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The granulocytes in neutropenia 1 (GIN 1) study: a safety study of granulocytes collected from whole blood and stored in additive solution and plasma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22591484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE/AIM: To evaluate the safety of transfusing pooled, whole blood-derived granulocytes in additive solution and plasma (GASP) in 30 recipients.
BACKGROUND: Demand for granulocytes in England has increased five-fold. With the advantages of reduced red cell, plasma and overall volume, GASP maintains function in vitro.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: Observations were recorded prior to and post transfusion. Increments were recorded at 1 h and the following morning. Leucocyte antibody screening was undertaken prior to and at 1-6 months following transfusion.
RESULTS: Thirty patients aged between 8 months and 68 years received 221 GASP in 148 transfusion episodes. GASP contained an average of 1.0 × 10(10) granulocytes in 207 mL. Adults usually received two packs and children 10-20 mL kg(-1). Children and adults received a median [interquartile range (IQR)] dose of 12.5 (9.1-25.3) and 19.7 (12.0-25.8) × 10(9) granulocytes per transfusion, respectively. There was one episode of transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) in a patient with chronic cardiac failure following 600 mL of unpooled granulocytes, other fluids and one GASP. New leucocyte alloimmunisation occurred in 3/30 recipients 10%. No other significant reactions were reported. Median peripheral blood neutrophil increments at 1 h post transfusion were 0.06 (IQR, 0.01-0.17) in children and (0.03) (IQR, 0-0.16) in adults.
CONCLUSION: GASP has a similar safety profile to other sources of granulocytes for patients with refractory infection or in need of secondary prophylactic transfusion. Further studies are required to clarify the role of GASP in the treatment of neutropenic patients.
Edwin Massey; Kay Harding; Brennan C Kahan; Charlotte Llewelyn; Robert Wynn; John Moppett; Stephen P Robinson; Ann Green; Geoff Lucas; Deepak Sadani; Effie Liakopoulou; Paula Bolton-Maggs; David I Marks; Simon Stanworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion medicine (Oxford, England)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1365-3148     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfus Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-19     Completed Date:  2012-11-30     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301182     Medline TA:  Transfus Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Transfusion Medicine © 2012 British Blood Transfusion Society.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Preservation / adverse effects,  methods*
Child, Preschool
Granulocytes / cytology*
Leukocyte Transfusion / adverse effects,  methods*
Middle Aged
Neutropenia / therapy*
Pharmaceutical Solutions / adverse effects,  pharmacology
Grant Support
MC_U122870183//Medical Research Council; //Medical Research Council
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pharmaceutical Solutions

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