Gamma-irradiation of blood products following autologous stem cell transplantation: surveillance of the policy of 35 centers

@article{Weiss2003GammairradiationOB,
  title={Gamma-irradiation of blood products following autologous stem cell transplantation: surveillance of the policy of 35 centers},
  author={Brian Weiss and Martha Hoffmann and Clemens Anders and Peter Hellstern and Norbert Schmitz and Michael Uppenkamp},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2003},
  volume={83},
  pages={44-49}
}
Blood products should be irradiated during allogeneic stem cell transplantation and before performing autologous stem cell harvest for prevention of acute transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GVHD). Usually, irradiation of all blood products is continued lifelong in the allogeneic setting. Up to now, no broadly accepted rules exist concerning autologous stem cell transplantation. We present here the results of an inquiry sent to 47 German transplantation centers regarding the… CONTINUE READING
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