ISBT/SRI Transfusion Round-Up

ISBT and SRI work together to provide ISBT members with a selection of Systematic Reviews and randomized controlled trials on transfusion-related topics, including those published in journals specializing in areas outside of transfusion medicine.

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.

Allison Mo

Allison Mo

Transfusion Evidence Round-Up Project Manager, Haematologist, Transfusion Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The Round-Ups 

Safe Maternal and Newborn Care,  September 17, 2021

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.

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World Cancer Day, February 4, 2022

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.

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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.

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Systematic Research Initiative

Systematic Research Initiative

The Systematic Research 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

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

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.