Published in Blood Weekly, January 28th, 2010
"This study assessed the frequency of bacterial contamination of pediatric whole blood transfusions at a referral hospital in Kenya. This was an observational study. Over the course of 1 year, bacteriologic cultures were performed on 434 of the 799 blood packs issued to children by the blood bank of Coast Provincial General Hospital, Mombasa. Clinical outcome was not assessed. Forty-four bacterial contaminants were isolated from...
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