the Transfusion Evidence Library and selected by ISBT members: Dr. Sheetal Malhotra, Dr. Laura Infanti, and Dr. Catarina Jacinto Correia. For further information see ISBT Resources.
World Cancer Day February 4, 2022
For the second Round-Up, 10 articles were highlighted to bring attention to this year’s World Cancer Day. These articles have been identified from the Transfusion Evidence Library and selected by Dr. Richard R. Gammon, Dr. Nor Hafizah Ahmad, and Dr. Jean-Yves Py. For further information see ISBT Resources. Please note that the document is only available for ISBT members.
Safe Maternal and Newborn Care September 17, 2021
For the first Round-Up, 10 articles are highlighted to bring attention to the World Patient Safety Day theme of “Safe Maternal and Newborn Care”. These articles have been identified from the Transfusion Evidence Library and selected by Erica Wood, Gwen Clarke, Jenny White and Allison Mo. Please note that the document is only available for ISBT members.
Would you like to help with selecting and reviewing papers for future Transfusion Evidence Round-Ups?
We would like to invite interested ISBT members to apply to participate in the selection and review of papers for future Transfusion Evidence Round-Ups. Each Round-Up will be based on a different transfusion-related theme. No prior experience in doing evidence round-ups or systematic reviews is necessary, but experience with reviewing abstracts, manuscripts or similar would be helpful. Members will be supported in the process by the TEL and the ISBT.
Systematic Research Initiative
The Systematic Review Initiative (SRI) is a clinical research group established in 2001 by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and funded by the UK Blood Services. The primary objective of the SRI is to “develop the evidence base for the practice of transfusion medicine”, by undertaking systematic reviews and other evidence-based medicine research projects in the transfusion field. @sritransfusion
Transfusion Evidence Library
The Transfusion Evidence Library is a database of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to transfusion medicine. It is fully searchable, updated monthly and aims to be a key resource for medical practitioners, policy makers and researchers both in the UK and around the world. A monthly email: The Transfusion Evidence Alert with the latest top 10 records is sent to subscribers. The library is produced by the Systematic Review Initiative and funded by the UK Blood Services.
Stem Cell Evidence
Stem Cell Evidence is a comprehensive collection of high quality research relevant to haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, updated monthly. The most important articles in the field are highlighted in the Stem Cell Evidence Alert which is a newsletter emailed to subscribers. Stem Cell Evidence aims to be a key resource worldwide for medical practitioners, clinical researchers and policy makers. It is also intended to be of value to those planning new clinical trials in the field. It is produced by the Systematic Review Initiative and funded by the UK Blood Services and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.