IBTS Scientific Publications

Below find a list of scientific publications authored by IBTS staff (past and present) since 2000.


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Early hepatitis E infection in an unrelated hematopoietic progenitor stem cell donor.

O'Donghaile D, O'Flaherty N, Field S.

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Jul 17. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2017.163. [Epub ahead of print]


Hepatitis E and blood donation safety in selected European countries: a shift to screening?

Domanović D, Tedder R, Blümel J, Zaaijer H, Gallian P, Niederhauser C, Sauleda Oliveras S, O'Riordan J, Boland F, Harritshøj L, Nascimento MSJ, Ciccaglione AR, Politis C, Adlhoch C, Flan B, Oualikene-Gonin W, Rautmann G, Strengers P, Hewitt P.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Apr 20;22(16). pii: 30514. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.16.30514.

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HLAMatchmaker is effective for selecting appropriate platelet units for alloimmunised thrombocytopaenic patients who are refractory to random donor platelets.

O'Rafferty C, Rooney G, Hagan R, Woolfson M, O'Donghaile D, Fitzgerald J.

Transfus Med. 2017 Apr 10. doi: 10.1111/tme.12409. [Epub ahead of print]


Observational retrospective study of vascular modulator changes during treatment in essential thrombocythemia.

Piccin A, Steurer M, Feistritzer C, Murphy C, Eakins E, Van Schilfgaarde M, Corvetta D, Di Pierro AM, Pusceddu I, Marcheselli L, Gambato R, Langes M, Veneri D, Perbellini O, Pacquola E, Gottardi M, Gherlinzoni F, Mega A, Tauber M, Mazzoleni G, Piva E, Plebani M, Krampera M, Gastl G.

Transl Res. 2017 Jun;184:21-34. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2017.02.001. Epub 2017 Feb 14.


Hepatitis E virus infection in the Irish blood donor population.

O'Riordan J, Boland F, Williams P, Donnellan J, Hogema BM, Ijaz S, Murphy WG.


Changes in blood center red blood cell distributions in the era of patient blood management: the trends for collection (TFC) study.

Yazer MH, Jackson B, Beckman N, Chesneau S, Bowler P, Delaney M, Devine D, Field S, Germain M, Murphy MF, Sayers M, Shaz B, Shinar E, Takanashi M, Vassallo R, Wickenden C, Yahalom V, Land K; Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusions (BEST) Collaborative.


Serum ferritin in plateletpheresis and whole blood donors.

Duggan F, O'Sullivan K, Power JP, Healy M, Murphy WG.

Transfus Apher Sci. 2016 Aug;55(1):159-63. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2016.06.004. Epub 2016 Jun 14.


Alterations in plasma protein C activity levels following apheresis platelet donation and whole blood donation.

Duggan F, O'sullivan K, Power JP, Healy M, Murphy WG.

Blood Transfus. 2016 Apr 28;14(6):513-515. doi: 10.2450/2016.0317-15. [Epub ahead of print]

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Circulating microparticles, protein C, free protein S and endothelial vascular markers in children with sickle cell anaemia.

Piccin A, Murphy C, Eakins E, Kunde J, Corvetta D, Di Pierro A, Negri G, Guido M, Sainati L, Mc Mahon C, Smith OP, Murphy W.

J Extracell Vesicles. 2015 Nov 23;4:28414. doi: 10.3402/jev.v4.28414. eCollection 2015.

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Clinical disparity of haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn in twin pregnancy.

Mone F, Quigley J, Doyle B, Lambert M, Woolfson M, Downey P, Carroll S, Higgins S, Mahony R, Mcauliffe FM, Fitzgerald J, Mcparland P.

Transfus Med. 2015 Oct;25(5):345-6. doi: 10.1111/tme.12230. Epub 2015 Aug 13


Inclusion of human immunodeficiency virus Type 2 (HIV-2) in a multiplex transcription-mediated amplification assay does not affect detection of HIV-1 and hepatitis B and C virus genotypes: a multicenter performance evaluation study.

