Cost-effectiveness of a limited-donor blood program for neonatal red cell transfusions.

BACKGROUND Very-low-birthweight infants have typically been given fresh red cells (RBCs), a practice in which aliquots of RBCs for several infants were issued each day from a single unit. Recently, to limit donor exposures, large volumes of RBCs are reserved for the long-term transfusion support of individual infants. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Medical… (More)