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Hoboken, NJ, United States, 2010/08/04 - TRANSFUSION, is marking its 50th anniversary with a number of special activities. NYSE: JWa, JWb
TRANSFUSION, the foremost publication in the world for new information regarding transfusion medicine and the official peer-reviewed journal of AABB, published by Wiley-Blackwell, is marking its 50th anniversary with a number of special activities.
The centerpiece of the commemorative events is publication of monthly commentaries written by the associate editors and invited contributors; these commentaries examine developments of significance addressed by the journal over the past 50 years.
As noted by Editor-in-Chief Paul M. Ness, MD, “transfusion medicine has evolved from a mostly laboratory-based discipline to a multifocused laboratory and clinical field, touching on most areas of medical practice.” Thus, the commentaries trace the editorial content that initially covered techniques, blood preservation, blood group-immunology, genetics and anthropology to the expansion that has included clinical areas such as blood management, therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapies and tissue transplantation — topics that were not even envisioned back in 1961. The commentaries and other journal content are available at transfusion.org/.
The anniversary celebration is also observed by special graphic treatments for the journal covers in 2010. In addition, all TRANSFUSION subscribers received with their April issue a commemorative bookmark featuring a timeline of significant journal milestones.
Over the summer, TRANSFUSION is holding an online anniversary contest. In July, August, and September, the online journal will offer 10 multiple-choice questions based on the content in the anniversary commentaries from January through July. Selected at random from among those who answer the questions correctly, three winners will each receive an autographed copy of the prestigious Rossi’s Principles of Transfusion Medicine, published by Wiley-Blackwell in collaboration with AABB.
“Our celebration of 50 years of publication is a tribute to the wisdom of AABB in establishing and supporting the journal’s growth,” observes Ness. “I cannot predict how the journal will evolve in the next 50 years, but I believe it will also be cause for celebration.”