Published in Blood Weekly, May 24th, 2001
"Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and other post-transfusion reactions may be caused by granulocyte and/or HLA antibodies, which are often present in blood from multiparous donors," explained M. Palfi and colleagues at Linkoping University.
Palfi et al. found that blood from women who had given birth three or more times carried a higher risk of negative reactions and provided less benefit to patients.
Plasma from multiparous donors had...
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