Published in Blood Weekly, August 31st, 2006
According to a study from the Netherlands, "Bacterial contamination is a life-threatening risk of blood transfusion, especially with platelet (PLT) transfusions. Bacterial culturing (BCU) of PLTs as well as pathogen reduction (PRT) reduce the likelihood of such contamination."
"The cost-effectiveness (CE) of these interventions was analyzed after the introduction of the diversion pouch during blood collection. The balance...
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