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New study will treat C-section patients with own blood

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have received a major new grant to help treat blood loss during caesarean section births.

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Professor Khalid Khan and his colleagues at Barts and The London Medical School will receive £1,770,794 from the National Institute for Health Research to run a trial where patients’ own blood is collected, processed and returned to them.

If successful, the technique called intra-operative blood-cell salvage (IOCS) will mean less demand on limited blood stocks and perfectly matched blood for women giving birth.

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