Leukoreduction of blood transfusions does not diminish transfusion-associated microchimerism in trauma patients.

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BACKGROUND Transfusion of trauma patients can result in long-term survival of donor white blood cells (WBCs) or "transfusion-associated microchimerism" (TA-MC). The aim was to determine whether leukoreduction of blood transfusions, advocated to reduce the immunomodulatory effect of transfusion, decreases the likelihood of developing TA-MC. STUDY DESIGN… (More)

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@article{Utter2006LeukoreductionOB, title={Leukoreduction of blood transfusions does not diminish transfusion-associated microchimerism in trauma patients.}, author={Garth H. Utter and Avery B Nathens and Tzong-Hae Lee and William F. Reed and John T. Owings and Theresa A Nester and Michael P. Busch}, journal={Transfusion}, year={2006}, volume={46 11}, pages={1863-9} }