A novel allocation strategy for blood transfusions: investigating the tradeoff between the age and availability of transfused blood
Atkinson, Michael P.
Fontaine, Magali J.
Goodnough, Lawrence T.
Wein, Lawrence M.
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Recent studies show that transfusing older blood may lead to increased mortality. This raises the issue of whether transfusing fresher blood can be achieved without jeopardizing blood availability.
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03239.x