Prestorage universal WBC reduction of RBC units does not affect the incidence of transfusion reactions.

@article{Uhlmann2001PrestorageUW,
  title={Prestorage universal WBC reduction of RBC units does not affect the incidence of transfusion reactions.},
  author={Erik J. Uhlmann and E Isgriggs and M Wallhermfechtel and Lawrence Tim Goodnough},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={997-1000}
}
BACKGROUND Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction (FNHTR) has been identified as a pivotal reason for prestorage universal WBC reduction. A regional blood center implemented universal prestorage WBC reduction for RBCs on January 1, 2000. Whether prestorage universal WBC reduction of RBC units will affect FNHTR is not known. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS All reports of RBC transfusion reactions at Barnes-Jewish Hospital submitted for evaluation to the blood bank, before and after the… CONTINUE READING