Uses and sources of data on long-term survival after blood transfusion.

@article{Vamvakas2003UsesAS,
  title={Uses and sources of data on long-term survival after blood transfusion.},
  author={Eleftherios C. Vamvakas},
  journal={Transfusion medicine reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={194-208}
}
Several public policy decisions in transfusion medicine require information on the long-term (> or =10-year) survival of transfused patients. This information is needed (1) to estimate the number of surviving transfusion recipients who have contracted a particular infection through transfusion, (2) to assess the cost-effectiveness of measures introduced to further improve the safety of the allogeneic blood supply, (3) to estimate the total anticipated number of transfusion-transmitted cases of… CONTINUE READING