Pidcoke, H., Aden, J., Mora, A., et al. (2012). Ten-year Analysis of Transfusion in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom: Increased Plasma and Platelet Use Correlates with Improved Survival. (Abstract only.) The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 73(6 Suppl 5):S445-52.
The authors reviewed data in the Joint Theater Trauma Registry database to analyze blood transfusions and time, survival, and the effect of increasing transfusion ratios. They found that high transfusion ratios of fresh frozen plasma and plasma and platelet to red blood cells were correlated with higher survival but not decreased blood requirement.