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    Faulty Filter Prompts Recall of Leukocyte Reduction Device

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday warned healthcare providers that a faulty filter in recently distributed lots of Haemonetics' Leukotrap RC System can result in higher than acceptable leukocyte counts in blood used in transfusions. Leukocytes, commonly referred to as white blood cells, are typically removed from blood collected for allogenic transfusions in order to reduce the likelihood of adverse reactions caused by the patient's own immune cells a...