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Blood from female, younger donors may be harmful to recipients
 

Blood from female, younger donors may be harmful to recipients

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Blood transfusions from young or female donors may be associated with poorer outcomes in the recipients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
 
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19 Jul 2016 - General
 
Yes, indeed very interesting news, with some unexpected result. There might be few speculated underlying mechanism/theory with regards to this issue. But again, this is only an observational study that shows the possible association. There is no concrete evidence yet to prove so. And this is not causation. Patients required blood transfusion for a certain medical or surgical reason, and likely those cohort may be more likely to have morbidity and mortality, possibly from causes other than the bl...
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Very interesting news as it defies my currently knowledge of grouping and cross matching blood. From the observation they see, it looks like some surface protein issue with red blood cell from the young since only red blood cell transfusion is affected and not plasma or other blood product. Maybe it renders with new red blood cell unable to carry oxygen. However more studies is needed to find out what is the underlying reason for the mortality and do we need to cross match for other age specific...
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This is a very interesting finding showed in the article, that blood transfusions from young or female donors may be associated with poorer clinical outcome of the recipients, in which there is 8% increased risk of mortality from female donors, and 8% increased risk of mortality from donors between aged 17 to 20, compared to donors between aged 40-50. However, this is only possible association shown in the observational study, it is not causation. There might be other confounding factors (known...
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