A prospective, randomized clinical trial of universal WBC reduction.

@article{Dzik2002APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized clinical trial of universal WBC reduction.},
  author={Walter Dzik and Jessica K. Anderson and Erinn M O'Neill and Susan F. Assmann and Leslie A. Kalish and Christopher P. Stowell},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={
          1114-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recipient exposure to allogeneic donor WBCs results in transfusion complications for selected populations of recipients. Whether or not WBC reduction should be universally applied is highly controversial. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In a general hospital, a randomized, controlled clinical trial of conversion to universal WBC reduction was conducted. Patients (11%) with established medical indications for WBC-reduced blood were not eligible. All other patients who required transfusion… CONTINUE READING

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