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Table 4 Serious adverse events (including fatal events)

From: Phase II trial of standard versus increased transfusion volume in Ugandan children with acute severe anemia

SAE Arm A: 20 ml/kg (Number = 82) Arm B: 30 ml/kg (Number = 78) Total
Clinician defined SAEs    
Allergic reaction/transfusion reaction 0 1a 1
Deaths    
 Cardio respiratory arrest 1 0 1
 Respiratory arrest 1 0 1
 Multiple organ failure 0 1b 1
 Other deaths 4 0 4
Total 6 2 8
Adjudication by endpoint committee    
Fatal events relationship to transfusion c    
Definitely 0 -  
Probably 0 -  
Possibly 3 -  
Not related 3 1b  
unknown 0 -  
  1. aMedian rate of transfusion at the time of reaction, 0.95 ml/minute, no events judged to have any relationship to volume of transfusions; boccurred four days after discharge (day 12 post-admission); csee Table S1 in Additional file 2 for further details of the deaths.