Female Plasma Debate Back in the News

19 04 2010

Mark Pool over at the Daily Sign-Out links to a story on Smart Brief about a recent study that was published in Anesthesiology news in which “researchers found that patients undergoing cardiac surgery who received transfusions of plasma from female donors were less likely to die or stay longer in hospitals and had a lower incidence of pulmonary dysfunction compared with those who received plasma from male donors.”

That quote seemingly argues against the current AABB recommendations and, therefore, indicates the need for further studies to reevaluate whether or not the recommendations should be amended.

While you are at it, maybe consider revamping those for blood donation as well?

Below is a short CP talk I gave on female plasma a couple of years ago.  Enjoy.

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