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Red Blood Cells Play Significant Role in Immune System, Bind Cell-Free DNA

The study found that this DNA-binding capability triggers removal of the cells from circulation, driving inflammation and anemia during severe illness, meaning that red blood cells play a larger role in the immune system than previously thought.

During National Blood Shortage, Nurses’ Efforts Can Make All the Difference

Jennifer Andrews, MD, pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Vanderbilt University Medical and medical director of Vanderbilt University Medical’s blood bank, discusses the national blood shortage and its impact on health systems and patient care.