Recipients potentially infected with parvovirus B19 by red blood cell products.

@article{Hourfar2011RecipientsPI,
  title={Recipients potentially infected with parvovirus B19 by red blood cell products.},
  author={Michael Kai Hourfar and Uschi Mayr-Wohlfart and Anna Themann and Walid Sireis and Erhard Seifried and Hubert Schrezenmeier and Michael Schmidt},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          129-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND Since 2000, blood donor screening for parvovirus B19 (B19) by nucleic acid testing (NAT) at the Ulm Institute has been conducted 6 to 8 weeks postdonation, that is, after transfusion of cellular blood products, whereas at the Frankfurt Institute all donations are screened before releasing any blood product. In this study, we evaluated the infectivity of B19-positive blood products in relation to the virus concentration in the transfused blood component. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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