A critical comparison of platelet preparation methods.

  title={A critical comparison of platelet preparation methods.},
  author={Ralph R Vassallo and Scott A Murphy},
  journal={Current opinion in hematology},
  volume={13 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Platelet concentrates may be prepared from whole blood or by plateletpheresis. Currently, the non-evidence-based preponderance of apheresis units in the United States and the 50: 50 ratio in Europe may not optimize the gifts of whole-blood donors or minimize healthcare costs. Post-storage pooled, whole-blood-derived platelets, on the other hand, do not provide the convenience of or an equivalent level of safety as apheresis platelets. RECENT FINDINGS Some data suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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