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Utility of temperature-sensitive indicators for temperature monitoring of red-blood-cell units

Mikyoung Park, Mina Hur, Ahram Yi, Hanah Kim, Hyun Kyung Lee, Eun Young Jeon, Kyung-Mi Oh, and Mark Hong Lee. Vox Sanguinis 2019; 114; 487-494. Reviewed by Mary Berg, MD There has been much debate about the ‘30-minute-rule’ with regard to the transport and storage of red blood cell (RBC) units.  The authors of this […]

Meet this month’s Trendsetter – Alice Chen

Q:  Tell us a little bit about your practice and current position.     A:  I am in a pathology group, Gulf Coast Pathology Associates, which provides Transfusion Medicine Consultative Services that are somewhat beyond the usual. The beginning of our service can be traced back to the 1970’s at the Texas Heart Institute in the Texas […]

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Engage 2019

South Central’s annual meeting will be held in San Antonio May 30 – June 1, 2019. Come join us in this vibrant Texas city!


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2019 BOD

South Central welcomes the 2019-2020 Board of Directors at their recent annual meeting of the Members in San Antonio, Texas.  Under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Bryant, MT(ASCP)SBB as President, the Board is gearing up to lead the Association in to the future by continuing to offer outstanding and affordable education offerings; professional development platforms; and meeting the needs of the blood banking and transfusion medicine community. 

L-R:  Fran Carson, Carter BloodCare (Treasurer); Dr. Mary Berg, UC Denver (Vice President); Stephanie Duplessis, LifeShare Blood Center (President Elect); Barbara Ledford, Oklahoma Blood Institute (District II Director); Nancy Benetiz, OneBlood (District IV Director); Dr. Barbara Bryant, UTMB Galveston (President); Dr. Alice Chen, Gulf Coast Pathology Associates (District I Director); Tiffany Wafford, Qualtex (Secretary); Belinda Flores, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (Immediate Past President); NOT PICTURED:  Lindsey Peters, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (District At Large Director); Chad Douglas, LifeShare Blood Center (District III Director).