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The Platelet Transfusion

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Abstract

A 55-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse and liver cirrhosis presents to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and symptomatic anemia related to acute blood loss (hemoglobin [Hgb] level 7.1 g/dL). A type and screen sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) along with an order for two units of red blood cells (RBCs) is submitted to the blood bank.

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  • Apheresis platelets
  • Isoantibody titers
  • Platelet additive solution (PAS)
  • Platelet transfusion
  • Rh immune globulin
  • Transfusion reaction

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Friedman, M.T., West, K.A., Bizargity, P., Annen, K., Jhang, J.S. (2018). The Platelet Transfusion. In: Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90960-8_16

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