Review of the Quality Monitoring Methods Used by Countries Using or Implementing Universal Leukoreduction

Neil Beckman, Graham Sher, Maurice Masse, Ekkehard Richter, Juergen Ringwald, Paolo Rebulla, Pieter Van Der Meer, Benvindo Justica, Brian Walker, Graham Rowe

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Abstract

Several countries are implementing or have implemented universal leukoreduction (ULR). Specifications, leukocyte counting, and monitoring methods were essential elements in achieving process confidence and conformance. A review of these protocols is presented. A questionnaire was prepared, agreed, and circulated, and responses were collated. Different specifications have been adopted as well as disparate approaches to leukocyte counting and residual leukocyte monitoring. Parametric, nonparametric, and pass-rate methods of analysis were used. Despite these differences, users were satisfied that the methodologies were providing assurance of component quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalTransfusion Medicine Reviews
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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