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PLAS+SD (Pooled Plasma, [Human] Solvent Detergent Treated)

A cluster of serious adverse events, in six (6) patients, occurring at a single institution during orthotopic liver transplantation. All six patients died due to thrombotic events or excessive bleeding during the transplant procedure. All patients received intra-operative PLAS+SD along with multiple other blood components. Letter reviews storage and handling of PLAS+SD.

[October 20, 2000 - Letter - VITEX, V. I. Technologies, Inc]