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Blood Components for Hemotherapy

  • Byron A. Myhre
    Corresponding author: Department of Pathology, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Carson Street, Torrance, California 90509
    Professor of Pathology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine; Director of Immunopathology, Department of Pathology, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
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  • George E. Harris
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Technology, California State University Dominguez Hills; Blood Bank Administrative Senior Technologist, Department of Pathology, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
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      The effective use of blood components for transfusions requires a knowledge of their contents and the individual needs of the patient. The advantages and disadvantages of using whole blood, red cells, platelet concentrates, fresh frozen plasma, and cryoprecipitate are presented. Effective communication between the laboratory and the physician aids in the achievement of a beneficial clinical response.
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