Patient: Role of TS, NTBI, LPI in patient's mortality after receiving blood transfusion.
Setting: Review of studies; RCT; animal preclinical studiesa); Population studiesb).
Interventions: The NTBI, LPI release in the RBC transfusions; hemolytic anemia; stored RBC units.
a)Review studies awarded moderate grading. b)Animal experimentation awarded moderate grading.
Abbreviations: LPI, labile plasma iron; NTBI, non transferrin bound iron; ROS, reactive oxygen species; TS, transferrin saturation.