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The efficacy of the ultraviolet C pathogen inactivation system in the reduction of Babesia divergens in pooled buffy coat platelets.

Authors
  • Castro, Emma
  • González, Luis Miguel
  • Rubio, Jose Miguel
  • Ramiro, Raquel
  • Gironés, Núria
  • Montero, Estrella
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
54
Issue
9
Pages
2207–2216
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12598
PMID: 24666393
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since B. divergens can survive in PLT concentrates and given the performance of UVC, this system could be considered as an alternative to prevent B. divergens and other Babesia species from being transmitted through PLT transfusions.

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