Grabarczyk P, Koppelman M, Boland F, Sauleda S, Fabra C, Cambie G, Kopacz A, O'Riordan K, van Drimmelen H, O'Riordan J, Lelie N.


Transfusion-associated circulatory overload in Ireland: a review of cases reported to the National Haemovigilance Office 2000 to 2010.

Piccin A, Cronin M, Brady R, Sweeney J, Marcheselli L, Lawlor E.


Ebola: a call for blood transfusion strategy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Burnouf T, Emmanuel J, Mbanya D, El-Ekiaby M, Murphy W, Field S, Allain JP.


Red cell alloimmunisation following intrauterine transfusion and the feasibility of providing extended phenotype-matched red cell units.

Doyle B, Quigley J, Lambert M, Crumlish J, Walsh C, Adshead S, Woolfson M, McParland P, Culliton M, Fitzgerald J.

Transfus Med. 2014 Oct;24(5):311-5. doi: 10.1111/tme.12145. Epub 2014 Sep 17.


Comparative transcriptomic analysis of cultivated limbal epithelium and donor corneal tissue reveals altered wound healing gene expression.

Gallagher C, Clarke C, Aherne ST, Katikireddy KR, Doolan P, Lynch V, Shaw S, Bobart-Hone A, Murphy C, Clynes M, Power W, O'Sullivan F.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 14;55(9):5795-805. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-14664.


A correlation between severe haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn and maternal ABO blood group.

Doyle B, Quigley J, Lambert M, Crumlish J, Walsh C, McParland P, Culliton M, Murphy K, Fitzgerald J.

Transfus Med. 2014 Aug;24(4):239-43. doi: 10.1111/tme.12132. Epub 2014 Jun 28.


Homozygous expression of fetal red cell antigen in donor oocyte pregnancy complicated by allo-immunisation: are current antibody thresholds to trigger increased monitoring relevant?

Doyle B, Quigley J, Allen C, Fitzgerald J.

Transfus Med. 2014 Jun;24(3):182-3. doi: 10.1111/tme.12117. Epub 2014 Mar 26. Review.


Transfusion medicine illustrated: the maiden voyage.

O'Sullivan N, Scuffil C.

The sex difference in haemoglobin levels in adults - mechanisms, causes, and consequences.

Murphy WG.

Blood Rev. 2014 Mar;28(2):41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.blre.2013.12.003. Epub 2014 Jan 22. Review.


Lessons from the response to the threat of transfusion-transmitted vCJD in Ireland.

Murphy WG.

Transfus Clin Biol. 2013 Sep;20(4):416-21. doi: 10.1016/j.tracli.2013.06.002. Epub 2013 Aug 31. Review.


External validation and updating of a Dutch prediction model for low hemoglobin deferral in Irish whole blood donors.

Baart AM, Atsma F, McSweeney EN, Moons KG, Vergouwe Y, de Kort WL.


A V740L mutation in glycoprotein IIb defines a novel epitope (War) associated with fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia.

Poles A, Woźniak MJ, Walser P, Ridgwell K, Fitzgerald J, Green A, Gilmore R, Lucas G.


Blood transfusion safety: a new philosophy.

Franklin IM.

Transfus Med. 2012 Dec;22(6):377-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3148.2012.01200.x. Review.


Pathogen reduction: state of reflection in Ireland.

Murphy WG.

Transfus Clin Biol. 2011 Aug;18(4):488-90. doi: 10.1016/j.tracli.2011.05.004. Epub 2011 Jul 30.


HBV reactivation after fludarabine chemotherapy identified on investigation of suspected transfusion-transmitted Hepatitis B virus.

Power JP, El Chaar M, Temple J, Thomas M, Spillane D, Candotti D, Allain JP.

J Hepatol. 2010 Oct;53(4):780-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2010.04.034. Epub 2010 Jun 27.

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Quality control in homograft valve processing: when to screen for microbiological contamination?

Soo A, Healy DG, El-Bashier H, Shaw S, Wood AE.

Cell Tissue Bank. 2011 Aug;12(3):185-90. doi: 10.1007/s10561-010-9180-x. Epub 2010 May 19.


