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Liver Transplantation with CMV Negative Blood and its Products

  • A. Maas
  • K. Timmermans
  • J. Waltje
  • J. Swieringa
  • P. C. Das
  • C. Th Smit Sibinga
Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 15)

Abstract

Although orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is carried out in a few specialized centres, the numbers are incresing. In Groningen 50 liver transplantations have been done over the last five years. OLT requires the support of a considerable amount of blood and blood products [1,2]. The commitment of a regional Blood Bank to support an OLT programme means a 24 hours obligation for 7 days a week, since it is not known when the organ will be available for transplantation. Such an intense commitment should not adversely affect the routine care for other patients; in Groningen this means about 5,000 acute beds.

Keywords

Liver Transplantation Blood Product Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Birth Weight Neonate Donor Screening 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Maas
  • K. Timmermans
  • J. Waltje
  • J. Swieringa
  • P. C. Das
  • C. Th Smit Sibinga

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