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 Working Group plans to address leukocyte reduction of red blood cells at its next meeting, later this year.
Calling universal leukocyte reduction "that rarest of therapeutic advances that prevents suffering, illness and death, yet saves money," Drs.
Korea, like many other nations around the globe, is moving toward universal leukocyte reduction of all blood products prior to transfusion.
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.
Ganz noted that Canada's surveillance system, its three deferral directives to exclude donors with the potential for infectious disease and the implementation of universal leukocyte reduction has reduced the potential risk of vCJD transfusion transmission by about 92 percent.
Pall is the global leader in leukocyte reduction technology and also provides the enhanced Bacterial Detection System to test platelets for contamination prior to transfusion.

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