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Length of storage of transfused red cells and postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Authors
  • Vamvakas, E C
  • Carven, J H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
40
Issue
1
Pages
101–109
Identifiers
PMID: 10644819
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study did not corroborate the previously reported association between transfusion of old RBCs and increased morbidity. However, there is surprisingly little research on the clinical outcomes of the transfusions of old RBCs, and this hypothesis should be investigated further.

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