Dr. Custer participates in a dialogue on eligibility rules for blood
donation. This discussion focuses on the current one year deferral from
donation for any man who reports having sex with other men and what
future approaches to blood donation eligibility, such as individual risk
assessment, might look like.
HIV And Blood Donation
On Point National Public Radio interview with Brian Custer, Associate
Director of Blood Systems Research Institute, January 12, 2017.
Article in The Scientist on new human virus discoveries
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for
new scientific research as it reevaluates a controversial policy banning
men from donating blood if they admit to having had sex with another man
in the past year. Gay rights advocates say the rules are not based in
science, but on decades of stigma regarding gay men and AIDS. NewsHour
Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports.
Sugar-binding protein galectin-9 found to be a new weapon to cure HIV
Countdown to a Cure, UCSF Magazine, Summer 2016
Blood processing methods affect microparticles and mtDNA linked to blood
Blood Systems Research Institute launches
Denver campus, welcomes Dr. Larry J. Dumont as Senior Investigator and
amfAR Establishes San
Francisco-Based Institute for HIV Cure Research
Scientists identify effective and novel mechanisms to block chikungunya
Viruses the focus of the 2013 BSRI Retreat
BSRI named for second year to Top Ten Best Places to Work Academia by The Scientist
Eric Delwart presents at the 3rd Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses
2012 Program Review
BSRI conference Cell Therapeutics in Trauma and Critical Care a success
BSRI to participate in a babesia blood screening test trial under an NIH SBIR awarded to Immunetics, Inc.
BSRI named to Top Ten Best Places to Work Academia by The Scientist
2012 Perkins Lectureship Award presented at CBBS annual meeting
2011 Program Review
BSRI Scientific Retreat 2011 "Thirty years of HIV: Perspectives for blood safety"
NHLBI Releases Fact Sheet on Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study III (REDS-III)
Perkins Lectureship Award presented at CBBS annual meeting