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Bacterial contamination of blood components: risks, strategies, and regulation. Joint ASH and AABB Educational Session in Transfusion Medicine.

Very instructive article about reasons and prevention of bacterial contamination. The article is predominatly addressed to transfusionists. However, the true prevalence of bacterial contamination and septicemia due to blood transfusion remains unclear because of very controversial data in the literature. Data with high prevalence of contamination and septicemia are often not confirmed by corresponding results […]