ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study
Cryopreserved vs Liquid Platelets Trial
Platelet transfusion is a life-saving component in the treatment of major bleeding. However, for logistic reasons and in order to optimise use this scarce resource, liquid stored platelets are not stored in smaller hospitals, or in deployed military hospitals. Patients in these hospitals therefore currently have limited or no access to platelet transfusion. Cryopreservation of platelets is a promising technology that would allow smaller hospitals to provide platelet transfusions, reduce overall platelet wastage, and possibly produce better patient outcomes through more effective haemostasis.
Shay McGuinness, Rachael Parke, Michael Reade, Eileen Gilder, Kelly Byrne, Richard Charlewood, Sean Galvin, Katia Hayes, James Moore, Sarah Morley, Chris Walker, Michael Bailey, Leanlove Navarra, Belinda Howe
Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ)
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Leanlove Navarra (email)