Bacterial contamination of platelet products in the Blood Transfusion Center of Isfahan, Iran

@inproceedings{Farzad2016BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial contamination of platelet products in the Blood Transfusion Center of Isfahan, Iran},
  author={Baghi Baghban Farzad and Baghban Farshad and Bamzadeh Zahra and Akbari Nahid and Khosravi Bakhtiari Mahsa},
  booktitle={GMS hygiene and infection control},
  year={2016}
}
Aim: Overall the risk of transfusion transmitted infections has decreased, especially viral infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. Bacterial contamination of blood and its cellular components, however, remains a common microbiological cause of transfusion associated morbidity and mortality. Platelets pose a special risk given their preservation methods. The incidence of these episodes needs to be assessed and updated on regular basis to accurately manage the risk of transfusion transmitted… CONTINUE READING