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Table 4 Bleeding and transfusion data

From: Safety and efficacy of biocompatible perfusion strategy in a contemporary series of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting – a two-center study

Variable Percent or mean, SD (Median, range) n = 964)
24-hour chest tube drainage (ml) 439 ± 280 (380, 8–2740)
Allogeneic blood products transfusion 325 (33.7%)
Magnitude of Donor Units Transfused  
 Red Blood Cells (units) 1.0 ± 1.9 (0, 0–17)
 Fresh Frozen Plasma (units) 0.3 ± 1.2 (0, 0–18)
 Platelets (units)* 0.3 ± 1.8 (0, 0–22)
 Cryoprecipitate (units)* 0.1 ± 1.1 (0, 0–20)
 Total (units) 1.7 ± 4.7 (0, 0–70)
Preoperative hematocrit (%) 40.7 ± 4.6 (41.1, 24.0-56.9)
Discharge hematocrit (%) 33.4 ± 9.3 (32.9, 22.7-28.4)
  1. *One pack of platelets contains five units (five donors) and one pack of cryoprecipitate contains ten units (ten donors).