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BSRI-Denver Campus Welcomes Dr. Larry J. Dumont as Senior Investigator and Associate Director

Dr. Larry J. Dumont brings to BSRI-Denver the important program to develop licensable platelet cryopreservation techniques under the sponsorship of the United States Army. This program, currently in Phase 1 clinical trials, is expected to extend the 5-day shelf life of platelets to more than 2 years.

2016
 
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Blood Processing Methods Affect Microparticles and mtDNA Linked to Blood Transfusion Reactions

Scientists from BloodSystems Research Institute in San Francisco, California, and Canadian Blood Services' Centre for Innovation lab in Edmonton, Alberta, report that specific red blood cell manufacturing methods may be less damaging to cells than others.

2016
 
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US FDA LIFTS LIFETIME BAN ON MSM BLOOD DONATION

BSRI research supports safety of limited deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM)

2015
 
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amfAR Establishes San Francisco-Based Institute for HIV Cure Research

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced the establishment of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at the University of California, San Francisco.

2015

 

 
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Scientists Identify Effective and Novel Mechanisms to Block Chikungunya Virus

Scientists looking at the antiviral mechanisms of two previously identified human monoclonal antibodies have found they potentially inhibit chikungunya virus (CHIKV) at multiple stages of infection.

2015
 
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BLOOD SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE CREATED

BSRI formally founded from the Scientific Services of Blood Centers of the Pacific.

2004
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NHLBI REDS PROGRAM INITIATED

The Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study (REDS) was created to improve transfusion safety.

1989
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TRANSFUSION-TRANSMITTED HIV

First case of transfusion-transmitted AIDS to a child reported by investigators at BSRI and UCSF.

1983
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SCIENTIFIC SERVICES OF IRWIN MEMORIAL ESTABLISHED

In 1959, Irwin Memorial Blood Bank established its research program, laying the foundation for BSRI.

1959
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IRWIN MEMORIAL BLOOD BANK FOUNDED

The first non-profit community blood bank in the US was founded in June, 1941

1941