Cruising for a Bruising

  • Mark T. Friedman
  • Kamille A. West
  • Peyman Bizargity
  • Kyle Annen
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang


A 41-year-old woman with a history of menorrhagia is referred to the emergency department (ED) because of severe anemia, hemoglobin (Hgb) level 5.5 g/dL, and dyspnea on exertion. The patient has had multiple pregnancies but no transfusions and reports taking no medications other than over-the-counter multivitamins. A type and screen sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) is submitted to the blood bank along with a request for transfusion of two units of red blood cells (RBCs).


Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia/FNAIT Hemovigilance HPA-1a Post-transfusion purpura/PTP Thrombocytopenia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Friedman
    • 1
  • Kamille A. West
    • 2
  • Peyman Bizargity
    • 3
  • Kyle Annen
    • 4
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Transfusion MedicineNational Institutes of Health Clinical CenterBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

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