A story of premature birth and the NICU roller coaster

Should leukofiltered blood be accepted as the certified neg blood?

on September 22, 2012

I strongly disagree with filtering the white blood cells out and accepting this to be cmv negative blood….my son got cmv via blood transfusion and he later died they say from cmv complications

Advancing Health Through Transfusion Medicine

Major transplantation centers have instituted 100 percent Leukocyte Reduction (LR) for their patients and no longer require (Cytomegalovirus) CMV- seronegative blood components.  The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the organ transplant teams at the University of Washington and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance accept Leukocyte Reduction as CMV safe.  

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