During the October, 21 2016, Source Board of Directors meeting, the Board agreed to remove the voluntary deferral for 60 days of donors returning from Ebola virus disease affected areas in the previous 60 days. The deferral was originally implemented on or about October 13, 2014.
The events and circumstances which originally led to the voluntary deferral have changed. Many areas originally of concern are now not impacted by Ebola. eCDC’s “Areas with Ebola community transmission” webpage now lists Liberia, Montserrado county, only (last updated January 4, 2016). The industry will remain vigilant relating to Ebola and other potentially problematic infectious diseases that could impact donor wellness.
The Hilfenhaus Award conferred to Prof. Farkas at the IPPC 2017 +
The 2017 Hilfenhaus Award was bestowed to Professor Henriette Farkas, MD, Ph.D., DSc, during IPPC 2017 for her work related to treating those suffering from Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and working to improve treatments and patients’ quality of life. She is professor of allergology and clinical immunology at the Hungarian Angioedema Center at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.Read More
Highlights from IPPC 2017 +
Mr. Bruno Santoni, Executive Director, PPTA Europe, opened the well-attended IPPC 2017 welcoming the more than 300 attendees to Prague. PPTA thanks its sponsors who help make the IPPC possible. Download the IPPC app for a complete list of sessions and many of the presentations.Read More
PPTA Remembers John W. Walsh +