Recent research significant for safer blood transfusions, says School of Medicine’s Jonathan Stamler

Safer blood transfusions could result from Case Western Reserve University research on nitric oxide: Discoveries

The Plain Dealer: Recent research shows a method for replenishing the missing nitric oxide in banked blood reverses the negative effects seen after transfusion. “This is a major step for us,” said Jonathan Stamler, director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine. “In the field we’re beginning to understand that it’s time that we demonstrated that blood [transfusions] actually improve oxygen delivery, and it’s very surprising to know that we haven’t done that yet.”