Article Abstract

Age before duty: the effect of storage duration on mortality after red blood cell transfusion

Authors: Young Kim, Andrew D. Jung, Timothy A. Pritts


The transfusion of blood products is one of the most commonly implemented therapies in modern medicine. Over 20 million blood components are transfused each year in the United States alone, of which approximately 13 million are packed red blood cell (pRBC) units (1).