Randomized placebo-controlled study of oral calcium carbonate administration in plateletpheresis: I. Associations with donor symptoms.

@article{Bolan2003RandomizedPS,
  title={Randomized placebo-controlled study of oral calcium carbonate administration in plateletpheresis: I. Associations with donor symptoms.},
  author={Charles D. Bolan and Robert A. Wesley and Yu Ying Yau and Stacey A Cecco and Judith M. Starling and Jaime M Oblitas and Nadja N. Rehak and Susan F. Leitman},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1403-13}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of oral calcium (Ca) supplements in preventing citrate-induced symptoms during plateletpheresis was evaluated in a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trial. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Twenty-three donors (12 men, 11 women) underwent four plateletpheresis procedures each, ingesting either 1 or 2 g of oral Ca carbonate or an… CONTINUE READING