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- Authors: Jolee T. Suddock
- Editors: Kendall P. Crookston
- Editors-In-Chief: Lisa D. Cox
Chief Medical Reviewer: Robert B. Killeen
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Sandra Coleman
- Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor:Bernadette M. Makar
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- Name: 'Blood Product Transfusion Image.jpg' Attribution: Kendall Crookston MD PhD Professor, Pathology and Medicine University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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