Reports of 355 transfusion‐associated deaths: 1976 through 1985

@article{Sazama1990ReportsO3,
  title={Reports of 355 transfusion‐associated deaths: 1976 through 1985},
  author={Kathleen Sazama},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1990},
  volume={30}
}
  • K. Sazama
  • Published 1 September 1990
  • Medicine
  • Transfusion
From 1976 through 1985, the United States Food and Drug Administration received reports of 355 fatalities associated with transfusion, 99 of which were excluded from further review because they were unrelated to transfusion or involved hepatitis or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Of the remaining 256 reported deaths, 51 percent resulted from acute hemolysis following the transfusion of ABO‐incompatible products. These deaths were due primarily to managerial, not clerical, errors. Other… 

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