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October 17, 2017

Blood Transfusions From Previously Pregnant Women and Mortality: Interpreting the Evidence

Author Affiliations
  • 1American Red Cross Blood Services, Connecticut Region, Farmington
  • 2Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3Department of Hematology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
JAMA. 2017;318(15):1445-1447. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.15095

The availability of large databases of blood donors and transfusion recipients has facilitated investigation of associations of donor characteristics with recipient outcomes. These databases are available in Sweden-Denmark, Canada, and the Netherlands, using government health data, and in the United States, using a donor-recipient database funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.1

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