World apheresis association - World apheresis registry

B. G. Stegmayr*, P. Ivanovich, J. M. Korach, G. Rock, R. Norda, W. Ramlow

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Abstract

In 2002 WAA decided to start a world-wide apheresis registry to gain insight into the extent of treatment, adverse events, and to facilitate contacts among centers when treatment indications are rare and experience limited. Stem cell and other blood products collections intended for therapeutic application can also be entered. The WAA planned to use the French Registry. Its translation into English has not been accomplished and the fiscal obligations for that registry has not, as yet, been determined or considered and approved by the WAA Board. From Dec 2002 the proposed registry (a merged version of the French, Canadian and Swedish registries) can be immediately implemented. We now cordially invite all centers to join that registry. Please, also inform colleagues at other centers in your country to join. E-mail and address lists of colleagues in your country who have not registered will be welcomed. The site is at: www.iml.umu.se/medicin/ Go to World Apheresis Registry; Login code to test the Registry is: al61tms [Stegmayr B, Korach JM, Norda R, Rock G, Fadel F. Is there a need for a national or a global apheresis registry? Transfus Apheresis Sci. 2003;29(2):179-85.] Then apply for a specific login code for your center. We welcome you to this registry for your input of data. You will not be charged any registration fee. The registry includes a randomization system that can be used for local or multi center studies (randomization by in-center basis allows you to make your own studies). It includes a formula that increases the chance to get a more even distribution between groups also for smaller sample sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Adverse events
  • Apheresis
  • Global
  • Indications
  • National
  • Registry
  • Techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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