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With 1 in every 3 Australians needing a blood transfusion in their lifetime, Monica Ng wants to reduce the risks and complications associated with the transfusion procedure. Having identified evidence that the period of time packed red blood cells are stored can be associated with poor clinical outcomes, Monica has set out to discover exactly what storage and the act of transfusion itself is doing to blood, and how that is translating in patients.
A fever, chills down your spine, heart racing and nausea; these are all things you might feel if you have severe infection (or sepsis). In Australia, severe infection will hospitalise about 15,000 people, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends they are treated one of two ways; fluid resuscitation and/or blood transfusion. However, alarmingly, an award-winning study has revealed that these guidelines could actually lead to heart failure and vascular collapse.
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