A model to determine required pool size for HLA-typed community donor apheresis programs.

@article{Bolgiano1989AMT,
  title={A model to determine required pool size for HLA-typed community donor apheresis programs.},
  author={Douglas C Bolgiano and Eric B. Larson and Sherrill J. Slichter},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={306-10}
}
Community donor plateletpheresis programs must have adequate numbers of HLA-typed donors to support the transfusion needs of alloimmunized patients, and donor pool size calculations should reflect the fact that each patient needs more than one donor to provide his or her support. The average number of donors needed to provide a patient's support was estimated as a function of donor usage and commitment. A model was developed for determining an appropriate size of the donor pool for a community… CONTINUE READING

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