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Blood use in liver transplantation

Lewis, JH and Bontempo, FA and Cornell, F and Kiss, JE and Larson, P and Ragni, MV and Rice, EO and Spero, JA and Starzl, TE (1987) Blood use in liver transplantation. Transfusion, 27 (3). 222 - 225. ISSN 0041-1132

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During the first 5 years (1981–1985) of the liver transplantation program in Pittsburgh, a total (preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative) of 18,668 packed red cell units, 23,627 fresh‐frozen plasma units, 20,590 platelet units, and 4241 cryoprecipitate units was transfused for the procedures. This represents 3 to 9 percent of the total of blood products supplied by the Central Blood Bank to its 32 member hospitals. Six hundred thirty‐six (636) transplants were performed on 485 patients in two hospitals: the Presbyterian University Hospital (564 beds) and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (236 beds). All of the blood components used in the operations were procured and released by the Central Blood Bank. This report describes some of these findings. 1987 AABB


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lewis, JH
Bontempo, FA
Cornell, F
Kiss, JEjek10@pitt.eduJEK10
Larson, P
Ragni, MV
Rice, EO
Spero, JA
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transfusion
Volume: 27
Number: 3
Page Range: 222 - 225
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1046/j.1537-2995.1987.27387235624.x
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1132
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119163, Starzl CV No. 721
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2019 04:55


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