leukocyte reduction


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leukocyte reduction

Leukocyte depletion, leukodepletion Transfusion medicine Any technique that ↓ WBCs in transfused blood products–eg, RBCs, platelets; LR to < 5 x 108 virtually eliminates nonhemolytic (immunologic) transfusion reactions. See Blood filters, Transfusion effect.

leukocyte reduction

The removal of white blood cells from blood before transfusion to decrease the likelihood of transfusion reactions or infection of the recipient with viral diseases.
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The company also has an exclusive agreement to provide filters for pre-storage leukocyte reduction of platelets with Haemonetics Corporation, the market leader for single-donor derived platelet collections in Japan.
We have incorporated leukocyte reduction of all transfused blood products for all open-heart surgery patients across all risk strata.
Leukocyte reduction is a filtration approach that removes more than 99.
In addition to prion removal, the study also measured the level of leukocyte reduction (resulting in removal of about 5 logs) and the quality of red cells before and after filtration, showing that normal cell qualities were maintained.
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced today a long-term agreement with the Green Cross Corporation (KSE: 006280) to exclusively purchase its leukocyte reduction filters for whole blood, red cells, platelets and plasma.
In 1999, the UK also instituted universal leukocyte reduction of blood to prevent the transmission of cell-associated vCJD prions.
Pall's proven track record, deep product line and innovation in developing the most advanced leukocyte reduction technologies is an ideal fit with our automated blood processing and collection systems today and for the future.
Pall was a leading innovator in blood safety technologies including the development of leukocyte reduction filtration, which is a standard of care in transfusion medicine worldwide.

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