Bacterial contamination of blood components.

  title={Bacterial contamination of blood components.},
  author={Jerard Seghatchian},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  volume={25 2},
Despite considerable advances in the safety of blood components, transfusion associated bacterial infection (TABI) remains an unresolved problem. As yet there are no perfect preventative, screening and/or detection methodologies for eliminating contaminated units. Until a practical, rapid, cost-effective and logistically acceptable test becomes available, we should be satisfied with the choice of various limited solutions that at least partially improve the bacterial safety of blood components… CONTINUE READING