Thursday, January 31, 2013

Donor Exposures in Recipients of Pooled Platelet Concentrates

The overall relative increase in donor exposures with the use of pooled platelet concentrates was similar in the two institutions (43% in Germany and 45% in Canada). The highest relative increase in donor exposures was 88% and 60%, respectively, and was observed in patients receiving fewer than 10 transfusions. Both percentages are far less than the currently anticipated 300% to 500% increase in donor exposures, which may be four to six times as high among patients who receive pooled platelet concentrates as among patients who receive apheresis platelet concentrates (read more) Print this post

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