Massive Transfusion Protocol Activation Does Not Result in Preferential Use of Older Red Blood Cells

@inproceedings{McDaniel2014MassiveTP,
  title={Massive Transfusion Protocol Activation Does Not Result in Preferential Use of Older Red Blood Cells},
  author={Lauren M. McDaniel and Darrell J. Triulzi and James C. Cramer and Brian S Zuckerbraun and Jason Lee Sperry and Andrew B. Peitzman and Jay S Raval and Matthew D Neal},
  booktitle={Journal of blood transfusion},
  year={2014}
}
Widespread, anecdotal belief exists that patients receiving massive transfusion, particularly those for whom a massive transfusion protocol (MTP) is activated, are more likely to receive older red blood cells (RBCs). Retrospective review of blood bank records from calendar year 2011 identified 131 patients emergently issued ≥10 RBC units (emergency release (ER)) prior to obtaining a type and screen. This cohort was subclassified based on whether there was MTP activation. For comparison, 176… CONTINUE READING