Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


An analysis was done to determine the risk of hepatitis related to transfusions of whole blood or blood fractions. Of 180 cases indexed as serum hepatitis at Henry Ford Hospital, from 1958 to 1967, 148 had been transfused at this hospital. The overall incidence of hepatitis was 1.13 cases per 1,000 units transfused with a mortality rate of 7.4%.