Improved donor safety in high-volume apheresis collections.

@article{Vassallo2017ImprovedDS,
  title={Improved donor safety in high-volume apheresis collections.},
  author={Ralph R Vassallo and M Ruiz de Temi{\~n}o Bravo and Hany T Kamel},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2017},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={319-324}
}
BACKGROUND Separators use 1960s sex-based nomograms to estimate apheresis donor blood volume and to calculate the 15% maximum extracorporeal and collection volumes. As US body habitus changes, proportional overestimation of the maximum safe collection volume may become clinically significant with large-volume collections. We correlated 2 years of vasovagal reaction (VVR) data with 148,416 Trima apheresis procedure parameters to identify trends. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Only platelet/plasma… CONTINUE READING