Thursday, December 12, 2013

Q: How female gender effects TRALI (Transfusion related acute lung injury)?

Plasma from female donors is associated with an increased risk of TRALI, while RBCs from female donors are not.

Middelburg RA, Van Stein D, Zupanska B, Uhrynowska M, Gajic O, Muñiz-Diaz E, Galvez NN, Silliman CC, Krusius T, Wallis JP, Vandenbroucke JP, Briët E, Van Der Bom JG. - Female donors and transfusion-related acute lung injury: A case-referent study from the International TRALI Unisex Research Group. Transfusion. 2010 Nov;50(11):2447-54.

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