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Routine Screening Method for Microparticles in Platelet Transfusions
 

Routine Screening Method for Microparticles in Platelet Transfusions

Article doi: 10.3791/56893
January 31st, 2018

Summary January 31st, 2018

Platelet inventory management based on screening microparticle content in platelet concentrates is a new quality improvement initiative in hospital blood banks. The goal is to differentiate activated from non-activated platelets to optimize the use of platelets. Providing non-activated platelets to hematology-oncology patients might reduce their high risk to become refractory.

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