During 2000-2003, the RADAR repository contained pre- and posttransfusion
specimens from 3,575 surgical patients.
In support of the WHO position, the establishment of an all-volunteer blood supply led to a dramatic decrease in the incidence of posttransfusion
course was uneventful with no evidence of hemolysis.
SDP obtained through apheresis is of the same quality as pooled random-donor platelets and causes equivalent increases in posttransfusion
platelet counts (1).
In 1997 a novel DNA virus--transfusion-transmitted virus (TTV)--was cloned by a Japanese team from 3 patients with posttransfusion
non-A-G hepatitis (3).
Hepatitis C virus, first identified in 1989,(1) is the most common cause of posttransfusion
and community-acquired non-A, non-B hepatitis worldwide.
Persistent hepatitis viremia after acute self-limiting posttransfusion
Persistent hepatitis C viremia after acute self-limiting posttransfusion
The Northern Ohio region received an exemption to ARC policy for investigating a suspected posttransfusion
hepatitis case and found a blood donor involved in a previous suspected post-transfusion hepatitis case that wouldn't have been found and deferred except for the region's request to investigate, the report said.
As these new threats emerge, so do new technologies, such as nucleic acid testing to detect HIV, and leukoreduction, which removes white blood cells that can cause posttransfusion
Ohnishi K, Nomura F, Nakano M (1991) Interferon therapy for acute posttransfusion
non-A, non-B, hepatitis: Response with respect to anti-hepatitis C virus antibody status.
Risk of Posttransfusion
Hepatitis in the United States: A Prospective Cooperative Study, 220 JAMA 692, 692-701 (1972).