Point-of-Care RBC Washing to Prevent Transfusion-Related Pulmonary Complications

  • Study type:

    Interventional What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-005965
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About this study

This study is designed to determine if point-of-care washing of allogeneic Leukocyte-Reduced Red Blood Cells reduces pulmonary complications when compared to standard-of-care Leukocyte-Reduced Red Blood Cells in a cardiac surgical population.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age equal to or greater than 18 years of age.
  • Scheduled to have cardiac bypass surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN or Duke University Medical Center in Raleigh, NC
  • At risk for needing at least 4 units of blood during/after surgery

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Daryl Kor, M.D.

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Richard Hinds R.R.T.