Clinical impact of blood storage lesions

@article{Zubair2010ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical impact of blood storage lesions},
  author={Abba C. Zubair},
  journal={American Journal of Hematology},
  year={2010},
  volume={85}
}
  • A. Zubair
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Hematology
Recent reports suggest that transfusion of old red blood cell (RBC) units (>2 weeks) was associated with increased risks of postoperative complications and higher mortality rate caught public attention (Yap et al., Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 86:554–559 and Koch et al., 2008; 358:1229–1239). This rekindled the decades old discussion regarding the impact of RBC aging and storage lesions in patient care. The objectives of this review are to provide readers with an overview of the process of banking RBC… Expand
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