AABB survey of transfusion-related acute lung injury policies and practices in the United States.

@article{Kopko2007AABBSO,
  title={AABB survey of transfusion-related acute lung injury policies and practices in the United States.},
  author={Patricia M. Kopko and Marianne A Silva and Ira Shulman and Steven B. Kleinman},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1679-85}
}
BACKGROUND Policies and practices with regard to transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) diagnosis, laboratory investigation of TRALI cases, and donor deferral and donor management are not standardized. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A Web-based survey was designed and administered to participating AABB member institutions in July 2006. RESULTS The survey response rate was highest for donor centers, followed by larger hospital blood banks and transfusion services. Laboratory case workups… CONTINUE READING