Safety and efficacy of transfusions of autologous cryopreserved platelets derived from recombinant human thrombopoietin to support chemotherapy-associated severe thrombocytopenia: a randomised cross-over study.
Recombinant human thrombopoietin facilitated collection of multiple units of platelets, which could be cryopreserved and reinfused to counteract severe thrombocytopenia during multicycle chemotherapy. Transfusion of autologous cryopreserved platelets derived from recombinant human thrombopoietin can provide a viable strategy to minimise the risks of allogeneic platelet transfusions and provide a long-lasting supply of platelet support.
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