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Related to leukocyte reduction: Leukoreduction
leukocyte reductionLeukocyte 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.
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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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