Interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein load in pre-storage and post-storage white blood cell-filtered red blood cell transfusions in premature infants

Say B., Sari F. N. , Oguz S. S. , Degirmencioglu H., Arayici S., Simsek G. K. , ...More

TRANSFUSION MEDICINE, vol.25, no.3, pp.170-173, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/tme.12207
  • Title of Journal : TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-173


ObjectiveLeukocyte contamination during blood transfusion can cause many adverse effects. Filtration can be performed either at bedside during the transfusion or as pre-storage filtration. Pre-storage filtration is superior to bedside filtration because leukocytes are removed prior to storage, thus preventing further adverse effects associated with the storage of these cells.