Epidemiology of blood transfusion.

  title={Epidemiology of blood transfusion.},
  author={Eleftherios C. Vamvakas and Howard F. Taswell},
  volume={34 6},
BACKGROUND Earlier investigations of the epidemiologic attributes of blood transfusion were not based on total community populations. To calculate incidence rates of the transfusion of blood and blood components in the general population and in age- and gender-specific groups, all residents of a United States county who received transfusion(s) from 1989 through 1992 were studied. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The study was a prevalence survey (cross-sectional study) of a well-defined population at… CONTINUE READING


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