Patients

Overall (n = 3502)

Infected (N = 476)

Noninfected (N = 3026)

p value


RBC [n (%)]

1235 (35)

272 (57)

963 (32)

<0.001

RBC > 14 days [n (%)]

1053 (30)

224 (47)

829 (27)

<0.001

FFP [n (%)]

602 (17)

159 (33)

443 (15)

<0.001

Platelets [n (%)]

621 (18)

157 (33)

464 (15)

<0.001

Time between (first) transfusion and infection (days)

RBC [median (IQR)]
 
6 (3–10)
  
FFP [median (IQR)]
 
6.5 (4–10)
  
Platelets [median (IQR)]
 
7 (4–10)
  
Blood products in transfused patients

Overall (n = 1304)

Infected (n = 288)

Noninfected (N = 1016)

p value


RBC
    
No. of units [median (IQR)]

4 (2–8)

5 (2–11)

4 (2–7)

<0.001

No. of units >14 days [median (IQR)]

3 (1–6)

4 (1–8)

2 (1–6)

<0.001

FFP
    
No. of units [median (IQR)]

0 (0–0)

0 (0–3)

0 (0–0)

<0.001

Platelets
    
No. of units [median (IQR)]

0 (0–0)

0 (0–2)

0 (0–0)

<0.001


RBC red blood cells, FFP freshfrozen plasma, IQR interquartile range