Transfusion from male-only versus female donors in critically ill recipients of high plasma, volume components

Gajic O., Yilmaz M., Iscimen R., Kor D. J., Winters J. L., Moore S. B., ...More

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.35, no.7, pp.1645-1648, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000269036.16398.0d
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1645-1648
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Objective: To reduce the incidence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (ALI), the American Association of Blood Banks recently recommended rapid implementation of strategies to minimize transfusion of high plasma volume components, fresh frozen plasma and apheresis platelets, from potentially alloimmunized donors, especially females. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of transfusing components from male-only vs. female donors on development of ALI, gas exchange, and outcome in critically ill patients.