May
2002

Platelet transfusions in children: results of a randomized, prospective, crossover trial of plasma removal and a prospective audit of WBC reduction.

Couban S, Carruthers J, Andreou P, et al.
Transfusion 2002;42(6):753-758.
NATA Rating :
Review by :
NATA Review
Disappointing and rather surprising results. The lower incidence of transfusion reactions (TR) in children is not surprising since the referred frequency of TR in adults (up to 37% from literature) is not
in line with the reality.

– V. Kretschmer