In vitro assessment of red-cell concentrates in SAG-M filtered through the MacoPharma P-CAPT prion-reduction filter.

Murphy CV, Eakins E, Fagan J, Croxon H, Murphy WG.

Transfus Med. 2009 Jun;19(3):109-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3148.2009.00918.x.


Screening platelet concentrates for bacterial contamination: low numbers of bacteria and slow growth in contaminated units mandate an alternative approach to product safety.

Murphy WG, Foley M, Doherty C, Tierney G, Kinsella A, Salami A, Cadden E, Coakley P.

Vox Sang. 2008 Jul;95(1):13-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2008.01051.x. Epub 2008 Apr 2.


Seven hundred and fifty-nine (759) chances to learn: a 3-year pilot project to analyse transfusion-related near-miss events in the Republic of Ireland.

Lundy D, Laspina S, Kaplan H, Rabin Fastman B, Lawlor E.

Vox Sang. 2007 Apr;92(3):233-41.


An unlikely rare result of HLA-A*0236, *3601 masking the presence of a novel allele A*0114.

Crowley J, Dunne C, Cox ST, Little AM.

Tissue Antigens. 2007 Feb;69(2):200-1.


Circulating microparticles: pathophysiology and clinical implications.

Piccin A, Murphy WG, Smith OP.

Blood Rev. 2007 May;21(3):157-71. Epub 2006 Nov 22. Review.


Managing threats rather than risks in blood transfusion: robust design for a complex system.

Murphy W.


Solvent-detergent plasma: use in neonatal patients, in adult and paediatric patients with liver disease and in obstetric and gynaecological emergencies.

Chekrizova V, Murphy WG.

Transfus Med. 2006 Apr;16(2):85-91.


Prevention of post-transfusion RhD immunization using red cell exchange and intravenous anti-D immunoglobulin.

Laspina S, O'riordan JM, Lawlor E, Murphy WG.

Vox Sang. 2005 Jul;89(1):49-51.


Case report: four donors with granulocyte-specific or HLA class I antibodies implicated in a case of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI).

Davoren A, Smith OP, Barnes CA, Lawlor E, Evans RG, Lucas GF.


Two sets of HLA Class II DRB and DQB1 alleles co-segregate among family members in a single maternal haplotype.

Crowley J, Hagan R, Clancy D, Rooney G, Dunne C, Lawlor E, Hayden P, Little AM, Soteriou B, Marsh SG, Madrigal JA.

Tissue Antigens. 2003 Jun;61(6):487-91.


Antenatal screening for human platelet antigen-1a: results of a prospective study at a large maternity hospital in Ireland.

Davoren A, McParland P, Crowley J, Barnes A, Kelly G, Murphy WG.

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Identification and nucleotide sequence of a new null allele, HLA B*3540N.

Dunne C, Little AM, Cox ST, Masson D, Crowley J, Barnes T, Marsh SG, Rooney G, Hagan R, Lawlor E, Madrigal JA.

Tissue Antigens. 2002 Jun;59(6):522-4.


Outcome of an optional HCV screening program for blood transfusion recipients in Ireland.

Davoren A, Dillon AD, Power JP, Donnellan J, Quinn JM, Willis JW, Lawlor EM, O'Riordan JM.

QTc prolongation in apheresis platelet donors.

Laspina SJ, Browne MA, McSweeney EN, Lawlor J, Whelan DM, Kinsella AL, Murphy WG.


Disease transmission by blood products: past, present and future.

Murphy WG.

Pathophysiol Haemost Thromb. 2002;32 Suppl 1:1-4. Review.

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in the Irish population: a discrepancy between observed and expected cases.

Davoren A, McParland P, Barnes CA, Murphy WG.

J Clin Pathol. 2002 Apr;55(4):289-92.

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Testing for bacteria in platelet concentrates: defining the parameters.

Murphy WG, Smyth J.

Transfus Apher Sci. 2001 Jun;24(3):247-9. Review.


Coagulase-negative staphylococcal contamination of whole blood and its components: the effects of WBC reduction.

Holden F, Foley M, Devin G, Kinsella A, Murphy WG.