The frequency and severity of leukocyte transfusion reactions is directly related to
the number of incompatible leukocytes transferred.
What are the disadvantages of frozen red cells?
a. Loss of cell viability and damage to proteins.
b. Additional cost and limited storage period after thawing.
Difficulties of running tests and of assessing viability.
d. Lack of experience with an inadequate research of their use.
Why do the largest group of patients receive platelet transfusions when they have
b. Massive blood loss.
Chemotherapy for malignancy.
d. Tissue damage requiring large amount of clotting.
ABO-compatible platelets are usually selected for platelet transfusion.