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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.225

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 23/68 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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TRANSFUSION articles continue to be well cited, demonstrating their highly relevant content. If, for some reason, you did not highlight these articles when first published, now would be a good time to add them to your personal reference collection.

Activity-based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at four hospitals (Shander A, et al) 2010;50:753-765.

Transfusion of older stored blood and risk of death: A meta-analysis (Wang D, et al) 2012;52:1184-1195.

Pathogen inactivation and removal methods for plasma-derived clotting factor concentrates (Klamroth R, et al) 2014; 54:1406-1417.

Is fresh-frozen plasma clinically effective? An update of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (Yang L, et al) 2012;52:1673-1686.

Fibrinogen as a therapeutic target for bleeding: A review of critical levels and replacement therapy (Levy JH, et al) 2014; 54:1389-1405.

Duration of red blood cell storage and survival of transfused patients (Edgren G, et al) 2010;50:1185-1195.

Storage lesion: Role of red blood cell breakdown (Kim-Shapiro DB et al) 2011;51:844-851.

The use of fresh frozen plasma in England:High levels of inappropriate use in adults and children (Stanworth S et al); 51:62-70.

Adoptive transfer and selective reconstitution of streptamer-selected cytomegalovirus-specific CD8+ T cells leads to virus clearance in patients after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplanation (Schmitt M et al) 2011;51:591-599.

Transfusion-associated circulatory overload after plasma transfusion (Narick C, et al) 2012;52:160-165.


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  • Pediatric Transfusion: A Physician’s Handbook, 4th edition, edited by Edward Wong, MD, and Sue Roseff, MD, with handbook series editor Karen King, MD.
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  • Standards for Cellular Therapy Services, 7th edition—the first set of AABB standards available through the online Standards Portal.
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Handbook for Clinicians, 2nd edition, edited by John R. Wingard, MD; Dennis A. Gastineau, MD; Helen L. Leather, BPharm; Edward L. Snyder, MD, FACP; and Zbigniew M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP. Available in print or USB or together in a discount package.
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