A therapeutic platelet transfusion strategy is safe and feasible in patients after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

@article{Wandt2006ATP,
  title={A therapeutic platelet transfusion strategy is safe and feasible in patients after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation},
  author={Hannes Wandt and Kerstin Schaefer-Eckart and Markus Frank and J Birkmann and M. Wilhelm},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={37},
  pages={387-392}
}
Prophylactic platelet transfusions are considered as standard in most hematology centers, but there is a long-standing controversy as to whether standard prophylactic platelet transfusions are necessary or whether this strategy could be replaced by a therapeutic transfusion strategy. In 106 consecutive cases of patients receiving 140 autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantations, we used a therapeutic platelet transfusion protocol when patients were in a clinically stable condition… CONTINUE READING