Transfusion-related acute lung injury: a clinical challenge.

Transfusion-related acute lung injury is a life-threatening clinical syndrome. In the last 3 years, it has become the leading cause of reported transfusion-related deaths in the United States. This syndrome is characterized by acute hypoxemia and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema directly linked in time to a blood transfusion. All types of blood products have… (More)