Whole blood pathogen reduction technology and blood safety in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review with regional discussion

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Nkohkwo, Asa’ah; Agbor, Gabriel; Asongalem, Emmanuel; Tagny, Claude; Asonganyi, Tazoacha;
  • Publisher: African Society for Laboratory Medicine (Ethiopia)
  • Journal: volume 5, issue 1issn: 2225-2002, eissn: 2225-2010
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4102/ajlm.v5i1.363, pmc: PMC5436399
  • Subject: Review Article | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Blood Safety | Transfusion-Transmitted Infections | Pathogen Reduction/ Inactivation | Sub-Saharan Africa
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Background: Despite vast improvements in transfusion services in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade, there remain serious concerns on the safety and adequacy of the blood supply across the region. Objective: This review paper ascertains the role of pathogen redu... View more
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