Edward P Notari Iv

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BACKGROUND The American Red Cross (ARC) initiated a comprehensive donor hemovigilance program in 2003. We provide an overview of reported complications after whole blood (WB), apheresis platelet (PLT), or automated red cell (R2) donation and analyze factors contributing to the variability in reported complication rates in our national program. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected blood donors were evaluated for genetic subtype and drug resistance to determine the prevalence of divergent HIV strains in the US donor population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Subtype was determined by phylogenetic analysis of viral sequences amplified by reverse(More)
BACKGROUND The Uniform Donor History Questionnaire (UDHQ) was implemented across the American Red Cross Blood Services in 2005. This study assessed the potential impact of changes inherent in UDHQ implementation on deferral and on prevalence of infectious disease markers among donated units. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Deferral and donation records were(More)
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