The current status and potential role of laboratory testing to prevent transfusion-transmitted malaria.

@article{Seed2005TheCS,
  title={The current status and potential role of laboratory testing to prevent transfusion-transmitted malaria.},
  author={C R Seed and Alan Kitchen and Timothy M E Davis},
  journal={Transfusion medicine reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={229-40}
}
Malaria remains a rare but serious complication of transfusion because of the asymptomatic persistence of parasites in some donors. In nonendemic countries, the predominant strategy of deferral or cellular component discard from "risk" donors is effective in minimizing the incidence but is wasteful. In endemic countries where recipients are commonly immune… CONTINUE READING