Current issues with platelet transfusion in patients with cancer.

  title={Current issues with platelet transfusion in patients with cancer.},
  author={Jeffrey J McCullough},
  journal={Seminars in hematology},
  volume={37 2 Suppl 4},
For the past 30 years, platelet transfusions have been used in the treatment of thrombocytopenia caused by decreased production, inadequate function, or increased destruction of platelets. The number of platelet transfusions has increased more than transfusions of other blood components, shifting from whole blood use for the platelet source to plateletpheresis. Hematology/oncology patients are among the largest group receiving platelet transfusions, primarily because the more aggressive… CONTINUE READING


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