What does Leukoreduced blood mean?
Also, what does it mean when blood is irradiated?
Irradiated blood is blood that has been treated with radiation (by x-rays or other forms of radioactivity) to prevent Transfusion- Associated Graft-versus-Host Disease (TA-GvHD).
Additionally, when can you buy Leukoreduced blood? Leukoreduced and irradiated erythrocytes should be used when transfusing select patients who are immunocompromised to reduce the risk of transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease and febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction.
Also question is, is all blood Leukoreduced?
As of 2008, most developed nations have adopted universal leukoreduction of transfusions (defined as the routine application of this blood-processing step to all units of whole blood, red blood cells, and platelets prior to storage) with the notable exception of the United States.
How is Leukoreduction done?
A key step in the process is to pass the blood through a specialized filter that removes white blood cells or leukocytes, and we call this leukoreduction. During our manufacturing process, blood is suspended so that it flows through the leukoreduction filter.