JOSEPH D. SWEENEY, M.D.; FRANK R. ORSINI, PH.D.; JOHN E. FITZPATRICK, M.D.
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To the editor: Friedman and coworkers (1) have addressed an issue of concern to blood bankers regarding the approach to the blood donor with isolated or intermittent elevations of alanine aminotransferase (ALT). In a group of frequent plateletpheresis donors, many of whom donate over 20 times per year, we examined the records of 46 donors, each of whom had donated on at least eight occasions over a 6-month period. This group consisted of 34 men and 12 women (a total of 428 ALT measurements). For each donor we calculated a mean ALT level and found a relationship between the mean
SWEENEY JD, ORSINI FR, FITZPATRICK JE. Alanine Aminotransferase Levels in Blood Donors. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:945. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-945_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):945.
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