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  • Pathogens in the Blood Supply

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Emerging Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Discussion Group

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    According to America's Blood Centers, approximately 14 million units of blood are transfused in the United States every year. Current screening protocols routinely test for several pathogens, including the Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, Human Immunodeficiency viruses, Types 1 and 2, Human T-Lymphotropic virus Types 1 and 2 and syphilis. Recent headlines indicate that the blood supply may contain other organisms, such as Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus Related Virus (XMRV), that are not currently being identified in these routine screens. This symposium will diagnose the current problems, reveal recent advances in the testing and screening of the blood supply, and will explore future directions.

    This event will also be broadcast as a webinar.

    Please note: Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City, where possible.

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    Networking reception to follow.

    Grant Support

    This meeting is part of our Translational Medicine Initiative, sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and The Mushett Family Foundation.

    For a full list of sponsors, please visit the Sponsors tab.