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Risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury after blood products transfusions

      We read with great interest the article “A Fresh Frozen Plasma to Red Blood Cell Transfusion Ratio of 1:1 Mitigates Lung Injury in a Rat Model of Damage Control Resuscitation for Hemorrhagic Shock” written by Zhao et al [
      • Zhao J.
      • Pan G.
      • Wang B.
      • Zhang Y.
      • You G.
      • Wang Y.
      • et al.
      A fresh frozen plasma to red blood cell transfusion ratio of 1:1 mitigates lung injury in a rat model of damage control resuscitation for hemorrhagic shock.
      ]. We believe that this original study provides an important approach to blood products transfusions for hemorrhagic shock. Use of blood products has not only many benefits but also many disadvantages. Therefore, we support to use blood products carefully and as many as necessary. We think that awareness of the risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) after unnecessary blood products transfusions is needed.
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