Platelet transfusions in neonates: questions and answers.

Two key questions can be raised about platelet transfusions (PTXs) for neonates (defined for this editorial as preterm infants during the first month following delivery). First, do sound evidence-based guidelines exist to decide when PTX should be given? The short answer is “no”. Second, when a PTX is prescribed, do we know how to select and transfuse the… CONTINUE READING