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Older Blood Used in Transfusions May Be Harmful to Adult Sickle Cell Patients, Review Finds
In an analysis of adults with sickle cell disease, researchers found evidence that transfusions with stored units of older blood were associated with higher rates of hospital admission due to infections.
The study, “Older red cell units are associated with an increased incidence of infection in chronically transfused adults with sickle cell disease,” was published in the journal Transfusion and Apheresis Science.
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