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Report of bacterial contamination derived from the French hemovigilance study

October 2001

Component transfused Confirmed report of bacterial contamination Risk-per-million units fatality
Red blood cells 6.0 1.0
Plateletpheresis units 32.0 7.1
Platelets derived from whole blood 72.0 1.0
Total, all units 7.4 1.1