Transfusion errors: scope of the problem, consequences, and solutions.

@article{Sazama2003TransfusionES,
  title={Transfusion errors: scope of the problem, consequences, and solutions.},
  author={Kathleen J Sazama},
  journal={Current hematology reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={518-21}
}
For more than 25 years, ABO transfusion errors in the United States have caused more noninfectious transfusion deaths each year than any other cause. The US ABO error rate is between 1:12,000 and 1:19,000, with a fatality rate between 1:800,000 and 1:1.3 million. In the past 15 years, international research has increased to determine the frequency and… CONTINUE READING